Kazi Amdadul Hoque | The Daily Star
  • Kazi Amdadul Hoque

  • Unpredictable disaster risks overlapping with Covid-19 and poverty in Kurigram

    According to data from the Household Income and Expenditure Survey (HIES) 2016, which was reported on in 2019, the poverty levels have been sky high in Kurigram over the last ten years.
  • Can we undo the harm we have done?

    Back in the day, when a child was born, the elders used to plant a tree in the baby’s name, implying that the tree will grow with the baby and help the baby with fruit and shade when they grow up.
  • Preparing for the next cold wave

    Winter morn-ings in Bangladesh are usually associated with charming sights and sounds—dew drops on fallen brown leaves, shimmering colours formed by sun rays on spider webs, marigolds, dahlias and mustard flowers, and the singing of thousands of migratory birds in the haors, beels and lakes.
  • Reducing the impact of disaster

    In 1989, the United Nations observed the first International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction on October 13 to promote a global culture of risk-awareness and disaster reduction. This year’s theme focuses on one of the seven targets of the “Sendai Seven” campaign: reducing disaster damage to critical infrastructure and disruption of basic services.
  • Can impoverished coastal regions be part of our development story?

    I was on my way to Kuakata, a coastal town famed for its breathtakingly beautiful views and a beach where you can see both sunrise and sunset on the lap of the Bay of Bengal.