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Undernutrition and hunger

Dec 06, 2013 01:20 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, discusses the issues related to undernutrition and hunger. Poornima Menon, Senior Fellow at International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI), shares her views on matters like hunger, malnutrition and undernutrition. It also dealt with nutrition requirements of pregnant women. Listen to know more about under-nutrition in India.

Food security threat looms over developing nations

Nov 22, 2013 03:20 PM India which houses the largest number of hungry people in the world, should make a tough stand at the forthcoming WTO meet regarding the food security issue, exhorts Devinder Sharma, a Policy Analyst. “Ever since the world trade organisation came into being in 1995, there has never been such a serious threat to food security of the developing countries and also the livelihood of farmers in these countries,” warned Sharma.

Social Justice Philanthropy

Nov 01, 2013 01:01 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz is based on the issues related to philanthropy vis-a-vis social justice. In this programme, Arun Seth, Chairman, Alcatel - Lucent and Non - Executive Chairman, BT India, shares his views on the responsibility of corporates for creating a more just and inclusive society. He says corporates should collectively utilise their funds to solve one social problem at a time instead of going for multiple issues. Education can be one such issue, he added. Talking about the expectations of corporates from NGOs he said, people need to understand that charities should run like businesses.

Horticulture in India

Oct 03, 2013 05:45 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, talks about the need and importance of ‘Horticulture’ in India. Recently, in a conference "Rebuilding Uttarakhand with all stakeholders" which was held at India Habitat Centre, Rajendra Kumar Tiwari, Managing Director, National Horticulture Board, urges on the current situation of farmers, where they stands, and why farmers are not getting their benefits. He also mentioned the role of Horticulture in India that promoting more environment sustainability and make the farmers financially well.

Social Justice Philanthropy

Sep 25, 2013 04:21 PM This episode of special radio series on Social Justice Responsibility addresses issues like philanthropy to promote social justice, equity, sustainability, spiritual and economic well-being of people etc. In this episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, we spoke to Bharat Wakhlu, Resident Director of TATA Services. Wakhlu spoke about the linkage of issues related to social justice with growth of businesses and society. NGOs and Civil Society Organisation expecting funds from corporates need to enhance their accountability, governance and transparency. Talking about the corporates undertaking philanthropic activities for the sake of it, need to strategize their work in a much focussed manner. This programme is produced by OneWorld South Asia (OWSA) in partnership with National Foundation For India (NFI).

Renewable Energy and Climate Change

Sep 18, 2013 07:02 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz is based on the issues related to renewable energy and climate change. The programme features an interview with Dr Sanjay Jaiswal, Member of Parliament, West Champaran, Bihar. Speaking to Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, Dr Jaiswal emphasised on the use of new and renewable energy resources and clean technology to reduce the impact of climate change. He also talks about his association with Climate Parliament which is an organisation of parliamentarians working on the issues related to energy and climate change. He also shared about the success of Husk Power System - a method of generating electricity which is operational in his own constituency.

Companies Bill 2013

Sep 12, 2013 04:05 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, we discusses about the Companies Act 2013. The Companies Act 2013 replaces Indian Companies Act 1956 making it mandatory for corporates to define their social responsibility, spend at least 2% of net profit on social issues and report the spending in public domain. Amitabh Behar, Executive Director, National Foundation for India, talks about the role of companies towards national and societal development. In a conversation with Rakhee Bakshee, Dr Bhaskar Chatterjee, Director General and CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, speaks about the Companies Act and its implications for corporates and civil society. He stressed on the role of Board of Directors of a company in framing CSR policies, their accountability and role in monitoring the social spending as mentioned in the Companies Act 2013. He also urges both civil society and the corporates to contribute to the implementation of Companies Act. Rajesh Tandon, President, Participatory Research in Asia, looks at the CSR from the point of view of Corporate Citizenship and urges civil society to act responsibly while implementing the provisions of Companies Act. This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz is brought to you by National Foundation for India and OneWorld South Asia.

Rebuilding Uttarakhand

Sep 05, 2013 05:32 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz is based on the theme of Rebuilding Uttarakhand where Sanjay Kumar, Assistant Resident commissioner, Jharkhand, talks about the climate change and its effects. A farmer from Uttarakhand shares his different suggestions and ways for enhancing agriculture. R K Tiwari, Managing Director speaks about the local training and promoting the role farmers in horticulture.

Farming and climate change in Uttarakhand

Sep 02, 2013 04:54 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, talks about Apple farming, effects of climate change and middlemen. Laxmi Prakash Semwal, Chairman, Sri Jagdamba Samiti, Uttarakhand, talks about Apple farming in Uttarkashi and future plans of Shri Jagdamba Samiti. He talks about the role of SJS in supporting apple farmers and in creating direct market linkage of apple farmers. Some farmers from Chausa village of Uttarkashi talk about the impact of climate change on farming and how they feel after working together with Shri Jagdamba Samiti.

