Category: Sustainable Development

Speakers demanded comprehensive law and policy for e-waste management to ensure environmental sustainability in Bangladesh

[Dhaka, 26 June 2021] Speakers at a press-briefing demanded comprehensive policy addressing the increasing problem of electronic waste (e-waste) and its management held today at the VOICE’s Civic Centre in Dhaka that is held both virtually and in-person. They said e-waste is increasing at the rate of 20 per cent every year in Bangladesh and…

Introduce effective e-waste management system through PPP: Speakers

Speakers at a workshop on Tuesday have demanded an effective e-waste management system, knowledge creation and recycling of the wastes through public private partnership (PPP) schemes. The workshop styled “Efficient Use of Digital Technology and Effective E-Waste Management in Bangladesh” was participated by NGOs, CSOs, journalists, women and youths, said a press release. Quoting data ascertained…

BATB’s online advertisement violates tobacco control law

“If we cannot stop the involvement of senior officials, we cannot make Bangladesh a tobacco-free nation even in a century” – Monjurul Ahsan The government should take immediate steps against tobacco advertisement on e-Commerce platform buyherenow.com.bd, said speakers at a webinar on Thursday. They also called for banning corporate social responsibility (CSR) programmes by tobacco…

‘Battle of Minds’ violates Tobacco Control Act, VOICE alleges

The tobacco company that sponsored the event, is using policymakers while committing this crime   Voices for Interactive Choice & Empowerment (VOICE), a human rights organisation, has alleged that British American Tobacco Bangladesh (BATB) is conducting a death marketing campaign, leading youths into a smoke-trap by sponsoring events like Battle of Minds. The grand finale of…

Speakers urged to ensure equality, women empowerment and freedom of expression

[Dhaka, 3 October 2020] Speakers urged to ensure equality, women empowerment and freedom of expression in a discussion session on Gender, development and freedom of expression held its training centre. The discussion session was organized by VOICE while Ahmed Swapan, executive director of VOICE moderated the session. Nur Quamrunnahar, a noted writer and senior professional…

Workshop on`CSOS Enabling Environment and CSOs Development Effectiveness’

A workshop (two-days-long training ) on `CSOS Enabling Environment and CSOs Development Effectiveness’ held on 4-5 March 2018 at CBCB Training Centre (24/C Asad Avenue Mohammadpur, Dhaka-1207, Phone- 9123108; 9127339). The workshop discussed the issues of CSOs development effectiveness and CSOs enabling environment, their policies and practices including the progress so far. The workshop intended to build a…

A consultation on `Development Effectiveness’ to be held on 29 March 2018

A consultation on `Development Effectiveness’ to be held on 29 March from 9:30 am. to 4:30 pm. at YWCA auditorium, 3/23 Iqbal Road, Mohammadpur, Dhaka 1207. The objective of the consultation is to broadly discuss about the development projects and policies related to development effectiveness including Paris declaration, Accra Action Agenda, Istanbul principles, and the…