Asia Society Policy Salon Tokyo (ASPST) | Breakfast #7 Yoseph Ayele

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A Story from New Zealand: Innovations in Immigration for Global Impact

Yoseph Ayele

Yoseph Ayele:  Co-founder and CEO at the Edmund Hillary Fellowship

New Zealand has pioneered the Global Impact Visa - a new type of immigration program with the goal of catalysing positive change in the world. Unlike immigration policies that are inward focused, New Zealand has been experimenting with a policy that aims to boost the nation’s global footprint with global citizenship.

The Global Impact Visa is delivered in a public-private partnership with the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (EHF), a not for profit pursuing bold solutions to tackle society’s pressing challenges. This program is aimed at visionary entrepreneurs and investors who are creating social, environmental, economic, and cultural impact.

With a current network of 145 EHF Fellows from 34 nationalities, major attention has been going to new frontier innovations in blockchain, holistic environmental and climate solutions, regenerative agriculture, and circular economy design.

Yoseph will share lessons from New Zealand’s Global Impact Visa, insights from the emerging fields within EHF, and open doors for meaningful connections with the EHF network.

 

Yoseph's bio:

Yoseph is co-founder and CEO at the Edmund Hillary Fellowship (www.ehf.org), a global network of high-impact entrepreneurs and investors who are tackling global challenges from New Zealand. EHF co-designed and implements the Global Impact Visa - an innovative visa policy that is the first in the world to focus on impact. Yoseph is originally from Ethiopia has lived in 6 countries in four continents. Prior to founding EHF, he helped grow Inflection.com, a successful technology startup in Silicon Valley. He studied entrepreneurship, leadership and social change at Harvard University, University of Cambridge, and Victoria University of Wellington. Yoseph is passionate about global citizenship, systemic change, and food. 

Event Details

Thu 04 Jul 2019
8 - 9:30 a.m.

Kabayama/Matsumoto Room

International House of Japan

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