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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.

Nov 02, 2016

In his first official address after assuming the post last month, Asian Productivity Organization (APO) Secretary-General Santhi Kanoktanaporn today announced at the 57th Workshop Meeting (WSM) of Heads of National Productivity Organizations (NPOs) that the organization would be taking up a myriad of technology-...

Nov 01, 2016

Bangkok, November 1 2016 – On 4-5 November 2016, the Asian Forum of Parliamentarians on Population and Development (AFPPD) will hold the “11th Women Ministers and Parliamentarians Conference” in Bangkok, Thailand in collaboration with the National Legislative Assembly of Thailand.

Oct 27, 2016

Higher education is incorporating entrepreneurship into curriculums to supply graduates—and the economy—with the skills needed to answer market demands.

A few years ago, Paulo Oscuro, a computer science student from the rural region of Bicol—about 250 miles from the capital of the Philippines—observed that,...

Oct 20, 2016

JAKARTA, INDONESIA – The Asian Development Bank (ADB) has approved a new Country Partnership Strategy with Indonesia for 2016-2019, setting out a program of support to foster a sustainable economic growth path that delivers benefits for all the country’s citizens and regions.

Oct 19, 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES – New approaches are needed to address the challenge of rising urban dwellers in the Pacific who live in poor-quality housing with inadequate provision for basic services in settlements known as ‘urban villages,’ a new Asian Development Bank (ADB) report says.

Oct 17, 2016

The 13th Regional Consultative Committee (RCC) on Disaster Risk Management begins from Monday

Bangkok, Thailand --(ASIA TODAY)-- The 13th meeting of the Regional Consultative Committee on Disaster Management (RCC) on “Operationalizing Global Frameworks for Risk-Reduction and Resilient Development in Asia”...

Oct 07, 2016

Helping migrants to obtain proper documentation and avoid deportation. Do not trust anyone who promises to help you cross a border without the right documentation.

September 2016—Samnang*, a 33-year-old from Banteay Meanchey province in Cambodia, learned the hard way that working abroad without the right...

Oct 07, 2016

Farmers use weather forecasts to decide when and what to plant.

September 2016—Situated on the Philippines’ eastern coast, the Bicol region experiences typhoons, flash floods, strong winds, thunderstorms and droughts. Now occurring more frequently and with greater intensity, these hazards are seriously...

Sep 22, 2016

MANILA, PHILIPPINES — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today approved $631 million in loans and grants to develop the first key 800-kilometer section of a planned 2,500-kilometer-long East Coast Economic Corridor that will spur development on India’s eastern coast and create seamless trade links with other parts of...

Sep 20, 2016

Phnom Penh, September 19, 2016 — Yesterday, The Asia Foundation’s Books for Asia program launched Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children, a program that will develop a line of high-quality, Khmer-language storybooks. Let’s Read! E-Books for Cambodian Children addresses one of the root causes for the weak...

Sep 07, 2016

STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN – Water security in Asia and Pacific has progressed overall in the past 5 years, but major challenges remain, including overexploited groundwater, demand from rising populations, and climate variability, according to a new report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

Jun 30, 2016

BANGKOK --(ASIA TODAY)-- The 2nd annual Aid & Development Asia Summit, which took place in Bangkok, Thailand on 21-22 June 2016 at the United Nations Conference Centre, gathered over 275 local, regional and global humanitarian and development professionals from NGOs, UN agencies, donors, governments and the...

May 22, 2016

Quick ID of species allows officers' rapid response and arrest of violators

May 2016—An app developed with support from USAID is making wildlife protection officers more effective in their efforts to combat wildlife trafficking in Southeast Asia.

“Before using the WildScan application, we identified...

Apr 22, 2016

April 21, 2016 — Countries across Asia are increasingly recognizing the vital role played by non-governmental organizations in advancing development cooperation, both at home and in partner countries, according to participants at an international development conference this week.

Apr 21, 2016

Bangkok, Thailand --(ASIA TODAY)-- Economic losses from natural disasters in Asia-Pacific have shown a dramatic upward trend in recent decades. Between 2004 and 2013, disasters cost the Asia-Pacific region an average of USD 73.8 billion annually compared to USD 1.8 billion per year in the 1970s. The rise is in...