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India’s Energy Challenge. Are Renewables Enough? (with Manoj Kohli)
India’s energy needs are set to increase by 95% over the next decade - but are renewables enough to meet this demand?
Women can amplify the economic impact of tech. Here’s how. (With Virginia Tan)
Women drive up to 80% of all consumer spending - but they're still underrepresented in the economy.
Want to reduce cross-border shipping costs? Here’s one next-generation solution.
What if tech could make the international shipping process dramatically simpler and cheaper?
Insects as food? Get used to it.
Could insect proteins be the game-changer we need to help secure food supply chains and tackle our mounting waste problem?
Tech can drive equality in education. You can help.
An NGO is using readily-accessible apps to keep vulnerable girls safe and educated during the pandemic
Drone startups have kickstarted Asia’s agritech revolution
Drones are now doing a lot more than dropping bombs and shooting video. A new generation of programmable, autonomous drones has arrived, and it’s powering an agritech revolution in Asia.
How to get a smallholder farmer a loan
Kilimo Finance is a lending platform that connects Southeast Asian farmers with banks through their proprietary app and platform.
In the hands of youth, mobile tech can spark a philanthropy revolution in Asia
The practice of philanthropy is increasingly being democratized. Thanks to digital technology, it has never been easier for more people to help their communities.
Last chance to enter the #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 Hackathon
The ADB is looking for smart solutions to data gathering problems, and they’re offering substantial support to individuals and teams with innovative ideas.
Digital tools to help Asia’s governments optimize public finance management (with Fraser Thompson)
AlphaBeta Advisors has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a “Digital Innovation in Public Financial Management” study that gives a layman’s overview of new financial technologies.
Thanks to the ADB, it just got easier to source affordable supplies of personal protective equipment.

Thanks to the ADB, it just got easier to source affordable supplies of personal protective equipment.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is improving the transparency of the PPE market with a new map of supply chains for critical products.

India’s Energy Challenge. Are Renewables Enough? (with Manoj Kohli)

India’s Energy Challenge. Are Renewables Enough? (with Manoj Kohli)

India’s energy needs are set to increase by 95% over the next decade - but are renewables enough to meet this demand?

Women can amplify the economic impact of tech. Here’s how. (With Virginia Tan)

Women can amplify the economic impact of tech. Here’s how. (With Virginia Tan)

Women drive up to 80% of all consumer spending - but they're still underrepresented in the economy.

Want to reduce cross-border shipping costs? Here’s one next-generation solution.

Want to reduce cross-border shipping costs? Here’s one next-generation solution.

What if tech could make the international shipping process dramatically simpler and cheaper?

Insects as food? Get used to it.

Insects as food? Get used to it.

Could insect proteins be the game-changer we need to help secure food supply chains and tackle our mounting waste problem?

Tech can drive equality in education. You can help.

Tech can drive equality in education. You can help.

An NGO is using readily-accessible apps to keep vulnerable girls safe and educated during the pandemic

India’s Energy Challenge. Are Renewables Enough? (with Manoj Kohli)

India’s Energy Challenge. Are Renewables Enough? (with Manoj Kohli)

India’s energy needs are set to increase by 95% over the next decade - but are renewables enough to meet this demand?

Developing Asia’s sustainable future (with Parag Khanna)

Developing Asia’s sustainable future (with Parag Khanna)

Dr. Parag Khanna, global strategy advisor, appears on The Impact Podcast to discuss how to make Asia's future sustainable.

Digital tools to help Asia’s governments optimize public finance management (with Fraser Thompson)

Digital tools to help Asia’s governments optimize public finance management (with Fraser Thompson)

AlphaBeta Advisors has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a “Digital Innovation in Public Financial Management” study that gives a layman’s overview of new financial technologies.

Women can amplify the economic impact of tech. Here’s how. (With Virginia Tan)

Women can amplify the economic impact of tech. Here’s how. (With Virginia Tan)

Women drive up to 80% of all consumer spending - but they're still underrepresented in the economy.

Rebounding from COVID-19 and future directions (with Armida Alisjahbana)

Rebounding from COVID-19 and future directions (with Armida Alisjahbana)

Armida Alisjahbana, Undersecretary General of the UN and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, will give the keynote address this year’s ACEF Closing Plenary Session - titled “Rebounding from COVID-19 and Future Directions”.

