Social forestry: who do you serve?

Social forestry: who do you serve?

Locals on way to harvest betel leaf in a natural forest, near Daluchhara Punji in Moulvibazar’s Kulaura upazila, where the Forest Department is implementing a social forestry project. Keeping the impoverished local indigenous communities out of the project, the department has made several affluent individuals, from outside the area, its beneficiaries. Photo: Mintu Deshwara “> […]

Experts for strategic communication in social development program

Experts at a webinar underscored the need for strategic communication in the social development program that linked up all levels of stakeholders, service providers and beneficiaries at community level.    They observed that communication can give better results if communicated in a positive way. They made the observation at the webinar on ‘A strategic communication […]

Bapa: Social forestry no excuse for endangering ethnic groups


It is only a matter of time before ethnic minorities are wiped out from the country, fears Bapa President Sultana Kamal The security of ethnic groups cannot be jeopardized on the pretext of social forestry, rights activists have said. From a virtual press conference held on Sunday, they also urged the government to ensure that […]

Bangladesh needs shock-responsive social safety net prog: Experts

South Bangla Bank’s IPO subscription hits 14 times high

FE REPORT | Published: August 28, 2021 09:57:51 Bangladesh needs to adopt a shock-responsive social-safety-net programme with perfect identification of the extreme poor, experts at a webinar said on Thursday. Such a social protection strategy will not only prevent inclusive and exclusive errors from the state-sponsored financial or non-financial benefits but also give enough impetus […]

Senate Democrats begin $3.5 trillion push for ‘big, bold’ social change

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), right, and Sen Bernie Sanders (I-Vt) walk through hall outside the Senate chamber at the Capitol in Washington on Monday, Aug 9, 2021. TJ Kirkpatrick/The New York Times

The budget resolution, which Senate Democrats hope to pass by the end of this week, would allow the caucus to piece together social policy legislation this fall, paid for by raising taxes on the wealthy, large inheritances and corporations. Should all 50 senators who caucus with Democrats hold together, the measure could pass the Senate […]

A strong social contract for indigenous peoples

This year we are celebrating the 50th anniversary of our great independence. As a sovereign nation, Bangladesh has made remarkable progress in economic growth, poverty reduction, life expectancy, the human development index, and many other social development indicators in the recent past. By keeping this momentum continuing, Bangladesh is also advancing towards fulfilling the Global […]

Moriom’s passion for social work earns accolades

Moriom’s passion for social work earns accolades

YOUNG ACHIEVER Masuma Moriom from Bangladesh received the Kalam Youth Leadership Award 2021 for her phenomenal contribution in social work. Khwab Foundation of India presented the award, in memory of former President of India APJ Abdul Kalam. Masuma Moriom. Photos: Courtesy “> Masuma Moriom. Photos: Courtesy Moriom is a master’s student in the Department of […]

Rise in fuel prices also taking a toll on hilsa – Social News XYZ

Rise in fuel prices also taking a toll on hilsa

By Saibal Gupta Kolkata, July 18 (SocialNews.XYZ) The spiralling prices of petrol and diesel in the last one year is not only taking the famous hilsa fish out of the reach of the middle-class Bengalis, but it is also having a far-reaching effect on the population of this ‘silver queen of the river’. The steep […]

Antelope’s fate shrouded by social, political forces

Antelope's fate shrouded by social, political forces

An oribi in Africa. Credit: Keenan Stears If only it were as simple as finding more grassland for an antelope. The story of efforts to conserve the endangered oribi in South Africa represent a diaspora of issues as varied as the people who live there. On its surface, as with the stories of many threatened […]

Govt, ADB ink 250 mln loan deal to strengthen social resilience program

Govt, ADB ink 250 mln loan deal to strengthen social resilience program

Bangladesh and Asian Development Bank (ADB) on Tuesday signed a $250 million loan agreement to finance reforms for improving the inclusiveness and responsiveness of the country’s social development and resilience program. Economic Relations Division (ERD) secretary Fatima Yasmin and ADB country director Manmohan Parkash virtually signed the loan agreement on behalf of Bangladesh and ADB […]