Environment

July 11, 2019

BRAC at the Dhaka meeting of Global Commission on Adaptation

The two-day international conference on climate change adaptation concluded today (11 July, Thursday) in Dhaka. The Global Commission on Adaptation which was launched in 2018 organised the conference in Dhaka on invitation from the Government of Bangladesh.
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.
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.
April 2, 2019

Is it too late to win
the climate fight?

How has the weather affected you lately? Are you getting confused about whether it’s spring, monsoon or summer? While most of us tend to shrug off the unpredictabilities in our weather, increasingly harmful effects are at play which are already affecting communities worldwide.
November 1, 2018

Resilience in the time of disaster

Disasters cost the global economy USD 520 billion and push 26 million people into poverty every year, according to World Bank estimates.
August 30, 2018

Shaking up traditional farming in rural Bangladesh

Women have always played an integral role in the agricultural landscape in Bangladesh. Despite their contributions, women are often not recognised for their efforts as farmers, and rarely have control over their harvests - largely due to patriarchal norms.
July 25, 2018

Agriculture and nutrition: Exploring the links and disconnects

Bangladesh is largely an agricultural-based economy. According to the World Bank, almost half of all workers are directly employed by agriculture. The sector is credited with greatly reducing the country’s poverty rate due to rapid growth.
April 16, 2018

A complete solution for smallholder farmers in Tanzania

The LEAD project has had significant positive results by using a modified M4P approach. Findings show more than a 400% increase in both maize yield per hectare and weekly egg production, and a 107% increase in number of birds per farmer’s flock by the end of the project. Maize farmers’ median income increased 400% from USD 54 to USD 269.
January 16, 2018

The cold wave that grips Bangladesh, and our lessons

There was a freak snow storm in the Sahara last week, the surreal images creating a flurry on the internet. On the other side, Sydney is experiencing the hottest summer on record. At home, a severe cold wave is sweeping over northern Bangladesh.
December 27, 2017

Combating climate change: Momentum builds with new financial commitments

We have now reached the point in history when it is crucial to reflect on where we are, and where we want to go, while defining the right path to get there. Most of our economy is based on fossil fuels, like coal, oil or natural gas. Explorations of newer sources are underway, but at the expense of the planet itself.
September 20, 2017

5 ways young people can help tackle climate change

While the situation is the worst it has ever been, we are better equipped than we have ever been. This success can be credited to collaborative efforts by the government and civil society, which ensure shelter homes, pre-disaster preparedness, and early warning systems.
July 6, 2017

Meet the millennial who’s changing our farmlands

Peeking from behind the tin door is Ibrahim’s two-year-old daughter, Amena, in a blue polka dot dress, and a kitten in her arms. Another kitten appears and darts across the courtyard. Ducklings scatter about in panic.