Leaders & Organizations

Searching for Social Entrepreneurs in Asia

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).

Gates Foundation Supports Rice Research in Asia

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.

Finding Solutions: No Plastics Bag Campaign in China

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.

With Loss of a Forest Comes Loss of a Culture, Part 2

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.