• Illegal logging in Laos hinders government’s forestation goals
  • Illegal logging, concessions to private developers and agricultural encroachment on forest lands are jeopardizing Laos’s goal of achieving 70% forest cover density by 2035.That’s according to a recent survey by Laos’s Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry, which pointed to an increase in illegal logging in ...

  • Illegal trade of pangolins and their parts widespread online in Laos
  • Wildlife traders say that the illegal trade of pangolins remains strong – including on the Internet – despite their listing as a critically endangered species by Laos and even though the government has ordered a crackdown on the trade of endangered wildlife. Laos, a popular transit ...

  • Govt. Unveils Data Management System for Digital Birth Registration
  • The government of Laos has introduced a digital central data management system to collect population data in the country. Ministry of Home Affairs launched the Electronic Registration and Vital Statistics System (eCRVS) at a meeting in February to analyze the data on births, deaths, marriages, and ...

  • [Webinar]: Taking Data Back: Women’s Sovereignty over Land Data
  • The theme for this year’s International Women’s Day is “DigitALL: Innovation and technology for gender equality” aiming to celebrate women and girls who are championing the advancement of transformative technology and digital education.Focus: What can be done to include Indigenous women in the data cycle in ...

  • [Webinar]:Topic: "The state of Open Data~Land ownership roundtable."
  • D4D is launching a new process to update the State of Open Data to reflect how the open data agenda has shifted to reflect the pandemic and global developments since the first edition.The discussion will cover: (1). Recent progress in open land data. The links between the ...

  • [Call for application]: Inclusive Enterprises for Empowered Communities
  • Description: A free e-learning course on developing more inclusive community enterprises for the good of people and forests. This e-course looks at the connection between inclusion and community-based enterprises (CBEs) developed within community forestry. It explains how and why women and other marginalized groups are often excluded in ...

UNESCO: One Opportunity, One Teacher, Limitless Dreams in Lao PDR

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