ENVIRONMENT in asia

ENVIRONMENT IN BANGLADESH


An Organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED)

An Organization for Socio-Economic Development (AOSED) was founded in 1999 by a group of young, energetic, and socially committed people in the southwest coastal region of Bangladesh, which is geographically prone to disasters and is comprised of a unique and sensitive ecosystem with rich biodiversity. AOSED works to conserve the environment, regional ecology, biodiversity, and to address the challenges of climate change to improve the standard of living of rural people. To learn more, click here.


Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS)

Bangladesh Environment and Development Society (BEDS), is an organization committed to protecting and developing a sustainable environment. BEDS is a unique organization working exclusively to help save the endangered coastal region and to develop an atmosphere of cooperation and partnership among various stakeholders with different perspectives. To learn more, click here.


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN CAMBODIA


Bareebo

Bareebo is based out of Banan village, Battambang province, in rural north-western Cambodia. Bareebo focuses on working with communities that want to improve their water and food security, as well as build their capacity to develop their own communities. Using a participatory approach to development, Bareebo engages in both project-specific training and training in community development as a whole. This capacity building includes extensive input from community members in the form of sharing their knowledge, skills, and experiences with their fellow villagers. Bareebo is currently implementing the following projects: rooftop rainwater harvesting, home garden creation, shallow & deep pump water wells, self-help-group formation, as well as water and food security. To learn more, click here.


Build Your Future Today

Build Your Future Today Center (BFT) in Siem Reap, Cambodia is highly committed to providing opportunities through intellectual and economic tools for people living in poverty. With a special focus on children, BFT is based on the principles that knowledge is hope and peace is development. BFT’s vision is to provide Cambodian people with the education and tools required to attain self-sufficiency and well-being. To fulfill its mission, BFT focuses on five main projects that work toward BFT’s comprehensive vision to help the Cambodian people achieve brighter futures: community education development, our child support center, community health development, community peace building, and livelihood improvement. To learn more, click here.


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.


Phare Ponleu Selpak

Phare Ponleu Selpak (PPS) is a Cambodian association which supports community development through providing children, young adults and their families with social, educational, emotional and cultural support. PPS's work with children is driven by the acknowledgement of each child's individuality and need for specifically tailored support. Artistic practice and development is at the heart of the formal education, life and social skills offered to young people we work with. The PPS campus comprises arts schools (performing arts – circus, dance, music and theatre – and visual & applied arts), a Child Protection Unit, a public school, a Kindergarten, a Child Development Center and a library. It is overseen by the Cambodian Development Council, Cambodian General department of taxation, and National Social Security Fund of Cambodia. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN CHINA


The Chi Heng Foundation (CHF)

The Chi Heng Foundation (CHF) is a registered charity based in Hong Kong with offices in China (Anhui, Beijing, Henan, Guangzhou,Shanghai and Yunnan). CHF was founded by Chung To, a Harvard educated business professional who left his investment banking job to pursue his passion in supporting AIDS-affected youth in China. As of June 2013, CHF has supported over 15,000 AIDS-impacted children.  CHF does not operate orphanages or foster homes. Instead, the organization encourages the orphaned children to live with their relatives in their native villages so that they can integrate in the local community and schools. CHF also provides psycho-social support services through art counseling. To learn more, click here.
 


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.


Jane Goodall Institute - Shanghai Roots & Shoots

Shanghai Roots & Shoots is a best in class environmental education and community service non-profit organization located in Shanghai, China. Its mission is to inspire passion for the environment and community service in the future leaders of China through sustainable educational programs and hands-on community service projects. Programs include but are not limited to: planting trees in Inner Mongolia; growing organic vegetables on campus gardens; providing environmental audits to offices, schools and homes; and bringing physical and health education to migrant schools. To learn more, click here.


The JUCCCE

The Joint US-China Collaboration on Clean Energy (JUCCCE) was founded after the MIT Forum on the Future of Energy in China, the first public dialogue on clean energy between US and Chinese government officials. It's mission is to combat China's massive migration into new cities, the industry's thirst for energy, and boom of its consumer class that threatens to deplete the world's natural resources and leave our children with an uninhabitable planet. JUCCCE is a non-profit working on making a greener, more liveable China in the face of the environmental problems that China and the world at large are facing. To learn more, click here.


