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Nov 19, 2019

Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) completes the process of becoming an intergovernmental organization following the signing of the Host Country Agreement with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), Thailand. The agreement-signing ceremony was held in Bangkok on 7 November 2019 which was also attended by...

Nov 18, 2019

SUNGAI SIPUT, 15th Nov 2019: Adolescent girls from economically disadvantaged families are one of the most vulnerable groups in society. At that impressionable age, social isolation, economic vulnerability, and lack of access to information about gender and reproductive health can prevent a healthy transition from...

Nov 15, 2019

• The world's largest corporate sustainability initiative, comprising more than 13,000 entities from more than 170 countries
• Joining represents a commitment to respect human rights, labour standards, the environment and the fight against corruption
• A step forward in the work of IFEMA and its...

Nov 13, 2019

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has been working with the Government in developing this first-ever national bid to go before the Fund.

Co-funding the initiative, Nepal’s Ministry of Forests and Environment (MoFE) is adding another $8 million for a total of more than $47 million, which will see...

Oct 31, 2019

In this under-developed area, sanitation has hitherto been lacking. “Previously, the people did not have toilets, they did not see the necessity of having a proper place to defecate,” says Raju Prajad Sah, the local Chief Administrative Officer.

He describes how open defecation has been a longstanding and...

Oct 25, 2019

The Int’l WeLoveU Foundation recently donated supplies for educational support of students at Engracio M. Castaneda Central Elementary School in La Paz Tarlac . A donation ceremony was held at 10:00AM on October 24, 2019 at the school grounds with a surprise number from the Drum and Lyre Corps.

Oct 25, 2019

Girls Learning & Leading Program Launches in Cambodia

October 24, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Shiseido Asia Pacific, in partnership with The Asia Foundation, officially announces the launch of the Girls Learning & Leading Program (GLL), which aims to equalize access to education, opportunity and...

Oct 22, 2019

The UN’s Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) pledged on Friday to work hand in hand with the people of the Pacific to improve nutrition, and mitigate the worst effects of climate change, which pose an existential threat to many island nations across the region.

The commitment came at a joint meeting of...

Oct 15, 2019

Petaling Jaya, 12 October 2019 – The National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) was recently awarded with the Code of Good Governance by the Registry of Societies Malaysia (ROS).

The award was presented to NKF by YB Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Minister of Home Affairs in conjunction...

Oct 04, 2019

Manila, 04 October 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Held in the lead up to World Habitat Day on October 7, the Asia-Pacific Housing Forum emphasized the importance of collaboration in the areas of land tenure, disaster resilience, social inclusion, people-centered technologies, market systems, public-private partnerships,...

Oct 02, 2019

HA NOI, VIET NAM (2 October 2019) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The Asian Development Bank (ADB) today signed a $37 million loan agreement with Da Nhim–Ham Thuan–Da Mi Hydro Power Joint Stock Company (DHD) to finance the installation of a 47.5 megawatt (MW) peak floating photovoltaic (PV) solar power facility on the man-made...

Sep 28, 2019

Jakarta, September 28, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- One year after the 7.4 magnitude Central Sulawesi earthquake, tsunami, and liquefaction, Habitat for Humanity Indonesia reaffirms its commitment to support the shelter needs of families in disaster-prone Indonesia.

Public and private partnerships have played a...

Sep 11, 2019

PUNE, India--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Supporting communities affected by monsoonal flooding in Maharashtra, Western Union (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and the Western Union Foundation today announced USD $150,000 in humanitarian relief to United Way India.

Sep 07, 2019

As Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW 2019) wrapped up on Friday in Bangkok, a key takeaway was that long-term holistic planning would enable countries there to tap into the huge potential of renewable energy, and new technology while maximizing socio-economic benefits.

Other compelling reasons to rapidly shift...

Sep 04, 2019

Bangkok (UN Climate Change News) --( ASIA TODAY )-- The opening of the high-level segment of Asia-Pacific Climate Week (to 6 September) took place in Bangkok on Wednesday, with speakers warning of the dire consequences of low levels of ambition to tackle climate change for the region and pointing to the compelling...

Aug 26, 2019

Shell’s ‘Anda Pam, Kami Derma’ campaign raised RM428,388 for NKF Malaysia

Shah Alam, 20 August 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- A total of RM428,388 has been successfully raised for the National Kidney Foundation of Malaysia (NKF) in a Raya charity campaign held by Shell retailers in Selangor, Kuala Lumpur and...

Aug 17, 2019

Manila, August 6, 2019 — The Asia Foundation, in partnership with RTI International, SIL LEAD, and Florida State University, is implementing the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Advancing Basic Education in the Philippines project (ABC+). The ABC+ project is designed to improve education...

Aug 08, 2019

SEOUL, South Korea--(BUSINESS WIRE)--One Asia Convention Seoul 2019, organized by Konkuk University and the One Asia Foundation and sponsored by the Seoul City, was held at Lotte Hotel Seoul on August 5th to 6th.

At this year’s One Asia Convention, more than 650 scholars from 325 universities in 32 Asian...

Jul 30, 2019

Blood is needed more than anything else when a car accident or an emergency situation occurs. According to a report from the Department of Heath, the Philippines needs 1 million units of blood every year, which can save the lives of hundreds of people. However, there is still a long way to go to maintain a stable...

Jul 17, 2019

NEW DELHI, July 18, 2019 --( ASIA TODAY )-- Eight startups mark a milestone in their entrepreneurial journey at the close of the ShelterTech Accelerator, an initiative organized by Habitat for Humanity’s Terwilliger Center for Innovation in Shelter, in collaboration with the Centre for Innovation Incubation and...

Jul 11, 2019

Shanghai (ESCAP News) – Start-ups, investors and the tech industry can be a powerful force to reduce poverty, generate economic opportunities and protect the environment, underscored leading innovators and entrepreneurs at the Citypreneurs “TECH4GOOD: Innovate Locally, Impact Globally” conference session held at...

Jun 27, 2019

A crowdfunding platform for women farmers, online marketplaces for women-produced goods and services, and e-wallet enabled lending were among ten of the winning business models which will be co-funded by the United Nations to improve access to finance for women-owned, managed or led micro, small and medium...