MDG2: Achieve Universal Primary Education
Jul 03, 2014 09:00 AM
While the South region has made tremendous gains in expanding access to schooling over the past decade, a new report by the World Bank says that poor quality education is holding the region back.
[South Asia] [Education Policy] [Education for All] [India] [Education For All]
Jun 03, 2014 06:20 PM According to Policy Analyst Devinder Sharma, Indian agriculture is faced with a crisis of sustainability and economic viability. Sharma believes that the spate of farmer suicides and the willingness of farmers to quit agriculture if given a choice is a stark reminder of the grave crisis. This video from GOI Monitor has been produced by independent journalist and researcher, Manu Moudgil.
Jun 02, 2014 12:10 PM
The International Monetary Fund denied that the lender has influenced the Sri Lankan govt to reduce funding for free education as claimed by the Opposition.
[Education for All] [South Asia] [Sri Lanka]
May 23, 2014 11:55 AM Dr Annapurna Vancheswaran, Director of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), in an interview to Ashok Kumar of OneWorld South Asia, said that the upcoming 15th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS-2015) will focus on Sustainable development goals (SDGs) and Climate Change, two important issues for the global community. This interview was recorded in March 2014.
Mar 18, 2014 07:55 PM
“Every station has a unique problem and should be looked at independently,” said Dr Sanjay Mishra, Director, Commonwealth Educational Media Centre for Asia (CEMCA).
[Community Radio Sammelan] [Community radio India] [Education] [South Asia] [Community Radio]
Mar 12, 2014 11:45 AM In meetings across villages in Bihar, the east Indian state, men and women are coming out of their mud-huts. Nothing unusual about the sight, but then you hear shouts and excited voices from an assembly. The rural folk get into animated discussions and even arguments. Men and, also, women. These are not the usual rustic shouts. Rahul Kumar of OneWorld South Asia captures these are shouts of empowerment, of demanding rights and seeking entitlements through the efforts of a collective of NGOs in Bihar, working with the Poorest Areas Civil Society (PACS). PACS is urging people at the lowest rung of the governance unit, the ward, to talk and hold debates; find out what ails their villages and tell their leaders and also the government to take action.
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]