Mar 09, 2014 05:05 PM
Ace photographer Ashok Kochhar featured a mammoth collection of one thousand smiling female faces from all walks of life on the International Women’s Day in New Delhi. He believes that every woman has ample reason to smile everyday and not just on the Women’s Day. He tells us more about his exhibition, titled ‘A Million Smiles’.
[Indian women] [South Asia] [Sustainable Development]
Mar 07, 2014 11:50 AM
Daniel Ziegerer, Director of Cooperation and Counsellor, Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation, says that India and Switzerland are cooperating in glaciology and energy efficiency in a big way. Excerpts from the interview
[Sustainable Development] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit] [Indian Government] [Green economy] [South Asia]
Mar 05, 2014 02:00 PM
Peter E Kenmore, Representative in India of the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO), spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Food safety] [Agriculture] [Agri-business] [Food insecurity] [Indian Farmers] [Food wastage] [Food Distribution] [South Asia]
Mar 01, 2014 01:00 AM
Hideaki Domichi, Senior Vice President, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan spoke to OneWorld South Asia on the sidelines of DSDS-2014 in New Delhi. Excerpts from the interview.
[Sustainable Development] [DSDS 2014] [Japan] [India] [Delhi Sustainable Development Summit] [South Asia]
Feb 18, 2014 06:05 PM
Lokendra Thakkar, Coordinator, Environmental Planning and Coordination Organization, Madhya Pradesh spoke to OneWorld South Asia at the International Conference on Lakes and Wetlands. Excerpts:
[Sustainable Development] [India] [Wetlands] [South Asia]
Jan 03, 2014 04:45 PM
India’s Minister for Social Justice & Empowerment, Kumari Selja, talks to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, at the 15th NCPEDP - Shell Helen Keller Awards-2013 in New Delhi.
[Education Policy] [Teacher Training] [UN] [Kumar Selja] [Disability] [India] [South Asia] [Kumari Selja]
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]