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.
May 16, 2013 04:00 PM
Stichting Het Groene Woudt (SHGW), a Dutch family foundation, promotes sustained economic development in rural areas of developing countries like India. Dipankar Borah representing SHGW in India, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia, says that consumers can enjoy better quality products if the farmers are assured of a price for their produce. Excerpts from the interview.
[Economic development] [Agriculture] [Farmers]
May 03, 2013 08:10 PM
Pradeep S Mehta, founder Secretary General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, says that governments should pursue the growth agenda to make the ‘cake of wealth’ bigger and then ensure that equity is fostered. Excerpts from the interview.
[Governance] [Indian NGOs] [India economic growth] [South Asia] [Pradeep Mehta] [Consumer]
Apr 22, 2013 07:46 PM
Yuva Parivartan, an NGO working in the area of building skills of unemployed young people in India recently organised the ‘Third International Summit on Skill Development’ in New Delhi. The occasion provided for an exchange of thought on the subject of providing vocational training to millions of young people in India.
Speaking to OneWorld South Asia, Kishor Kher, founder of Yuva Parivartan and President-Trustee of Kherwadi Social Welfare Association, spoke of the social and economic problems the country could face in the absence of any credible training to its youth population. Excerpts from the interview:
[South Asia] [Indian Government] [Yuva Parivartan] [Indian youth] [Indian NGOs] [Kishor Kher] [Indian students]
Apr 12, 2013 06:02 PM
Martin Kuba, Minister of Industry and Trade, Czech Republic, in an interview to OneWorld South Asia said that Czech companies and institutions are keen to share with their Indian counterparts their know-how on handling generated waste as well as on waste prevention. Excerpts from the interview.
[India Renewable Energy] [Women empowerment] [Waste Management] [Martin Kuba] [Corporate social responsibilty] [South Asia]
Apr 04, 2013 07:15 PM Sylvia Ann Hewlett is president of the Center for Talent Innovation and Sylvia Ann Hewlett Associates. In a new research she conducted she discloses a startling fact: that India's women professionals in some critical ways are far ahead of their counterparts in the United States, Germany, and Japan. She talks to OneWorld South Asia about her study and the state of work for Indian women.
Apr 02, 2013 08:40 PM
Byron Vielehr, President, International and Global Operations of Dun & Bradstreet, the 171-year- old provider of business data and risk-management services, in an interview with OneWorld South Asia, said that technological advantages should be leveraged to drive up financial literacy levels. Excerpts from the interview.
[Bangaldesh] [South Asia] [Mobile phones] [India] [Information technology] [Dun & Bradstreet] [Microfinance]
Mar 26, 2013 10:00 AM
Eminent Indian lawyer, Geeta Luthra, laments that in all the successive Parliaments, the percentage of women has been gradually coming down in comparison to the first Parliament. Excerpts from Geeta Luthra's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
[Geeta Luthra,] [Women empowerment] [Gender Inequality] [South Asia] [Delhi women] [India] [Gender Sensitivity] [Women's rights]
Mar 22, 2013 07:12 PM
Dr Manoj Chaturvedi, Deputy General Manager-CSR-UN Water Mandate, Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), a leading infrastructure company, says that industries in the energy sector will consume 200 times more water by year 2025
[World Water Day] [South Asia] [India] [Hindustan Construction Company] [UN Water Mandate]
Mar 20, 2013 06:05 PM
Srimathi Shivashankar, Associate Vice President, Diversity & Sustainability, HCL Technologies, urged the corporate world to have zero tolerance for violence against women at the workplace and beyond. Excerpts from Srimathi Shivashankar’s interview with OneWorld South Asia.
[Women enterprises] [Gender Sensitivity] [Gender inequality] [Gender equality] [Women empowerment] [HCL Technologies] [India] [Srimathi Shivashankar] [Women rights] [South Asia] [Women participation] [Gender gap]
Mar 17, 2013 05:00 AM
Arun Gupta, Member, Prime Minister's Council on India's Nutrition Challenges and Regional Coordinator, International Baby Food Action Network (IBFAN) Asia Pacific, said that there is a strong case of regulation to keep the vested interests out of India’s healthcare system. Excerpts from Arun Gupta 's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
[Food] [Breastfeeding India] [India] [Health and Nutrition] [South Asia]
Mar 14, 2013 10:55 AM
Despite progress on cleaning up the environment, the world is still slipping back on promises to protect its natural resources, says Dr Rob D van den Berg of the Global Environment Facility (GEF).
[India] [Carbon emissions] [Environment] [Global Environment Facility]
Mar 13, 2013 02:40 PM
Sunita Cherian, Vice President, Human Resources and Head of Gender Diversity, Wipro, while disclosing that they have no woman directors in the board said that culture and working conditions of a firm and not matrix ensure better participation of women. Excerpts from Sunita Cherian's interview with OneWorld South Asia.
[South Asia] [Corporate Governance] [Women] [Sustainable Development] [Inclusive development]
Mar 11, 2013 06:33 PM
Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy became a household name with her Oscar victory last year for the movie that brought the world face to face with the ugly truth of acid victims in Pakistan. For Obaidi 'Saving Face' changed things in Pakistan, and she talks about her experiences growing up in Pakistan in an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia. In the meanwhile, Chinoy continues her journey as a film maker who creates reams of films out of dire, stark realities of women world over.
[Oscars] [Pakistan] [Women's Rights] [Acid attacks] [Saving Face] [South Asia]
Mar 09, 2013 09:45 AM Lise Grande, the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India, has had a prolific career working across development issues and varied countries. In an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia, she says socially constructed realities about women in India need to change and how increased political participation might be a way to push for greater rights for women.