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Thursday, 19th March

Joao Felipe Scarpelini's picture

Joao is at the World Water Youth Forum in Istanbul, Turkey, from where he's keep us posted on what’s happening and how young people are participating at the forum.

Thursday, 19th March, Istanbul: Another busy day at the World Water Forum, especially for all the young people attending.

As the end of the Forum approaches, things are getting busier in the corridors and conference rooms. We are halfway through now, and it’s time to get our act together at the World Water Youth Forum.

South Asia Regional DM Grant Competition - Deadline Approaching

Aaron Leonard's picture

The South Asia Regional Development Marketplace is accepting proposals under the theme: “Family and Community Approaches to Improve Infant and Young Child Nutrition.” Proposals are welcomed from all South Asian countries including: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, the Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.  See the call for proposals for further eligibility criteria.

Proposals are being accepted until March 31, 2009.  About 70 of the most promising candidates will be invited to present their ideas at the South Asia Regional Marketplace event to be held in Dhaka, Bangladesh in August 4-6, 2009.  Of these, up to 25 winners will be selected by a jury of distinguished nutrition and development experts, to receive awards of up to US$40,000.

For more information, visit their website at

Here and There

Stacy Alcantara's picture

I’ve heard about Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues (TVM) since I was in high school, but it’s only around 7 years later that I decided be part of the cast. I am about to graduate from university and deeply regret that I’ve only taken an active part in this when about to finally leave the halls of my school.

Slumdog Millionaires!

Saptarshi Pal's picture

Indiscriminate littering of plastic bags clogs up Kolkata’s street drains which results in water-logging in several areas of the city. During monsoons, the city almost comes to a standstill! Some city environmentalists are petitioning the municipal authorities to ban the widespread use of plastic bags in the city, also because the toxic material remains in the soil for years. However, plastic bags have become an indispensable part of our daily life. They have several advantages, including being cost effective, and hence a “ban” on plastic bags is not working.