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February 01, 2016
In the Philippines, a group of young leaders are working to stem long-running conflict in the country’s restive Mindanao Province and in southern Thailand, another conflict-prone region, by engaging community leaders in environmentally sound, social enterprises to foster sustainable economic growth... Read More
December 02, 2015
Gabriel has cerebral palsy. He cannot hold objects due to his severe muscle spasticity. But in school, his teachers compel him to write because it is required. The untenable situation forces Gabriel to leave school, in a narrative that plays out in classrooms across the globe. Gabriel’s story is a... Read More
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The My Idea Team

Kathleen Young Ricardo, Eduard Joseph Narciso, Quy Nguyen and Rolando Villamero Jr.
August 21, 2015
With last Wednesday’s announcement of the 2015 winners of the Young South East Asian Leaders Initiative (YSEALI) Seeds for the Future grants, IRI is excited to kick-start the second year of partnering... Read More
August 10, 2015
As the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) becomes an increasingly integrated community, the region’s youth from Jakarta to Manila and Yangon to Bangkok are connecting at unprecedented rates and taking a larger role in addressing their communities’ most challenging issues.  Over... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
August 06, 2015
Since its inception on August 8, 1967, ASEAN has served as a forum for its ten member-nations to come together to discuss, debate and build closer relations based on mutual interests, economic prosperity and shared values.  When ASEAN first got its start, only five member-nations, Indonesia,... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
March 24, 2015
Cambodia has one of the youngest populations in the world. In fact two out of every three Cambodians are under the age of 25. Yet despite the overwhelming number of youth, Cambodia’s government is comprised of older leaders, effectively marginalizing the country’s youth in decision-making. ... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division
November 14, 2014
Since 2011, Phnom Penh-based Young Women Leadership Network (YWLN) has encouraged young women in Cambodia to engage with their communities and work toward positive changes in government and social development.  Through training programs that focus on empowerment, effective advocacy and... Read More
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Theodore Wilhite

Assistant Program Officer, Asia Division