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Suharso Monoarfa
12 Apr 2022
Poverty Alleviation, Rural Development, Social Protection

Suharso Monoarfa has been actively participating in numerous development projects in the country. Those experiences have shaped his career as well as equipped him with various essential soft skills.

Ban Ki-moon
22 Mar 2022
Environment and Disaster, Health and COVID-19

Former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon reflects on his 10-year tenure as chief diplomat and development advocate, and the role that mutlilateralism plays in addressing ongoing and emerging global challenges.

Transformative Rural Development Towards Poverty Alleviation in ASEAN
21 Mar 2022
Poverty Alleviation, Rural Development

Reducing poverty and promoting rural development remain high on ASEAN’s agenda, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Around 140 to 160 million people are estimated to have fallen into poverty in 2021 due to the pandemic, and people living in rural areas are the hardest-hit. In the Asia and the Pacific region, an estimated 89 million more have been pushed back into extreme poverty.

Empowering Rural Women: A Story from a Small Village in Java
26 Feb 2022
Education, Labour, and Future of Work, Gender, Health and COVID-19, Poverty Alleviation, Rural Development

After a stint as a domestic helper in Malaysia and a business owner in East Kalimantan on the island of Borneo, Mrs. Sani returned to her hometown Karangrejo Village in the mountainous region of Kendal, Ngawi, East Java, Indonesia.There, she established a community radio station to channel  her passion for music and broadcasting. She also wanted to provide useful information to the village’s residents.

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