Category: Reports

Focus together with Rural Poor Institute for Land and Human Rights Services (RIGHTS) co-organized with local people’s organization Kilos Ka a two- day discussion on land rights from April 15-16 in Begong Tigbao, Zamboanga del Sur. The forum-workshop was attended by around 40 participants representin …

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Report from a forum on corporate concentration in agriculture and food, and its implications on food sovereignty in South East Asia On 24 July 2018, Focus on the Global South, ETC Group, and the Chulalongkorn University Research Institute (CUSRI) organized a forum in Bangkok on corporate concentrati …

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Quezon City, Philippines – Corporate greed and its impact on public health were central in the discussions on the Dengvaxia controversy in a forum held recently at the University of the Philippines.  The public forum entitled “Dengvaxia Nightmare: People clamor—Did anyone really care about people’s …

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As part of the 13th International Conference on Thai Studies, Focus on the Global South (Focus) organized a roundtable discussion on 16 July 2017 to look at the role of capitalism and development in Asia, and the accompanying rise of dictatorial regimes in the region. Speakers included Walden Bello, …

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To view presentations click here. From 21-25 November 2016, about 50 people, involved in struggles to defend the territories, forests and livelihoods of forest-dependent communities, came together in Thailand for a field visit to the Northeast of the country, followed by a 3-days meeting in Bangkok. …

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Highlights of the Discussions Access to energy, to climate change and poverty are inter-linked. Energy is essential to both production and sustaining life. The current development paradigm characterized by overproduction and consumption without regard for the earth’s capacity is incompatible with lo …

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Lead Organizers: Focus on the Global South, Transnational Institute and EU-ASEAN FTA Network Highlights of the Discussions “A silent coup d’ etat is taking place now because of corporate power”—this was a quote from a participant that underscored one of the main issues discussed in the workshop. Tra …

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Lead Organizers: Focus on the Global South, KRuHA-Indonesia (People’s Coalition for the Right to Water), AGWWAS (Alliance of Government Workers in the Water Sector, the Philippines), Waterworks Academy Metropolitan Waterworks Authority (MWA) Thailand, Peoples’ Campaign for right to Water-Karnataka, …

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Lead Organizers: Thai Working Group for Climate Justice and Focus on the Global South Highlights of the Discussions Progress on the Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (REDD) Program at the UN level has been slow.  Safeguards agreed upon in Cancun are weak and are to be “pro …

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Lead Organizers: Thai Working Group for Climate Justice and Focus on the Global South Highlights of the Discussions The workshop discussed how the three current global crises i.e. financial crisis, ecological/climate crisis and food security crisis are corresponding and interrelated, and that these …

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