Kazi Amdadul Hoque | The Daily Star
  • Kazi Amdadul Hoque

  • 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.
  • 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).
  • 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.