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Advice for the social sector in South-East Asia

2020-10-18T22:48:02+00:00June 23rd, 2017|Featured, Project, Videos|

We’ve spent 7 months travelling by bicycle through Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia, Thailand, Myanmar and India meeting countless social enterprises, NGOs, businesses, governmental bodies and entrepreneurs. Through this initiative we have developed a number of insights to report back to the social sector. This article includes some of these insights and is based upon a presentation [...]

Children are not tourist attractions

2017-10-28T07:18:08+00:00April 7th, 2017|Featured, Gender and Education, Project|

We were shocked to see this poster in the guesthouse we were staying in last night in Pyay, Burma. This poster should take its place: It is estimated that 80% of the 8 million children in orphanages worldwide have at least one living parent. So what brings them there, you might ask? Tourism! In Cambodia [...]

What counts when the environment doesn’t

2017-10-28T07:17:57+00:00February 10th, 2017|Featured, Gender and Education, Project, Sustainable Energy|

Innovation in cookstove technology must reflect Lao culture for a chance of success Lao people don’t care about reducing carbon emissions from their traditional cookstoves, nor do they really care about the long-term negative health effects these stoves create. What they do care about is the operating cost. This is in fact a convenient truth, [...]