Conference organised by TERI SAS calls for the need for India to Actively Implement SDGs for Generating Sustainable Livelihood for improved livelihood security.
Echoing the national concern to enhance livelihood security and sustainability by scaling up institutional mechanisms that reduce the vulnerability of communities and confirm Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Department of Policy Studies,
TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) concluded a conference titled “SDGs and Sustainable Livelihood: Opportunities and Challenges in India” on 12th April. In his keynote address, Prof. Abhijit Sen, Former Member, Planning Commission, expressed his concern on the lack of understanding in operational mechanism for interlinking SDG to the global and Indian context. In the panel discussion, Mr James Mathew (Deputy Director General, Ministry of Environment and Forests & Climate Change), Dr Manasi Mishra (Research Head, Centre for Social Research, New Delhi) and Ms Meena Vaidyanathan (CEO, Nitii Consultant) highlighted that despite having an edge in the competitive global market, India was still lagging in generating sustainable livelihood and the new upcoming government needs to prioritize and ensure successful implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs), which will eventually lead to secure sustainable livelihood for the citizens. The conference and deliberations will act as a prelude for policymakers, especially since a new government will be formed soon, giving a vision to raise the scale of employability, and to look at innovative policies that can support livelihood projects specifically aimed at sustainable development in urban and rural India.
The Department of Natural Resources, TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI-SAS) in association with Hexagon Geospatial India organised a two day 'Training Workshop on Satellite Image Processing' from March 1-2, 2019 at the TERI SAS New Delhi campus in Vasant Kunj.
Dr Nithiyanandam, Convener of the workshop, welcomed everyone and briefed them on the background of the event highlighting the Academia and Industry Partnership as a key tenet forming the basis of the programme. Dr Vishnu Chandra (Deputy Director General, National Information Center), in his keynote address, apprised the audience of the developments in geospatial technology in India, initiatives of the NIC and the exigency of satellite image processing. Dr Leena Srivastava (Vice-Chancellor, TERI-SAS) and Mr Vasudeva Rao (Assistant General Manager, Hexagon Geospatial India) were the other chief delegates who addressed the audience during the inauguration.
The workshop concentrated on the basics of satellite image processing, elaborated on its application in diverse areas and provided an overview of the current/upcoming trends. Recent advancements such as drone-based image processing and 5D technologies were also discussed during the workshop. With a distinct audience comprising undergraduate/postgraduate students, young professionals and researchers from several institutions, the programme also showcased a diversity in ideas and opinions.
Extending an overwhelming response to the programme, participants found the lectures and hands-on training (received during the workshop) to be helpful for identifying possible applications of Satellite Image Processing in their own fields. TERI-SAS is keen on organising similar training programmes in association with industries, in the future.
TERI School of Advanced Studies organised and completed an unique one day MDP by bringing together participants and stakeholders from the entire value chain of the renewable energy sector which included mid career and senior officials from PTC Financial Services, Avaada Energy, NTPC, PTC India Limited, BSES, SECI, J K Paper Mills and many more.
The one day programme ended with rich deliberations on - a) Sectoral Challenges, Opportunities, b) Credit Appraisal Techniques, c) Green Financing, d) Lending and Investment Issues, e) Operational and Legal Risks, f) Future Financing Innovations and the participants requested for conduction of frequent programmes in the above mentioned domains pertaining to the renewable energy sector.