Author: Go.Asia

The ISIF ASIA Grants and Awards winners 2018 reveal!

The Information Society Innovation Fund (ISIF Asia) is a grants and awards program empowering communities in the Asia pacific region to research, design and implement Internet-based solutions for their own needs, placing particular emphasis on the positive role the Internet has in social and economic development in the region. Since 2008, ISIF Asia has been offering support through competitive grants and awards processes as well as a range of capacity building opportunities for selected recipients, representing a wide variety of stakeholders: Government (1), Civil Society (3), Private Sector (2), Social Enterprise (1), and Academia (3) as well as very interesting...

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Yale University and UN Environment design self-sufficient tiny home for sustainable urbanization

According to UN Environment, housing construction worldwide uses 40 percent of all resources produced every year and generated one-third of greenhouse gas emissions. Supporting UN Environment and UN Habitat, Yale University and Gray Organschi Architecture have designed and built a self-sufficient tiny house to demonstrate a possible self-sufficient and ecological housing module in green architecture. A Tiny house with Great Love & Green Life The two parties worked together to design and install the Ecological Living Module in only four weeks, and this module contains 215 square feet of interior space together with further 16 square feet for a rear mechanical...

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Donation for the Hokkaido Earthquake Emergency Relief

As of Sept 10, 2018, more than 40 people have been confirmed dead after a magnitude 6.7 earthquake rocked Japan’s northern prefecture of Hokkaido early Thursday morning (6 September 2018). About 300 are injured and about 30 more are missing. Meteorological Agency officials say the quake measured the strongest possible level on Japan’s seismic intensity scale. For more recent updates provided by NHK, please click here In response to the devastating earthquakes, Asia-based crowdfunding platform Give.Asia & Japan-based crowdfunding platform “CampFire”  are now running a joint force crowdfunding campaign in collaboration with Peace Winds Japan (PWJ), a non-profit organization situated in Hiroshima...

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10 finalists of Social Venture Challenge Asia are ready for the final pitching in Oct 2018

Co-organised by DBS Foundation and NUS Enterprise, Social Venture Challenge Asia  aims to encourage Asian innovation by social enterprises to meet complex social needs, such as access to health and health education, employment generation for marginalised, environment protection and waste management solutions, responsible education and literacy, creating rural livelihoods, innovative technologies for social impact and even more. This grant programme, namely DBS-NUS Social Venture Challenge Asia  enables social enterprises to develop a prototype of their idea, improve existing processes or add critical capabilities to achieve sustainability, or scale up their existing business that leads to greater social impact. Grant partners include NUS...

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Huge Jackman – The Greatest Showman for Worldwide Charity

Australian actor Hugh Jackman is an Academy Award nominee, Golden Globe and Tony Award winning actor. From his turn on Broadway as the 1970’s singer/songwriter Peter Allen, to his metal claw-wielding Wolverine in the X-MEN franchise, Jackman has proven to be one of the most versatile actors of our time. In addition to his acting work, Hugh serves as an ambassador for World Vision Australia and has lent his narrative to the Global Poverty Project to create new momentum in the fight against extreme poverty. Hugh and his wife, Deborra-Lee Furness, served as Honorary Committee Co-Chairs at the 2009 Worldwide Orphans Foundation Benefit Gala....

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