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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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Sustainable agriculture is Asean’s best bet against climate change

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

Cover Photo for Harmless Harvest Credit - TRAN THIET DUNG

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Fighting Poverty in Asia

May 18th, 2015 Posted in Change, community rights, food security, Inequality | No Comments »

Poverty reduction is not new in the developmental sector. Once you start talking about it, there’s no stopping to it. For decades, world leaders have unanimously agreed that sustainable growth is not possible unless poverty is reduced. Even US President Barack Obama recently called for the eradication of poverty by 2030.

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Giving the tools for people to design their own future

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 President Barack Obama for eradication of poverty by 2030.

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

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 land; however others have been unsuccessful in bringing these very basic and fundamental reforms to address poverty and inequality.

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