It has been a great pleasure to be with children and talk about the global issues and alert them about their future. In a developing world, when we talk about education, it is more like binding children with the limited access to knowledge more theoretically than practically. Education has become the business strategy, children study not for acquiring wisdom but appearing in exam and get high ranking. Is that all matter? Is that enough? How is the world mapping the quality of education? Is it quantity or quality education that matters to achieve development goals? Is there any monitoring and evaluating system to measure the level of knowledge that children get from educational institution? Read the rest of this entry
By Stephen P. Groff, Asian Development Bank Vice-President for East Asia, Southeast Asia and the Pacific
Any contemporary story on development in Asia-Pacific begins with reflection on massive gains achieved in the fight against poverty. The incidence of people living at less than $1.25 a day fell from 54.5% in 1990 to 20.7% in 2010, with the number of extreme poor declining from 1.48 billion to 733 million. This precipitous decline in poverty incidence has been accompanied by tremendous gains in access to health and education.
Without diminishing the progress made over the last 25 years, the region remains somewhat of a paradox: enviable growth and wealth on one hand and dire poverty and inequality on the other. Asia-Pacific remains home to more than 60% of the world’s extreme poor and two-thirds of the world’s hungry. While we’ve seen progress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), it is uneven across…
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BYND2015 Nepal Hub and its Asia Pacific Team in coordination with BYND2015: Global Youth Summit-ITU, is organizing ICT Relay via Facebook and Twitter globally. This event will be the first ever unique campaign of its own kind on POST 2015 supported by ITU which will be carried out for a week starting from 5 September till 11 September as the Global Youth Summit will kick off from 9 September and ends on 11 September 2013.
To bring #BYND2015 in trend globally and to address the future priorities for sustainable development, views from young people from around the world via online platform.
During this Relay we will be passing the statement via Facebook and Twitter as our status or directly in our Facebook event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/154755381398522/):
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On 31 August 2013, I happen to meet one of my interest of childhood to learn martial art in the form of FIGHT BACK TRAINING. Organized by Change Fusion Nepal, around 20 females were trained by PARITRAN in order to be secured and for their safety to combat violence against women specially focused on sexual harassment. Read the rest of this entry
National Consultation Meeting on “Environmental and Social Impacts of Large Infrastructures in Nepal”
On 27 August 2013, Hariyo Ban Program, WWF Nepal organized a national consultation on “Environmental and Social Impacts of large infrastructures in Nepal” during which Mr. Krishna Prasad Acharya, Chief of Planning and Human resources Division, Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation chaired the program. With an overview about Hariyo Ban Pragram, Judy Oglethorpe, Read the rest of this entry