Sustainable Development

New Delhi, 29 Nov' 2018: On the occasion of the annual Indo-German Bilateral Negotiations and commemorating 60 years of successful Indo-German Development Cooperation, a “Touring Exhibition” was launched on 28th November 2018 at Hyatt Regency. The exhibition showcased historical landmarks of Indo-German Development Cooperation since past six decades. This exhibition will further travel to Bengaluru, Kochi and Chennai through 2019.

The touring exhibition was launched by Dr C.S. Mohapatra, Additional Secretary (EA), Ministry of Finance, Government of India and Dr Wolfram Klein, Head of South Asia Division, Federal Minister of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ).

A national workshop on ‘Concurrent Evaluation of the implementation of the National Food Security Act, 2013 (NFSA) in India’ was jointly conducted by the Department of Food & Public Distribution, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution (DFPD) & GIZ Food and Nutrition Security, Enhanced Resilience Project in India.

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For over 60 years, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH has been working jointly with partners in India for sustainable economic, ecological, and social development. Currently, GIZ has over 340 employees in India, of whom 70 per cent are national personnel.

India is fast emerging as an economic and industrial power. It is a member of the ‘Group of Twenty’ (G20) as well as one of the five major emerging national economies, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa (BRICS). Despite the country’s rapidly growing economy, poverty and other socio-economic issues remain a challenge. The burgeoning population and accelerated urbanisation in the country have resulted in an environment at risk and greenhouse gas emissions that continue to spiral upwards.

The focal areas of Indo-German cooperation currently are:

Union Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas and Skill Development & Entrepreneurship, Dharmendra Pradhan inaugurates Skill Connect Road Shows in New Delhi.

Engaging industry to redress both sides of the skills mismatch coin: relevance and quality of training; National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) in collaboration with Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) has launched Skill Connect Road Show -- a programme to drive awareness and participation towards the Skill India agenda; with a special focus on apprenticeship.

The DWIH conference on "CityScapes" was held at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi from 29th September 2016 to 1st October 2016. The concept of CityScapes Conference was to address the various harmonious solutions to tackle the global challenges of migration and sustainable urbanization. The keynote speech of the Conference was delivered by University of Cologne Professor, Prof. Dr Frauke Kraas, Department of Geography. Amongst the other panel sessions, University of Cologne participated in the following panels: SESSION 2: Smart Energy & Construction Prof. Dr Amitabh Banerji, Faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Department of Chemistry and Didactics, University of Cologne SESSION 3: IMPACT OF URBANISATION ON ENVIRONMENT Prof. Dr Shamita Kumar, Bharati Vidyapeeth University, Pune SESSION 5: FOR A FUTURE SUSTAINABLE PERI-URBAN INDIA Prof. Dr N.

Following the successful first Indo-German Start-up Bootcamp conducted in July 2016 in Berlin, GIZ together with their partners Bosch, World Resources Institute (WRI), Social Impact Lab, IIM Calcutta Innovation Park and Intellecap are geared to conduct the second Indo-German Start-up Bootcamp which will take place in India and will bring together entrepreneurs from India and Germany to explore cooperation and grow their social impact.

Monday, October 3, 2016 to Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Thursday, September 29, 2016 to Saturday, October 1, 2016

German House of Research and Innovation organized its annual conference ‘Cityscapes’ at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, between September 29-October 1. HCSA coordinated the panels under the overarching theme of ‘City and Migration’. The panels covered two broad categories analysing politics and society, including such topics as policies, economy, labour migration, security, law and order, skill development, unemployment, political rights and duties (i.e., political integration) etc.; as well as education, citizens’ participation, inclusion/integration vs gentrification/ghettoization, youth and ageing in urban South Asia, etc. The panels consisted of experts from Germany, India as well as other South Asian countries. Over three hundred 300 (2 days) scholars, experts and practitioners from Germany and India, from both public and private sector, discussed on the multifaceted topic of urbanization. Heidelberg University was represented by Prof.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Heidelberg Centre South Asia, South Asia Institute, Indian Institute for Tropical Meteorology, Indian Chest Foundation, both in Pune, and the Health and Demographic Research Center in Vadu, in collaboration with Friedrich Naumann Foundation, organized a workshop on ‘Urbanisation, Climate Change and Health’, part of HCSA series of initiatives and events on Smart Cities. The workshop took place at the German House for Research and Innovation, on October 26. The workshop was inaugurated by Mr. Stephan Lanzinger, Head Science and Technology, the German Embassy. The technical sessions covered a wide range of subjects, such as Air Quality of Indian Mega Cities and Prediction System (Dr. Gufran Beig, Project Director SAFAR, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, Pune),  Climate Change and Health - Ongoing efforts at PHFI (Dr.

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