Location: Asia


/ Health

30 Sep 2015


A small metal fish designed for use in cooking to increase iron uptake is proving a great success in Cambodia and is now set to be used further afield. Could the Lucky Iron Fish spawn an end to iron deficiency across the rest of Asia?


/ Environment, Health, Social Enterprise, Technology

04 Sep 2015


Cooking smoke kills hundreds of people a day, but one company has come up with a clever alternative – and a finance model to fund it – to help Bhutanese families cook up a better future


/ Conservation, Environment

02 Sep 2015


Asia Pulp and Paper Group, one of the largest paper mills in the world, is closing its plantations in a bid to protect rainforest and peatlands. Could this unusual move set a new precedent in the paper business?


/ Economics & Innovation, Wellbeing

03 Aug 2015


Call-in radio programme aims to reduce mental health problems caused by earthquakes


/ Community, Justice

14 Jul 2015


An inspiring collection of tales depicting the self-determination inherent in garment factory workers, who are not just asking for change, but making it happen


/ #OwnTheMedia, Peace, Positive People

17 Apr 2015


Peace activist Arun Gandhi reflects on the enduring wisdom of his grandfather, the Indian spiritual and political leader Mahatma Gandhi

(c) Vajra Foundation. solar-cooking-competition-in-bhutanese-refugee-camps

/ Environment, Sustainable Development

13 Mar 2015


A Bhutanese refugee camp in Damak, Nepal is giving its displaced inhabitants a brighter future thanks to green investment

(c) Flickr member neiljs

/ Community, Democracy

26 Jan 2015


A post-Soviet generation of feminists is working to transform society through a mix of personal and political action


/ Community, Social Enterprise

20 Jan 2015


A new female-only taxi company in India is helping women stay safe while providing valuable employment and training opportunities

children in the village of Patag

/ Positive People

07 Nov 2014


One year ago, one of the largest typhoons ever recorded struck the Philippines. Niamh Coleman – then a newly qualified aid worker – was among the hundreds that scrambled to help relief efforts


/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

14 Aug 2014


A new eight-day workshop visiting social enterprises in India is designed to propel career-sick individuals into meaningful work. Aaron Millar chats with the founder, Rosie Walford

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/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

02 Jul 2014


After years of isolation Myanmar is now open to tourists. Sustainable tourism expert Richard Brownsdon makes a visit and comes back with tips on how to see it responsibly


/ Environment, Science

19 Jun 2014


China has agreed to share scientific knowledge with Nepal on the effects of climate and environmental changes on the Tibetan plateau in order to spur sustainable development


/ Positive Travel, Positive Travel Blog

04 Jun 2014


Environmentalist Matt Mellen travels across Cambodia in search of the endangered Mekong River dolphin, and finds the inspiration to fight for their protection


/ Politics

28 May 2014


Sushil Koirala has surprised leaders by rebuffing his family’s inheritance in favour of a simpler way of life


/ Positive Travel

23 Apr 2014


In a rare interview with a Japanese Shugendō monk, Aaron Millar learns about this extreme and uniquely eastern form of nature worship

Minke Whale in the Indian Ocean

/ Conservation

22 Apr 2014


A new ruling to end century-long whale hunting in the Southern Ocean has been challenged by the Japanese government, but will still result in fewer whales being killed

Dongria Kondh boy Kalia stands in front of the Niyamgiri hill range.

/ Environment

11 Mar 2014


The Dongria Kondh in India have won a landmark victory against metal mining giant Vedanta, as plans for a bauxite mine are rejected in a move that could set a new precedent for tribal rights

(c) Flickr member kafka4prez

/ Economics & Innovation

06 Mar 2014


As pharmaceuticals corruption increases, a ‘blacklist’ is introduced to ban offenders from operation

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/ Health

05 Feb 2014


India was once the world’s most polio-ridden country, but strong action has now eradicated the disease, paving the way towards a polio-free Southeast Asia