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I hope my medal can serve as an inspiration for differently abled: Deepa Malik

Sep 17, 2016 06:00 PM "I hope my journey and the medal can serve as an inspiration for differently-abled individuals to break out from their social boundaries and pursue their dreams," says Deepa Malik.

Statement on SC verdict for closure of sterilization camps in India

Sep 17, 2016 05:45 PM This judgement has the potential to shape India’s family planning program into a programme of national significance, writes Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

If India's PM Modi wants economic reform, he must first address the Dalit plight

Aug 31, 2016 11:36 AM The Dalits who are revolting across India are also attacking Modi because they see his statements as weak and coming too late, writes Joseph D'Souza.

Monsoons have exposed chaotic urbanisation

Aug 01, 2016 02:35 PM Rajesh Tandon, President of PRIA, a non profit, reflects on issues ranging from monsoon to religion, and democracy to the youth.

India Inc cannot pursue CSR agenda in isolation: Shaifalika Panda

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:
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Sexuality of an individual is a very private matter: Priya Dutt

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:
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CSR is nothing but giving back to society: Naveen Soni, Toyota

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:
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India at the cusp of harvesting youth power: Poonam Muttreja

Jul 13, 2016 01:05 PM India is all set to reap rich dividends with its adolescent and youth population, writes from Poonam Muttreja, Executive Director, The Population Foundation of India.

Bangladesh health needs serious surgery

Jun 16, 2016 02:18 PM More needs to be done to give a policy makeover to an unwieldy system, writes Habib Zafarullah.

Teachers can make a difference within the system: Sharath Jeevan, STIR CEO

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:

Ecological balance crucial for food security in India: Shyam Khadka, FAO

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:

Our key mandate in India is to reduce rural poverty: Rasha Omar, IFAD

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:

Work on a strong political will in order to protect children under humanitarian crisis from slavery and deprivation from education: Kailash Satyarthi

May 25, 2016 01:16 PM Kailash Satyarthi urges world leaders for a strong political consensus to protect children at the first World Humanitarian Summit

Political revolution will fail without sexual revolution: Mona

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.

World will make it in terms of SDGs only if India can: Josefina Stubbs, IFAD

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:

Impact Conclave seeks to appreciate multi-centricity and non-linearity of development challenges

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)

Need to sync low carbon technologies with developmental plan for villages: Indian legislator

Mar 30, 2016 09:45 PM Arvind Bellad, MLA, Hubli Dharwad-West in Karnataka is steering low-carbon development in Dharwad district.

JEEViKA aims at holistic progress of rural Bihar: State Mission Director

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:

Focus on women’s work can help bring women out of poverty: Renana Jhabvala

Mar 08, 2016 11:51 AM Jhabvala has made significant contributions to research and policies on women’s economic empowerment

Action, accountability and inclusion needed for eradicating child leprosy: Poonam Khetrapal Singh

Jan 30, 2016 01:00 PM On the World Leprosy Day, Dr Khetrapal Singh, the Regional Director for WHO, South-East Asia Region, says inclusion of communities as well as patients can be an important strategy in eliminating leprosy.

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