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  • Social Media and Technology could be a Powerful Force to Create a More Equal Society by 2030Sep 21, 2014“Social media is changing the way we live and relate to each other” said noted filmmaker Shekhar Kapur. The challenge in his view, was “how to ensure those ideas are positive and for the good?” Mr. Kapur was speaking at the Social Good Summit 2014, ‘Technology for Social Good’ organized by the United Nations Development Programme in India.

  • Gender Equality a Pressing Development Challenge, says UNDP Head in IndiaGender Equality a Pressing Development Challenge, says UNDP Head in IndiaJun 4, 2015In an interview to UN Radio, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative says that ensuring gender equality is one of the "most pressing" development challenges facing India today. India currently ranks 136 out of 186 countries in the UN's Gender Inequality Index.

  • World Environment DayWorld Environment DayFeb 10, 2015UNDP has partnered with the Government of India to promote low carbon, climate resilient and inclusive development. Key areas of intervention are climate change (mitigation and adaptation), sustainable natural resource management (conserving biodiversity and addressing land degradation) and environmentally sound chemical management (phasing out of ozone depleting substances and reducing persistent organic pollutants). The loss of biodiversity and the changing climate are among the most prominent issues on the international agenda. These are not only environmental concerns; the issues are linked to the nature of economic development, poverty reduction, natural disasters, and peace and security. The health of the world’s biodiversity and climate is fundamental to all aspects of human well‐being.

  • UNV Launches its Flagship Publication on Volunteerism on International Volunteers DayUNV Launches its Flagship Publication on Volunteerism on International Volunteers DayDec 7, 2012UNV launched its flagship publication on Volunteerism, ‘Volunteering in India: Contexts, Perspectives and Discourses’ for promoting the value addition that volunteers bring to national development priorities. The publication presents the viewpoints and experiences of eminent people and volunteers from different disciplines on the ethos, tradition and diversity of volunteering in the Indian Context.

  • International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service/Public AdministrationInternational Symposium on Excellence in Public Service/Public AdministrationOct 7, 2014“We need to focus on maximizing and simplifying governance”, said Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions and Prime Minister’s Office. Dr. Singh was inaugurating the International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service and Public Administration that began in New Delhi today.

  • Rebeca Grynspan Meets Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER Rebeca Grynspan Meets Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, ICRIER Oct 12, 2012Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator is on nine-day mission to India between 10-18 October 2012. During her visit, she met Isher Judge Ahluwalia, Chairperson, Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations on 12 October in New Delhi.

  • The Next Generation of Biodiversity Governance Models across the World can Emerge from the Knowledge of Existing Approaches in India, Says a New UNDP ReportThe Next Generation of Biodiversity Governance Models across the World can Emerge from the Knowledge of Existing Approaches in India, Says a New UNDP ReportOct 18, 2012A new UNDP report says that the next generation of biodiversity governance models across the world can emerge from the knowledge of existing approaches in India. It also calls for adopting a landscape approach to biodiversity governance, which will allow extensive ecosystems, and not just the smaller protected parts of it, to thrive.

  • UNDP Calls for the Formation of a Caucus of Women Political Leaders across Party LinesUNDP Calls for the Formation of a Caucus of Women Political Leaders across Party LinesOct 12, 2012UNDP has called for the formation of a caucus of women political leaders across party lines to enhance women’s participation within political parties and to advocate for the Women’s Reservation Bill as a collective voice.

  • Addressing Climate Change and Sustainable Energy is Crucial to Meet India’s Energy ShortageAddressing Climate Change and Sustainable Energy is Crucial to Meet India’s Energy ShortageJun 28, 2014“While India has made major progress in the supply of electricity and modern forms of energy, a large part of the population still lives in a state of energy deprivation,” said Dr. R.K. Pachauri, Director-General, The Energy and -Resources Institute (TERI) and Chairman of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

  • Too Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in OdishaToo Much or Too Little: Communities Adapt to Extreme Weather Conditions in OdishaFeb 10, 2015A UNDP partnership with the government of Odisha supported by the Australian Agency for International Development is enabling communities in Puri district to adapt to extreme weather events.

