Asia Solidarity Lab

Sow hope, reap solidarity.

August 26-28, 2021


With the COVID-19 pandemic disproportionately affecting the already marginalized and the climate crisis intensifying sharp inequalities all over the world, movements everywhere have been working hard to re-center ourselves and collectively link up to build people power.

The Asia Solidarity Lab on August 26 - 28 2021 is an opportunity to come together to reflect on how we can genuinely stand in solidarity with each other’s fights, uplift local struggles and solutions, and unite our calls towards regenerative movement-building for the good of all.

The event builds on the success of the Global Just Recovery Gathering in April and the previous Asia Climate Leadership Camps. Aside from longtime collaborators, we hope this event will be accessible to people outside movements who might not necessarily call themselves “activists” just yet. Together, we will work together for a vision that is truly inclusive, intergenerational and intersectional.


As movements, how do we respond to the intersecting crises exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic?

The Asia Solidarity Lab is an opportunity for activists, leaders and communities in Asia to come together as one movement to put people and planet at the heart of post-pandemic action

During the Asia Solidarity Lab, there will be:


Our panels will be an opportunity to reflect on movement-building in face of economic and environmental shocks. How do we come out of these stronger together, with visions for the future that take guidance from workers, vulnerable communities, frontliners and the youth?

Learning Sessions

There will be three cycles of exciting sessions about a diversity of topics, such as climate justice, LGBTQIA+ inclusivity, storytelling and many more. Get insights from leaders, movement workers, youth organizers and other awesome organizations.

Strategy Sessions

There will be deep-dive strategy sessions specifically on health, human rights, gender justice, youth organizing and climate finance campaigning. Our tip: go for the track you usually don’t go for and learn how we can stand in solidarity with other movements!

Cultural Performances

Musicians and artists will be sharing their pieces to inspire participants to sow hope through culture and the arts, inspiring wonder, reflection and imagination. There will be a space to co-create something before we close.


See the Programme


Featured Speakers & Artists

This event will feature a powerful line-up of movement leaders from all over Asia, as well as interactive workshops and sessions for all experience levels.


The Asia Solidarity Lab is a project led by We welcome organisations all over Asia who want to partner. If you are interested, reach out to:



Asia Climate Rally ★ Greenpeace ★ #BreakFreeFromPlastic ★ Asia Pacific Network of Environment Defenders ★ International Women’s Rights Action Watch Asia Pacific ★ People’s Vaccine Alliance Asia

Session Partners

 Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center – FoE Philippines ★ University Student Chamber International, Japan ★ 350 Taiwan ★ Fridays For Future Tokyo / Japan ★ Obama Leaders – Asian Rainbow Warriors ★ Oil Watch Southeast Asia ★ Power Shift Nepal ★ Yes to Life No to Mining – Southeast Asia ★ APCOM Foundation ★ Living Laudato Si Philippines ★ The Climate Reality Project Philippines and Indonesia Youth Climate clusters ★ YouthNet Bangladesh ★ Loss and Damage Youth Coalition ★ No Place Green Enough Podcast, Singapore ★ Parabukas ★ Green Environment Youth Korea ★ Klima Action Malaysia ★ SEACA – Southeast Asia Climate Alliance ★ BINDU Women Development Organization Bangladesh ★ Climate Tracker ★ 350 Pilipinas
Other Partners


Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! There is no cost to register or participate throughout the event.

The Asia Solidarity Lab is set to run on three consecutive days, 26-28 August 2021 (Thursday to Saturday), from 9 AM to 6 PM, GMT +8. Our event platform, Hopin, typically translates all session timings to the user’s local timezone when you register and login, but kindly double-check if you could.

This is a public event. Participants should be aware of this when participating in sessions. In addition, you may want to consider your own digital security, such as using VPN.

Facilitators and moderators will also be working to ensure sessions are conducted with dignity and respect between participants.

Finally, we also have in place Community Guidelines that we hope will direct the conduct of all who choose to enter the space. These guidelines were crafted such that the Asia Solidarity Lab is a safe space for all attending, and refusal to cooperate will warrant action from the team as stated in the guidelines.

The goal of the Asia Solidarity Lab organizing team is to hold a space that, while dynamic and interactive, is also accessible to people of all technological capacities. In line with this, all you’ll need to attend are:

  • A decent internet connection – ideally one that will be stable enough to sustain you for the duration of the program
  • A device to access the event – many will opt to use a laptop/desktop computer, but you may also use a mobile phone or tablet as our event platform, Hopin, can be accessed on any of these devices via the browser or the Hopin app.

Please see below for details on how to get support to attend.

In line with our push to create a dynamic and interactive space, there will be plenty of opportunities for participants to share about their organizations and any campaigns they’re working on. These spaces include dedicated networking times and breakout sessions.

While most of the sessions will run using English, we will strive to make available live interpretation in Bahasa Indonesia, Bangla, and Japanese for all plenary panel sessions and a selected number of the breakout sessions upon request of our partners. Diversity has been an important guiding principle in the way the Asia Solidarity Lab has been constructed. Acknowledging our limited resources, part of our goal is still to create a program that is accessible to as many people as possible – and a large part of that is a multilingual experience.

As preparations are underway, we will be updating the program agenda regularly—up to two weeks in advance—to note:

  • The primary language of delivery for each session
  • Sessions that will be receiving live interpretation in other languages

Acknowledging that internet connections vary in quality and cost around the world, may be able to provide monetary support to some individuals or groups of participants, through a Participation Equity fund. If you would need support accessing the event, please email using the subject line, “Participant Request: Asia Solidarity Lab Stipend”.

In order to facilitate a smoother support stipend request process, we ask that you do the following:

  • Before you send off an email to the above email address, please ensure first that you have registered through the event platform. Click the link at the top of the page to register now.
  • In your email, please introduce yourself briefly.

Our Digital Event Coordinator, LJ, will provide you with further instructions in response.

We will broadcast the plenary events on YouTube and Facebook, as those require less bandwidth (in those cases, though, other accessibility tools such as interpretation and translated simultaneous captioning are not available due to the platforms’ limitations). Wherever possible, we will be posting those events with captions afterward. is an international movement of ordinary people working to end the age of fossil fuels and build a world of community-led renewable energy for all. It is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization registered in the United States. is hosting this event as a space for climate and social justice movements. Speakers, facilitators, and artists will be speaking on their own behalf and do not necessarily represent’s views.


If you have more questions, feel free to reach out:

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