How It Works

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. Mainly, there are two cycles — morning and afternoon — but for the third day the morning is dedicated to a partners’ expo to feature and uplift work by movements across Asia.

You choose which sessions to attend. For the full experience, you can select a cycle for each of the 3 days in your desired timezone; otherwise, simply drop in for individual sessions.

  • An opening cultural performance and an inspirational panel of keynote speakers;
  • Your choice of smaller breakout learning sessions — there is a diversity of topics from storytelling to ocean conservation to gender justice — and each cycle contains at least seven choices;
  • Deep-dive strategy sessions featuring our partners from the human rights, climate, gender justice, youth organizing and health movements. (Our tip: go for the track you usually don’t go for, introduce your important work to folks outside your usual circle, and learn how we can stand in solidarity with other movements.)
  • Time carved out for breaks so you can rest and step away from the screen, or network with other participants and partner organizations.


Want more details? Visit our Frequently Asked Questions, or scroll down to browse the summarised programme.

Want all the cycles in your calendar, or to check the timings in your timezone? Find them here

Note that there might be changes in the next few days — be sure to check back routinely for more updates!

Once you’re registered, you can also log into the event portal to see the full programme including individual session timings, and plan out your personal schedule. Please note that full functionality, including built-in networking features, will be available only starting August 26. In the meantime, you can join the conversation on social media by using the hashtag #asiasolidaritylab.

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Day 1: Thursday, 26th August

Main Plenary Panels

Regenerative Movement-building for the world we deserve

In this session, we will center on questions about how the climate movement can foster relationships across people-powered movements in the face of societal shocks and come out stronger through community care and radical hope.

Nadiah Dzulfakar, Anam Rathor, Naderev Saño and Veronica Cabe

  Languages supported
Interpretation: Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia and Bangla

Sowing Hope through Narrative, Culture and Storytelling

We will center the role of culture and stories in building hope across movements and guiding us through visions for the future.

Nanticha Ocharoenchai, Voltaire Tupaz, Mio Neidhart

  Languages supported
Interpretation: Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia and Bangla
Morning Learning Sessions
  • Climate and Youth: Stories of Hopes and Struggles): hosted by Greenpeace Southeast Asia
  • Indigenous Peoples and Averting a Climate Catastrophe, hosted by Legal Rights and Natural Resources Center - FoE Philippines
  • Ocean Conservation for multi-stakeholder hosted by University Student Chamber International, Japan
  • Creating Tools For Finance Campaign hosted by 350 Taiwan 
  • Global collaborative action proposal hosted by Fridays For Future Japan
  • Super Year for Nature 2020 + 1 hosted by Parabukas
  • Exploring Community and Partnerships with 2019 Obama Leaders hosted by Obama Leaders - Asian Rainbow Warriors
  • Shapers’ projects and social impact hosted by Global Shapers
Afternoon Learning Sessions
  • Actions Speak Louder than Words: A crash course on principles and protocols for executing effective people-powered actions hosted by 350 Asia
  • Young People Rising Up Against Single Use Plastic, hosted by Break Free from Plastic Asia Pacific
  • Fact from Fiction - Southeast Asia Reporting on Energy, Climate and Plastics issues - Analysis from over 6,000 articles across 5 countries hosted by Climate Tracker
  • Climate Financing and Loss and Damage hosted by 350 Asia
  • Climate Justice through Gender Justice, hosted by Power Shift Nepal
  • Moving towards LGBTQI Economic Inclusion in Southeast Asia: Are We Leaving No One Behind? hosted by APCOM Foundation
  • Shifting the Powerlines: Southeast Asia Exchange on Energy and Extractives hosted by Oil Watch Southeast Asia/Kalikasan
Strategy sessions in human rights, climate, gender justice and youth organizing (Declaring a Climate Emergency in Southeast Asia BY SEACA)

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Day 2: Friday, 27 August


Main Plenary Panels

Green New Deal for Asia

This session will discuss the political and economic challenges to implement a Green New Deal in Asia and what this might look like.

Jannatul Mouwa, Taylor Hickem, Sohanur Rahman and Sagarika Bhatta

  Languages supported
Interpretation: Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia and Bangla

Build Back Better in Solidarity: Genuine Solutions Towards a Just Recovery

In this session, we center on intersectional community-led solutions and visions driving post-pandemic recovery plans and how there should be no room for false solutions that come at the expense of people and planet.

Jerry Winata, Vidya Dinker, Xian Guevarra, Aruba Faruque

  Languages supported
Interpretation: Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia and Bangla
Morning Learning Sessions
  • Oeconomedia: Communicating Stories, People, and the Climate, hosted by Living Laudato Si Philippines
  • Open Discussion: Light Up to a Better Reality hosted by The Climate Reality Project Philippines and Indonesia youth clusters
  • Green New Deal in Bangladesh hosted by YouthNet Bangladesh
  • Championing Loss and Damage: What it is and who is paying for it? hosted by Loss and Damage Youth Coalition
  • Storytelling in a Climate Crisis hosted by No Place Green Enough Podcast Singapore
  • Introduction to Organizing hosted by Greenpeace Indonesia and Collective Climate Action
  • Digital Campaigning for Dummies hosted by 350 Indonesia
  • Strategy sessions in human rights, climate, gender justice, health and youth organizing (Youth Activism in South Asia by Power Shift Nepal + Greenwashing Busters by Green Environment Youth Korea)

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    Day 3: Saturday 28th August


    Main Plenary Panel:

    The Asia Solidarity Lab Manifesto

    Together, we will work for a vision that is genuinely inclusive, intergenerational and intersectional. We will unite our calls towards regenerative movement-building for a just recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic across the region.

    Lidy Nacpil, Ayu Kusuma, Shiphrah Belonguel

      Languages supported
    Interpretation: Japanese, Bahasa Indonesia and Bangla
    • Morning Partners Expo
    • Strategy Sessions in human rights, youth organizing (Women-led Climate Action by BINDU Bangladesh), gender justice and climate
    • Closing Action: uplifting the ASL Manifesto
    Closing cultural open mic

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