Prevention of Child Marriage in remote and marginalised chars of northern Bangladesh

Friendship in association with The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled “Prevention of Child Marriage in remote

10 years since Rana Plaza tragedy

Solidarity Center and IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC), with the support of USAID, organised a roundtable titled “Workers’ Health-Safety & Trade Union Rights: Where are we now?

Transforming Agrifood Systems to Improve Nutrition in Secondary Cities: The Role of Women

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) organized a roundtable discussion regarding the role of women in transforming agrifood systems to improve nutrition in secondary cities on 9 March 2023. The event was hosted by Nutrition in City Ecosystem (NICE),

Changing mindsets, changing lives: The power of social norms programming in ending child marriage

Care Bangladesh in association with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled “Impact of Social Norms Programming” on February 28, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Kidney patients are at higher risk of unexpected disasters

On March 4, 2023, the Kidney Awareness Monitoring & Prevention Society (KAMPS), with the support of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Limited, organised a roundtable titled “Kidney patients are at higher risk of unexpected disasters”. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Skilling Bangladesh: challenges and possibilities

Swisscontact Bangladesh in collaboration with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled ‘The current trends in skills development sector of Bangladesh: challenges and possibilities’ on February 15, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Rohingya Crisis Response in Bangladesh: Is a strategic shift from the current approach needed?

Approximately one million people from the Rohingya community escaping violence in Myanmar arrived in Cox’s Bazar district of Bangladesh in August 2017.

Policy actions to improve SRH services for adolescents and youth: Beyond gaps and challenges

Network for Ensuring Adolescents Reproductive Health Rights and Services (NEARS) in association with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled “Policy actions to improve SRH services for adolescents and youth: Beyond gaps and challenges”

How girls are realizing their potentials: Opportunities and challenges

The saying goes, “if creating opportunities isn’t possible, remove the roadblocks so they can create their own.” Unfortunately, there is a prevalent mindset to restrict, particularly girls, from exploring their potential.

Disability-inclusive National Budget 2023-24

Access Bangladesh Foundation in association with The Daily Star, DCF, NCDW, Sitakund Federation,

Understanding adolescent pregnancy in Bangladesh

During the liberation war, people living in refugee camps didn’t receive any sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services.

Studying Abroad 101: The ultimate guide to studying abroad

Studying abroad at a world-renowned institute is the dream of many students in Bangladesh. However, handling the finances and tackling the intricacies of applying abroad require some assistance.

Achieving SDGs 5, 8 & 13 through whole of society approach

The Daily Star in association with the Strengthening Institutional Capacity for SDGs Achievement in Bangladesh (SC4SDG) Project of UNDP Bangladesh and UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action for Sustainable Development Goals project

CSR: A pathway to sustainable development

After eight divisional dialogues spanning eight districts of the country, the CSR Dialogue concluded with the final programme titled CSR Dialogue: Dhaka on September 9, 2021.

Bangladesh Consumer Protection in The Digital Age

In our country, we have always been reactive instead of proactive. As we are seeing now, a large number of consumers have been exploited by some unscrupulous e-commerce enterprises.

Towards a Covid-resilient disability inclusive labour market

BBDN is a non-profit trust established by the BEF to create a disability-inclusive labour market system in Bangladesh.

Inclusion of Indigenous Peoples in Sustainable Development and Realisation of Rights

Indigenous people generally follow the custom of communal ownership of land. Therefore, their land was not registered during the British colonial period.

Adopt a whole-of-society approach to ensure sustainable development

A whole-of-society approach should be adopted by both government and non-government bodies, including volunteer organisations and the private sector, to ensure sustainable development in Bangladesh, according to speakers at a virtual discussion.

Paving Resilience through City Governance

Session 1: “Setting up effective urban governance mechanisms to manage urban hazards”

Annual Dialogue on Women Migration

WARBE (Welfare Association for the Rights of Bangladeshi Emigrants) Development Foundation, CARE Bangladesh and The Daily Star jointly organised an online discussion titled "Annual Dialogue on Women Migration with the Relevant Government Officials, CSOs & Stakeholders" on August 26, 2021. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Establish a common platform for CSR

Speakers at an online discussion recommended establishment of a platform where companies, NGOs and the government can collaborate to better utilise Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) funds,  and, thus, ensure sustainability of the CSR projects.