Showing posts with label #Economics. Show all posts
Showing posts with label #Economics. Show all posts

Sunday, October 15, 2023

🌊 IMSPARK: Future Perspectives Based On Innovation Waves 🌊

 

🌊 Imagine Future Perspectives Based On Innovation Waves 🌊


                                                                                          (Graphic from Visual Capitalist)

💡 Imagined Endstate:

 Picture a future where Pacific communities ride the waves of innovation, shaping economies and connecting the world.

📚 Source:

Neufeld, D. (2021, June 30). Long Waves: The History of Innovation Cycles. Visual Capitalist.

🔗 Link:

https://www.visualcapitalist.com/long-waves-history-innovation-cycles/

💥 What's the Big Deal:

The infographic above traces the⚙️ impact of innovation cycles on economies since 1785 and hints at the future. 🚀 From textiles to the internet, it maps six waves of innovation and their key breakthroughs. 🌐 These cycles have driven economic growth 📈 and led to disruptive changes. The current wave, marked by artificial intelligence, digitization, and clean tech, promises rapid digitization, climate solutions, and new frontiers. ➡️ This visual journey through innovation history reflects the power of creativity and change.

Sunday, October 1, 2023

💻IMSPARK: Imagine Increased Office Access Pacific Islands💼

 💻IMSPARK: Imagine Increased Office Access Pacific Islands💼


Imagined Endstate:

💻Imagine a future where remote work enables professionals from geographically separated Pacific Islands to access employment opportunities and work from anywhere, bridging the distance between these islands and the mainland. 💼

Link:

🔗https://www.uschamber.com/economy/the-future-of-the-office-survey

Source:

U.S. Chamber of Commerce. (2023). The Future of the Office Survey. 📚

🤝What's the Big Deal:

The rise of remote work presents a transformative opportunity for professionals in geographically separated Pacific Islands. 🏝️With increased access to employment opportunities and the ability to work from anywhere, individuals living on these islands can bridge the geographical divide and tap into a broader job market. As highlighted by the survey, the future of office spaces emphasizes flexibility and adaptability, enabling professionals to thrive regardless of their physical location. 💻By embracing remote work and leveraging technological advancements, we can empower individuals in Pacific Islands to overcome geographical barriers, foster economic growth, and create more inclusive work environments.🌏 This shift towards increased access to work holds the potential to transform lives, bridge gaps, and promote equal opportunities for professionals in geographically isolated regions. 🚀

#Remote,#PacificIslanders #GeographicalBarriers,#DigitalDivide,#Economics,#DigitalInclusion,

Wednesday, September 20, 2023

🏢 IMSPARK: Communities Making Banks Accountable for Equitable Lending in the Pacific 🏢

 🏢 Imagine... Communities Making Banks Accountable for Equitable Lending in the Pacific 🏢

💡Imagined Endstate:

Picture a Pacific where communities wield the power to ensure fair and accessible lending practices utilizing tools like the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Performance Ratings.

📚Source:

1.      FDIC (n.d.). Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) Ratings Search.

2.      Federal Reserve Board, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, & Office of the Comptroller of the Currency. (2022, May). Community Reinvestment Act Proposal Fact Sheet.

🔗Link:

1.     https://crapes.fdic.gov/

2.     https://www.federalreserve.gov/consumerscommunities/files/cra-fact-sheet-20220505.pdf

💥What's the Big Deal:

The charge of the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) is to drive transformative change, empowering underserved communities, often predominantly of color, lacking access to financial services. The CRA requires banks to reinvest in these communities, but its impact is broader through Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs). These mission-driven entities bridge capital gaps for businesses in low-income regions, offering tailored financial support. 🌏 CDFIs could serve as beacons of hope in the Pacific, fostering economic viability where traditional banks may be absent. 💼 This approach narrows economic disparities and empowers communities, driving growth rooted in community-based economic development. The synergy of the CRA and CDFIs envisions a Pacific where enterprises could thrive and at the same time bolster economic stability and social justice with their investment.🚀By leveraging the CRA and embracing CDFIs, the Pacific could reshape its economic landscape, creating opportunities, bolstering businesses, and revitalizing communities.

