2017 Asia 21 Action Lab
Chiang Mai, Thailand
From September 1-4, 2017 the annual Asia 21 Action Lab retreat was held in Chiang Mai, Thailand with sixteen Asia 21 alumni participating as organizational representatives and mentors. The following organizations were selected to participate in the 2017 Action Lab:
- Bikalpa, Basanta Adhikari (Class of 2016)
- Golden Lotus Films, Aarti Shrivasatava (Class of 2014)
- Kabataang Gabay, John Piermont Montilla (Class of 2010)
- Kopernik, Lincoln Sihotang (representative of Ewa Wojkowska, Class of 2013)
Feedback from Participants:
“The best part of the program was helping one friend by other to grow with his/her experience. It was a totally engaging and intense program and has helped me to re-think and reshape my organizations activities and plan according to our mission.”
Basanta Adhikari, Bikalpha
"The interactions with mentors helped me step out of my comfort zone…and make change happen as well as gain clarity and focus based on the mission of our organization. I came to realize the many failures, frustrations, and disappointments we as leaders have been confronted with throughout the years."
John Piermont Montilla, Kabataang Gabay
"Action Lab showed me the right direction and helped me scale my project. It also allowed me to meet like minded people interested in climate action and its consequences who genuinely deeply feel for the nature based occupation and population at risk. It was great meeting all of them under one roof and made my journey more meaningful."
Aarti Shrivastava, Golden Lotus Films