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Samarth community for senior citizens

Feb 06, 2017 A team of professionals driven by their personal experience of these challenges in India have launched the Samarth Community for senior citizens as a social venture.

BPO professional teaches Maths on community radio

Jun 20, 2013 Amit Jadhav is a BPO professional who is associated with the community radio 'MUST' in Mumbai. Jadhav who works for the project ‘Maths on Radio’ said that he finds it very fruitful to utilise his weekly offs to make programmes which explains Mathematics to the listeners by using very easy methods.

Time to introduce professional farming methods: Rawat

May 21, 2013 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.

For My Children

May 01, 2013 For My Children, a short film produced by Open Space and, is the story of the millions of migrant workers who live an invisible life in the heart of our bustling cities. An intensely personal journey into their hopes, hardships, disappointments and dreams, this story questions our notion of development and progress.

Wedding Busters: Stopping child marriage

Apr 18, 2013 Meet the Wedding Busters - a group of Bangladeshi children, supported by the Plan International, who have successfully stopped 7 child marriages in their community. In Bangladesh, 66 per cent of girls get married before they are 18. All too often they are pulled out of school and lose out on their dreams.

Story of Akhtar, a young Afghan migrant

Apr 12, 2013 For more than four years, a young Afghan migrant, Akhtar Azimi, has travelled across continents to find a place to call home. He has been rejected for asylum in every country on his journey. The UN Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Migrants is working with governments to facilitate migration and give refugees such as Akhtar the chance to make valuable contributions as citizens in new communities.

Changing the culture of toilets in India

Apr 01, 2013 A World Bank initiative promoting the installation of toilets has been a success in some parts of India, where people have traditionally defecated in the open. There are more cellphones than toilets in India, and it's estimated 1.2 billion people don't have access to sanitation, which has led to disease, infant mortality, and widespread economic loss.

UN to observe International Day of Forests on March 21

Mar 14, 2013 The United Nations General assembly has proclaimed 21 March the International Day of Forests. From 2013, the day will be observed each year to celebrate and raise awareness of the importance of forests and trees to all life on earth.

India is not a leading country when it comes to sustainable development

Feb 18, 2013 In an exclusive interview with OneWorld South Asia, Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder of Forum for the Future, talks about the important role governance could play in helping countries like India and China in tackling the challenges brought by the climate change issues.

We must not continue to poison the world: Lord Prescott

Feb 15, 2013 Lord John Prescott is the former Deputy Prime Minister of the UK, credited with spotlighting the issue of climate change in his country. He says that less developed countries should be allowed to grow to reduce their poverty while the developed ones should use technology to reduce their carbon emissions.

UNIDO promotes energy issues in South Asia: Ayumi Fujino

Feb 14, 2013 Ayumi Fujino, Regional Director for South Asia, UNIDO, talks how her organisation is promoting energy and environment in the South Asian region. She says that an initiative like the DSDS-2013 enables organisations like UNIDO to share and to learn.



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