#EquitableLending, #EmpoweringCommunities, #CRA, #CDFI, #CBED,#Economics


Friday, September 8, 2023

🌟IMSPARK: Transforming Health and Well-being in Hawaii🌟

🌟Imagine: Transforming Health and Well-being in Hawaii🌟


🌟 Imagined Endstate:

Improved well-being and resilience through targeted interventions addressing economic stability, housing security, and equitable healthcare access.

🔗 Link:                         

📚 Source:

UHERO. (2023). UHERO Rapid Health Survey: Mental Health, Food Security, and Socio-Economic Determinants in Hawaii. 🌍

💡 What's the Big Deal:

🔍 The UHERO Rapid Health Survey sheds light on the links between mental health, food security, and socio-economic determinants in Hawaii.🚀 It reveals that while over 70% of participants rate their health as good to excellent, disparities exist based on socio-economic and demographic factors, particularly among Native Hawaiians and Filipinos. 😔 Barriers to accessing healthcare, including delays in general practitioner visits, dental care, specialty services, and mental healthcare, further hinder well-being. The survey also uncovers a prevalence of mental health conditions such as depression, low self-esteem, and suicidal ideation, highlighting the impact of unemployment, COVID-19, housing instability, and poverty.

 

#Economics,#Socio-EconomicDeterminant,#FoodSecurity,#HealthAccess,

Monday, July 31, 2023

🗺️ IMPRES (Imagine Pacific Presentations): Part 1- UN Disability Inclusion Strategy: Fostering Inclusiveness through Digital Access🗺️


🗺️UN Disability Inclusion Strategy: Fostering Inclusiveness through Digital Access - Part 1🗺️



Description: 
🌊 What you are about to observe is a nuclear blast in the Bikini Atoll located in the Marshall Islands, one of the Compact of Free Association COFA nations. The aftermath of the history of nuclear testing at Bikini Atoll illustrates the difficulties faced by the OCFA nations in areas like health disparities and economic disparities.

🌍 These countries are the epitome of why the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy Exists. Including persons with disabilities with digital access, we can bridge gaps and resources, provide information and support, and help them actively participate in society.

📚 Welcome to Imagine Pacific Presentation or IMPRES. I'm going to be providing today's class on exploring case part 1 of applying the United Nations Disability Inclusion Strategy, fostering inclusiveness, and assessing the impact of digital access on disabilities and marginalized communities.

Here's the agenda for the course:

Part 1: Overview and Learning Objectives 🎓 

The Overview 🌐

This course introduces leaders and change agents to the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy. Participants will explore practical ways to foster an inclusive environment by applying principles and strategies outlined in the U N Strategy as a case study. It examines the disparities in disability access in the wake of the effect of the nuclear bomb blast. At the confirmations, with consideration to the lack of broadband infrastructure, the course will explore the impact on disabilities in terms of access to health, employment, and other aspects of quality of life.

The Learning Objectives 🎯

Here are the learning objectives for the course:

      1. Understand the key principles and strategies outlined in the U N Disability Inclusion Strategy.
      2. Recognize the lack of inclusion's impact, specifically focusing on the COFA nations and the areas of digital access.
      3. Explore how the Disability Inclusion Strategy can be applied when considering digital access and providing some tools and methods for inclusion.

🌐 The United Nations has a strategy on disability inclusion that is multifaceted. The strategy includes a policy accountability framework and implementation modalities. It was developed with input from over 60 United Nations entities and member states. The strategy intends to empower persons with disability through mainstreaming procedures and targeted measures of effectiveness and employs intersectionality as a means to consider different social entities and incorporate universal design into policies and programs to ensure equal access and meet diversity needs.

🖱️ Digital accessibility can be utilized as a means to achieve the objective of the UN Disability Inclusion Strategy. If the strategy aims to promote the rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities and focus on fostering an inclusive environment and empowering individuals, consider digital access as it creates inclusion through access and representation in the digital society, ensuring inclusion with broadband infrastructure and connectivity.

📜 The benefits of digital access are that it enables access to digital healthcare and services and information and enhances employment opportunities in the digital economy. It empowers individuals with disabilities with bolstered resilience and independence, resulting in an overall improvement in the quality of life.


