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‘Asia’ posts

From Bangkok to Dhaka: My Journey to Create Impact at Scale

Saturday, July 9th, 2016 Posted in Asia, Bangladesh, Change, food security, Gender Equality | No Comments »

Entrepreneurship development and empowerment are complementary to each other particularly in the gender context in which women involvement is involved. In Bangladesh where I come from, there is a growing class of women entrepreneurs who are taking the challenge to ...

Nepal, One Year On

Monday, 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

My First Step to Innovation

Wednesday, 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.

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

Monday, 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.

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

Thursday, 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.

Sustainable agriculture is Asean’s best bet against climate change

Monday, May 25th, 2015 Posted in ASEAN, Asia, Climate change adaptation, coastal management, community rights, Disaster Risk Reduction, food security, Inequality | No Comments »

Giving the tools for people to design their own future

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Change, Gender Equality, Inequality, Vietnam/Việt Nam | No Comments »

In early April, a conference on extreme poverty in Asia was organized by the USAID in collaboration with UNCDF. Fighting against poverty has become one of the missions of USAID and this clearly links to the call of the US ...

Why Asia needs aggressive fiscal policy reform to address inequality and poverty?

Monday, May 18th, 2015 Posted in Asia, Change, Inequality | 1 Comment »

Despite recent strides made against poverty in Asia lifting millions out of deprivation, still large numbers of people are facing injustice of poverty, hunger and inequality. Some Asian countries have made significant structural transformation including land reforms to evenly distribute ...