Development

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Inside the Pandemic: The Inequality in Accessing E-learning Education Across Southeast Asia.

“The ability to read, write and analyse; the confidence to stand up and demand justice and equality; the qualification and connection to get your foot in the door and take your seat at the table – all of that starts with education” – Michelle Obama. Education, at its core, is one of the most essential …

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Alumni Legacy: From Facilitator to Front-liner, how Joshua is transforming youth roles during the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Our Alumni Coordinator Danielle Stephenson interviewed Espiritu Joshua Arsenio III (Joshua), Community Development student, teacher and 2019 #AAYLF delegate about his latest work and how he’s shaping the community response to COVID-19 in the Philippines. Danielle: Tell us a bit about yourself. Joshua: I’m a teacher by profession. I work as a Student Affairs Professional …

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Soda and pork intestines: When COVID-19 relief operations miss the mark

As a developing country with one of the highest cases of COVID-19 in Southeast Asia, relief operations in the Philippines are seen to be a lifesaving act to people in need. Unfortunately, some relief operations have been poorly allocated, abused by beneficiaries, and hindered by asymmetrical coordination between different actors. Primitivo III “Prime” Cabanes Ragandang explores.

Masy Solar lights: the way for rural communities to adopt renewable technology

Masy Solar is a humanitarian engineering project that aims to bring solar lights to the thousands of families who need it the most – poor and vulnerable households across rural communities in the Philippines. The grassroots organisation fosters community ownership of an inclusive solar energy program by empowering families, especially women and youths, with leadership and …

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ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation – What is it?

AASYP Founder and International Relations Honours student Hayley Winchcombe spent 13 months in Southeast Asia as the inaugural New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow 2018. During an internship with the Australian Mission to ASEAN, Hayley spent a week with the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II). What is ASEAN actually doing? Why should we …

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How is Australia contributing to ASEAN’s ambitious development targets?

International Relations Honours student Hayley Winchcombe has spent the last 11 months in Southeast Asia as the inaugural New Colombo Plan ASEAN Fellow. During an internship with the Australian Mission to ASEAN, Hayley had the opportunity to spend a week with the ASEAN-Australia Development Cooperation Program Phase II (AADCP II).  What is ASEAN actually doing? …

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