Thailand inmates are taking green chiretta to fight mild COVID – here’s what we know about this herbal drug

The news that inmates in Thailand are being handed capsules of a herbal medicine called green chiretta (Andrographis paniculata) to treat asymptomatic and mild COVID is unlikely to come as a surprise to the average Thai citizen. In Thailand, healthcare professionals and the public alike are familiar with ...

The changing face of Cambodian leadership

Eight years since ascending into a leadership position with the most active human rights organisation in Cambodia, Chak Sopheap has never forgotten a debate she had with herself about whether she should accept the promotion.  The story of a young, female leader would be an inspiration ...

Myanmar’s hidden hunger

Khin, a 59-year-old rice farmer, faced a distressing choice at the height of Myanmar’s monsoon season three months ago: sell a cow, a prized asset for agricultural households, or go hungry. She sold the animal for half its value. The proceeds went to buy food for ...

How Asia’s Rice Producers Can Help Limit Global Warming

The United States and European Union want countries from around the world to join them in slashing methane emissions by 30 percent by 2030. The recent EU-U.S. pledge recognizes that rapid reductions in methane emissions are critical to limiting global temperature rise to within 1.5 ...

Kampong Chhnang villagers get in land dispute over clay digs

Chrey Bakk commune authorities in Kampong Chhnang province’s Rolea Ba’ier district are working to solve a land dispute between residents and a landowner who allegedly prevented the locals from digging for clay to make pot stoves. Commune chief Taing Buntot said on October 17 that more ...

Bringing “the people” back in: Forest Resources Conservation with Dr. Apichart Pattaratuma

With a lifetime dedicated to forest conservation, Dr. Apichart Pattaratuma reflected back on his career and what forest management means to Thailand. In the year 1978, he received the prestigious United Nations and Ananda Mahidol Foundation Scholarship to attain higher education at the College of ...

SUMERNET: Lancang-Mekong Research Forum

Lancang-Mekong Research Forum will be an open space for researchers and practitioners in Lancang-Mekong Region to exchange knowledge and experiences on various issues related to water insecurity. Visit this link to register ...

14th ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour

Type: Workshop When: 6 – 8 September 2021 Where: Hybrid, in Brunei Darussalam and online. Contact(s): Ms Marja Paavilainen, Senior Programme Officer, TRIANGLE in ASEAN Programme The ASEAN Forum on Migrant Labour (AFML) is an open platform for the review, discussion and exchange of good practices and ideas between governments, workers’ and employers’ ...

Story grants to investigate environmental crime in Asia

The Global Initiative Against Transnational Organised Crime, working with the Henry Nxumalo Foundation, Oxpeckers Investigative Environmental Journalism and #WildEye Asia, is offering grants to journalists to investigate environmental crime in Asia.   We’re hoping for a diverse set of proposals and are reaching out to partners and ...

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