The European Commission’s disaster policy consortium MICRODIS, organized an Asian Symposium on Disaster Impact and Assessment in Asia conference. The bad new is that philanthropy can’t seem to get its act together and coordinate a response platform for donors and NGOs in the region.
I share my observations during my recent trip to Indonesia. One major rebuilding effort was the $250 million highway running 150 kilometers down Aceh’s western coast. The highway starts from Banda Aceh to Calang.
I share my observations during my recent trip to Indonesia. The tsunami lifted boats and placed them far inland. The “boat on the house” and the “power plant” are the most famous ones.
I share my observations during my recent trip to Indonesia.The farmers of Masen Village were dependent on government subsidy programs and purchasing rice from other communities to make ends meet.
The Indian tsunami left a large number of orphans and the chaos and confusion that followed provided a ripe climate for child trafficking and an increase in the number of children that would be forced into the streets.
In Babah Dua village, there is a high concentration of widows or female-headed households. Nineteen women-headed households agreed to join the first phase of an agro-forestry nursery. The self-organized group, Bungong Seulanga Nursery, was formed in March 2009.
PSKD Mandiri School, applies the seven habits adopted from the book, 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. PSKD Mandiri teaches a national curriculum with an international approach. They apply the student centered and inquiry based approach.
Seena Aras, Director of Online and Annual Giving at Grameen Foundation share her work in creating economic opportunities that help the world’s poorest, especially women, improve their lives and escape poverty.
Digest of interesting news relevant to our philanthropic work in Asia.
Five years ago today, the devastation caused by the tsunami in India, Indonesia, Sir Lanka and Thailand was overwhelming. 230,000 people were killed, thousands injured and 10 million were homeless or displaced. But the response by individuals, companies and foundations was just as overwhelming.