Understanding Social Justice Philanthropy

Aug 28, 2013 05:51 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaz, talks about Social Justice Philanthropy and its relevance. Amitabh Behar, Executive Director, National Foundation for India, explains about the concept of Social Justice Philanthropy and its importance in our society. He says businesses need to more responsible and should look at the structural causes of social problems. Amitabh says Social Justice Philanthropy is totally different from the traditional concept of individual and religious philanthropy or charity. He says idea is not just limited to helping someone with money or donating something but here focus is to explore and find out the causes of the problem and subsequently solve them. This episode is brought to you by National Foundation for India and OneWorld South Asia.

Farming and climate change in Uttarakhand

Aug 26, 2013 06:32 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, talks about Apple farming, effects of climate change and middlemen. Laxmi Prakash Semwal, Chairman, Sri Jagdamba Samiti, Uttarakhand, talks about Apple farming in Uttarkashi and future plans of Shri Jagdamba Samiti. He talks about the role of SJS in supporting apple farmers and in creating direct market linkage of apple farmers. Some farmers from Chausa village of Uttarkashi talk about the impact of climate change on farming and how they feel after working together with Shri Jagdamba Samiti.

Eye and Organ Donation

Aug 05, 2013 03:49 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, talks about Eye and Organ Donation. Expert Sudha Sundar Raman, Secretary General, All India Democratic Women's Association talks about the work profile of her organisation and its campaign on Eye and Organ Donation. She does so by citing an example of Late Captain Laxmi Sehgal who donated her eye and other organs for the benefit of others.

Female Foeticide

Jul 09, 2013 06:45 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, talks about the killing of unborn girls, or ‘Female Foeticide’, an alarming and frightening reality. Dr Ranjana Kumari, Director, Centre for Social Research, Delhi, India, talks about the campaign named ‘Meri Shakti, Meri Beti’, which is being run by Centre for Social Research. She stresses on the objectives of this campaign and its need to society. She also urges about different responsible reasons for this shameless act ‘Female Foeticide’ and how different campaigns, activities and projects of Centre for Social Reasearch brings awareness among different communities and society and seeking a positive result.

Research in Social Science

Jun 20, 2013 05:08 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz talks about the importance of research in a subject like "Social Science" and its relevance to our society. Expert, Professor Sukhdeo Thorat, Chairman, Indian Council of Social Science Research, Delhi, India, stresses on some major issues related to Social Science, how this subject highlights and helps in understanding the different problems and issues in our society, importance of various subjects including in Social Science and need to inspire people for the involvement in this subject. He also urges that research in Social Science also creates Social Technology which develops enlightenment which result in the development of our society and country.

Challenges in Public Administration

May 30, 2013 04:53 PM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, talks about issues and different challenges in front of Public Administration and governance. In an interview with OneWorld Dr. Jaytilak Guha Roy, Regional Director, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Delhi, India, talks about administrative culture, suggestions from administrative reforms and government efforts to bring transparency in policies and work. He also urges on provide training from top to grassroot level of workers, positive role of civil society, Right to Information(RTI) and need of contribution by all to make a effective flow and improving the governance system and administrative work.

Celebrating the lives of humanitarian workers

May 08, 2013 11:50 AM This episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz (EDAA) celebrates the lives and work of humanitarian workers, especially those who work with Red Cross. In an interview with OneWorld, Dr S P Agarwal, Secretary General, Indian Red Cross Society, urged youth to take up volunteering activities and participate actively in blood donation.
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The face of climate change

May 01, 2013 11:31 AM In this episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, Sharad Gaur, Regional Director, Centre for Environment Education, talks about the issues related to climate change and importance of environment education.
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World Health Day 2013

Apr 23, 2013 12:13 PM In this episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, Dr Shweta Khandelwal, faculty of the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) talks about issues related to nutrition and blood pressure. Dr Khandelwal stressed upon the need to follow a balanced diet and avoid junk food.
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Grassroots innovations in India

Apr 12, 2013 12:56 PM In this episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta, Executive Vice Chaiman, National Innovation Foundation, India, talks about grassroots innovations and its importance. It encourages people to nurture their innovative ideas with a motive to develop the nation with minimum expenditure.

Land rights and industrial development

Apr 02, 2013 01:20 PM In this episode of Ek Duniya Ek Awaaz, well-known Indian activist Medha Patekar talks about the Delhi-Mumbai Industrial Corridor (DMIC), an industrial development project of the Government of India, and land rights of people. She also stressed on the transparency of upcoming industrial projects in the country.

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