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GIZ and the Partnership for Regional Oceans Governance (PROG)
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in September 2015 brought about an unprecedented agenda for sustainability, setting ambitious goals that must be implemented by all countries. For the first time conservation and sustainable use of the ocean is paired off with the world’s other most pressing sustainability...
Better Rice Initiative Asia (BRIA)’s SMART Approach in Viet Nam
BRIA Viet Nam is implementing its SMART programme (Sustainable Management of Rice production systems through introduction of improved Technologies) in the provinces of Đong Thap, Hau Giang and Kien Giang. BRIA intends to promote the implementation of the Agricultural Restructuring Plan to improve farmers’ livelihoods in those provinces, promote sustainable...
A Public Private Collaboration for MSME Development
The Philippines --- The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Philippine government agency primarily mandated to promote economic development of the micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs), signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Philippine Center for Entrepreneurship (PCE), a private sector initiative with a nationwide, huge outreach...
“Breaking down the SDG’s – Contribution of TUEWAS and SNRD to implementing the Agenda 2030” Conference
GIZ professionals will gather in Bangkok from 31 May – 02 June 2016 to disseminate best practices and peer-learning as well as discuss ways and how to best implement the 2030 Agenda in Asia. Following the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by United Nations member states, the first-ever...
SNRD Asia Spokesperson’s Conference Welcome Message
Dear Fellow Professionals and Colleagues, On behalf of SNRD Asia Secretariat, it is my great pleasure to welcome you to attend the first ever gathering of two GIZ Sector Networks: TUEWAS (Transport, Environment, Energy and Water in Asia) and SNRD Asia (Natural Resources and Rural Development in Asia), in Bangkok,...
How a municipality in Mindoro, the Philippines, makes sure that nature conservation is more than a word in a school book for their youth
During the three days in which the temperature climbs up to over 40°C on the Philippine island Mindoro, under the roof of an open wooden building close to the shore, people of mixed ages huddle around tables and add words to mind maps on large posters. As part of a...
Calling all innovative minds and changemakers in the field of agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries in ASEAN!
Young Southeast Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Innovation Challenge is now accepting applications from Southeast Asian students aged between 18-35 years old who are eager to share their innovative technology ideas to improve agriculture, aquaculture and fisheries in the region. Winners will have a chance to join other likeminded young leaders...
Learning about SDGs with fun yet informative!
In September 2015, world leaders adopted the Global Goals for Sustainable Development to end extreme poverty, fight inequality and injustice and address environmental issues. To learn about SDGs, the following materials offer different ways to explore. Video Here is how these visionary goals can be integrated from a personal level....
SDGs: All you need to know
After years of negotiation, at last on 25 September 2015, the United Nations General Assembly officially adopted the universal, integrated and transformative 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. To learn more about the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), here is how to get started. What are the SDGs? The SDGs are...
From MDGs to SDGs: Getting started
September 2015 marked another historic milestone as heads of state and government around the world adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (or SDGs), en route for shared action “for people, planet and prosperity”. As articulated, these goals, cross-cutting social, economic, and environmental dimensions, are to be achieved by 2030 and will...