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
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:
[Corporate governance] [Corporate Sustainability reports] [Corporate Social Responsibility] [India] [CSR]
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:
[Gender Empowerment] [Sex workers] [Sexual Violence] [Lesbians] [Girl abuse] [Bisexuals] [Gays] [LGBT]
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:
[Corporate social responsibilty] [Corporates] [SDGs] [Companies Bill] [India] [Corporate governance] [Sustainable development]
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:
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:
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 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.
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:
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]