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ADB cooperates with a broad range of civil society organizations (CSOs), including nongovernment organizations (NGOs), to strengthen its efforts to reduce poverty and increase the effectiveness, quality, and sustainability of its operations.

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03 May 2021 | Speech

Collaboration for Resilient and Green Recovery: Realizing the Potential of a Sustainable Blue Economy - Ingrid van Wees

Opening remarks by Ingrid van Wees, ADB Vice-President, at the Civil Society Program: Collaboration for Resilient & Green Recovery: Realizing the Potential of a Sustainable Blue Economy at the 54th Annual Meeting, 3 May 2021

03 May 2021 | Speech

Meeting Between Civil Society Organizations and ADB Management - Masatsugu Asakawa

Opening remarks by Masatsugu Asakawa, President, Asian Development Bank, at the Meeting Between Civil Society Organizations and ADB Management, 54th ADB Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, 3 May 2021

03 Mar 2021 | Asian Development Blog

Civil society organizations can be a powerful tool in getting people vaccinated

As countries undertake the world’s largest vaccination drive, the innovation, expertise, and community reach of civil society organizations should be a key component.

12 Aug 2020 | Speech

Asia Pacific Youth Symposium - Bambang Susantono

Video message by Bambang Susantono, ADB Vice-President for Knowledge Management and Sustainable Development, for the Asia Pacific Youth Symposium, 12 August 2020


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01 Jul 2016 | News from Country Offices

ADB Supports Civil Society To Help Communities Tackle Climate Change

Participants at the launch of the CSO support scheme to help strengthen community resilience to climate change

31 Jul 2015 | Article

Kids Have Fun While Keeping Clean in Azerbaijan

About 14,000 children in Azerbaijan are learning how to keep their villages cleaner and safer through fun activities in their school.  

16 Feb 2015 | Article

One Direction Fans Lead Mangrove Planting in the Philippines

‘Take Me Home’: Filipino fans of the pop band One Direction are raising awareness of coastal and marine area conservation.

10 Dec 2014 | News from Country Offices

Myanmar Youth Representatives Begin Journey of Learning to Mekong Countries

Six Myanmar youth representatives today embarked on an ADB sponsored journey of learning through Mekong countries to develop and deliver a youth message at the 5th Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) Summit, 19-20 December in Bangkok.


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