Announcements

2019 Science Week: Resetting research priorities for healthy and sustainable food systems

The current food system is responsible for producing one-fifth of total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, losing approximately one-third of edible food in production, inabilities access to healthy and fresh food sources and are causing one-third of the world’s land degradation. Furthermore, an estimate of two billion ...

Job Opportunity - Open Development Vietnam Coordinator

The Open Development Initiative (ODI) is an open data and information network developed by East-West Management Institute, Inc. (EWMI) that sheds light on development trends in the Mekong Region. ODI’s objective is to increase public awareness, enable individual analysis, improve information sharing, and inform rigorous ...

Webinar: The role of indigenous communities in reducing climate change through sustainable land use practices

The climate crisis demands urgent action, yet we live in a politically polarized and paralyzed world. As governments and other actors struggle over climate change, our environment is irreversibly changing. A United Nations report on the Global Assessment of Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services revealed that three-quarters of ...

IFF Community Empowerment Program
Internet Freedom Festival

Application closes Friday, September 6, 2019 at 9 PM EST! At the IFF, we believe that the internet is a community of communities. As these communities grow, so does their demand for community development capacity and resources. Connecting and empowering diverse and inclusive communities is a fundamental ...

Asia-Pacific Climate Week 2019

Asia-Pacific Climate Week (APCW) 2019 is designed to advance regional climate action. It aims to support implementation of Asia-Pacific countries’ Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) under the Paris Agreement on climate change and action to deliver on the SDGs. APCW is envisioned as a stepping stone ...

Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019

The Asia-Pacific region faces a daunting spectrum of natural hazards. Indeed, many countries could be reaching a tipping point beyond which disaster risk, fuelled by climate change, exceeds their capacity to respond. This Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2019 shows how these disasters are closely linked to inequality ...

Knowing the Salween River: Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River
Knowing the Salween River: Resource Politics of a Contested Transboundary River

This open access book focuses on the Salween River, shared by China, Myanmar, and Thailand, that is increasingly at the heart of pressing regional development debates. The basin supports the livelihoods of over 10 million people, and within it there is great socio-economic, cultural and ...

Open Development Cambodia: A Series of Training on Data Literacy

Open Development Cambodia (ODC), with financial assistance from USAID’s Cambodian Civil Society Strengthening project, is delighted to announce a series of Training on Data Literacy that consists of THREE training modules and a final workshop. Each phase is a 5-day workshop that will progressively equip participants with skills and ...

Information Wars in Southeast Asia

In recent years, the internet and social media have become the arena for ideological and security battles. Much optimism about the role of digital resources in promoting knowledge and democratic values has turned into preoccupation that they are rather a source of authoritarian control and ...

Alternative Land Management in Thailand: A Case Study of the Southern Peasants Federation of Thailand

Alternative Land Management in Thailand: A Case Study of the Southern Peasants Federation of Thailand presents the struggle for land of the Southern Peasants’ Federation of Thailand (SPFT) in Surat Thani province. This study is a counterpoint to the country’s centralized land management system that has ...

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