Kazi Amdadul Hoque

March 11, 2021
March 11, 2021

The Story of a Girl Child

There’s usually a festive atmosphere in a household before a baby is born, with family members gathering and cheering in anticipation of the arrival of the new member of the clan, with sweets and whatnot at the ready.

October 14, 2020
October 14, 2020

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.

July 5, 2020
July 5, 2020

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.

February 11, 2020
February 11, 2020

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.

October 13, 2019
October 13, 2019

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.

August 5, 2019
August 5, 2019

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.

July 11, 2019
July 11, 2019

Family planning: Where do we stand today?

It is estimated that family planning could prevent one in every three maternal deaths and one in 11 child deaths by allowing women to delay motherhood and space their births, avoid unplanned pregnancies and therefore abortion, and stop childbearing once they have reached their planned family size (Lancet, 2006).

October 10, 2017
October 10, 2017

Most vulnerable Rohingyas left by the wayside

Driving south from Cox's Bazar along the marine drive, it is impossible not to be struck by the beauty of the sea on the right and the hills on the left. But before long a few lost and disoriented-looking faces appear until eventually the highway is lined with thousands of them.

August 31, 2017
August 31, 2017

Preparing for the next disaster

Floods, cyclones, tidal surges, landslides and other natural disasters have always happened in Bangladesh during predictable times of