Luba Khalili

October 10, 2019
BLOG Health

Scars that last a lifetime

Child sexual abuse is more common than we think. Its devastating effects on young minds can last a lifetime. On #WorldMentalHealthDay, addressing this dire issue can be a start to saving a generation.
October 3, 2019

Climate strike and the dengue outbreak: Is there a link?

Climate change is playing itself out in more ways than just hotter summers. Bangladesh has been experiencing it first-hand. For this country, millions of people coming together during the global #climatestrike holds incredible value.
September 24, 2019

The growing water gap in Dhaka, one of the world’s fastest growing cities

Dhaka is facing an impending water crisis. What can we do about it? BRAC Institute of Governance and Development’s latest State of Cities report focuses on water governance, how we use water and what the future of water in Dhaka looks like.
July 11, 2019

Jhorna Fabrics: Fit for a queen

Jhorna Islam is somewhat of a local celebrity in Tongi, Duttapara. While there are many clothing shops in the area, the uniqueness of her designs stand out, and the quality of the cutting and material used is noticeably high. 
June 10, 2019

Beating air pollution

Air pollution is one of the greatest challenges of our time. With World Environment Day just past us, the call to action for cleaner air is more pressing than ever.
May 29, 2019
BLOG Urban

The road to safety

Accidents on the road paint a disquieting picture for the safety and security of Bangladesh’s citizens. It is time for all of us to acknowledge the issue at hand and take steps to reduce road crashes.
April 17, 2019
BLOG Urban

Into the fire, and out: Paying tribute to our firefighters

In crisis, firefighters are met with delay in reaching their destinations due to the traffic that plagues the city. The problem is compounded further when large, curious crowds gather around places of incidents. In the chaos and confusion, do we lose sight of the grim reality, that it is lives that are at stake?
March 8, 2019

Gender diversity: Not just good, it’s good business

The economy has never been more competitive. Not just for those seeking employment, but also for those recruiting. How can organisations make smart decisions in recruitment and leadership, and future-proof their workforce? In our experience, one of the secrets lies in making gender diversity a business priority.
March 4, 2019
BLOG Youth

Scale frugal: Highlights from Day 1 of Frugal Innovation Forum 2019

Frugal Innovation Forum is back this year with another round of riveting conversations on smart innovations! This year’s theme is “Scaling opportunities for youth,” and we wrapped up Day 1 jam-packed with exciting and insightful sessions.
November 29, 2018

Child’s play: Transforming the way children learn

Who would have guessed that the best part of childhood is also essential in developing the mind and body? Children's ability to imagine and understand the world around them begins with play. BIED's play labs help them do just that.