Shekh Farid | The Daily Star
  • Shekh Farid

  • Reimagining social protection for older people

    Every year October 1 is observed worldwide as the International Day of Older Persons. The theme for this year’s day is “The Journey to Age Equality”, which calls attention to increasing old-age inequalities and seeks societal and structural changes in social protection
  • Making the most of our demographic dividend

    Over the last few decades, the decline in fertility and mortality rates in Bangladesh and subsequent increase in number of working-age population (15-59) relative to the dependents (0-14 and 60+) offer the country an opportunity of accelerated economic growth.
  • Conserve haor to combat climate change impacts

    Each year, the second day of February is commemorated worldwide as the World Wetlands Day, marking the day when the Ramsar Convention on Wetlands of International Importance was adopted by UN member-states in 1971,
  • Empowering the haor people

    Human beings, by nature, are surprisingly resilient. We fight back against natural disasters, human-induced hazards, economic