  • Impunity and Immunity in Cases of Violence Against Women Continue to be the Norm, says Indira Jaising, India’s Additional Solicitor GeneralImpunity and Immunity in Cases of Violence Against Women Continue to be the Norm, says Indira Jaising, India’s Additional Solicitor GeneralNov 25, 2013Delivering the inaugural United Nations Public Lecture, Ms. Indira Jaising, Additional Solicitor-General of the Supreme Court of India, urged authorities to help survivors of sexual assault to navigate the criminal justice system.

  • Swedish and Indian Companies Explore Business Models that Include the Poor as Consumers, Producers and Suppliers Nov 11, 2013Leading Swedish and Indian companies explore business models that include the poor as consumers, producers and suppliers during the Sweden-India Nobel Memorial week.

  • UNDP and Government of India Pledge to a New Country Programme Action PlanUNDP and Government of India Pledge to a New Country Programme Action PlanMar 1, 2013The Government of India and UNDP have signed a new Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP) in support of the Government’s efforts to promote rapid, inclusive, sustainable development that benefits the most excluded through partnerships with Central Ministries, state governments and civil society.

  • UNDP Hails Landmark Supreme Court Judgment on the Rights of Transgender to Choose Their Identity UNDP Hails Landmark Supreme Court Judgment on the Rights of Transgender to Choose Their Identity Apr 15, 2014The United Nations Development Programme has hailed today’s landmark Supreme Court judgement as an important step in ending discrimination against the community. With this judgement, the Court has recognized and re-affirmed an individual’s right to choose their identity as male, female or third gender.

  • DSDS 2013 – Delhi Sustainable Development SummitDSDS 2013 – Delhi Sustainable Development SummitJan 31, 2013Delhi Sustainable Development Summit (DSDS), organized annually since 2001, is an international platform for exchange of knowledge on all nuances of sustainable development. The 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, supported by UNDP, aimed to provide feasible solutions to many critical challenges facing the global community. UNDP’s participation at the summit included: Thematic Consultation on Energy: Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Energy Future We Want for All, Employment Growth and Benefits of Green Economy, Governance and Management Challenges in Water Use Efficiency

  • India’s Corporate Sector Critical to MDG AchievementIndia’s Corporate Sector Critical to MDG AchievementSep 30, 2013The private sector has an important role to play in making the world a better place, because they are not only accountable to their shareholders, but also to society. With only two years left to achieve the Millennium Development Goals, the Confederation of Indian Industry brought together representatives from the Indian corporate sector to discuss progress on MDGs and how corporates could contribute.

  • Improved Energy Efficiency in Steel Re-rolling Sector Results in Higher Profits and more JobsImproved Energy Efficiency in Steel Re-rolling Sector Results in Higher Profits and more JobsNov 25, 2013Recognizing the success of a Ministry of Steel partnership with UNDP in helping small-scale steel re-rolling units reduce energy consumption by up to 30 percent, a new project will expand this partnership across the country. The scale-up is being supported by the Ministry of Steel, UNDP and the Australian Agency for International Development.

  • Local Communities Play a Key Role in Preserving the Himalayas Local Communities Play a Key Role in Preserving the Himalayas Sep 25, 2013Local communities are crucial to the survival of the Himalayan ecosystem, one of the most biodiverse and ecologically important regions in Asia. This was the key message emerging from a three-day summit in Kohima, the capital of Nagaland in the North East of India. The summit brought together governments from India’s Himalayan states to discuss how a host of environmental and ecological pressures are threatening the existence of the ecosystem on which an estimated 700 million people in the region depend on. The Summit was supported by UNDP and other partners.

  • India+SocialGood:  Involving Everyone in the Big Discussions of the DayIndia+SocialGood: Involving Everyone in the Big Discussions of the DayFeb 10, 2015Speaking at the India+SocialGood Summit in Mumbai, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator said that social media helps link people with solutions to institutions that can bring these solutions to scale.

  • Election Commission of India and United Nations Development Programme Sign MoU to Support Electoral and Democratic PracticesElection Commission of India and United Nations Development Programme Sign MoU to Support Electoral and Democratic PracticesOct 11, 2012The Election Commission of India and UNDP have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for cooperation in election management, particularly for supporting elections and democratic process in other countries. The MoU was signed by Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and Akshay Rout, Director General, Election Commission in the presence of V.S. Sampath, Chief Election Commissioner and Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator.

