WHAT IS AN INNOVATION LAB?
The word ‘labs’ is sometimes confl ated with the fashionable nomenclature of innovators, and innovative organizations. For others, the word ‘lab’ may conjure up images of men and women wearing large plastic goggles, and white coats, almost certainly holding test tubes full of colorful – possibly fi zzing – liquid.
On this edition:
- One ASEAN One Response Roadshow held in Thailand
- 7th DELSA Project Steering Committee Meeting
- Up close and personal with Ms Agustina Tnunay on 'The Other Side' and many more
In light of ongoing global and regional discussions and commitments, this report intends to highlight good practices aimed at empowering women economically, particularly through entrepreneurship and innovation, drawing lessons for collective learning.
In 2011, people living in remote areas of Nakhon Sawan province were gravely affected by one of Thailand’s worst floods.
The rehabilitation program, supported by the World Bank Group and implemented by CODI, provides financial support for small infrastructure projects and housing repairs for flood victims still struggling to recover, and income support for community members to carry out the construction work themselves.
By MARIA PILE
In the sunlight from the door opening of her bamboo hut, Naw Sodo Shoko shows us pictures of what she does at her job: neatly folded elephants and swans from towels and bed sheets and colourful flower ornaments ready to ornate a fancy dinner table or hotel reception.
On this edition:
ASEAN Suports Myanmar Flood relief efforts
ACE Programme Second Batch Graduation
One ASEAN One Response Roadshow in Manila and many more
YALA, 31 August 2015, (NNT) - Yala Provincial Administrative Office officials have visited locals affected by storm.
Muang Yala District Chief Preecha Chanakitkamjorn yesterday led a team of military, administrative officials, and village chiefs to visit Ta Sae Sub-district of Muang Yala District, which had been hard hit by a tropical storm earlier; where they distributed survival kits and offered various kinds of assistance to the affected locals. The storm wrecked 74 homes, several schools, hospitals and farmlands.
BANGKOK, 4 August 2015 (NNT) - Prime Minister Gen Prayut Chan-o-cha, after the cabinet meeting on Tuesday, expressed concerns over the ongoing drought disaster and the newly emerging floods in different parts of Thailand, saying the Cabinet today approved seven billion baht to help farmers affected by the drought.
With the new fund, the Interior Ministry and the Agriculture and Cooperatives Ministry will together work out a cultivation guideline for the upcoming agricultural season and the employment of farmers on out-of-farm jobs pending the new planting season.
Unrest in Southern Thailand continues to affect countless families. Many lives been turned upside-down by the loss or detention of a family member (often the breadwinner), or loved ones needing care for injuries resulting from the unrest.
Nopharat Sani and Wanphen Inthongkaew have lived in Tambon Thung Phala, Kok-pho district, for over 40 years. The sisters would often ride their motorbikes together to the nearby market.
They vividly remember the day that changed their lives.
The Thai Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Bangkok has made a donation of Thai Baht 4.2 million(over 12.5 million Nepalese Rupees) for the relief of the earthquake victims in Nepal. A cheque of that amount was handed over to H. E. Mr. KhagaNathAdhikari, Ambassador of Nepal in Bangkok, by a group of the representatives of the Foundation, led by Mr. WichaiAutrassakorn, Vice Chairman of the Foundation, this morning. On behalf of the Foundation, the representatives have expressed condolences to the victims of the earthquakes, and hoped and prayed for early recovery.
Cáritas. 19 de junio de 2015.- Con motivo de la celebración mañana, 20 de junio, del Día Mundial del Refugiado, Cáritas Española suma su voz a la de Cáritas Europa para recordar que “lo que los refugiados necesitan con mayor urgencia es solidaridad”.
Falta de voluntad de la UE
Asimismo, señalamos que “la falta de voluntad de los responsables europeos para escuchar y ver el sufrimiento de los migrantes y refugiados que llegan a nuestras fronteras, supone matar el sueño de una Unión Europea líder en derechos humanos y la solidaridad”.
Nearly all forests across the globe are inhabited. The peoples who live there have customary rights and have developed ways of life and traditional knowledge that are attuned to their forest environments. Yet, forest policies commonly treat forests as empty lands controlled by the State and available for development, colonisation, logging, plantations, dams, mines, oil wells, gas pipelines and agribusiness.
BANGKOK, 4 June 2015 – The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today received a donation of US$1 million for the Nepal earthquake response from the people of Thailand. The donation was presented by the Royal Thai Government after they raised the funds through voluntary contributions from individuals across the country. The funds will support UNICEF’s lifesaving work for children and their families affected by the devastating earthquake that hit Nepal last April.
Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,659 people are confirmed dead. Some 95,100 people remain displaced. On 2 Jun, the Humanitarian Country Team revised the response strategy requesting $422 million to support an estimated 2.8 million people with humanitarian assistance.
95,100 people displaced
Imminent monsoon rains are expected to further complicate relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.
Following the 7.8M earthquake which struck on 25 Apr and the 7.3M earthquake on 12 May, a total of 8,631 people are confirmed dead, with 14 bodies still unidentified. Nearly 460 health facilities are destroyed. Over 25,000 classrooms collapsed while an additional 10,000 require repair. 456 health facilities destroyed 25,000 classrooms destroyed The monsoon rains are expected to arrive in two weeks, further complicating relief efforts by blocking access routes and exposing over 760,000 families with damaged or destroyed homes to heavy rainfall.1
A second major earthquake struck on 12 May east of Kathmandu. The 7.3 magnitude quake caused further destruction to buildings and homes damaged by last month's quake. The death toll from the two quakes stands at over 8,580 with over 16,800 injured, according to the Nepali Ministry of Home Affairs.
A total of 216 displacement sites were identified across 11 districts. Shelter, drinking water and resumption of livelihood activities are reported as the priority needs.
Emergency shelter remains the top response priority, especially with the imminent monsoon rains. Other priority needs include sanitation and hygiene support, household items, medical kits and supplies, food and protection.
To date, 70,000 tarpaulins and nearly 6,000 tents were distributed; nearly 370,000 people received food; more than 345,000 people were provided with safe drinking water and more than 250,000 people with hygiene support.
70,000 tarpaulins delivered
370,000 people received food
BANGKOK, May 6 – The UN refugee agency is deeply concerned at this week's discovery of dozens of bodies in smugglers' camps in southern Thailand. The agency calls on countries in the region to strengthen cooperation on counter-smuggling and counter-trafficking measures while ensuring the protection of victims.
In recent days Thai authorities have announced that they found the remains of some 30 people believed to originate in Myanmar and Bangladesh. Investigations are ongoing, with initial police accounts citing illness and abuse as likely causes of death.