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A culture of management: Securing access to safe drinking water in Timor Leste

10 January 2014
Discussions in the upper Kasait watershed and the need for community management

Eric N Bruno Water scarcity is a phenomenon in Timor Leste. Thus, communities face the challenge of optimizing the management of a scarce resource. Scarcity is evident in the lack of accessible clean water, with 45% of the rural population reportedly with no access to improved water source (Nixon, 2013). The World Health Organization/UNICEF...
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A reflection on resource management and human development

18 July 2013
A reflection on resource management and human development

Mariko Ishii The experience in the field visit to Bendum, Bukidnon in the Philippines last April 2013 was not new to me, but it reminded me of many things that slipped my mind a long time ago. The touch of moist soil, the sound of a river, the vision of firefly lights, the smell...
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Two recent films from Bolivia on the Guaraní-Isoseño people and their protected area

18 July 2013
Two recent films from Bolivia on the Guaraní-Isoseño people and their protected area

Early July 2013, two films by Rodrigo Abascal on the Guaraní-Isoseño people, their traditions, their protected area that is a national park, were released and shared with Ecojesuit through Carmen E Miranda L, Director of the Beni Biosphere Reserve in Bolivia. The film Yandereko: Reciprocity, Union and Love (in Guaraní with English subtitles, and...
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Engaging the Japanese youth of today in development concerns

10 July 2013
Engaging the Japanese youth of today in development concerns

Ms Sachiko Komiyama This essay proposes five engagements for the youth of today, especially the youth in Japan, to take action in order to make the necessary changes in the following 10 years and commit to make the world better. The five engagements are the necessity of shifting mindsets, reconsideration of competitive society, capitalism,...
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Young Jesuits in Korea start Green Review

10 July 2013
Young Jesuits in Korea start Green Review

Kim Min, SJ In February this year, some scholastics started a Green Review readers’ meeting. Green Review is enjoying a great reputation among progressive intellectuals and activists as it touches many issues encompassing ecology, community movement, globalization, and education. It gives people the inspiration and insight for searching alternatives. It is why we wanted...
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Students in Hong Kong show that food waste is not rubbish

4 July 2013
Students in Hong Kong show that food waste is not rubbish

Students at Wah Yan College, Hong Kong, with support from their teachers, are currently addressing the importance of recycling food waste in their campus. Every day during lunchtime, a lot of food waste is produced and most were thrown away in the past. However, food waste can be actually turned into useful fertilizers upon...
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Responding to natural disasters in Afghanistan

27 June 2013
Responding to natural disasters in Afghanistan

Ms Zahra Hossainy Natural disasters, such as landslides, avalanches, sandstorms, and floods make Afghanistan one of the most disaster-prone regions in the world (UNAMA, 2013). Consequently, there is always the risk for loss of people’s lives and livelihoods and destruction of property. This paper describes how the Afghan government responded to the disasters and...
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Self-reflections, self-understanding

27 June 2013
Self-reflections, self-understanding

Mr Kota Iwaki During my field engagement in Sitio Bendum, Mindanao in the Philippines, I experienced so many things. My thoughts on these experiences were refined through the activities and discussions with local community people and my classmates. I would like to share some of those reflections, especially some reflections about myself. From the...
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Reflections on environment, culture-based education, self-awareness

27 June 2013
Reflections on environment, culture-based education, self-awareness

Ms Ayumi Ota The eight-day fieldwork in Bendum, Mindanao in the Philippines gave me an opportunity to think about my life experiences in both urban and rural areas, and to reflect on the perspective, values, feelings, and thoughts that I have cultivated over my 31 years. The people of Bendum and the staff of...
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