May 12, 2019

Breaking conventions by liberating structures

Conventional structures used to organise how people work can stifle inclusion and engagement. We had the opportunity to learn about powerful methods that help break conventions and get everyone meaningfully engaged
April 25, 2019
BLOG Health

Closing the door on one of the world’s oldest diseases

Malaria has wreaked havoc for mankind for over 500,000 years. Thankfully, new strategies have led to a decline in disease incidence and mortality. The fight against humanity’s oldest disease rages on but Bangladesh is paving the way with remarkable strides taken so far.
April 24, 2019

Building garment sector capacity at home in Bangladesh

Six years on from Rana Plaza, Bangladesh's garment sector still faces challenges. Local capacity building, especially of women, will speed progress in the rapidly changing sector.
April 21, 2019

A green step out of poverty

Can we tackle extreme poverty and protect the environment at the same time? Learn how this programme is doing both.
 
 
EDITOR'S PICKS
March 28, 2019

Finding hope in bright colours in a Rohingya refugee camp

I found myself on a long-anticipated journey in 2019. With a black suitcase, a bright pink vest and many questions, an American-Bengali high school girl was heading for the site of an immense international collaboration.
March 27, 2019

Human trafficking and our failures: Is there a way out?

Bangladesh country is in Tier 2 Watch List in the 2018 Trafficking in Persons Report of the US Department of State.
March 12, 2019

Violence against women: Is physical abuse the only form?

Findings show large proportion of young people are unclear about what constitutes violence.
March 11, 2019

The start-up stories you do not hear about

Our search for business inspiration often starts and ends in million-dollar companies, glossy tech start-ups and management books. We often do not know the stories behind the labels closest to us. Behind-the-label narratives are not only found in huge export-oriented ready-made garments factories, but on the streets around us.
February 13, 2019

From metro rail to national ports: A win for people with disabilities

BRAC has been working towards ensuring accessibility for people with disabilities in Bangladesh’s transport and infrastructure. The six-month intervention has finally come into fruition.
February 3, 2019

Can play save a displaced generation?

Little colourful sanctuaries, shaded by bamboo verandahs, and walls covered in handpainted flowers. 30 tiny children under six years of age laughing, playing, tumbling over each other. The bells of the tambourine, the chanting of tiny voices singing songs. These are Humanitarian Play Labs in the Rohingya camps in Cox’s Bazar.