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“Youth voices are crucial” is a popular statement that we hear in different spaces. As existing as it is, it is also puzzling that we do not yet have enough in seeking out their perspectives. It is even more so in the arena of water governance that has many complexities. National and...

This blog draws from my journey and observations while writing the dissertation "Transboundary Water Governance in context of Mahakali River Basin" which was supervised by Deep Narayan Shah, PhD and co-supervised by Ramesh Raj Pant, PhD at Central Department of Environmental Science, Tribhuvan...

Clean Water and Sanitation for all, as contained under Goal 6, is one of the most essential element of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) established in 2015. It successfully captures the very essence of the entire Agenda for Sustainable Development in that...

Rethinking business and human rights in transboundary river governance in South Asia
While the need for recognizing and upholding human rights in transboundary river governance systems has been highlighted, ways businesses impact human rights in these systems is least explored.
As the world is gearing up to mobilize its resources for effective recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic, a large part of the world, especially the developing nations remain under lockdowns in various forms, with marginalized populations coming under increased risk from the Covid-19 disease, and lack...
Urban wastes from the upstream and Mymensingh City Corporation have contributed to a dramatic decline in the health of the Old Bramhaputra.
COVID-19: Imminent crisis for riverine communities in South Asia.
As the Coronavirus pandemic unfurls with an increasing number of cases and rising death toll, it underlines the imminent crisis facing the most vulnerable communities in river basins of South and Southeast Asia

It hasn't been long that I have been advocating for river governance. Having grown up in an urban city like Dhaka, I had a minimal connection with rivers. So, let alone thinking of river governance, I had a little knowledge and idea about the geography and character of rivers. However, as a part...

Oxfam in Asia - Rohingya refugee camp
Coronavirus has now posed serious challenges for all actors to operate in the camps. Aid agencies are only allowed to run essential services; and as a part of Bangladesh's government’s directive, Oxfam is running WASH services in a number of Rohingya camps.
Oxfam in Asia - Blogs - COVID 19
An Oxfam Humanitarian worker's insights from his time on the field that shaped his views on the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak that was first reported on the very last day of 2019.
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