Entries by Julia Cadaval Martins

The Daily Star: Bangladesh firm to ensure RMG compliance

NEWS SOURCE: The Daily Star BSS, Davos, Switzerland. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina yesterday said her government was highly committed to ensuring compliance with regard to the readymade garment (RMG) industry. “The contribution of the apparel and textile industry to our economy is immense. We are highly committed to ensure compliance with regard to labour rights, […]

The Financial Express: ‘Govt firm on RMG sector compliance’

News Source: The Financial Express HONORABLE PRIME MINISTER SHEIKH HASINA AFFIRMS HER COMMITMENT TO 2030 WRG’S BANGLADESH PROGRAM AT THE WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM 2017 IN DAVOS, SWITZERLAND   DAVOS (Switzerland), Jan 17 (BSS): Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said on Tuesday her government was highly committed to ensuring compliance in the readymade garment (RMG) sector, reports […]

WEF: To achieve the SDGs, the world must work together

News Source: WEF By: PAUL BULCKE, Member of the Board of Directors and Chairman-designate, Nestlé Published: Tuesday, January 10, 2017 In contrast to the UN Millennium Development Goals agreed in 2000, the private sector was given the opportunity to provide input and help elaborate the 2030 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed in September 2015 […]

A participatory Hindon River Council was conceived in Meerut

On October 20, 2016, about 25 representatives from local NGOs, private sector and academia came together in Meerut to discuss how to step up efforts to revive the Hindon River Basin. People traveled from the entire river basin area, ranging from Saharanpur to Ghaziabad. They decided to form a so-called Hindon River Council to strengthen collaboration across different stakeholder groups and […]

EPW: From Policy to Practice – Principles of Water Governance

Source: Economic and Political Weekly (EPW) By ROCHI KHEMKA (rkhemka@ifc.org), Regional Coordinator for Asia at the 2030 Water Resources Group Posted: December 24, 2016 From Policy to Practice Principles of Water Governance The Mihir Shah Committee report lays a solid foundation for restructuring water governance in India. Yet, a few supplementary provisions could reinforce the […]

[Spanish only] Presidenta del Consejo Directivo del 2030 WRG en Perú es nombrada “sherpa” en Panel de Alto Nivel sobre el Agua De Naciones Unidas

El miércoles 21 de setiembre de 2016 el Presidente del Perú, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski fue incorporado oficialmente al Panel de Alto Nivel sobre el Agua de Naciones Unidas gracias a la prioridad que asigna su gobierno al tema del agua. Este panel reune a líderes mundiales con capacidad de toma de decisión e influencia en […]

Preliminary Market Assessment Launched For Urban Wastewater Public-Private Sector In Bangladesh

Greater Dhaka has been a major engine of growth and prosperity in Bangladesh, representing more than 40% of Bangladesh’s national GDP. The Dhaka Sewage Master Plan (DSMP 2035) area has suffered alarming levels of environmental degradation, which was induced by the rapid growth of the poorly regulated export-based and local industry, agricultural run-off and an […]

Water Governance and Institutional Reform in Bangladesh

92% of Bangladesh’s all water resources are external, i.e. entering Bangladesh via trans-boundary waters, resulting in high dependency and uncertainty on future water availability. A large part of the country also suffers from salinity intrusion in water. Of the water that is available, over 90 percent is used for agriculture. Irrigation efficiency in Bangladesh is […]