AsiaGlobal Fellowship Awardees

January 1, 2018

ILG 2016 Alumnus Awarded the AsiaGlobal Fellowship 2017

ILG 2016 Alumnus was awarded the AsiaGlobal Fellowship by the Asia Global Institute at the University of Hong Kong.

Adolfo Argüello was part of the inaugural thirteen-week residential program for up to 16 mid-career international professionals.

This group of diverse and outstanding individuals from Asia, Europe, Latin America, and North America have leadership backgrounds from the government, civil society, and business sectors.

Adolfo continued working on his ILG 2016 project, the Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Chiapas, Mexico, and was selected as his policy research paper. He already had considerable knowledge in the field, not least through his work with the Mexican Evaluation Academy, an organization specialized in promoting the discipline of project evaluation. He wished to learn, through comparative analysis from Asian experiences, how large infrastructure projects, such as the SEZs, could be strengthened and made more effective.

The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program is the first of its kind in Asia. Its mission is to nurture international thinkers, inspire leaders, and influencers with a deep understanding of global issues from Asian perspectives. While at HKU, AsiaGlobal Fellows were given full access to the University’s world-class educational resources, and benefited through mutual learning, mentorship, topical lectures, seminars, and leadership skills workshops. They also had study trips to different Asian capitals and manufacturing centers. The AsiaGlobal Fellows Program was directed by Dr Patrick Low, Visiting Professor at HKU and former Chief Economist of the World Trade Organization.

Find more information about the Fellowship here.