Virtual Classrooms Foster Medical Education and Research in Bangladesh Prof. Laila Banu (center) and Next Generation Sequencer (left) in her laboratoryBangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU) is a leading post-graduate medical institution and the only medical university in Bangladesh. It plays a unique role in enhancing the quality of medical education and research. BSMMU is one of the largest beneficiaries of the Academic Innovation Fund (AIF) under the ...

Time is Running Out for Nepal Earthquake Survivors Security forces clearing the rubble at the historic Patan Durbar Square in Kathmandu Valley. Credits: Rajib Upadhya. World Bank It is Day Ten since the earthquake struck Nepal and the scale of the devastation is only just becoming evident. The official death toll has now crossed 7,000, of which 5,000 have been confirmed in remote rural areas. As many ...

The poorest are the hardest hit in rural Nepal Nepal Poverty Map @World Bank While Kathmandu is steadily fighting to get back to some sense of normalcy, the situation is very different outside the capital where all districts around Kathmandu and between Kathmandu and the tourist town of Pokhara have been very severely affected. Relief supplies - food, water, shelter and medical aid, are slowly starting to move ...

Nepal earthquake emergency has barely begun in rural areas Remains of several houses in Pauwathok On Saturday I drove to Sindhupalchok, in the mid-hills of Nepal, to the northeast of Kathmandu. The narrow road climbed up and down the shoulders of the hills, along clear streams, through green forests and among fallow terraced fields with neat piles of cow dung waiting to be spread. In the shade of a ...

Wanted! Your proposals on Regional Integration in South Asia Home to Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka, South Asia is one of the fastest growing regions in the world and yet one of the least integrated. Intra-regional trade accounts for only 5% of South Asia’s GDP, compared to 25% of East Asia’s. Meanwhile, with a population of 1.6 billion, South Asia hosts one of ...

How online work is changing labor force participation and fostering urban youth inclusion in Pakistan The Digital Youth Summit 2015 (May 7-9, 2015, Peshawar) will explore the potential of e-lancing. The vibrant city of Peshawar is getting ready to host the 2nd Digital Youth Summit (May 7-9, 2015, Shiraz Arena). Co-organized by the KP IT Board, Peshawar 2.0 and the World Bank, the Digital Youth Summit is a tech conference and startup expo gathering participants from ...

Will South Asia make the most of cheap oil? The world economy today presents itself as a diverse canvas full of challenges and opportunities. Advanced economies continue to struggle towards recovery, with the US on its way to tighten monetary policy as the economy picks up while a still weak Eurozone awaits quantitative easing to kick in. At the same time, plunging oil prices have set in motion ...

Digital Youth Summit 2015: Tech Entrepreneurs from all over the world will gather in Peshawar Pakistan The IT Minister of the KP Province, the IT Permanent Secretary, and the CEO of Peshawar 2.0 at the launch event of the Digital Youth Summit 2015 Peshawar, Pakistan. One of the oldest cities of Asia and capital of the Province of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP), is a vibrant city where a melting pot of local and regional that make it the city ...

Digitizing University Library for Enhanced Learning Experience Components of the newly established RFID-based LMS system The library of any academic institution plays a key role in providing knowledge-based support to its faculty members, researchers and students. In recent years, the ‘digital library’ has emerged as a novel concept. It allows the access to and sharing of literary information and resources in digital and non-digital forms within ...

Public spaces - not a “nice to have” but a basic need for cities The benefits of public spaces in the poorest parts of the world Sounce: World Bank Staff We often think of amenities such as quality streets, squares, waterfronts, public buildings, and other well-designed public spaces as luxury amenities for affluent communities. However, research increasingly suggests that they are even more critical to well-being of the poor and the development of their ...

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