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Barpak Conference 2016: “We feel you have come here to help us move forward”

May 30th, 2016 Posted in Humanitarian, Nepal | No Comments »

Written by Prasen Khati

“This is the first national conference organised in our village. We feel you have come to share our grief and help us move forward. We so much appreciate you coming here.”

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Nepal, One Year On

April 25th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Humanitarian, Land rights, Nepal | No Comments »

Millions still displaced or in temporary shelters, most vulnerable people risk exclusion from earthquake recovery

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Unlocking women’s potential from the grassroots up

April 15th, 2016 Posted in Gender Equality, Nepal, Pakistan, Women's Rights | No Comments »

By Lorina Sthapit and Mona Mehta

What will these village women do or say in such a high level conference? Look at their photos[on visa application], it doesn’t look like they will understand anything, let alone contribute.” – Anonymous government official

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My First Step to Innovation

March 2nd, 2016 Posted in Asia, Philippines | 8 Comments »

“Not being creative and innovative enough” was a resounding response when we were asked about our worries as participants to the five-day workshop on innovation dubbed as Impact@Scale.

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Utilizing remittance for access to financial and enterprise services for rural women in Nepal

January 18th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Change, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Nepal | No Comments »


Rural enterprise development is a key to poverty alleviation in Nepal as the government’s 13th development plan includes micro-enterprise development as part of strategy for poverty reduction.

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Asian women farmers demand climate funds from leaders at the Paris climate talks

December 10th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Climate change adaptation, community rights, food security, Women's Rights | No Comments »


Mayaboti Coach, a 46-year old farmer, lives in Rangtia village, which is located at the Northern border of Bangladesh. She is a member of an indigenous group referred to as the “Coach” community.

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Taking Southeast Asia to the Paris climate talks

October 1st, 2015 Posted in ASEAN, Climate change adaptation | No Comments »

Make way for our new campaign project under the Grow campaign, #TuktukToParis !

At the end of the year, world leaders will meet in Paris to make decisions about how to deal with climate change. One of these decisions is whether they will commit to adaptation funds or money that will help developing nations to adapt to climate change from the year 2020, onwards- which they’re calling the adaptation goal.

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Hunger clings to South Asia

June 12th, 2015 Posted in Uncategorized | No Comments »

11147156_940897265962239_5433857062519144417_oThe huge, warm Dhaka University Hall is packed and vibrant with over a thousand guests from across South Asia on May 30. Bangladesh Prime Minister Hon’ble Sheikh Hasina MP herself just opened the regional conference.  A prominent government leader, her commitment to the right to food is a welcome shot in the arm, energizing us after a long wait in sweltering heat.

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