Dec 10, 2013 05:20 PM
V Narayanasamy, India’s Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances & Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, said that all Indians need to do a serious introspection to tackle the menace of corruption.
[India] [Corruption & transparency] [Governance] [South Asia] [Accountability]
Nov 20, 2013 05:25 PM
Sir Jonathon Porritt is a prominent environmentalist and writer who is the Founder Director of Forum for the Future and a former Green Party co-chair. In his new book ‘The World We Made’, a future historian from 2050 recounts what steps were taken by today’s world to avert environmental disaster. Sir Porritt along with Martin Wright, Director for Forum for the Future, elaborates on his vision in an interview to OneWorld South Asia.
[South Asia] [Environment] [Carbon emmissions] [Carbon policy]
Oct 24, 2013 03:35 PM
In an interview to OneWorld South Asia, Anand Shekhar, team leader at GSF, said that water, sanitation and hygiene are essentially gendered spaces.
[Media] [India] [MDGs] [Sanitation] [Indian women] [South Asia]
Oct 04, 2013 06:40 PM
"We are not putting the business-as-usual lens on technical advice for India”, says Tine Staermose, ILO Decent Work Technical Support Team for South Asia and Country Director for India in an interview with UNIC.
[Education] [South Asia] [Education Policy] [Child Rights] [India] [Children]
Sep 03, 2013 05:35 PM
Bollywood actress and former Miss India, Dr Swaroop Sampat Rawal, in a short talk with OneWorld South Asia explains how life skills education equips children to fight against the odds in their lives. She was in Delhi to attend the 24th Tara Ali Baig Memorial Lecture. Excerpts from the interview.
[South Asia] [Delhi women] [Children] [Child marriage] [Delhi gang rape case] [Bollywood] [Child Abuse] [Child rights]
Aug 23, 2013 01:50 PM
Mrinal Pande, Chairperson, Broadcasting Corporation of India (Prasar Bharati), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that mothers should discard age-old superstitions and adopt breastfeeding in the best interest of their babies.
[South Asia] [Child mortality] [Children] [Women's Safety] [India] [Child protection]
Aug 07, 2013 03:50 PM
Louis-Georges Arsenault, UNICEF India Representative, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, strongly states child marriage is a big impediment to women's true empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
[Child marriage] [South Asia] [Children with disabilities] [Child mortality] [India] [Education Policy] [UNICEF] [Child protection] [Education For All] [Child Rights]
Aug 01, 2013 01:00 AM
Antonella Notari Vischer, Director of Geneva-based philanthropic organisation, The Womanity Foundation, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that a lot of work needs to be done in India for women’s empowerment. Excerpts from the interview.
[Indian women] [India] [Corporates] [Gender empowerment] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development]
Jul 25, 2013 02:11 PM
Gudmundur Eiriksson, Ambassador of Iceland to India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, cautioned that green economy could not be promoted unless governments take it seriously, globally. Excerpts from the interview.
[South Asia] [Carbon emission] [Green economy] [Sustainable Development] [India] [Green growth]
Jul 23, 2013 06:09 PM
Seema Arora, Executive Director at the CII-ITC Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development, is arguably one of those who have perhaps framed the dialogue of sustainability in India. Through almost two decades of work in the area, Arora has been helping corporate India understand the need for sustainability. In an interview with OneWorld South Asia, Arora talks about what she thinks of the Companies Bill, about her journey since the early talk of sustainability and her view of the future.
[CSR] [Sustainability] [India] [CII] [sustainable development]
Jul 11, 2013 04:40 PM
Vikram Singh Verma, Chief Operating Officer of Smile Foundation, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that his NGO has helped around 10,000 deprived youth in getting jobs by providing them with placements in various companies.
[Children] [Education] [Gender Empowerment] [South Asia] [India]
Jul 01, 2013 10:00 AM
Environmentalist and founder of Himalayan Environmental Studies and Conservation Organization (HESCO), Dehradun, Anil Joshi explains how human activities have disturbed the fragile Himalayan ecosystem.
[South Asia] [Uttarakhand] [Himalayas] [Environment] [India] [Agriculture]
Jun 27, 2013 03:13 PM
Panasonic is known for its green agenda and trying to create awareness about sustainable development. This year, Panasonic India came up with its first sustainability report. Radhika Kalia, Head of Corporate Communications, who also looks after CSR of the company talks about Panasonic’s philosophy and work. Some excerpts from the interview with OneWorld South Asia.
[Panasonic India] [Corporate Social Responsibility] [South Asian University] [India]
Jun 14, 2013 06:45 PM
Conflict-related sexual violence has been used as a tactic of warfare in many armed conflicts around the globe, said Zainab Hawa Bangura, Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict. Excerpts from the interview.
[UN] [UN Secretary General] [Conflict] [Sexual Violence]
May 27, 2013 09:00 AM
The Natural Resources Defense Council of the US is one of the nation's most effective environmental action groups, that brings together 1.4 million members, online activists as well as professionals like lawyers, scientists and other professionals. Susan Casey-Lefkowitz, Director International Program, who was in India recently, tells OneWorld that it is extremely challenging to tackle the use of dirty forms of energy.
[Environment] [Gender] [Women]
May 25, 2013 05:00 AM
Wim Van Den Berg, Director of the Netherlands-based company, Van Amerongen CA Technology, said that Indian farmers would need to have better contacts with the market to raise their profits.
[South Asia] [Agriculture] [Agri-technology] [India] [Agri-business] [Apple farmers]
May 22, 2013 01:40 PM
We have an ambition to create one million active citizens in India who can volunteer their skills, time or voice for the country, says Marg Mayne, CEO, VSO International, in an interview with OneWorld.
[Active citizenship] [VSO] [Marg Mayne]
May 21, 2013 12:45 PM
By 2020, the construction equipment industry will need an estimated one lakh trained operators and three lakh trained mechanics. Skilled manpower remains a key challenge in this segment which calls for a skill development council, says Amit Gossain, the newly-elected President of the Indian Construction Equipment Manufactures' Association, also the executive vice-president, marketing, business development & corporate affairs, JCB India Ltd.
[Skill development] [India] [South Asia]
May 20, 2013 03:15 PM Sanjeev Chopra, Joint Secretary, Agriculture Ministry & Mission Director, National Horticulture Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that agricultural growth in India can be a proven route to faster eradication of hunger and poverty.