 

Nature University

The Beijing Fengtai Yuantou Aihaozhe Environmental Institute. Founded in 2005, The Eastern Tibet Training Institute seeks to address educational and vocational gaps in rural areas of Eastern Tibet. As the economy of areas in Southwestern China is changing rapidly, many rural ethnic minorities are ill-equipped to take advantage of the resultant opportunities. A rapidly growing economy also brings social challenges that impact social and environmental aspects of traditional societies. ETTI seeks to address these issues by providing vocational training that responds to market needs and educational tools to equip people to face social and environmental challenges. ETTI also seeks to positively influence local approaches to vocational training by working closely with governmental institutions. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN HONG KONG


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN INDIA


Aaranyak

Aaranyak is a non-governmental organization that has been involved in promoting research and conservation of biodiversity in North East India since its inception in 1989. Over the years, Aaranyak has carved a niche for itself in the field of conservation of bio-diversity not only in the Northeast India where it is based, but also all over the country as a leading environment and bio-diversity conservation organization. Aaranyak is on a mission to contribute towards the protection of nature by providing key inputs to biodiversity management based on quality research on ecosystems, environmental education, capacity building, legal, and policy research. To learn more, click here.


Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group

CHINTAN is a registered non-profit that works with some of the poorest and most marginalized people in urban India – waste pickers. These people salvage paper, plastic and metals from waste dumps and earn a living by selling them for recycling. The waste pickers can be children or adults. If children, CHINTAN helps them phase out of this work and into school, through a combination of primary learning centers, support classes and fellowships. If they are adults, CHINTAN helps secure safer jobs and organize them to be able to access social security, their basic rights and facilitate their participation in governance as equal citizens. To learn more, click here.


Citizens Environment Improvement Society (CEIS) 

Citizens Environment Improvement Society (CEIS) is a registered nonprofit NGO managed by like-minded citizens of NOIDA and NCR who are dedicated environmentalists. Starting with just 12 founding members in the 2002, the Society at present has 66 individual members and 11 corporate members. The mission of the society is to protect and improve the environment in and around NOIDA. Since 2002, the society has been active in the fields of Solid Waste Management, Environmental Education, Cultivation of Herbs, Water Conservation and Rainwater Harvesting, Biodiversity and Resource conservation and other eco-friendly activities. To learn more, click here.


The Madras Crocodile Bank

The Madras Crocodile Bank Trust and Centre for Herpetology is one of the largest reptile zoos in the world and one of the oldest non governmental environmental organizations in Asia. Their primary aim is to promote the conservation of reptiles and amphibians on the Indian subcontinent, but their context and reach is multidisciplinary and extends worldwide. In line with their mission statement, the Croc Bank believes that successful conservation is built on sound scientific research and the two actions are tightly knit. To this end, the Croc Bank has joined forces with many of the world’s foremost experts and organizations in an effort to better achieve these immense tasks. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN INDONESIA


Coral Triangle Center Foundation

This fund supports the Coral Triangle Center Foundation's efforts to help ensure the livelihoods of millions of people, today and in the future, by inspire commitment and sharing the knowledge and skills needed by leaders and communities to effectively care for the rich marine resources and coastal ecosystems of the Coral Triangle. To learn more click here.


The East Bali Poverty Project 

The East Bali Poverty Project was established as a legal Indonesian nonprofit NGO in July 1998 after a plea for help by an isolated and impoverished mountain village of 19 remote establishments scattered over Mounts Agung and Abang. Participatory community surveys in 1998 with 1,056 families, representing the 3,000+ families, showed thousands of people living in abject poverty without water, sanitation, roads, schools, health facilities or electricity. Children were the key victims. Programmes cover all aspects of human need with a key focus on maternal child health, infant nutrition, clean/safe water, sanitation and environmental rehabilitation to empower the communities towards sustainable social and economic development. To learn more, click here.


