• Saturday, February 28, 2015

Round Table

Padma Bridge- An opportunity for local construction industry

Published Date: February 25, 2015
Padma Bridge- An opportunity for local construction industry

  Dr. Munaz Ahmed Noor, Editor, Beyond Building and Professor, Civil Engineering Department, BUET; Moderator of the session  First, we want to thank the government for taking the decision of building Padma Bridge using our local capabilities. We hope the construction will be completed by 2019. It will increase our current GDP by 1.2%. The Padma...

Published Date: February 12, 2015
Universal Health Coverage: Bangladesh Perspective

Universal Health Coverage: Bangladesh Perspective

Recently, BRAC, ICDDR,B, Centre of Excellence for Universal Health Coverage and The Daily Star have organized a roundtable on “Universal Health Coverage: Bangladesh Perspective”. Here we publish a summary of the discussion  -Editor Abbas Bhuiya, Deputy Executive Director, icddr,b Universal Health Coverage (UHC) is a top priority for Bangladesh. Under UHC people are expected to...

Published Date: January 27, 2015
Rural Land Market in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis

Rural Land Market in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis

Participants   Shaheen Anam, Executive Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation chaired the roundtable. Rina Roy, Director, Manusher Jonno Foundation facilitated the open discussion session. Professor Abul Barkat, study team leader, Chief Adviser, HDRC, and Professor, Department of Economics, University of Dhaka, shared the preliminary study findings on 'Rural Land Market in Bangladesh: A Situation Analysis'. Mr. Abdour Rouf, Deputy...

Published Date: January 9, 2015
More Investment In Social Protection For Adolescent Girls

More Investment In Social Protection For Adolescent Girls

On 18 December 2014, Save the Children International hosted an event to discuss how to invest more resources in social protection for adolescent girls. The meeting, which was in part roundtable and in part workshop with group work, aimed to engage relevant stakeholders and build civil society consensus on the relevant issues. In...

Published Date: December 31, 2014
World Prematurity Day

World Prematurity Day

    Dr. Sayed Rubayet, Project Director, Saving Newborn Lives, Save the Children I would like to start with the recent breakthrough news regarding child mortality and definitely that is not good news. In 2014, Lancet published that preterm is the number one cause for child mortality. Earlier it was number two. So, from that publication...

Published Date: December 25, 2014
End Domestic Child Labour

End Domestic Child Labour

Key recommendations following the discussion *The government should ratify ILO Convention 138 and 189. *Domestic Work needs to be included into the list of Hazardous Work. *Draft Domestic Workers Protection and Welfare Policy 2010 should be finalized, enacted and implemented soon.     Md. Akram Hossain, Project Manager, An Inclusive Approach to Empowering Working Children project, Centre for Services...

Published Date: October 29, 2014
TEXAPP Bangladesh 2014

TEXAPP Bangladesh 2014

Introduction Bangladesh has tremendous potential to be the world leader of textile and apparel export. The country is all set to achieve that goal. If proper reforms, strategies and planning are adopted the country will certainly set a new dimension in global textile and apparel market. The industry also needs state of the art...

Published Date: September 28, 2014
Highlighting women's contribution to raise their status in society

Highlighting women's contribution to raise their status in society

A roundtable titled "Highlighting women's contribution to raise their status in society" was organised jointly by MJF and The Daily Star on September 10,2014. The objective of the roundtable was to highlight the  unseen and unaccounted contribution of women to society. It is widely believed that the economic contribution of women remains undervalued...

Published Date: July 23, 2014
Formulation of the National CSR Policy for Children: Perspectives and Recommendations

Formulation of the National CSR Policy for Children: Perspectives and Recommendations

Save the Children and The Daily Star have recently organized a roundtable on “Formulation of the National CSR Policy for Children: Perspectives and Recommendations”. We publish a summary of the discussion     -Editor     Shahida Begum, Programme Director, EYE Programme, Save the Children In Bangladesh, current net enrolment in primary school is about 98%. But, access...

Published Date: June 18, 2014
Access to Information Central to the Post 2015 Development Agenda

Access to Information Central to the Post 2015 Development Agenda

The UN is currently concluding a process on developing Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). These will set out the priorities in the global development agenda for the next 15 years, starting in 2016 and are intended to replace the Millennium Development Goals which end in 2015. Countries agreed to develop the SDGs at the...