Quite a bit jet-lagged we struggled our way through the Manila traffic earlier today. The reason we are in Manila is that we were invited here by Partnering Against Corruption Initiative (PACI). PACI is an initiative by World Economic Forum that focuses on transparency and accountability in the business world. Read more about PACI on their website.
As a part of the World Economic Forum on Asia that is being hold here in Manila this week, PACI is hosting a meeting with at special focus on youth and anti-corruption. According to PACI youth engagement is a driving force to achieve greater public awareness on this issue. We couldn't agree more and needless to say we were very excited about this meeting.
Before the meeting we had a snack, and after eating four Manila-hamburgers Marius was ready to enter the World Economic Forum. Although obviously he had to change into his suit first. So this is us, proud to be representing ISFiT at the PACI-meeting. We even got name tags!
The meeting was a great success. We met with several interesting people, among them the world's only minister on anti-corruption, Senator Paul Low from Malaysia. His focus on transparency and anti-corruption work in Malaysia was a great inspiration, and surely I had to invite him to ISFiT 2015!
Also present at the meeting were several members of the Global Shapers Community, a network of young leaders that are contributing to a positive change in their community. Their projects on empowering youth was inspiring to hear about. We talked with several of the people at the meeting, but we will not give away all the details just now. Over the following days we will post video interviews of people who are in the forefront of the fight against corruption, so stay tuned!
Now we are heading out to meet with our host for the night.
- Marius and Elise