  • UNDP-Ministry of Rural Development Sign Letter of Intent on Governance and Livelihood Security for Tribal DevelopmentUNDP-Ministry of Rural Development Sign Letter of Intent on Governance and Livelihood Security for Tribal DevelopmentOct 12, 2012Jairam Ramesh, Minister of Rural Development and Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative signed a Letter of Intent today to collaborate on governance and livelihood security for tribal development. The Letter of Intent was signed in the presence of UN Under Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator Rebeca Grynspan.

  • Energy Efficiency and Access to Energy One Key Priority of the  UNEnergy Efficiency and Access to Energy One Key Priority of the UNFeb 10, 2015Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative highlights how interventions made as part of UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Steel since 2004 have reduced fuel consumption by 20-25 percent and reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 25 percent. Ms. Grande was speaking at the launch of a new project on steel that will expand UNDP’s partnership with the Ministry of Steel from 34 to 300 steel re-rolling units across India.

  • DSDS 2014: Dealing with the Energy, Water, and Food Security Challenge in AsiaFeb 10, 2015Day two of the 2014 Delhi Sustainable Development Summit discussed ways to deal with the energy, water, and food security challenge in Asia. At the session, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator said that as we think of sustainable development goals, it is important to include a goal that links water energy and food security.

  • DSDS 2014: Sustainable Consumption and Production: An Overarching Objective of Sustainable Development - A Special EventFeb 10, 2015Highlights of the special event on sustainable consumption and production that took place on 5 Feb 2014. At the event, Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, India said that if the pattern of consumption and production which has fueled global development since World War II is allowed to continue the way it is, it will threaten the incredible progress in human development and the viability of the planet we all live on. The approach to tackle the challenge of sustainable development in its entirety has timely positioned the issue of sustainable consumption and production at the core of international discussions on the post-2015 developmental agenda. Against the backdrop of current international discourse on sustainable consumption and production and the enormous potential that exists in different sectors of the economy to move in this direction, this special event aimed to understand, through stakeholder perspectives, some of the challenges that arise in operationalizing the concept of sustainable consumption and production and how these can be resolved.

  • UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ Campaign: Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleUN’s ‘Free and Equal’ Campaign: Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleApr 30, 2014Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment that human rights are for ALL people. The Campaign aims to raise awareness on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the globe.

  • Historic JudgmentHistoric JudgmentFeb 10, 2015Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative congratulates the country for the landmark Supreme Court judgment recognizing the rights of the transgender community to choose their identity.

  • India’s Growth Story Synonymous with Innovations and TechnologyIndia’s Growth Story Synonymous with Innovations and TechnologyFeb 10, 2015In a message to the participants of the E-Gov Campus 2013, Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative reiterates the importance of technology in reducing poverty and achieving the Millennium Development Goals. The Resident Coordinator also stresses the need to do more to use technology and e-governance for sustainable development and to ensure that nations are able to collaborate better for a shared future.

  • India Social Good Summit 2014: Lise GrandeIndia Social Good Summit 2014: Lise GrandeFeb 10, 2015Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, says social media helps global discussions reach people. Ms Grande led the conversation at the India Social Good Summit 2014 held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi on September 21

  • DSDS 2014: Energy, Water and Food Security for AllDSDS 2014: Energy, Water and Food Security for AllFeb 10, 2015Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014 will provide a crucial opportunity for world leaders, activists and experts to discuss ways to solve three of the greatest challenges facing India today- water, food and energy security.

  • India Election Diary 2014: World’s Biggest Elections Come to an EndIndia Election Diary 2014: World’s Biggest Elections Come to an EndJan 22, 2015Varanasi, one of the oldest cities in the world went to polls in the final phase of India’s national elections. As the world’s largest democratic exercise came to a close, 67 percent of an estimated 830 million voters had cast their ballot across the country. Witnessing the elections were 43 members of electoral commissions from developing countries who were invited by the Election Commission of India and UNDP as part of a learning programme on electoral management.

  • International Youth Day 2014Nov 19, 2014On International Youth Day 2014, the UN Task Team on Youth in collaboration with Ministry of Skill Development, Entrepreneurship, Youth Affairs and Sports and Rajiv Gandhi National Institute for Youth Development hosted more than 300 Indian youth at India Habitat Centre, Delhi. In a lively and well received mix of activities, they engaged renowned experts and policy makers to discuss mental health as integral part of youth well-being. Have a look at our recap of the day to find out how!

