MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Jan 23, 2014 06:30 PM Lord John Prescott, Former Deputy Prime Minister & Member of Parliament, House of Lords, UK emphasizes that DSDS is a major platform where global and climate change challenges are tackled from the prism of food, water and energy security. It is becoming increasingly clear that the challenges the world faces in respect of energy, water and food security are interlinked. Consequently, if strategies have to be developed for tackling one or the other aspect of this integrated challenge we would need to consider comprehensive and critical aspects of managing supply and demand for energy, water and food in a manner that ensures security in each of these.
Dec 16, 2013 11:55 AM In recent years, climatic stresses, particularly droughts and floods, have devastated yields and caused crops to fail for many farmers across Pakistan. Erratic rainfall — particularly in rain-fed areas like Taxila, 20 miles northwest of the capital, Islamabad — has further exacerbated farmers' problems and led to a slump in yields. With four dry winters in a row since 2008, deciding which crops to grow, and if they should continue to cultivate traditional crops such as wheat, has become increasingly complicated for farmers. Rain-fed areas contribute 12 per cent of the 24 million tonnes of wheat produced annually in Pakistan. Wheat is an important crop for Pakistan's agricultural economy, accounting for 3 per cent of GDP and earning around US$600 million in foreign exchange reserves through exports each year. Source: SciDev.net
Aug 11, 2013 09:00 AM
A motivated head-of- the-school can make a big difference to improve the quality of education, says a new study.
[South Asia] [Education] [India] [Education For All] [Child rights] [Children]
Aug 02, 2013 06:40 PM
India’s demographic dividend could turn into a demographic disaster, if millions of young people are not trained to be employable, cautions Shashi Tharoor.
[Education For All] [UNFPA] [Education Policy] [Children] [India] [India school syllabus] [NIOS] [India youth] [India Teachers] [South Asia]
Jul 07, 2013 09:56 PM
With barely 900 days to go for the end of the MDG road, the 2013 score card presents good as well as disappointing news. Just six of the 21 targets have been met or are close to being met even as aid funds continue to decline putting the other targets in peril.
[MDGs] [United Nations] [Sustainable Development]
Jul 02, 2013 06:01 PM
The targets that have already been met include halving the number of people living in extreme poverty and providing more than two billion people with access to improved sources of drinking water.
[Sustainable Development] [Poverty and hunger] [Millennium Development Goals]
May 21, 2013 06:15 PM India’s Minister for Water Resources, Harish Rawat, lauds the innovative apple project of Uttarakhand, a model that has freed small apple farmers from the clutches of middlemen besides introducing business acumen in them.
May 20, 2013 06:40 PM
“We spoil the entire education system by appointing ad-hoc teachers who do not have proper qualification," a two-judge bench of India's Supreme Court said today.
[India] [Education For All] [South Asia] [Education Policy]
May 14, 2013 09:00 AM
The Indian President, Pranab Mukherjee, called upon the academics to identify the grassroots innovations and link them with the ongoing education process of the universities.
[South Asia] [Indian President]
May 03, 2013 09:00 AM
The government has decided to provide stipend to 1,33,726 female students at the bachelor's level soon to promote female education in the country.
[Bangaldesh] [Education] [South Asia] [Bangladesh]
Apr 26, 2013 10:00 AM
The funds for the quality drive will be disbursed based on six indicators which will be jointly evaluated by the government and the ADB.
[ADB] [Education For All] [Sri Lanka] [Education]
Apr 11, 2013 04:15 PM
Delhi Daredevils’s tie up with Save the Children and Muthoot Group seeks to raise funds for fulfilling the dreams of the lesser privileged children in India.
[Delhi Daredevils] [Education For All] [India] [Education] [Children]
Mar 24, 2013 10:00 AM
The World Bank has approved a package of assistance worth $400 million to support the Second Sindh Education Sector Reform Program (SERP II). The program will support the Sindh government’s efforts to increase school participation and measure student achievement by improving sector governance and accountability and strengthening administrative systems.
[Sindh] [World Bank] [Education] [Pakistan]
Feb 26, 2013 04:35 PM
At a conference today organised by the CII, Shashi Tharoor talked about the need for the private sector to step up and play a bigger role in the education sector in India.
[Education For All] [Education] [NGOs] [India] [Corporates] [CSR]
Feb 22, 2013 06:40 PM
WIN (Women’s International Networking), an independent global leadership organisation, is all set to launch an initiative –WIN Girls – in collaboration with Indian NGOs Stree Shakti and Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEQUIN) to enable higher education for girls from the less privileged sections of the society.
[India] [Education] [WIN] [South Asia]
Feb 19, 2013 09:00 AM
The objective behind launching the forum is to sensitise and persuade parliamentarians and decision makers in the country's Balochistan province to follow the spirit of the Right to Education Act, a national law that came into being last year.
[Education For All] [Pakistan] [Education] [Education Policy] [South Asia]
Feb 12, 2013 04:30 PM
At a ministerial session at the South Asia Ministerial Forum, all ministers from South Asian countries agreed that it takes effective policies to effectively bring ICTs into play in education.
[Education] [South Asia] [ICTs] [Intel] [Education for All] [Responsible Business] [UNESCO]