BCD Speakers Series Presents – Rural Development: the Difficulties of Working in Another Universe

Date: Saturday November 14th, 2015
Time: 7:00 P.M.
Location: The Vegan Hut
Address: Room 0912, 2nd floor, Bldg 9, Jianwai Soho, 39 Dongsanhuan Zhonglu, Chaoyang District
Address in Chinese: 北京朝阳区建外 soho 9 号楼2层 9213 商铺.
Reservation under: Laura
Please RSVP: https://bcd-nov14.eventbrite.com
Event description

A lot of problems arise from rural developments in China. Most of them are not expected. Only 10% of the issues faced are technical, while the vast majority stem from social and cultural differences. Jason Lee will speak about the major issues that arise and how to address them.

About the Speaker

Jason cofounded RISE while doing his master’s at Tsinghua University. He is now working at the Tsinghua University Centre for Circular Economy Research, while trying to expand RISE to other universities across China.

About the organization

RISE was founded in 2011 as a student organization in Tsinghua University. We consist of both graduate and undergraduate students, primarily from Tsinghua’s School of Environment. The goal of the organization is to promote rural development within the university. At the same time, it provides a forum for students to interact and acquire hands-on experience working towards developing rural China. Our first project was in the field of clean water and sanitation. Altogether, we have worked with numerous villages and distributed over 1500 low-cost water filters in Ningxia, Shanxi and Gansu.

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