Dr. Rolland C. Lowe was honored at National Philanthropy Day in San Francisco by the Association of Fundraising Professionals-Golden Gate Chapter.
Leaders & Organizations
Vivian Gee at the The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is searching for outstanding social entrepreneurs in all Asian countries (excluding India, Indonesia, and the Philippines).
IRRI (International Rice Research Institute) was founded in 1960 and is supported by several US families such as Ford and Rockefeller. The concept was to apply scientific tools to increase rice productivity and decrease hunger and poverty. The foresight of the leaders and funders led to major successes in what is now known as the Green Revolution in Asia.
Channapha Khamvongsa serves as executive director of Legacies of War. She shares her work at Legacies of War with us.
On June 1, 2008, the Chinese government banned the distribution of free plastic bags in shops. The “No Plastic Bags” campaign, an on-going project at Shanghai Roots & Shoots started in 2008, is an initiative that teaches participating schools about the harm that comes from using non-biodegradable plastic bags.
VIA provides volunteer opportunities and fellowships in China, Vietnam, Indonesia, Myanmar, Laos, Cambodia and Thailand.They have several staff positions to fill.
Guest author, Wesley Hedden, serves as an adviser for a local NGO working on natural resource management issues and protecting indigenous cultures. This is the second part of an article about the Phnongs in Cambodia and the work of the Phnong Center.
Books for Asia is The Asia Foundation’s longest running program, and distributes one million brand new books each year to students, educators, and community leaders throughout Asia, including to rural Mongolia.
Aravind Eye Care System, the world’s largest eye care provider, will receive the Conrad N. Hilton Humanitarian Prize of $1.5 million this year at the Global Philanthropy Forum.
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.