Last chance to enter the #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 Hackathon

Last chance to enter the #DigitalAgainstCOVID-19 Hackathon

The ADB is looking for smart solutions to data gathering problems, and they’re offering substantial support to individuals and teams with innovative ideas.

Thanks to the ADB, it just got easier to source affordable supplies of personal protective equipment.

Thanks to the ADB, it just got easier to source affordable supplies of personal protective equipment.

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is improving the transparency of the PPE market with a new map of supply chains for critical products.

Women can amplify the economic impact of tech. Here’s how. (With Virginia Tan)

Women can amplify the economic impact of tech. Here’s how. (With Virginia Tan)

Women drive up to 80% of all consumer spending - but they're still underrepresented in the economy.

Digital tools to help Asia’s governments optimize public finance management (with Fraser Thompson)

Digital tools to help Asia’s governments optimize public finance management (with Fraser Thompson)

AlphaBeta Advisors has partnered with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation on a “Digital Innovation in Public Financial Management” study that gives a layman’s overview of new financial technologies.

Rebounding from COVID-19 and future directions (with Armida Alisjahbana)

Rebounding from COVID-19 and future directions (with Armida Alisjahbana)

Armida Alisjahbana, Undersecretary General of the UN and Executive Secretary of UNESCAP, will give the keynote address this year’s ACEF Closing Plenary Session - titled “Rebounding from COVID-19 and Future Directions”.

Tech can drive equality in education. You can help.

Tech can drive equality in education. You can help.

An NGO is using readily-accessible apps to keep vulnerable girls safe and educated during the pandemic

In the hands of youth, mobile tech can spark a philanthropy revolution in Asia

In the hands of youth, mobile tech can spark a philanthropy revolution in Asia

The practice of philanthropy is increasingly being democratized. Thanks to digital technology, it has never been easier for more people to help their communities.

Digital innovators have joined the fight against COVID-19
Want to reduce cross-border shipping costs? Here’s one next-generation solution.

Want to reduce cross-border shipping costs? Here’s one next-generation solution.

What if tech could make the international shipping process dramatically simpler and cheaper?

Insects as food? Get used to it.

Insects as food? Get used to it.

Could insect proteins be the game-changer we need to help secure food supply chains and tackle our mounting waste problem?

Drone startups have kickstarted Asia’s agritech revolution

Drone startups have kickstarted Asia’s agritech revolution

Drones are now doing a lot more than dropping bombs and shooting video. A new generation of programmable, autonomous drones has arrived, and it’s powering an agritech revolution in Asia.

How to get a smallholder farmer a loan

How to get a smallholder farmer a loan

Kilimo Finance is a lending platform that connects Southeast Asian farmers with banks through their proprietary app and platform.

From The Front Lines

BANGLADESH

ADB training workshop for Bangladesh government officials on SPADE, a web-based urban data analysis platform.

KATHMANDU

How the Kathmandu Valley Development Authority is exploring “land pooling” as a model for sustainable urbanisation.

Photo: Amy Faust, ADB Consultant

AFGHANISTAN

Tech For Impact crew on the ground in Afghanistan shooting a story on gender equality.  We were surprised to find out this was the first time any of the villagers had seen a video camera so we had to conduct some impromptu media training to get them all camera ready!

Upcoming Events & Webinars

  • Future Food Asia 2020 (Postponed to Q3 2020)
    Future Food Asia, APAC’s premier AgriFoodTech competition, returns for its fourth edition. The central theme this year is ‘Food is the New Cool’, where panel discussions will unravel the latest innovations in the sector, separating the fad from the future.
  • ASEAN Sustainable Energy Week 2020 (Postponed to 16 – Friday 18 September 2020)
    ASEAN's largest international exhibition and conference on renewable energy, energy efficiency, environmental and electric vehicle technology.
  • ReThink 2020 (Postponed to 02 – 03 September 2020)
    ReThink Hong Kong is a two-day conference and showcase that will explore and encourage meaningful partnerships, inspire organisational change and present solutions for a sustainable environment and circular economy.