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Food security can check distress-related migration: FAO

Oct 16, 2017 09:00 AM A large proportion of today’s migration is due to ‘push’ factor caused by lack of livelihood opportunities in rural areas, said Shyam Khadka of FAO.

I think we can’t stop sex slavery: Author Hyeon-seo Lee

Jul 31, 2017 10:00 AM My book revealed the truth about North Korean women being sold like sex objects in China, says Hyeon-seo Lee, a North Korean defector, and human rights activist.

Half the success of Global Goals hinges on India: Lise Kingo, UNGC

May 18, 2017 05:32 PM Lise Kingo, CEO and Executive Director, of the United Nations Global Compact in an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia tells how businesses can come together for giving a human face to the global market. Excerpts from the interview:

Success of SDGs hinges on India: Nigel Brett, IFAD

Feb 08, 2017 03:05 PM SDGs have raised the bar for development in India, feels Nigel Brett from the UN agricultural arm, IFAD.

IITians should serve their fellow countrymen: Murli Manohar Joshi, Senior BJP leader

Jan 25, 2017 06:55 PM Senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi has urged graduates from elite institutes like IITs to develop technology that suits the poor.

Empowerment of widows crucial part of SDGs: Cheri Blair

Jan 03, 2017 12:30 PM For Cheri Blair, former first lady of the United Kingdom, the challenges for widowhood are universal and global.

India needs to address the issue of food wastage: Shyam Khadka, FAO

Oct 17, 2016 04:42 PM Shyam Khadka, the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in India, believes that Indian farmers need to be reoriented towards pre-green revolution agricultural technology for adopting sustainable and consumer friendly agriculture practices. According to Khadka climate change will make the target of zero hunger more challenging as the issues of hunger and climate change are significantly inter-linked. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia

India Inc cannot pursue CSR agenda in isolation: Shaifalika Panda

Jul 29, 2016 06:05 PM Shaifalika Panda, Chief of CSR, Indian Metal & Ferro Alloys (IMFA), and CEO, Bansidhar & Ila Panda Foundation (BIPF), says that companies should realign their CSR agenda to meet the contemporary challenges. Shaifalika talks to Ashok Kumar for the Social Philanthropy Series on All India Radio's FM Rainbow channel. Excerpts from the interview:
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Sexuality of an individual is a very private matter: Priya Dutt

Jul 15, 2016 08:12 PM Congress leader and Sanjay Dutt's sister Priya Dutt feels that sexual minorities and sex workers have an equal right to dignified life. In an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, Priya says that segregation of LGBTs is a dangerous trend and they should not feel caged in our society. Excerpts from the interview:
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CSR is nothing but giving back to society: Naveen Soni, Toyota

Jul 13, 2016 07:50 PM Naveen Soni, Vice President, Toyota Kirloskar Motor (TKM), believes that businesses are duty bound to serve the society that brings profit to them. Soni talks to Ashok Kumar for the Social Philanthropy Series on All India Radio's FM Rainbow channel. Excerpts from the interview:
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Teachers can make a difference within the system: Sharath Jeevan, STIR CEO

Jun 14, 2016 02:59 PM STIR education is an NGO working in India and Uganda to create a Teacher Changemaker Movement, an initiative aimed at improving education quality for the world’s poorest children. Sharath Jeevan, Founder & CEO, STIR Education, talks to OneWorld South Asia about the importance of rejuvenating the profession in developing countries. Excerpts from the interview:

Ecological balance crucial for food security in India: Shyam Khadka, FAO

May 30, 2016 05:55 PM Shyam Khadka, the representative of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) of the United Nations in India, believes that South Asia with its huge population load will be a driving force for global SDGs particularly from the point of poverty reduction and food security. Excerpts from an exclusive interview to OneWorld South Asia:

Our key mandate in India is to reduce rural poverty: Rasha Omar, IFAD

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:

Political revolution will fail without sexual revolution: Mona

May 24, 2016 04:05 PM Egyptian-American Mona Eltahawy, an award-winning journalist and a vocal speaker on women’s rights believes that all religions are used by men to control women. Mona gets candid in an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia at the latest edition of Jaipur Literature Festival.

World will make it in terms of SDGs only if India can: Josefina Stubbs, IFAD

May 23, 2016 09:15 AM 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:

Impact Conclave seeks to appreciate multi-centricity and non-linearity of development challenges

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)

Need to sync low carbon technologies with developmental plan for villages: Indian legislator

Mar 30, 2016 09:45 PM Arvind Bellad, MLA, Hubli Dharwad-West in Karnataka is steering low-carbon development in Dharwad district.

JEEViKA aims at holistic progress of rural Bihar: State Mission Director

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:

GRC will become the hub for all gender activities in Bihar: Dr N Vijaya Lakshmi

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:

News content not being driven by public interest: Dr B K Kuthiala

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.
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