Myanmar must boost efforts to eliminate malaria: study

Myanmar needs special strategies to meet its goal of eliminating the mosquito-borne disease malaria by 2030, a recent study has said. Malaria is a life-threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected female anopheles mosquitoes, according to the World ...

Indigenous peoples network to propose new bill to protect indigenous rights

The Network of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand (NIPT) is calling for voters to back their Council of Indigenous Peoples in Thailand bill, which proposes to set up a formal indigenous peoples’ council to give Thailand’s indigenous population the opportunity to resolve community rights issues in ...

Concern rises after Karen indigenous community returns to ancestral land

Concern continues to rise among civil society for the safety of members of the Bang Kloi Karen indigenous community who returned to their ancestral land at Chai Phaen Din in the Kaeng Krachan forest, after reports of a possible military operation to evacuate them from ...

National Human Rights Commission to remain Grade B for next 18 months

The National Human Rights Commission of Thailand (NHRC) will remain in Grade B for the next 18 months because the current constitution deprives them of independence and obliges them to speak in defence of the government, says the Sub-Committee on Accredition (SCA). Its rank was lowered ...

Cambodia’s COVID-19 migrant cluster infections rises to 82 along, along with one imported cases, tally now 458

Cambodia this morning recorded two new positive cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). Among the two, one of them is a migrant worker returning from Thailand on 15 January 2021 and was tested positive. The victim is a 26-year-old  male from  Sleng village, Sranol commune, Kralanh district, ...

Mekong Delta province seeks $195 mln road expansion

National Highway 61C connects Hau Giang Province with Can Tho City. Photo by VnExpres/Anh Lam. Hau Giang has proposed that a national highway section that connects it with Can Tho City be expanded from two-four lanes. It says the VND4.5 trillion ($195 million) expansion would boost connectivity ...

Small Grants Fund - Global Forest Watch

Civil Society Organizations operating in and around forested areas are some of the most effective champions of forest conservation and management. However, they frequently lack the resources or knowledge of how to incorporate the latest forest-monitoring technology into their research, advocacy, and field work. The ...

Call for National Researchers for the Global Data Barometer – Asia Region

Open Data for Development Asia Hub (D4DAsia) is currently seeking independent, country-level researchers for the following 14 countries: Indonesia; Philippines; Singapore; Cambodia; Lao PDR; Myanmar; Thailand; Vietnam; Sri Lanka; India; Nepal; Bangladesh; Taiwan; and Japan. Selected researchers will act as national researchers for the first edition of the Global ...

Year-end Dialogue Forum: Green Recovery: Moving Beyond the Pandemic

The monthly forum to “bridge the gap” and “connect the dots” of different views and opinions as well as bits of information to create one big picture for better understanding in society. In times when society has become widened with gaps and differences of views and ...

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