Prateep Ungsongtham Hata talks about the origins of Duang Prateep Foundation and what it means to the slum dwellers of Khlong Toei District

Interview with Prateep Ungsongtham Hata. She is noted as a Thai activist well known for her work with slum dwellers in the Khlong Toei District of Bangkok, Thailand. Among her supporters, she is known as Khru Prateep ("Teacher Prateep"), the "Angel of Khlong Toei" or "Slum Angel". Prateep was awarded the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Public Service in 1978 and using the prize money started the Duang Prateep Foundation. She is now the Secretary General of the foundation. 

Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking in KEPRI

Asianthinker caught up with Chrisanctus Paschalis Saturnus alias Romi Pascal, the head of the NGO - Commission for Justice, Peace and Pastoral for Migrant-Itinerant People (KOMISI KEADILAN, PERDAMAIAN DAN PASTORAL MIGRAN PERANTAU) KKPPMP in Batam recently. Better known as Romi Pascal he has been involved with KKPPMP since 2010 when he first came to Batam. 

Wildlife Conservation in Vietnam-ENV raising National awareness of conservation issues

Executive Director and Founder of ENVWhen Vu Thi Quyen graduated from Hanoi National University in 1996, she immediately went to work for Fauna and Flora International (FFI), an English NGO working in Cuc Phuong National Park, Vietnam’s first national park, located about 120 km southwest of Hanoi. At Cuc Phuong, Quyen developed and ran the park’s community-based environmental education program, focused on raising awareness within local communities about the need to protect the park. Having pioneered the program model at Cuc Phuong, Quyen began training environmental educators from National Parks and Nature Reserves throughout Vietnam. In 2000, less than two years before the formal end of the FFI project at Cuc Phuong, Quyen founded ENV, the country’s first nature and environment-focused local non-government organization. Under Quyen’s leadership, ENV evolved to focus on what Quyen considers to be the greatest threat to her country’s wildlife (as well as that of the region): hunting and illegal wildlife trade, driven by an ever-increasing consumer demand. As ENV’s Executive Director, Quyen directly manages the policy and legislation program at ENV. Her husband Douglas Hendrie currently serves as a technical advisor to ENV. They currently split their time between working in Vietnam and the U.S.

ONE (SINGAPORE) Combating Poverty In Singapore And Asia




Asianthinkers interviewed Michael Switow, a co-founder of ONE (SINGAPORE). Michael is an anti-poverty campaigner, freelance writer, producer and editor. ONE (SINGAPORE) was founded in 2005 by a group of Singaporeans. It is dedicated to raising awareness and taking concrete actions to make poverty history and create the world we want. It envisions a just world where no one lives in poverty – be it overseas or here at home in Singapore.

Asianthinker interviews Lin Ji Liaw from BruWILD

Asianthinker Interviews Lin Ji Liaw the President of BruWILD Biodiversity and Natural History Society in Brunei. BruWILD was started under the leadership of Linji Liaw, an alumna in BSc in Biological Sciences from the University of Brunei Darussalam. Formed in April 2014 its main aim was to provide educational support to educational institutions, nature groups and organizations that are concerned about the importance of environmental conservation and protection in Brunei.