The idea of Omvestments turned 1 in March. It’s been a learning experience for me and a process of continuing to find the best path to #impact. I’ve been on a trekking experience in Nepal the last two weeks and four things come to mind from my time in the Annapurna area and generally in Nepal as it relates to the Impact.
1) China. While we fret about Obama Care, government gridlock and even events in Russia and the Ukraine – China is building its economic “imperialism” both in Southeast Asia and beyond. They are proving that you don’t have to fight wars or take over other countries. They are doing the important work of securing resources and trading partners that will be needed in the future, especially in Southeast Asia where they will get future supply assurance and closer economic relationships in the region. A good article and book reference appears in the April 4 Wall St. Journal – China Runs Into Natural-Resources Pushback http://on.wsj.com/1gTM1FE
2) Women and Girls. Empowering women and girls is an important impact issue and needs more visibility. Many good people focusing on this, but when you see what’s happening and what’s possible for yourself – it makes much more sense. Progress is being made, I don’t have the answer – I get it now.
3) Global Mobile. I’ve been to some very remote areas in the last two weeks – minimal clean water and sanitation, no internet connectivity as we might think of it, mid-19th century farming and “logistics” practices even – but almost everyone has a cell phone. It’s a lifeline – and they are nearly ubiquitous.
4) The fourth relates to Nepal – but I’m keeping that to myself for now.
Good to be back online, not so much back in hustle of daily life. #BeOmvested