Yayusan IDEP Foundation

This fund supports IDEP Foundation, a local Indonesian NGO, founded in 1999, that develops and delivers training, community programs and media about sustainable development through Permaculture and community-based disaster management. IDEP stands for Indonesian Development of Education and Permaculture. IDEP delivers training in local Indonesian communities and schools as well as to government and non-government organizations. Their extensive media development includes films, educational resources, booklets, manuals, board games, kids' activity books, and awareness-raising tools for campaigning. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN JAPAN


Kyushu University California Office

Kyushu University CA Office is set up to support the activities of Kyushu University in Japan whose mission is to contribute to achieving the goals of higher education and meeting the expectations of all people, and to promote research activities that will contribute, as the foundation of the pursuit, creation and development of better knowledge to mankind and society. Kyushu CA runs two projects: QREP, a week long program which includes intensive lectures and field trips; and SVEP, a four week long English program at San Jose State University.  To learn more click here.  


Seafood Legacy

Seafood Legacy is a consulting firm that supports sustainable seafood businesses and environmental organizations in Japan and around the world. We help build partnerships that lead to Japanese-friendly solutions that support global fisheries recovery. Seafood Legacy was formed to develop the partnerships necessary to solve the complex problems of sustainable seafood supply chains. By tapping into the experience of the global sustainability community and connecting it to innovative, forward-looking businesses in Japan, we hope to transform the Japanese seafood market, support our ocean resources, and build a better future. To learn more, click here.


Teach for Japan

Teach For Japan aims to achieve a Japan where all children, regardless of their region, type of school or socio-economic circumstances, have access to a quality education, so that they can reach their full potential.  The mission of Teach For Japan is to recruit, encourage and prepare talented and ambitious young people to become effective and inspiring teachers and leaders in order to facilitate the access to a quality education for every child in Japan. As full-time teachers who commit to teaching for two years in Japan’s most high-need schools, Teach For Japan fellows will focus particularly on providing their students with the necessary 21st century skills, mindsets and behaviors to have increased life opportunities in an increasingly more global and complex world. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN MYANMAR


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN NEPAL


Committee for the Promotion of Public Awareness and Development Studies

The efforts of COPPADES are directed towards ensuring acceptable living situation to the people in rural communities in Nepal. These efforts are related with eliminating discrimination based on caste, gender and ethnicity that are crippling the lives of many people in the country. The situation is perpetuated by the lack of education for women and children, the prevailing situation of the lack of employment opportunities resulting into extreme poverty, and the inadequate law enforcement situation that has marginalized the people in the rural communities. The rights of long discriminated women and the Dalits have not improved and the girl children are treated as second grade individuals, always put on low priority. The situation has spilled over to the degradation fragile natural resources causing risks of disaster and other vulnerabilities induced by climate change and environmental degradation as those are the ones that are forced to eke out their living through dependence on fragile natural landscape. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN THE PHILIPPINES


FARMCOOP

The Foundation for Agrarian Reform Cooperatives in Mindanao (FARMCOOP) is a grassroots not-for-profit organization committed to the welfare and socio-economic development of disadvantaged farming communities in Mindanao.  Our mission is to build sustainable and resilient farming communities through organic agriculture, value-adding entrepreneurship, and cooperative effort. Farmcoop was founded in 1995 to address the call of the Philippine government for NGOs to assist in the implementation of the Comprehensive Agrarian Reform Law (CARP) designed to emancipate farm workers from poverty and uplift their quality of life. To learn more, click here.


Guiuan Development Foundation

Established in 1988, Guiuan Development Foundation, Inc. (GDFI) has since then focused on Community Empowerment; DRR-CCA Capacity Building; Coastal Resource Conservation, Enhancement, and Development; Sustainable Livelihoods, and Partnership Building. GDFI works with 7 coastal municipalities in the southern portion of the province of Eastern Samar fronting the northern Leyte Gulf. Fishing and farming (basically rice and coconut) are the major sources of income of the people in these municipalities and both are severely impacted by Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda in 2013 and Typhoon Hagupit/Ruby in 2014. To learn more, click here.