  • Sharing Electoral Excellence with India's NeighboursSharing Electoral Excellence with India's NeighboursNov 18, 2014In October 2014, the west Indian state of Maharashtra held elections to the state assembly, where an estimated 52 million voted for over 4000 candidates. On this occasion, UNDP and the Election Commission of India facilitated the visit of a delegation of Election Management Bodies from seven South Asian countries to the city of Pune to witness the counting of votes. They included the Election Commissioners and senior Electoral Officers of Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka.

  • Winners of First-ever Government of India-UNDP Biodiversity Awards AnnouncedWinners of First-ever Government of India-UNDP Biodiversity Awards AnnouncedOct 17, 2012The winners of Government of India-UNDP biodiversity awards that recognize outstanding models of biodiversity governance across the country have been announced. The awards were presented by Jayanthi Natarajan, Minister of State for Environment and Forests, Government of India and Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary General and UNDP Associate Administrator at a ministerial reception hosted by the Ministry of Environment and Forests during the Eleventh Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity.

  • Ministry of Rural Development and UNDP Sign Letter of Collaboration In Support Of Rural Employment and Livelihood ProgrammesMinistry of Rural Development and UNDP Sign Letter of Collaboration In Support Of Rural Employment and Livelihood ProgrammesOct 12, 2012Under this agreement UNDP and the Ministry of Rural Development of Rural Development will collaborate to accelerate development efforts in 10 left-wing extremism affected districts with large tribal populations. The two entities will also intensify their on-going engagement on India’s flagship rural employment guarantee prrogramme that has provided jobs to over 54 million people. UNDP has committed $10 million over a five year period for the project with a commitment of $20 million from the Ministry.

  • Rebeca Grynspan Meets Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning CommissionRebeca Grynspan Meets Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning CommissionOct 13, 2012Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator met Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman of the Planning Commission of India on 13 October 2012 in New Delhi.

  • Consultation on the Changing Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Creating a Sustainable FutureConsultation on the Changing Role of Corporate Social Responsibility in Creating a Sustainable FutureOct 12, 2012A roundtable consultation on the changing role of corporate social responsibility in creating a sustainable future was held in New Delhi on 12 October 2012. During the consultation, Rebeca Grynspan, UN Under-Secretary-General and UNDP Associate Administrator stressed on the scope and need for partnerships as a way for the industry to work cohesively towards a defined and important set of issues that, in turn, respond to the most pressing development challenges. Many leading corporations such as TATA, Biocon, Bharti and Mahindra presented key learnings from their initiatives on the ground in the field of education, community health, financial inclusion, women empowerment and sustainability while working with the most marginalized and excluded communities.

  • New Partnership Announced to Establish an International Centre for Human Development in IndiaNew Partnership Announced to Establish an International Centre for Human Development in IndiaAug 22, 2012Ministry of Human Resource Development, Indian Institute of Advanced Study and UNDP will support South-South collaboration on ways to integrate human development analysis and approaches in development strategies through establishing an International Centre for Human Development in India.

  • Celebrating the Idea of SEWA: Towards Human Development through Women’s Livelihood SecurityNov 27, 2013In an international workshop organised between 27 November 2013 and 29 November 2013 at Ahmedabad in partnership with the Self Employed Women’s Association (SEWA), organizations from 15 countries shared experiences on Institutional Innovations for Women’s Livelihoods. Experiences on innovative gender-based livelihood interventions/institutional innovations for women livelihoods security were shared by representatives of countries from Africa, the Arab States, Asia, Europe and Central Asia and Latin America.

  • Regional Launch of 2013 Human Development ReportAug 14, 2014The regional launch of the 2013 Global Human Development Report: The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World was organized by the International Centre for Human Development and the United Nations Development Programme in New Delhi. Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission, delivered a special address at the event.

  • IC4HD 2013 Human Development FellowshipsIC4HD 2013 Human Development FellowshipsAug 1, 2013The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) has awarded six Human Development Fellowships to professionals from Asia-Pacific. The fellowship is offered to encourage research from a human development perspective and exchange of experiences among mid-career professionals from the Global South. The theme of the 2013 Human Development Fellowship is social security.

