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Lao Citizen Scientists Manage Wetlands Sustainably

Lao Citizen Scientists Manage Wetlands Sustainably

There were no fish in the Nong Tham Hee wetland in the 2017 dry season. There were none in the 2018 dry season. The people of Nyangkham village, who once fished here year around, saw only cracked, parched earth. Over the years, the water had slowly...

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Growing It Alone: Images of Rural Timor-Leste

Growing It Alone: Images of Rural Timor-Leste

Just a little over two months ago, Timor-Leste celebrated the 20th anniversary of the referendum that brought the country its independence. The Asia Foundation’s governance director, Nicola Nixon, sends these reflections from a visit to a project...

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Wheelchairs in the Mosque

Wheelchairs in the Mosque

Friday, October 10, 2019. Mingling with the roar of airplanes, Azan, the call to prayer, pours forth from the Jami’ Al Akbar Mosque at the Yogyakarta International Airport complex. Amidst the congregation of Friday worshippers, Bahrul Fuad sits...

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Making Sense of the “Many Mekongs”

Making Sense of the “Many Mekongs”

Political leaders are under constant pressure to introduce new initiatives, because new implies better, and that’s the nature of politics. Even clever repackaging of previous efforts is often not enough. So, it was quite a surprise when, in June...

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