WorldFish met with Dr Pawan Patil, a Development Economist at the World Bank, in Dhaka to discuss how nutritious small fish can help address childhood stunting.
March 8 is International Women’s Day and a key moment to celebrate the achievements of women across social, economic, cultural and political arenas. Progress to gender parity, the theme of this year’s event, is slow and so urgent action is needed. In the lead up to the day, WorldFish staff from Bangladesh, Egypt, Solomon Islands, Zambia, Cambodia, Philippines and Penang pledge how they will help achieve gender equality in 2016 and beyond.
Ask Agnes Namukasa about sustainably managing fisheries in Kachanga, the lakeshore landing site she calls home in Uganda’s Masaka District, and you will soon learn about toilets. From her perspective, community members won’t address conflict between government enforcers and fishers, competition among neighboring villages, or pollution threatening aquatic ecosystems until they can first organize to address their most pressing daily needs.