  • Oasis of AbilityOasis of AbilityAug 13, 2014United Nations Volunteers provide crucial support to the Malsawm Initiative, a school for differently-abled children in Churachandpur, Manipur.

  • UN MDG Report 2014: Poverty, Malnutrition and Sanitation Remain Concerns for IndiaUN MDG Report 2014: Poverty, Malnutrition and Sanitation Remain Concerns for IndiaJul 16, 2014The new Millennium Development Goals Report 2014 examines the latest progress made towards achieving the MDGs. It shows that millions of people’s lives have improved due to concerted global, regional, national and local efforts to achieve the MDGs, which serve as the foundation for the next global development agenda. The Report was released in India by Najma Heptulla, the Union Minister for Minority Affairs. Jayati Ghosh, Professor, JNU and Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator also spoke on the occasion.

  • India poised to be a Major Player in South South Trade says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning CommissionIndia poised to be a Major Player in South South Trade says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning CommissionJul 15, 2014India needs to open its markets to trade with neighbouring countries, says Montek Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission at the regional launch of the 2013 Human Development Report ‘The Rise of the South: Human Progress in a Diverse World’.

  • Contributing to Energy Saving: Recognition to UNDPContributing to Energy Saving: Recognition to UNDPJun 28, 2014S.N. Srinivas, Programmme Officer with UNDP India has been awarded the Hitech’s 2014 India’s Leading Energy Saving Expert Award for his contribution to energy saving in the steel sector. The Award was presented by HITEC India, a non-profit organization that aims to promote IT solutions, next generation networks and enabled services to India. The Awards recognize experts across industrial sectors that have made a significant contribution to using technologies to address the complex problems facing industry and Government in India.

  • United Nations Condemns Gang-Rape and Murder of Teenage Girls in Uttar Pradesh and Calls for JusticeUnited Nations Condemns Gang-Rape and Murder of Teenage Girls in Uttar Pradesh and Calls for JusticeJun 1, 2014The UN in India condemns the brutal gang-rape and murder of two teenaged girls on the night of May 28 in Katra village in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district and calls for immediate action against the perpetrators and to address violence against women and girls across India.

  • Advancing Universal Health Coverage in IndiaMay 8, 2014A panel discussion on ‘Advancing Universal Health Coverage in India: Lessons from International Experience’ was organised by the United Nations in India. The speakers including Professor Indrani Gupta, Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi, India; Dr Nata Menabde, WHO Representative to India; Ms Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and experts from the World Health Organisation Dr Vivian Lin, Dr Rüdiger Krech, Dr Alaka Singh and Dr Antonio Duran deliberated on India’s route to universal coverage and lessons to be learnt from countries in different regions of the world.

  • Shashwat Congratulated for Winning UNDP’s Prestigious Global Equator PrizeShashwat Congratulated for Winning UNDP’s Prestigious Global Equator PrizeMay 10, 2013Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra felicitated 2012 UNDP Equator Prize winner Shashwat, a Maharashtra-based NGO that is helping develop sustainable livelihoods for marginalized tribal communities displaced by the Dimbhe dam in the state. The Equator Prize is a prestigious international award that recognizes innovation and leadership in community-based sustainable development approaches.

  • UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ Campaign: Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleUN’s ‘Free and Equal’ Campaign: Protecting the Rights of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender PeopleApr 30, 2014Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the UN’s ‘Free and Equal’ is an opportunity to reaffirm our commitment that human rights are for ALL people. The Campaign aims to raise awareness on the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people across the globe.

  • India’s Capital City and Human DevelopmentIndia’s Capital City and Human DevelopmentApr 23, 2014The Delhi HDR was released by the Vice President of India Mr. Hamid Ansari in the presence of Ms. Sheila Dikshit, Chief Minister of the NCT of Delhi; Ms. Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative; Dr. A.K. Shiva Kumar, Member, National Advisory Council; and Mr. Deepak Mohan Spolia, Chief Secretary, Government of Delhi.

