Roundtables

Roundtables

Consent to marriage and best interest of girls

The dominance of politics in our national spheres has, unfortunately, diverted attention away from critical issues like child marriage.

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Opportunities and Challenges to Inclusive Education for Children with Disabilities in Bangladesh

We find ourselves easily discussing inclusive education now, but just two decades ago, the idea of children with disabilities pursuing studies seemed unimaginable.

Thinking beyond sanitation: Transitioning to a sustainable urban water cycle

Ismène R.A.C. Stalpers, Country Director, SNV Bangladesh

Bangladesh Family Planning Programme: What women and girls want matters

Ipas, in association with The Daily Star, organised a roundtable titled “Bangladesh Family Planning Programme: What women and girls want matters” on July 10, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Breathing clean: Protecting lives from air pollution

Manas Biswas, Technical Coordinator - Integrated WASH & CESP, Tongi Urban Programme, World Vision Bangladesh.

Progressive Taxation in Bangladesh Why and How?

The income tax system in Bangladesh is regressive. It follows a pattern where the tax burden increases proportionally with income until it reaches a stagnant rate of 30%. Ideally, a more progressive structure would have involved a higher tax rate.

Prevention of Child Marriage in remote and marginalised chars of northern Bangladesh

Friendship in association with The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled “Prevention of Child Marriage in remote

10 years since Rana Plaza tragedy

Solidarity Center and IndustriAll Bangladesh Council (IBC), with the support of USAID, organised a roundtable titled “Workers’ Health-Safety & Trade Union Rights: Where are we now?

Transforming Agrifood Systems to Improve Nutrition in Secondary Cities: The Role of Women

Syngenta Foundation for Sustainable Agriculture (SFSA) organized a roundtable discussion regarding the role of women in transforming agrifood systems to improve nutrition in secondary cities on 9 March 2023. The event was hosted by Nutrition in City Ecosystem (NICE),

Changing mindsets, changing lives: The power of social norms programming in ending child marriage

Care Bangladesh in association with The Daily Star organized a roundtable titled “Impact of Social Norms Programming” on February 28, 2023. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Disability-inclusive National Budget 2023-24

Access Bangladesh Foundation in association with The Daily Star, DCF, NCDW, Sitakund Federation,

Saving mother nature, saving us

USAID in association with The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled ‘Saving mother nature, saving us – The role of youth in leading conservation and climate resilience’ on December 18, 2022. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

Ensuring the rights of small-scale fishers for the sustainable fisheries sector in Bangladesh

In our country, the ratio of the formal to informal sector is around 15% to 85%.

Biofortified crops: Connecting value chain actors and policymakers in Bangladesh

HarvestPlus - Bangladesh Initiative to Enhance Nutrition Security and Governance (BIeNGS) Project organized a roundtable titled “Biofortified crops:

Understanding adolescent pregnancy in Bangladesh

During the liberation war, people living in refugee camps didn’t receive any sexual and reproductive health and rights (SRHR) services.

Effectiveness of Flood Early Warning System in Building Climate Resilience

The Flood Resilience project, funded by Z Zurich Foundation has three objectives: increasing investment in climate-smart, risk-

Financing Loss and Damage and Displacement - A Global Call for Climate Justice

Although Bangladesh accounts for a very small portion of global emissions, it is one of the countries most affected by climate change. Hence, Bangladesh must raise her voice seeking compensation for the loss and damage the country suffers from.

Violence against female sex workers in Dhaka city

Sex Workers Network (SWN) organized a research findings dissemination session titled “Qualitative study on violence among the female sex workers in Dhaka City, Bangladesh” on September 22, 2022. The study was funded by CREA, an international feminist human rights organization. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

SDGs and Youth in Bangladesh

The Citizen’s Platform for SDGs Bangladesh in partnership with UNDP-UNEP Poverty-Environment Action organised a day-long conference titled “SDGs and Youth in Bangladesh: Present Perspectives and Future Outlook” on September 1, 2022. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.

World Sight Day 2022

Today, 13 October, marks World Sight Day 2022.In Bangladesh, the number of people in need of eye care is spiralling. In 2020, 19 in every 100 adults aged 30 years or older had visual impairment (Nationwide Blindness Survey 2020).

Exploring the implementation of disability-inclusive WASH policy commitments in Bangladesh

WaterAid Bangladesh in partnership with The Daily Star organised a roundtable titled “Exploring the implementation of disability-inclusive WASH policy commitments in Bangladesh” on September 24, 2022. Here we publish a summary of the discussion.