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In Bangladesh, The Hunger Project-Bangladesh (THPB) and British Council jointly organized a four-day training session with the goal of creating a new generation of young leaders. At the inaugural session of the Active Citizens Youth Leadership Training (ACYLT), the main theme was 'Globally Connected, Locally Engaged.' Speakers addressing the inaugural session emphasized that "the youths, particularly the students in higher seats of learning, should be built as worthy citizens so that they can contribute positively to the society and the nation." Read the full story at Bangladesh Sangbad Sangstha.
Goal 2 of The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) calls for ending hunger, achieving food security, improving nutrition and promoting sustainable agriculture—by 2030. These are lofty goals to achieve in less than 15 years, but we know global hunger is a solvable problem, so how can we get there? The “how” starts and ends with the people in the communities themselves: putting the decision-making power into the hands of local groups is fundamental to achieving the end of hunger and the achievement of all of the SDGs, which are interconnected. Read the full story at the Huffington Post.
Across the globe, a growing number of organizations are now pushing for policy changes that place a fair share of decision making power in the hands of local communities. This push stems from the larger effort to materialize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) adopted last year. As one of the 18 international organizations launching the Movement for Community-led Development, The Hunger Project has made community-led development accessible by focusing on community organizers, country ownership and advocacy. These steps provide a vital impetus to a movement that seeks to alter the “top-down patriarchal world of programs,” giving agency to local actors and installing greater measures for accountability. Read the full news story on Huffington Post. (more…)
Speakers at a view exchange meeting in Bangladesh said responsive support from the community, teachers, parents and influential leaders, has become a must to ensure adolescent-friendly reproductive health services for reducing child marriage and child pregnancy. At a daylong view-exchange meeting titled "Prevention of Child Marriage: Community Awareness towards Eradicating Child Marriage", the speakers said that freeing the youth from various misconceptions regarding reproductive health is very vital. The Hunger Project-Bangladesh organised the programme in association with Prevention of Child Marriage and Child Pregnancy Project and Oxfam-Novib. Read the full story at The News Today.
A large portion of the Indian population suffers from chronic hunger, and one major culprit is inadequate infrastructure. In fact, around 40 percent of fruits and vegetables and about 20 percent of grains get destroyed because of insufficient infrastructure and supply chains that are inefficient. Modern technology such as proper inventory management and food supply logistics can help. Along with the Indian Government and various international organisations, several NGOs such as The Hunger Project, Fight Hunger Foundation, Astha Shakti, Akshaya Patra are working towards eradicating this problem. Read the full story at Tech2.