  • Social Good and IndiaSocial Good and IndiaApr 14, 2014In an interview at the India+SocialGood Summit in Mumbai, Lise Grande, UNDP Resident Representative and UN Resident Coordinator discusses India’s progress in achieving the MDGs; outlines key challenges of inequality, poverty reduction and climate change; and says social media helps link people with solutions to institutions that can bring these solutions to scale.

  • Enabling Access to Justice is Crucial to Building Inclusive SocietiesEnabling Access to Justice is Crucial to Building Inclusive SocietiesNov 17, 2012A two-day international conference to share best practices and strengthen the capacity of institutions to improve access to legal aid for the poor and marginalized was organized by UNDP and the Department of Justice in the Government of India.

  • UNDP and Government of Norway Commit to Improving Maternal and Infant Healthcare ServicesUNDP and Government of Norway Commit to Improving Maternal and Infant Healthcare ServicesApr 11, 2014UNDP and the Government of Norway have signed an agreement to support the second phase of the Norway India Partnership Agreement Initiative, which aims to reduce maternal and infant mortality in India.

  • Innovating to Achieve Energy EfficiencyInnovating to Achieve Energy EfficiencyMar 7, 2014Companies in the highly polluting steel-rerolling sector in India are introducing measures to improve energy efficiency as a result of a partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel. In doing so, they are demonstrating that the industry can become more energy efficient, more environmentally conscious and more profitable. Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited one such success story in Jaipur, Rajasthan and saw first-hand how the company has innovated to improve productivity and reduce specific fuel consumption.

  • Innovating to Achieve Energy EfficiencyInnovating to Achieve Energy EfficiencyMar 7, 2014Companies in the highly polluting steel-rerolling sector in India are introducing measures to improve energy efficiency as a result of a partnership between UNDP and the Ministry of Steel. In doing so, they are demonstrating that the industry can become more energy efficient, more environmentally conscious and more profitable. Mr. Haoliang Xu, Assistant Administrator and Regional Director, UNDP visited one such success story in Jaipur, Rajasthan and saw first-hand how the company has innovated to improve productivity and reduce specific fuel consumption.

  • DSDS 2014 – Delhi Sustainable Development SummitDSDS 2014 – Delhi Sustainable Development SummitFeb 19, 2014Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative says the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2014 will provide a crucial opportunity for world leaders, activists and experts to discuss ways to solve three of the greatest challenges facing India today- water, food and energy security.

  • Launch of Project ‘Upscaling Energy Efficient Production in Small Scale Steel Industry in India’Launch of Project ‘Upscaling Energy Efficient Production in Small Scale Steel Industry in India’Nov 25, 2013A new project that aims to upscale energy efficient production technologies and practices in the small-scale steel industry in India will be launched on 25 November 2013. The project is supported by the Ministry of Steel, AusAid and UNDP.

  • Consultation on Developing Human Resources for Strengthening Panchayati Raj InstitutionsConsultation on Developing Human Resources for Strengthening Panchayati Raj InstitutionsNov 19, 2013A consultation to share best practices on personnel recruitment at local government level aimed at strengthening the capacity of panchayati raj institutions and training institutions was organized on 19 November 2013.

  • Report on Proceedings of the Thematic Consultation on Energy: Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Energy Future We Want for AllJan 31, 2013The report highlights key messages from a consultation on the role of energy in the post-2015 development agenda, part of a set of consultations that are taking place across the globe on the post-2015 development agenda. The consultation supported by the United Nations aimed to facilitate an open dialogue with stakeholders on how issues of energy can be effectively integrated into the post-2015 global development agenda.

  • Equator Prize 2012 Felicitation CeremonyEquator Prize 2012 Felicitation CeremonyMay 10, 2013Shri Prithviraj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra felicitated 2012 UNDP Equator Prize winner Shashwat, a grassroots organization working with tribal communities displaced by the Dimbhe dam in the state. The Equator Prize is a prestigious international award that recognizes innovation and leadership in community-based sustainable development approaches.

  • Skill Development Training Programme on Sub-Megawatt Biomass-based Power GenerationSkill Development Training Programme on Sub-Megawatt Biomass-based Power GenerationFeb 25, 2013A UNDP supported training programme to develop skills of technicians to manage sub-megawatt, biomass-based power generation is being held from 25 Feb to 6 March in Bangalore. The programme will sensitize technicians on the principles of gasification, how to operate and maintain a gasifier and the safety issues involved in managing biomass-based power generation in India.

