Bangladesh

“I could not sleep in Rakhine, but I can sleep here”

I was shocked by the stories I heard from Rohingya children on my recent visit to Bangladesh + to see the work of UNICEF and its partners to help 680,000 Rohingya refugees, 58% of which are children. I had barely spent an hour in Kutupalong refugee cam…

by · Thursday, 1 February 2018 · Bangladesh

“I could not sleep in Rakhine, but I can sleep here”

I was shocked by the stories I heard from Rohingya children on my recent visit to Bangladesh + to see the work of UNICEF and its partners to help 680,000 Rohingya refugees, 58% of which are children. I had barely spent an hour in Kutupalong refugee cam…

by · Thursday, 1 February 2018 · Bangladesh

“I could not sleep in Rakhine, but I can sleep here”

I was shocked by the stories I heard from Rohingya children on my recent visit to Bangladesh + to see the work of UNICEF and its partners to help 680,000 Rohingya refugees, 58% of which are children. I had barely spent an hour in Kutupalong refugee cam…

by · Thursday, 1 February 2018 · Bangladesh
Bangladesh is thinking big by thinking blue

Bangladesh is thinking big by thinking blue

Maintaining and restoring ocean ecosystems – or ‘ocean health’ – is synonymous with growing ‘ocean wealth,’ according to a soon-to-be published report by the World Bank and European Union. With rapid population growth, limited land and fewer terre…

by · Thursday, 4 January 2018 · Bangladesh
Rural Bangladeshis filming their way to better nutrition

Rural Bangladeshis filming their way to better nutrition

Local communities in the Chittagong Hill Tracts of Bangladesh have created awareness videos to encourage the consumption of nutritious foods, including indigenous foods, threatened by packaged food products with low nutritional value.
In Bangladesh, c…

by · Monday, 11 December 2017 · Bangladesh
ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

ASEAN meeting explores ways of professionalizing public procurement to meet development challenges

Construction of a sky train in Bangkok, Thailand. Photo: Seksan Pipattanatikanunt/World Bank
In the past, procurement (purchasing) was not considered to be a specialist function but one of the numerous duties that administrators performed in their res…

by · Monday, 11 December 2017 · Bangladesh, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand

Palace assures public will get equal share in PH’s progress

“As a Nobel Peace Prize winner once said, ‘Poverty is the absence of human rights,’” he added, quoting Muhammad Yunus, a Bangladeshi social entrepreneur, banker, economist, and civil society leader who was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for founding the Grameen Bank and pioneering the …

by · Sunday, 10 December 2017 · Bangladesh, Philippines

How Can “Fab Lab” Help Boost Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Bangladesh’s Universities?

Recently, an undergraduate engineering student from Khulna University of Engineering and Technology (KUET) in Bangladesh showed me his mobile app…

by · Monday, 22 February 2016 · Bangladesh