2019 MTF – Dali, Yunnan, P.R. China
The MTF was a wonderful opportunity to showcase the initial results of an ADB project on sustainable tourism in Guilin, PRC. I learnt a lot from the presentations and side discussions with experts from Mekong countries and we are planning to test whether some of the lessons can be replicated, in particular with a view to preventing plastic pollution in Guilin. The hospitality of the Dali people was amazing and the memories of the field visit will stay with me for a long time. The way the cultural inheritance was protected with the help of the Dali local government impressed me a lot and I hope to come back one day with my family. Congrats to all involved in the preparation and conduct of the event!