Thursday, July 13, 2023

🌟 IMEA: Improving the Economic Outlook of Pacific Island Children 🌏

 🌟 IMEA: Improving the Economic Outlook of Pacific Island Children 🌏

This Imagine Pacific Envisioned Analysis focuses on improving the economic outlook of Pacific Island children by addressing the high cost of childcare and preschool, introducing the concept of Baby Bonds, recognizing economic disparities within the AAPI community, and working towards ending childhood poverty.

💭 Imagine... A Brighter Future for Pacific Island Children's Economic Well-being

🔹1️⃣ Imagined Endstate:

Imagine a future where Pacific Island children have improved economic opportunities, broke the cycle of poverty and paving the way for their long-term success and prosperity.

🔹2️⃣ Links:

·        Hawaii's ranking in child economic well-being

·        Learn more about Baby Bonds and their potential impact

·        Understanding economic disparities within the AAPI community

·        IMSPARK: Imagine Economic Disaggregation

·        IMSPARK: Imagine Ending Childhood Poverty     

·        IMSPARK: Imagine Baby Bonds

🔹3️⃣ Sources:

·        Annie E. Casey Foundation. (2023).

·        Prosperity Now. (n.d.). Baby Bonds.

·        Banerjee, A. (2022, June 7). Understanding economic disparities within the AAPI community.

·        Imagine Pacific Pulse. (2023, July 6). IMSPARK: Imagine Economic Disaggregation.

·        Imagine Pacific Pulse. (2023, June 29). IMSPARK Ending Childhood Poverty!

·        Imagine Pacific Pulse. (2023, June 28). IMSPARK: Baby Bonds.

·        Mishel, L., & Gould, E. (2021). Broad for the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Population Don't Tell the Whole Economic Story. Economic Policy Institute.

🔹4️⃣ Consider This:

Pacific Island children face economic challenges that impact their well-being and future opportunities. The high cost of childcare and preschool in Hawaii has led to a decline in economic well-being, placing financial strain on families and limiting access to quality care. According to the Annie E. Casey Foundation, Hawaii ranks 44th in the nation for child economic well-being. To address this issue, the Ready Keiki preschool initiative aims to provide affordable preschool options for all 3- and 4-year-olds, reducing the burden on families and promoting equal access to early education.

Additionally, the concept of Baby Bonds, as highlighted by Prosperity Now, offers a transformative approach to address wealth inequality and provide equal opportunities for all children. By providing each child with an initial endowment at birth, Baby Bonds aim to create a more equitable society, enable asset accumulation, and remove barriers that hinder economic mobility. This innovative idea has the potential to break the cycle of generational poverty, particularly in areas with high rates of child poverty like the Pacific region.

Understanding economic disparities within the Asian-American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) community is crucial for developing effective solutions. Banerjee's research highlights the importance of disaggregating data and recognizing regional variations to tailor policy solutions that bridge the economic gap and promote prosperity and inclusion. By gaining a comprehensive understanding of the specific economic circumstances and needs of each AAPI subgroup, policymakers can develop targeted strategies that address their unique challenges and promote greater economic well-being.

Moreover, ending childhood poverty is a paramount goal. The Economic Policy Institute's study, conducted by Mishel and Gould, emphasizes the need to address child poverty within the Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander (AANHPI) population. By ensuring access to basic needs, educational opportunities, and fair chances for every child to thrive, we can create a society that uplifts and supports the well-being of all children.

🌍 Impact on Pacific:

Improving the economic outlook of Pacific Island children has far-reaching benefits for the entire region. It promotes social justice, empowers families to thrive economically, and creates a stronger foundation for future generations. Affordable childcare and preschool options ensure that children have access to quality early education, setting them on a path to success. Implementing initiatives like Baby Bonds addresses wealth inequality and promotes asset accumulation, enabling children to break free from the cycle of poverty and achieve long-term financial stability. By addressing economic disparities within the AAPI community, we create a more inclusive society where all subgroups have equal opportunities for economic growth and well-being.

The economic well-being of Pacific Island children holds the key to unlocking the region's prosperous future. Their health, safety, and overall development are not only fundamental rights but also the building blocks of a thriving Pacific community. By ensuring equitable access to quality education, affordable child care, and opportunities for economic growth, we pave the way for a brighter tomorrow.

