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The Wealth Chasm: Extreme Disparity in Asia's Emerging Countries”

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The Karen Hilltribes Trust works with the Karen people in Mae Hong Son, Thailand. This is the poorest province of Thailand and this trust specifically works with local communities to create projects that can be maintained sustainably. The Trust is focused on providing a more self-sufficient future for the Karen people. The Director of KHT is William Harnden who is coming to York to give a talk on: “The Wealth Chasm: Extreme Disparity in Asia's Emerging Countries”, it has previously been given by William in San Francisco at the World Affairs Auditorium. The talk will explore how despite GDP growth in Asian countries such as China, India, and Thailand - such countries have failed to distribute such gains equally - income inequality and higher rates of extreme poverty remain prevalent. The talk will explore how 'thoughtful interventions' can solve such disparities and how the new wealth within these nations can be spent effectively. Helping to deal with such an issue will not only involve international institutions, yet will require the work of grassroot organisations as well. It promises to be a very interesting and provoking thought. Do grab a FREE ticket. Collections will be taken at the end in aid of KHT.

Please find more information about The Karen Hilltribes Trust here: https://www.karenhilltribes.org.uk/

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