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[24 Apr 2012]
SEHD conducted a training session for members of Simsaka, a Garo woman group engaging in ecological farming with SEHD, on how to raise Basak (Malabarnut or Vasak) plants and harvest its leaves, preserve and market. Held on 20 April 2012 at the SEHD nursery in Rajghati village in Modhupur, the practical session was conducted by Mohammad Rafiqul Islam.
[28 Mar 2012]
The Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD) organized a training for 25 journalists on investigative reporting from March 22 to 25 (2012) at the YWCA auditorium in Dhaka. Journalists from 18 districts working with national and regional dailies and weeklies took part at the workshop.
[30 Oct 2011]
The launch of Survival on the Fringe: Adivasis of Bangladesh was held at CIRDAP, Dhaka on 29 October 2011. The event was chaired by Prof. Sakhawat Ali Khan, chairperson of SEHD. The editor of the book and the director of SEHD, Philip Gain gave an overview of the book and the Former Chief Justice Muhammad Habibur Rahman was the chief guest speaker.
[03 Jul 2011]
The Society for Environment and Human Development (SEHD) organized the photography exhibition “Ambushed by Greed: The Chak Story” which was shown from 23 to 29 June 2011. Held at Drik Gallery, the launching of the exhibition was piggybacked with a daylong seminar on the same theme.
[05 May 2011]
International designer Vivienne Westwood and international fashion magazine Marie Claire have joined forces to highlight the issue of deforestation. This global collaboration will combine the sale of the T-shirt dress with a special Rainforest editorial section in Marie Claire. Proceeds from the sale of the T-shirt dress will support the forest people in Bangladesh through SEHD activities.
[05 May 2011]
The project that Marie Claire and Vivienne Westwood are supporting is all about improving environment and economic conditions of communities in forest villages in Modhupur. Women (Garo and Koch) in particular will be involved in all project activities in sustainable and organic farming, which will also bring them income.
[05 Sept 2010]
Prof. Wahiduddin Mahmud, eminent economist and chief guest, formally launched the book at the VIP lounge of the National Press Club in Dhaka. In his introductory note Philip Gain, SEHD director and editor of the book, reflected on the challenging task of producing the book, a 44-minute documentary film and a photography exhibition.