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Jul 13, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 July 2017) — Unabated climate change would bring devastating consequences to countries in Asia and the Pacific, which could severely affect their future growth, reverse current development gains, and degrade quality of life, according to a report produced by the Asian Development Bank (ADB)...

Jun 24, 2017

Water, sanitation and hygiene kits will be distributed to families hit by the worst flood since 2003

COLOMBO, June 23, 2017– Habitat for Humanity Sri Lanka will assist families affected by what is reportedly the worst flood in over a decade through shelter and sanitation solutions. Water, sanitation and...

May 27, 2017

Unable to attend school, children learn at alternative sites

May 2017—In Maguindanao and North Cotabato, two provinces in the Philippines’ southern Mindanao region, pervasive instability due to violent extremism, poverty and underdevelopment prevents many children from obtaining a basic education.

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May 13, 2017

• Collaboration to focus on areas of Education, Volunteerism and Entrepreneurship
• Partnership to empower youths within ASEAN with the skills needed to thrive in the digital economy
• Strategic partnership coincides with the 50th anniversary of ASEAN

May 13, 2017

Aid & Development Asia Summit is fast approaching! You are invited to take part and network with decision makers and advisors from government, UN agencies, NGOs, civil society, donors and solution providers on 14-15 June 2017 at the MICC-2 in Naypyitaw, Myanmar

You will have opportunity to discuss best...

May 06, 2017

Warning that despite a broadly positive economic outlook for 2017, Asia-Pacific economies are vulnerable to rising global uncertainty and trade protectionism, the United Nations social and economic development arm in the region has called for better governance and stronger fiscal management to sustain and improve...

Apr 26, 2017

Singapore 25 April – On World Malaria Day, the Asia Pacific Leaders Malaria Alliance (APLMA) affirmed their conviction that malaria can be eliminated in Asia and the Pacific by 2030.

Over the past 15 years, driven by the Millennium Development Goals, Asia and the Pacific countries reduced the number of...

Apr 26, 2017

Marked on 24-30 April 2017, World Immunisation Week raises awareness about the importance of vaccines in protecting people against disease and the role of immunization in achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. This year is also represents half of the way through the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP),...

Apr 22, 2017

Manila, 21 April 2017 – Habitat for Humanity’s youth-focused campaign “Habitat Young Leaders Build” exceeds its target to mobilize about three million supporters across Asia-Pacific to donate their time, effort, and voices to advance the cause of decent housing.

Following the April 22 culmination of Habitat’...

Mar 17, 2017

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (8 March 2017) — Finance ministers and senior officials from 15 developing economies across Asia and the Pacific met today at the Asian Development Bank (ADB) headquarters in Manila to discuss enhanced economic and financial responses to climate change.

Mar 15, 2017

The Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) has released an infographic that explores infrastructure resilience and access to services in Southeast Asia, with a particular focus on Myanmar.

The global infrastructure gap is a pressing issue. According to the Asian Development Bank, $26 trillion is...

Mar 08, 2017

Phnom Penh, March 8, 2017 — This International Women’s Day, The Asia Foundation honors eight stories of female ingenuity and bravery that have been chosen as winners of the Let’s Read! children’s story competition in Cambodia titled Girls Can Do Anything. The Girls Can Do Anything competition was organized to...

Feb 05, 2017

Without running water, students face hygiene challenges and education is disrupted

Romyla Macanas and Ella Maeh Lopez know how essential clean water is for good hygiene. The two teenagers are in the 10th grade at Tolosa National High School in Leyte province in the central region of the Philippines.

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Feb 04, 2017

Asia's elderly population is projected to reach nearly 923 million by the middle of this century. As a result, the region is on track in the next few decades to become one of the oldest in the world. Governments in Asia are generally poorly prepared for this vast change that will have wide social and economic...

Jan 31, 2017

London – United Kingdom, January 31st 2017: Through their meeting which was held in London lately, the Anti-Smoking International Alliance board members issued a resolution confirming Dubai as the official headquarters for the Alliance. This office will cover all anti-smoking activities and initiatives held in the...

Jan 26, 2017

Ulaanbaatar, January 24, 2017 — On January 19, The Asia Foundation’s Country Representative in Mongolia Meloney C. Lindberg and J. Batbayasgalan, Ulaanbaatar’s Capital City Vice Governor for Green Development signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which defines the areas of collaboration between the two parties...

Jan 25, 2017

Innovations like the ‘net house’ offer farmers a way to greater prosperity

January 2017—Fish farmer turned entrepreneur, Gibran Huzaifah, 26, strives every day to transform the aquaculture sector with the power of technology. Huzaifah developed a “smart” fish feeder that can detect when fish are hungry and...

Jan 19, 2017

HONG KONG, January 19, 2017 --(ASIA TODAY)-- For the first time, applications are being accepted for the ‘INNOVATE.SHELTER’ competition, a new Asia-Pacific Housing Forum initiative to identify and advance original solutions to tackling housing issues in the region. Organizations or individuals implementing...

Dec 19, 2016

Hong Kong event in September 2017 is expected to draw more than 300 delegates

Dec 14, 2016

13 December 2016 – The United Nations announced today at a meeting of the world’s top agricultural scientists, that in order to achieve world’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of defeating hunger and poverty by 2030, governments and the private sector must increase commitment to agricultural science and...

Dec 07, 2016

New practices in multigrade classrooms develop 1 million new readers

November 2016—Multigrade classrooms—which combine classes of students from at least two grade levels—are common in rural Philippine communities, where public schools must maximize limited resources. In such classrooms, teachers deliver...

Nov 08, 2016

BANGKOK, November 8 2016 --(ASIA TODAY)-- More than 50 Speakers, Members of Parliament and Ministers from 25 Asia-Pacific countries attended the “11th Women Ministers and Parliamentarians Conference” last week in Bangkok, Thailand to tackle issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment in the region.