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Nadia’s Story: Living with Autism in Lao PDR

Nadia is just like any other 15-year-old girl in secondary school. She enjoys dancing, singing, painting, and playing sports. After school, she looks after her younger brother and helps her mother…  


Community Radio and COVID-19: stories on championing women’s education in Lao PDR

In the central Laos district of Nakai, renowned for its lush forests and rich biodiversity, 26-year-old schoolteacher Phan reflects on the remote learning experiences of her students during the…  


#GOECO-friendly food packaging

The first part of this blog series focused on the experiment design, technical aspects and preliminary results of our #GoEco collaboration with a local food delivery company, GoTeddy. This part…  


Healthier Future For Humans, Economy And The Planet: Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions And Mitigate Climate Change Through A Metabolic Approach

It is our metabolism which keeps us alive by converting everything we eat into valuable building blocks and energy. Economies work very much in a similar manner. They extract and import, convert and…  


Nothing About Us Without Us: Creating Space for Persons with Disabilities in Lao PDR

Since International Day of Persons with Disabilities was first celebrated in 1992, there has been a seismic shift in the role played by persons with disabilities in society, as they now look to take…  


Unified under the Umbrella to Protect Women from Violence

In Lao PDR, the National Commission for the Advancement of Women, Mothers, and Children (NCAWMC) and the Lao Women’s Union (LWU) are working towards adopting a similar integrated approach, with all…  


Universal Access to a Universal Organization: Efforts of UNDP to Make its Workplace Disability-Inclusive for One and All in Lao PDR

Universal design ensures that our shared environment, within homes, classrooms, workplaces, and communities, is built in a way that is usable for all people regardless of their age, size, ability, or…  


Asian Elephant in the Phou Xang Hae National Protected Area (NPA)- Increased population but challenges remain.

Asian elephants are a symbol of Lao PDR- a country once called “Lane Xang,” the Land of Million Elephants, by the virtue of their numbers. Nevertheless, these magnificent creatures have now been…  


Empowering rural women- a path to enhanced equality

Although Saykham was able to access education, health, and nutrition services while growing up, most of her friends weren’t as fortunate. “Most of my friends experienced malnutrition and were poor.…  


Echoing empowerment

Ms. Hatsada Kounlabouth, a young trainer from Saravane Province carried a soft voice, with a gentle and caring sparkle in her eyes, proudly approached her newly- graduated trainees. There were about…  

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