Search for tag: "asia"

Conversation with Jessica Rawson, Life and Afterlife in Ancient China

Join Professor Jeffrey Sachs and Jessica Rawson, one of the world’s most eminent scholars of China, as they discuss Rawson’s book, Life and Afterlife in Ancient China. Listen in to learn…

From  SDG Academy 147 plays

Conversation with Bruce Cumings, The Korean War

Professor Jeffrey Sachs speaks with Professor Bruce Cumings, renowned historian and expert in East-Asian history, to discuss Cuming’s book The Korean War. Together, they discuss the factors…

From  SDG Academy 38 plays

International Student Leader Meeting for SDGs

The UI GreenMetric World University Rankings and the SDGs Center Universitas Diponegoro recently launched a new student program entitled the "1st International Student Leader Meeting"…

From  SDG Academy 43 plays

Sumatra Peatland Restoration

As part of the Sumatra Peatland Restoration program, Belantara Foundation helped to develop an integrated farming that includes cattle fattening, organic fertilizer, pineapple plantation, and…

From  SDG Academy 24 plays

The 2023 World Happiness Report: An Asia-Pacific Perspective

The 11th edition of the World Happiness Report (WHR) was released on Monday, March 20, 2023, the International Day of Happiness. First published in 2012, the annual report reflects a growing…

From  SDG Academy 63 plays

Case Study: Restoration by design in Inner Mongolia

This video presents a case study featuring a land restoration project executed by The Nature Conservancy. The project engaged with local communities in Inner Mongolia that suffer from severe land…

From  SDG Academy 4 plays

How Kateb University's LMS Offered Access to Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that stopped class-based education in Afghanistan, Kateb University developed its own Learning Management System (Kateb LMS) to enable the students and professors…

From  SDG Academy 148 plays

Case Study: Pioneering Green Sukuk: The Technical Assistance of UNDP in Indonesia

UNDP is working together with Indonesia’s Financial Services Authority to promote sustainable finance and working closely with the Ministry of Finance to strengthen the public finance…

From  SDG Academy 4 plays

Case Study: Pioneering Green Sukuk: The Technical Assistance of the World Bank in Malaysia

At the end of 2016, Malaysia’s local currency bond market, the 4th largest in emerging East Asia after China, Korea and Thailand, stood at 1.167 trillion Malaysian Ringgits or approximately…

From  SDG Academy 1 plays

Case Study: Unlocking Zakat to Help Communities: UNDP Indonesia

Engaging with Islamic finance is a part of UNDP’s global strategy. In this regard, partnerships are forming in Indonesia and other UNDP country offices. Through its Innovative Financing Lab,…

From  SDG Academy 0 plays

IsDB Projects: Construction and Equipping of the Vocational Colleges in Uzbekistan

Construction and Equipping of the Vocational Colleges in Uzbekistan was implemented with the aim of enhancing the developmental efforts of the Government of Uzbekistan. The objectives were to…

From  SDG Academy 1 plays

IsDB Projects: Upgrading of the University Science Malaysia (USM) Project

Upgrading of the University Science Malaysia (USM), consistent with the Malaysian Development Plan for 2001-2010, aimed at providing quality human resources geared towards the needs of the nation and…

From  SDG Academy 0 plays

Case Studies: Integrating Sustainability into Banking: CIMB Malaysia

Islamic Banks have played a key role since the 1970s to prevent harm and promote goodness in their financing activities and services. However, the focus has been rather narrow and confined to a…

From  SDG Academy 0 plays

Case Study: A Digitalized Islamic Cooperative Institution: KSPPS BMT Bahtera in Indonesia

BMT, Baitul Maal wat Tamwil, is an Islamic microfinance institution that originated in Indonesia. Its Baitul Maal unit runs the social function and manages the Islamic social funds such as zakat,…

From  SDG Academy 2 plays

Case Study: Channeling Microfinance Through a Commercial Bank: Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL)

In 1995, Islami Bank Bangladesh Limited (IBBL) introduced the Rural Development Scheme. The Scheme was developed by converting the microcredit program into an Islamic microfinance program for the…

From  SDG Academy 0 plays

Case Study: An Interest-Free Microfinance Institution - Akhuwat Pakistan

Akhuwat was founded in 2001 with the vision of creating and nurturing a poverty-free society to be built on the principles of compassion and equity, and to support the underprivileged members of the…

From  SDG Academy 0 plays