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Aquaculture in Thailand

Tilapia raised in a Thai fish-farming project will help improve food security and reduce poverty.
In north-east Thailand local communities are improving their food security and health through fish farming.
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Australian Pacific Islanders

Row boats take Pacific Islanders out to a sailing boat floating in the distance.
During the second half of the 19th century Pacific Islanders were vital labour for the sugar industry, but many were deported when Australia became a nation in 1901.
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Batik cooperative empowers women

Sukini from Gulurejo, Indonesia, learns new skills at a batik workshop and shares her ideas as part of a cooperative.
A batik cooperative in Gulurejo village in Indonesia has developed new practices and improved the women members’ livelihoods.
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Biological control in Papua New Guinea

The water hyacinth was introduced into Papua New Guinea because of its attractive flower.
After water hyacinths clogged waterways along the Sepik River in Papua New Guinea, scientists and community members used a combination of weed removal and weevils to clear the weed.
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Building peace in Sierra Leone

Teachers at Makeni Primary School, Sierra Leone, were trained in how to use the integrated peace curriculum activities.
A Peace Education Kit has taught teachers and children in Sierra Leone skills in building peace, helping the whole community to recover from civil war.
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Child-friendly schools in Mozambique

Children are engaged in active learning in Mozambique.
Child-friendly schools create safe and inclusive learning environments for all students, with a particular focus on girls.
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Cholera in Papua New Guinea

Lack of safe drinking water and unsanitary conditions in Daru, Papua New Guinea, increase the risk of cholera and other water-borne diseases.
Provision of safe water, proper sanitation and the promotion of improved hygiene and food handling practices are the most effective ways of improving health limiting the spread of cholera.
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Combating malaria in Solomon Islands

Clearing drains and open waterways reduces the number of mosquito-breeding areas in Solomon Islands.
A multi-pronged approach to combating malaria is improving life and development for people in Solomon Islands.
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Community-led sanitation in Bangladesh

Mosmoil villagers stand outside a sanitary latrine.
Villagers in Bangladesh worked together to change the habit of open defecation. Their success has inspired many others around the world.
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Confronting corruption in Nigeria

Dr Dora Akunyili was recognised for her work in fighting corruption with an Integrity Award from Transparency International.
Dr Dora Akunyili is a dedicated and strong woman is confronting corruption in the pharmaceutical industry in Nigeria.
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Conserving tree kangaroos

The tenkile is very difficult to see in the dense rainforests of Papua New Guinea’s Torricelli Mountains.
Holistic development is improving health and protecting the environment and endangered tree kangaroos in Papua New Guinea.
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Cultural change in Solomon Islands

In Solomon Islands, with its rich soil, high rainfall and a warm climate, families can grow sufficient food for their needs and sell the leftovers.
Learning about human rights is empowering women to speak out and improve equality in Solomon Islands.
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Drought in Tuvalu

Funafuti Atoll, Tuvalu, 11 kilometres long and 150 metres at its widest, is at risk of being swamped by the sea.
Climate change is increasing the variability in rainfall, so improving storage and changing behaviours are important to help ensure water security and reduce the impact of drought.
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Educating girls in Pakistan

New teaching methods and smaller classes, like this one in Pakistan, help children learn.
Special activities to address the reasons children, especially girls, do not attend school are improving education.
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Empowering women in Papua New Guinea

Linda Rau from Kila Kila Village Court, PNG, resolves disputes and builds understanding of issues, particularly those affecting women.
Training and awareness raising is leading to more women decision-makers in Village Courts and the National Parliament and helping improve the lives of women in general.
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