The fate of the Pacific is intrinsically tied to the well-being of its children. They are the torchbearers of cultural heritage, the seeds of innovation, and the embodiment of resilience. Investing in their future is an investment in the future of the entire region. When we nurture their talents, provide them with the tools to succeed, and create an environment that fosters their growth, we sow the seeds of a prosperous Pacific.

📊 QR Reader Survey:

We invite readers to participate in our QR Reader Survey to share their insights and experiences related to the economic well-being of Pacific Island children. Your valuable input will contribute to a better understanding of the challenges and help shape actionable solutions.

📢 Call to Action:

1.    Leave a Comment: Feel free to leave a comment on the Imagine Pacific Pulse blog to share your thoughts, ideas, and support for improving the economic outlook of Pacific Island children.

2.      Write a Letter: Consider writing a letter to your local newspaper, such as the Star Advertiser in Hawaii, expressing your concerns and raising awareness about the importance of addressing economic disparities and ensuring equal opportunities for children in the Pacific.

3.      Participate in the QR Survey: Your valuable insights and experiences are crucial in shaping our understanding of children's economic welfare in the Pacific. Please take a few minutes to answer the QR survey included in the IMEA. Your responses will contribute to a deeper understanding of the challenges and potential solutions.

4.      Explore Imagine Pacific's YouTube Channel: Tune into the Imagine Pacific YouTube channel for more in-depth discussions, interviews, and videos on the issue of economic well-being for Pacific Island children. Gain further insights, learn about inspiring initiatives, and join the conversation to drive positive change

🤝 Conclusion:

Opportunity besieges the fortune of healthy, safe, and empowered children. Their potential knows no bounds, and it is our collective responsibility to nurture their dreams, unlock their potential, and remove any barriers that stand in their way. The Pacific's progress and resilience rest upon their shoulders.

The journey towards a prosperous Pacific begins with our children. Let us work hand in hand, across nations, cultures, and backgrounds, to provide them with the foundation they deserve. As we nurture their potential, we ensure the enduring success of the Pacific and leave a legacy of hope, resilience, and shared prosperity for generations to come. Together, let us forge a future where the destiny of the Pacific is interwoven with the dreams and aspirations of its children.


#BabyBonds,#BridgingTheGap,#BuildingAssets,#Economics,#EndChildhoodPoverty,#GenerationalPoverty,#IMEA,#PacificIslands,#SocialJustice,#WealthEquity,

Thursday, July 6, 2023

💰🌏IMSPARK: Imagine... Economic Disaggregation 💰🌏🤝📊




💰🌏IMSPARK: Imagine... Economic Disaggregation 💰🌏🤝📊

1. Imagined Endstate: Imagine recognizing and addressing economic disparities within the Asian-American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) community by disaggregating data, understanding regional variations, and tailoring policy solutions to bridge the gap and promote prosperity and inclusion.

2. Link to URL: Click here for the source article

3. APA Source for the URL: Banerjee, A. (2022, June 7). Understanding economic disparities within the AAPI community.

4. What's the Big Deal: Economic disparities exist within the Asian-American, Pacific Islander (AAPI) community, with marginalized subgroups facing significant living wage gaps. To effectively address these issues, it is crucial to understand and raise awareness of the differences within the AAPI community. By recognizing regional variations and diverse immigration patterns, tailored policy solutions can be implemented to bridge the economic gap. Disaggregating or "thin slicing" AAPI data provides a more comprehensive understanding of the specific economic circumstances and needs of each subgroup. This approach enables policymakers to develop targeted strategies that address the unique challenges faced by different AAPI subgroups, leading to greater prosperity and inclusion. By focusing on disaggregation and understanding the nuances of the AAPI community's economic landscape, we can create a more equitable and inclusive society.#AANHPI #Disaggregation #Economics #Prosperity #Inclusion

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#AANHPI #Disaggregation #Economics #Prosperity #Inclusion


🦤 IMSPARK: Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤

 🦤 Imagine... Healthy and Diverse Migratory Species in the Pacific🦤  💡 Imagined Endstate:  In the next 3-5 years, the Pacific region will...