Blogs Label: Stories from the field

Tea, haircuts and fish bones: Letting the light into Pakistan

Stories from the field Author: Zofeen Ebrahim

For nearly a decade, chronic power shortages have hobbled Pakistan's economy. According to the World Bank, there are 144 million people without electricity or who endure lengthy blackouts. Now, while the government is investing heavily in coal, private investors are exploring renewable energy.


The Long Road to Equality for the Women Fishers of Demak, Indonesia

Stories from the field Author: Nuswantoro

Since June 2017, a group of women fishers in Central Java had gone back and forth to the village administration office. They have been fighting for their right to be acknowledged as being fishers. Then they will be able to get insurance that covers any accident resulting from fishery activities, provided by the Ministry of Fisheries and Marine Affairs Indonesia.


Gangtok Gears Up to be Zero-Waste City

Stories from the field Author: Farraz Theda

A small city in the northern part of India doesn’t have a landfill site. While the Government has made significant decisions to ban the use of polystyrene disposable cutlery and plastic bottled water, the implementation is still facing huge challenges. They admit that as a small city, they need more opportunity to access the latest technology and funding.


Learning Climate Change through a Solar Powered Library

Stories from the field Author: Farraz Theda, Laura Hosman

Have you ever imagined living without the internet? The fact is, there are several countries in the world with internet penetration rates below 20%. Solar Powered Educational Learning Library (SolarSPELL) brings its digital library to schools where internet access is scarce. Students can learn about climate change and other resilience topics through this solar-powered library.


“I don’t sleep well”: Extreme weather threatens Nepal’s farmers

Stories from the field Author: Aadesh Subedi

Agriculture is being particularly hit as recurring droughts and floods have become the new normal. According to the Ministry of Agricultural Development, August floods in the Talai region alone cost farmers nearly 3 billion Nepalese rupees (about $28 million). As climate change brings more unpredictable weather, how farmer in Chitwan - Nepal adapt?


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