Lanao Aquatic and Marine Fisheries Center for Community Development

Lanao Aquatic and Marine Fisheries Center for Community Development (LAFCCOD) has been working in the coastal villages, or barangays, of Lana del Norte since 1987. LAFCCOD believes that development cannot happen without taking a holistic approach to the issues in Lanao del Norte. For that reason, it implements programs that aim to empower coastal communities, including community-based coastal resource management, sustainable livelihoods, peace building, gender mainstreaming and disaster risk reduction. It is one of the most active NGOs in Mindanao in advocating for developing small seaside communities and responsibly managing the coastal environment. To learn more, click here.


Pusod, Inc.

Pusod, Inc. is a non-profit organization whose mission is to protect and enhance the ecosystems of the Philippines, and to show their significance to the world. The vision of Pusod is a world where people and communities are energized by their cultural and ecological wealth; live with reverence for the earth and all its life, and naturally prosper in diverse, self-sustaining local economies in which all beings thrive. Pusod’s policy is to work in areas and on projects where they have been asked to participate by local individuals, communities, governments, sustainable business, and NGOs. In this way, Pusod works with respect for local wisdom and in participation with all available stakeholders for fruitful partnerships and results. To learn more, click here.


Venture for Fund Raising 

Venture for Fund Raising is the first and only non-profit in Asia that serves the fund raising needs of other non-profit organizations. It’s a group of consultants with sector-specific expertise and extensive experience in non-profit fund raising. Since its inception in March 1999, it has helped over 900 organizations in 24 countries. Venture continues to make a difference by helping non-profit organizations generate resources to fulfill their missions. It does so by designing ethical, inspiring and excellent fundraising solutions which include research and information, training, mentoring and implementation. To learn more, click here. 

ENVIRONMENT IN SINGAPORE


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN TAIWAN


Feng Chia University

Feng Chia University was established in 1961. Over the past more than 50 years it has earned a reputation as one of the most promising comprehensive universities in Taiwan. It currently has close to 20,000 undergraduate students in its eight colleges. Its more than 150,000 graduates, working for government agencies and private enterprises, have contributed enormously to Taiwan’s economic miracle. The cultivation of well-rounded professional talent is FCU’s highest mission. FCU has become an urban university characterized by diversity, refinement, internationalization and digitization. Its objective is to operate in Greater China while forging strong ties with the world. It is meeting this goal through its excellence in education, outstanding learning environment, meaningful research and strong community service. To learn more, click here.


Taiwan Media Watch

Established in 1999, Taiwan Media Watch (TMW) was the first non-profit media watch in Taiwan. We have carried out the responsibilities of maintaining press freedom, carrying out media justice, promoting media self-regulation, and protecting the public’s right to know through various forms of media and TV program evaluations. With proliferation in the mainstream media of placement marketing, political ideologies, entertainment, pornography, and violence, we continue to work on media reform to build a better and healthier media environment, focusing on Media Watch and specific media groups or media reform issues for analysis, discussion, and review. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN THAILAND


Samsara Foundation

Samsara Foundation supports the education of underprivileged rural children in Northern Thailand, regardless of religious or ethnic background. The Foundation believes that education is key to poverty alleviation and the development of a society. It focuses on children from remote mountain-villages in the provinces of Mae Hong Son and Mae Sariang, home to many hill people like the Karen or the Hmong. The Foundation provides over 100 scholarships to poor children for a period of 3 years, supports construction of dorms and canteens for students and teachers, clean water installation such as tanks for collecting rainwater. Through a special scholarship program called "Tomorrow's Leaders", the Foundation places ten best students in high school and ten in vocational training. To learn more, click here.

ENVIRONMENT IN VIETNAM


International Rice Research Institute

For more than 50 years, IRRI has been the home of the most brilliant minds in rice research and agriculture. IRRI offers intensive training in rice research with the goal of empowering scientists, farmers, and other rice workers and ensuring that they have the proper knowledge and crop management strategies that they can share with their respective communities. As an educational institute, IRRI seeks to support capacity building and deliver research to the rice community. IRRI’s high-yielding ‘semi-dwarf’ rice varieties is credited for saving millions in Asia from famine and provided a foundation for the region’s subsequent economic growth, lifting more people out of poverty than at any other time in recorded history. To learn more, click here.