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Youth for climate action: Key lessons learned from a nationwide essay competition

Young people all across the globe have demonstrated their dedication to act on climate change. World leaders were previously startled by Suzuki's strong speech in Rio in 1992, and are now again taking…  


Including Persons with Disabilities in the National Socio-Economic Agenda of Lao PDR

Disability inclusion is a process of making the concerns and experiences of persons with disabilities integral to development planning. The design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of…  


Forest fire- Great threat for bio-diversity conservation

Not only does a fire create big losses in biodiversity, but also contributes to air pollution within both Lao PDR and trans-boundaries in nature as well. As of 2 April 2021 in Luang Prabang Province,…  


#GOECO-friendly food packaging

To slow the spread of Covid-19 in the population, the Lao government declared the first national lockdown from late March to early May 2020. During that time, the Accelerator Lab observed an increase…  


Women Village Leaders in Lao PDR: ‘Custodians of Gender Egalitarianism’

The 32 year-old is 1 of the only 3 women village leaders in the District, while the remaining 43 are all male leaders. Despite 43 of the 45 villages being identified as ‘poor villages’ in the…  


Safe grounds and sounds of laughters

The grounds where Latngon Primary and Secondary School are used to be hazardous, with risks lying beneath every footstep. The fog still hovered over us as we stepped out to visit the students who have…  


Through the lense of a Quarantine Center doctor

Santee Phetkaysone, a 24 year-old young doctor was assigned to be stationed at the KM 21 quarantine center, an 18-room facility in Champasak Province from August to October of 2020. As one of the few…  


Lending her voice- Chandavone

Initially, Chandavone just wanted to try out being a radio host out of pure curiosity after graduation. Never did it occur to her that her trial would turn into a long-term job, with her name becoming…  


Single-Use Plastic Sachets: Pollution That Comes at a Cost. Key Learnings from the Refill Station Experiment.

Single-Use plastic has become an unescapable part of our daily lives that, if left unchecked, could threaten our very existence. The Lao PDR Accelerator Lab team recognized the importance of…  


Overcoming physical challenges with hope

Samnieng was diagnosed with polio as a young child and walks using a crutch as a supporting device. As Director of the Lao Disabled People’s Association (LDPA) and well-respected by all colleagues, it…  

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