May 26, 2016 04:30 PM Rasha Omar, Country Programme Manager for India, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that the UN agricultural arm is focused on rain fed areas in India. Excerpts from the interview:
May 25, 2016 07:12 PM Josefina Stubbs, Associate Vice-President and Chief Development Strategist, International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that SDGs can be truly attained by combining economic activities along with environmental protection. Excerpts from the interview:
Apr 22, 2016 05:45 PM The Impact Conclave 2016 aims to provide a platform for high level discussions between politicians, bureaucrats, civil society actors and academics from across disciplines to analyse and showcase impact towards informing thought and action within the development ecosystem. The flagship event of the Impact Conclave has been envisioned against the backdrop of the transition from the UN Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) to the new set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)
Mar 30, 2016 09:45 PM Arvind Bellad, MLA, Hubli Dharwad-West in Karnataka is steering low-carbon development in Dharwad district.
Mar 10, 2016 05:08 PM The Bihar Rural Livelihoods Project, also locally known as JEEViKA, aims for social and economic empowerment of rural poor in the state. Aided by the World Bank, JEEViKA is managed by the Bihar Rural Livelihoods Promotion Society (BRLPS), an autonomous body under the Department of Rural Development of the Government of Bihar (GoB). Arvind Kumar Chaudhary (IAS), CEO-cum-State Mission Director, JEEViKA, talks to OneWorld's Ashok Kumar about JEEViKA’s role in empowering rural communities, particularly women. Excerpts from an interview:
Jan 04, 2016 07:10 PM The Bihar government has taken up the issue of violence against women, particularly domestic violence seriously at all levels, right from conducting sensitisation workshops and initiating gender equity movement in schools to setting up the Gender Resource Centre. Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi, Managing Director, Women Development Corporation, talks to OneWorld's Ashok Kumar about the role of the SWASTH programme on the issue of violence against women and implementation of state policy for women's empowerment amongst other issues. Excerpts from the interview:
Dec 11, 2015 07:50 PM
Dr B K Kuthiala, Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi National Journalism University, Bhopal, in an interaction with OneWorld South Asia, rues that coverage on decentralisation and developmental issues by the mainstream media is being grossly neglected.
Aug 21, 2015 04:15 PM
Prakash Kumar, Team Lead, Bihar Technical Assistance Support Team (BTAST), a health sector reform programme in Bihar supported by DFID-UK, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that convergence between health, nutrition, and water and sanitation makes sense for Bihar as it is one of the most populous state and optimum use of available resources and holistic planning is necessary for development.BTAST is an initiative of Bihar Government supported by DFID-UK to implement the Sector Wide Approach to Strengthen Health (SWASTH) in Bihar. Excerpts from the interview with Prakash Kumar:
[BTAST] [Water and sanitation] [Bihar] [India] [Healthcare] [Child mortality rate] [South Asia]
Jul 16, 2015 07:15 PM
There is a strong need for value addition of the farm produce, asserts Ashwani Muthoo of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).
[Agro-chemicals] [Sustainable Agriculture] [Jharkhand government] [India] [Agri-business] [South Asia]
Jun 24, 2015 07:55 PM
Prof James Curran, Dean, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, United States, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, tells how chronic diseases like cancer and diabetes are going to be the major cause of death in India. Excerpts from the interview:
[PHFI] [Hypertension] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Health MDGs] [Healthcare] [India] [Health sector]
May 21, 2015 05:17 PM In an interview to CNN-IBN, an English news channel, US Ambassador Richard Verma called for a dialogue with the Narendra Modi government on the recent crackdown on foreign NGOs like Greenpeace and donors like Ford Foundation.
Apr 01, 2015 12:10 AM
Iranian author Sahar Delijani known for her popular novels like the Children of the Jacaranda Tree was in India earlier this year to attend the Jaipur Literature Festival. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Sahar said that writers-in-exile motivate other people to come out with their own stories.
[Living in Exile] [Jaipur Literature Festival] [Sahar Delijani] [Children of the Jacaranda Tree]
Jan 23, 2015 07:31 PM
Yves Daccord, Director General of ICRC, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that global cooperation can provide solutions to challenges like extremism, climate change and economic downturn.
[Sri Lanka] [Pakistan] [ICRC] [South Asia] [Afghanistan] [India]
Jan 06, 2015 06:55 PM The Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), a subsidiary of the RBS Group confers the RBS ‘Earth Heroes’ Awards for recognizing work in the field of wildlife and conservation. N Sunil Kumar, Head of Sustainability, India, RBS NV, and Director, RBS Foundation India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that sustainable development should be an integral part of human progress.
Dec 26, 2014 12:00 PM Dr R K Pachauri is one of the most prominent leaders in the fight against climate change in the world today. As Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, he been highlighting the scientific realities of climate change the world over and as Director-General of TERI he has been working relentlessly to create a climate-friendly ecosystem in India. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo & Anupam Hazarika, he calls for action at local and global levels to fight climate change. Excerpts:
Dec 17, 2014 07:10 PM
Dr A K Bhattacharya, Mission Director of the Madhya Pradesh State Bamboo Mission, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that replacing bricks by bamboo for constructing houses could help in curbing carbon emissions. Excerpts from the interview.
[South Asia] [Sustainable Development] [Climate change] [Indian women]
Dec 04, 2014 04:35 PM Sunita Narain is one of the most prominent activists and thought leaders on environmental issues today. As the Director General of the Centre for Science and Environment (CSE), an influential not-for-profit public interest research and advocacy organisation based in New Delhi, she has won numerous Indian and global awards, including the Padma Shri and the World Water Prize, for her pathbreaking vision and work. In an exclusive interview with Rajiv Tikoo, she not only highlights India's environmental challenges, but also flags the direction the country should take to pursue a sustainable development path. Excerpts from the interview:
Dec 02, 2014 08:00 PM As the head of the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), Christiana Figueres is the most sought after climate change leader in the world today. The UNFCCC is currently organising the UN Climate Change Conference in Lima to come up with a universal climate change draft agreement for final negotiations in Paris in 2015. Ms Figueres took time off from her busy schedule to respond to Rajiv Tikoo on a wide range of issues. Excerpts from the interview:
Nov 18, 2014 07:35 PM
Leader of India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, said that urban areas need to learn the art and science of converting waste into a valuable resource. Excerpts from the interview.
[Green Buildings] [Energy crisis] [India] [Enviornment] [South Asia] [Green cities]
Nov 07, 2014 04:58 PM
Dipa Sinha, a right to food campaigner, who has earlier worked with the office of the commissioner to the Supreme Court of India on the on Right to Food Act, says community mobilisation is necessary for successful implementation of public welfare schemes.
Dipa talks to OneWorld South Asia at the National Consultation on Community Action for Health in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[India] [Social security]