Author: Go.Asia

Rise of Solar Industry in Asia: a P2P microgrid SOLshare network in Bangladesh

According to annual review published by International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), the total number of people employed in renewable energy industry now stands at 10.3 million globally, creating more than 500,000 new jobs  in 2017. Among all, solar energy is the most sustainable and affordable to the household, and that’s why solar PV industry remains the largest employer of all renewable energy technologies,   accounting for 9% increase and approximately 3.4 million jobs in 2017. The growth in Asia is significant as we observed that China(#1) was estimated to account for 65% of PV jobs (i.e. 2.2 million) , followed by Japan(#2),...

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Ecosia, a search engine company aims to use profits to plant 1 billion trees by 2020

What is the most popular web search engine on your top of mind? Google? Bing? Yahoo? Baidu? You may have your own answer but we would like to introduce you another meaningful alternative for consideration. Ecosia is a web search engine based in Berlin, Germany, which donates 80% of its surplus income to non-profit conservationist organisations, with a focus on tree planting in 17 countries throughout Europe, North America, Central & South America, Africa, and Asia. As of October 2018,  over 40 million trees have been planted with Ecosia’s  support. Founded by Christian Kroll in 2009 to coincide with...

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Lady Gaga

Lady Gaga is a renowned American pop singer. She is also a songwriter, record producer, activist, fashion designer, and philanthropist. She has consecutively appeared on Billboard magazine’s Artists of the Year, she is regularly placed on lists composed by Forbes magazine and was named one of the most influential people in the world by Time magazine.  Gaga was also named the “Queen of Pop” by Rolling Stone . Gaga has a sold-out world tour and best-selling record worldwide, however, fame hasn’t made her a monster. Besides her musical career, she involves herself with humanitarian causes and LGBT activism. With a $1.2 million personal donation, in 2012, Gaga started her Born This Way Foundation, which combats...

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HK – Launching “Child Safeguarding Charter” on Universal Children’s Day I Nov 20

All children have the right to be protected from abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence under the United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child. Sadly, many of these acts are carried out by people children know and should be able to trust; or by people in places that they should feel safe. Keeping children safe is everyone’s responsibility. For this reason, organisations and professionals who work with children must do their part and ensure that their policies and practices reflect this responsibility. A Child Safeguarding Charter serves as the first step to increase awareness, build community support, and...

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HK – MaD Festival 2019 Travel Subsidy Scheme

Themed “The Grounded Odyssey”, MaD Festival 2019 continues to explore creative responses to the challenges of our time in a totally new format. In an expanded approach, this edition attempts to contribute to a progressive creative ecology at multiple levels. Before the much-awaited International Assembly on 12 & 13 January, 2019, the process begins with a series of exchanges undertaken by select Hong Kong-based practitioners across Asia. Insights and know-how acquired in these exchanges will inform grounded projects, and will also be shared with the wider public through outreach. One of the key programs is called “Travel Subsidy Scheme”...

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