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Trash Talk

Trash Talk

The Lao New Year – Pi Mai – is almost upon us and the Civitas team are working hard to complete our work before the office closes for a week of what is going to be yet another very quiet and very dry Pi Mai. Whilst Covid-19 again is affecting […]

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2.7 Billion Cubic metres of water available in Lao PDR, and still 48% of primary schools do not have access to water.

2.7 Billion Cubic metres of water available in Lao PDR, and still 48% of primary schools do not have access to water.

The importance of handwashing has taken centre stage during the last 2 years of the COVID-19 pandemic. Without water and soap we know how easily viruses can spread.  Still, across Lao PDR there are homes, schools and even health care facilities with little or no access to water.  To date, […]

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Emma: The French Connection

Emma: The French Connection

Setting up a new consultancy company dedicated to social research and community engagement during a global pandemic, developing a strong client base and making it financially viable was apparently not challenging enough for the previous Civitas Managing Director, Emma Pelletreau. It was time to take Civitas to the next level: […]

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Happy New Year from Team Civitas

Happy New Year from Team Civitas

Happy New Year from all the team at Civitas!   We are back after a short break and ready to start 2022 off with some new exciting projects as well as continuing our ongoing work.   Our cookstove project is back to full speed as we are now able to access most provinces. The team distributed 900 units in December and are kicking […]

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The Latest News from Team Civitas

The Latest News from Team Civitas

After another lockdown where we all had to work from home, Team Civitas are happy to be back in the office. While Covid-19 related travel restrictions have put strict limits on our abilities to conduct in-person fieldwork, we have developed a successful strategy to conduct remote data collection in both […]

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World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – Listening to People’s Voices

World Day Against Trafficking in Persons – Listening to People’s Voices

Depriving humans of their ability to choose where they work, what kinds of work they engage in, how to manage the income produced by their labour, or restricting their ability to see family and friends remains among the most heinous of crimes. Trafficking in people can include dramatic scenarios where […]

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Team Civitas News- Latest from July

Team Civitas News- Latest from July

Team Civitas- Latest news! The Covid-19 restrictions have eased in most areas of the country and we are some of the fortunate ones who are able to get back to the office, following strict guidelines. This also means that we are able to get some of our teams back out […]

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Team Civitas News – A round up of our social media posting and some of our past projects.

Team Civitas News – A round up of our social media posting and some of our past projects.

Due to the current situation with COVID-19 in Lao PDR, most of the provinces in the country are in lockdown, including Vientiane Capital. The Civitas team are safely working from home and taking a much needed rest after a very busy few months. Whilst we are fortunate enough to still […]

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World Health Day- Household Air Pollution attributes to 47% of deaths per year in Lao PDR

World Health Day- Household Air Pollution attributes to 47% of deaths per year in Lao PDR

4.3 million people die each year due to household air pollution in globally, (WHO, 2012). Many people in Lao PDR still cook on open fires with iron tri-pod pot supports, three-stone fires, and other traditional devices. These families rely on firewood and charcoal as their main source of fuel. This […]

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