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SDGs and Sustainable Livelihood: Opportunities and Challenges in India

Venue: TERI School of Advanced Studies Vasant Kunj, New Delhi

Registration opens: 18 March 2019

Last Date of Registration: 11 April 2019

* Poster Competition | Last date for submission: 10th April 2019

Department of Policy studies

SDGs and Sustainable Livelihood: Opportunities and Challenges in India

The working population in the India are disproportionately affected by the economic forces that drive unemployment and vulnerable employment, which is a major threat to sustainable livelihood. “Global Employment Trends for Youth 2017”, published by the International Labour Organization (ILO), mentioned that in most of the developing countries including India, around 16.7 per cent of young workers live on income below the extreme poverty threshold of US$1.90 a day, partly because they often start their working lives in the informal economy. This brings us to the argument that the developing countries need to focus on sustainable livelihood generation programmes with specific thrust on youth, which will have direct implications in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). However, The UN initiated SDGs that present before us a formidable challenge of designing and implementing strategies to generate sustainable livelihood. Hence, it is of utmost importance

Keeping these challenges in mind, the Department of Policy Studies at TERI SAS is organizing a one-day conference titled “SDGs and Sustainable Livelihood: Opportunities and Challenges in India”. The main aim of the conference is to discuss how we could strategize and implement SDGs for generating sustainable livelihood. In this regard, four thematic areas have been identified which have direct and indirect relations with sustainable livelihood generation like poverty, gender, social enterprises and environment.

The event will bring together renowned academicians, bureaucrats, development organizations, faculty and students to reflect, understand and discuss the possibilities for sustained action towards a sustainable future

Poster Competition

We announces Poster Competition for undergraduate, post graduate and doctoral students, on the topic “Innovative Solutions for Sustainable Livelihood”. The participants are requested to clearly indicate a real-world sustainability related problem along with innovative solution to this problem. The assessment will be based on:-

  • Clear identification of the problem;
  • Innovation and originality of the proposed solution;
  • Socio-technical feasibility of the solution.
Best three posters will be selected for a presentation at the event titled “SDGs and Sustainable Livelihood: Challenges and Opportunities in India”at the TERI SAS Campus on 12th April 2019 and get exciting prizes along with Certificate of Merit. All participants will receive certificate of appreciation.

Last day of Poster submission: 10th April 2019

    Guidelines for submission of poster

  • Limit the text to about one-fourth of the poster space and use visuals (graphs, photographs, schematics, maps, etc.) to communicate your research / ideas.
  • The poster should be A0 [Landscape or A1 (portrait)], containing title, your name, department and university and should be positioned at the top-center of the poster.
  • Use minimum font size of 16 points and inscription for the title should be large (at least 50-point font). Use CAPITAL letters for title.
  • Present numerical data in graphs rather than tables. If presenting in the table-form, please keep it simple.
  • Visuals should be simple and bold and references to be placed at the end of the section.

For Poster submission, refer registration section given below.



14th March, 2019


11th April, 2019

Event Date

12th April, 2019

Agenda - Friday, 12 April 2019

Time Sessions
09:30 am – 09:40 am
Welcome Address

Dr Leena Srivastava, Vice Chancellor, TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi
09:40 am – 10:40 am
Keynote Speech

Prof. Abhijit Sen, JNU

“Sustainable Livelihood and SDGs: Opportunities and Challenges for India”
10:40 am – 11:00 am Tea Break
11:00 am - 1:20 pm Panel Discussion: SDGs for Sustainable Livelihood in India
(Chair: Dr. Smriti Das)

  • 11.00 am-11.40 am
    Speaker: Mr. James Mathew, Deputy Director General, MoEF&CC, Government of India "Degrading Environment and its Impact on Sustainable Livelihood "
  • 11.40 am-12.20 pm
    Speaker: Dr Ranjana Kumari "Reducing Gender Gap by promoting Sustainable Livelihood "
  • 12.20 noon – 1.00 pm
    Speaker: Ms Meena Vaidyanathan, Niiti Consulting. Delhi "Social Enterprises for Sustainable Livelihood"
  • 1.00 pm – 1.20 pm
1:20 pm – 1:30 pm Vote of thanks
1:30 pm – 2:15 pm Lunch Break
2:15 pm – 3:30 pm Thematic Poster Presentation Competition
3:30 pm – 4:30 pm Photography Competition
04:30 pm - 05.30 pm Cultural events


On successful completion, participants will receive a certificate of participation duly signed by TERI School of Advanced Studies.

Registration Detail:

There is no registration fee for the event.

Contact Us

Faculty Coordinator:
Dr. Swarup Dutta

University Address:
TERI School of Advanced Studies,
10, Institutional Area,
Vasant Kunj,
New Delhi - 110070 Contact No: 011-71800222