Seventy percent of the aquaculture workforce worldwide is female, with women playing key roles in fishing, processing, and marketing. Yet they do not reap the full benefits of their efforts.
Anna Oposa does research, analysis, information management, and communications work to support the development of ADB's ocean health-related agenda. She has previously worked on ADB projects related to youth, curbing illegal wildlife trade, and environmental education. Anna holds a BA in English Studies from the University of the Philippines, and an MSc in Conservation Science from Imperial College London. She is the Executive Director of Save Philippine Seas, a non-profit focused on protecting and restoring the Philippines' coastal and marine resources.
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UN Women launches next week a global campaign to mobilize people to take a stand on violence against women, and here are 10 ways to join the 16 Days of Activism.
Will a top-down or a top-bottom approach save Asia and the world from climate change? ADB senior management officials and experts engaged top youth debaters to discuss the issue.
The recent summit of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Environment Ministers provided a showcase for ideas from the region’s youth in three major fields of environmental work through the Youth4ASIA competition.
Thirty-six youth leaders from the Greater Mekong subregion (GMS) embarked on an opportunity of a lifetime when they were selected to be part of the GMS Youth Caravan, an eight-day trip around the GMS countries that culminated in the 2nd GMS Youth Forum (YF2) and GMS Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, on 19-20 December 2014.
Based on Plan International’s 2012 World Atlas of Youth Policies, fewer than half of the countries in Asia and the Pacific have youth-specific policies. Other countries have integrated youth in their constitutions or sector-specific policies, such as on education, health, and drug prevention. Do we really need to prioritize and direct limited resources to a certain demographic defined only by age?
Recall the time you had to apply for a passport, driver’s license, job, or bank account. You are required to bring proof of identity, and more often than not, the most basic proof of existence would be your birth certificate. You probably know exactly where it is – tucked away in an envelope in a drawer, or perhaps a fireproof vault. This is not the case for some 230 million children around the world under the age of 5 who have not had their births registered.
For a lot of youth around the world, disasters and aid are just concepts—something they might view on television or read about online, but never actually experience first-hand.