  • Eight State Governments Lead the Way in Strengthening Accountability towards Speedy Delivery of Public ServicesEight State Governments Lead the Way in Strengthening Accountability towards Speedy Delivery of Public ServicesNov 23, 2012The consultation organized by the Odisha government, UNDP and the World Bank focused on sharing experiences with the Right to Service Act implemented in 14 Indian states towards enabling citizen-centric public service delivery.

  • Competency-based Human Resource Management – A Step Towards an Outcome Oriented and Citizen Centric Public AdministrationCompetency-based Human Resource Management – A Step Towards an Outcome Oriented and Citizen Centric Public AdministrationNov 21, 2012A day-long consultation, organized by UNDP and Government of India examined approaches to introducing competency-based human resource management in India’s public administration.

  • New Planning Commission-UNDP Knowledge Portal for Decentralized Planning LaunchedNew Planning Commission-UNDP Knowledge Portal for Decentralized Planning LaunchedNov 5, 2012The Planning Commission and UNDP have launched a unique knowledge portal http://www.nrcddp.org/ which brings together all the necessary guidelines and best practice processes required for undertaking participatory decentralized planning at district, block and village levels. The portal is run by the National Resource Cell for Decentralized District Planning (NRCDPP), a joint initiative by the Planning Commission and UNDP as part of the Government of India-UNDP on Convergence which promotes decentralized and convergent planning and development in the country.

  • Promoting Women’s Leadership in SportsPromoting Women’s Leadership in SportsOct 1, 2013A roundtable conference, organized by the Centre for Equity and Inclusion (CEQUIN) and supported by UNDP, discussed the roadmap for women’s soccer in India. It highlighted the challenges and the strategies to promote the sport amongst women and make it more profitable for the youth.

  • Kerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Recognized for Innovations in Governance by the United NationsKerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh Recognized for Innovations in Governance by the United NationsAug 1, 2013Three public service initiatives from Kerala, Jharkhand and Madhya Pradesh were felicitated for receiving the United Nations Public Service Awards 2013. These public institutions were recognized for innovative solutions that have helped improve service delivery, ensured greater transparency and empowered women through rural markets.

  • Ms. Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Assumes OfficeMs. Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative Assumes OfficeAug 17, 2012Ms. Lise Grande presented her credentials to the Honourable Minister of State for External Affairs, Ms. Preneet Kaur, today and assumed charge as the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative and leader of the United Nations Country Team.

  • Enabling Access to Energy is Crucial to the Post-2015 Development AgendaEnabling Access to Energy is Crucial to the Post-2015 Development AgendaFeb 1, 2013‘The world can’t miss the opportunity to make access to energy a global goal,” said Lise Grande, United Nations Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative at the Consultation on Sustainable Energy, organized as part of the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013, ‘The Global Challenge of Resource Efficient Growth and Development,’ supported by UNDP.

  • DSDS 2013: Employment and Growth Benefits of a Green EconomyDSDS 2013: Employment and Growth Benefits of a Green EconomyFeb 8, 2013The plenary at the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013 discussed the role of the green economy in spurring growth, improving social equity and preserving the environment. Lise Grande, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative, India was a keynote speaker at the event.

  • DSDS 2013- Thematic Consultation on Energy: Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Energy Future We Want for AllDSDS 2013- Thematic Consultation on Energy: Post-2015 Development Agenda and the Energy Future We Want for AllFeb 7, 2013The video highlights key messages from a consultation on the role of energy in the post-2015 development agenda, organized as part of the 13th Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2013. The consultation, supported by the United Nations aimed to facilitate an open dialogue with stakeholders on how issues of energy can be effectively integrated into the post-2015 global development agenda.

  • Technology Set to make Direct Benefits Transfers from Government to People more Efficient and TransparentTechnology Set to make Direct Benefits Transfers from Government to People more Efficient and TransparentNov 29, 2012A day-long international workshop, organized by the Ministry of Rural Development and UNDP, identified recommendations to enhance efficiency in government to people payments through direct benefits transfers, particularly wages under the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Programme and other social assistance programmes.

About Lise Grande
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Lise Grande was the UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India between 2012 and 2015.

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