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‘Big Data’ can cut down healthcare costs, increase quality of services

The application of big data analytics has positive and also lifesaving outcomes  


Combined effort needed for Bangladesh to attain SDGs

SDG progress report points to the need for improved international cooperation, increased private sector participation and coordinated effort  


Bangladesh embarks on climate public finance tracking

Home to 160 million people, the country lies in Asia's largest delta and is considered one of the most climate-vulnerable in the world  


NHRC chief calls for stronger efforts to protect children’s rights

Around 45 percent of Bangladesh's population are aged below 18  


Bangladesh Betar to broadcast 112 programmes by ethnic and excluded minority youths

The initiative, taken under the project titled “Connecting voice of the ethnic and excluded minorities through radio programmes”, aims to create awareness and develop the skills of the youths from the…  


Bangladesh lends land to islanders as water devours homes

As coastal property crumbles into encroaching seas, villagers receive plots with fish ponds on a free lease to help them stay afloat  


Community people to become Sundarbans dolphin saviours

According to an unofficial survey, at least 130 dolphins were killed in the riverine, coastal and marine waters of Bangladesh from January 2007 to April 2016  


Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change supports green refrigerators in Bangladesh: Government, UNDP and WALTON join hands to save Ozone Layer

The initiative will see the phasing out of HFCs from refrigerators and air conditioners, which contribute to global warming  


Government and UNDP to make transformational changes for women vulnerable to climate change

The $33m project will benefit almost 7 lac people from the disaster prone Satkhira and Khulna districts with a focus on women and adolescent girls  


Coastal women show resilience to climate change

Rising sea level and increase in the frequency and intensity of tropical cyclones are raising the incidences of flooding, salinity intrusion and erosion  

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