2015

सतत मिसाल: इस्पात रेरोलिंग की नयी परिकल्पना (Long Version)

18 December 2015
सतत मिसाल: इस्पात रेरोलिंग की नयी परिकल्पना (Long Version)
India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world. Watch how a technology-led intervention by the Ministry of Steel and UNDP has enabled steel re-rolling mills in the country to reduce their energy consumption and cut greenhouse emissions by up to 30 percent.

Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India (Lon Version (Duration: 8 minute)

18 December2015
Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India (Long Version (Duration: 8 minute)
India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world. Watch how a technology-led intervention by the Ministry of Steel and UNDP has enabled steel re-rolling mills in the country to reduce their energy consumption and cut greenhouse emissions by up to 30 percent. 

Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India (Trailor)

18 December2015
Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India (Trailer)
India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world. Watch how a technology-led intervention by the Ministry of Steel and UNDP has enabled steel re-rolling mills in the country to reduce their energy consumption and cut greenhouse emissions by up to 30 percent. 

Indian Lifestyle: A Remedy for Climate Change

11 December 2015
Indian Lifestyle: A Remedy for Climate Change
India is the fastest growing economy in the world and also among the least wasteful. Watch how Indian lifestyles can mitigate effects of climate change

 

Mainstreaming Marine Biodiversity in Sindhudurg

10 December 2015
Mainstreaming Marine Biodiversity in Sindhudurg
Watch how new cultivation techniques are helping crab and oyster farmers of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra increase their incomes, while conserving the rich biodiversity of the area

Fishing for the Future

02 December 2015
Fishing for the Future
A majority of people living in the coastal region of Sindhudurg, Maharashtra rely on fishing for livelihood. Watch how newly adopted sustainable fishing technology, introduced by UNDP and Government of Maharashtra, has drastically reduced unwanted catch and is conserving the region’s rich marine biodiversity

Environment Minister on India’s expectations from COP-21

30 November 2015
Environment Minister on India’s expectations from COP-21
Prakash Javadekar, Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India on the country’s expectations from the climate change negotiations in Paris in 2015.

Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imaging Steel Re-rolling in India

20 November 2015
Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India
India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world. Watch how a technology-led intervention by the Ministry of Steel and UNDP has enabled steel re-rolling mills in the country to reduce their energy consumption and cut greenhouse emissions by up to 30 percent. 

सतत मिसाल: इस्पात रेरोलिंग की नयी परिकल्पना (Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imaging Steel Re-rolling in India [in Hindi])

20 November 2015
सतत मिसाल: इस्पात रेरोलिंग की नयी परिकल्पना (Sustainable Paradigms: Re-imagining Steel Re-rolling in India [in Hindi])
India is one of the largest producers of steel in the world. Watch how a technology-led intervention by the Ministry of Steel and UNDP has enabled steel re-rolling mills in the country to reduce their energy consumption and cut greenhouse emissions by up to 30 percent.

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06 November 2015
On Track: Energy efficiency in the Indian Railways
The Indian railways is one of the largest consumers of electricity in India. Implementing energy efficiency solutions and tapping into renewable energy is a crucial part of the growth strategy of one of the world's largest railways networks. Watch more here...

Interview with Honourable Minister of Railways, Mr. Suresh Prabhu on the Indian Railways and Energy Efficiency

06 November 2015
Interview with Honourable Minister of Railways, Mr. Suresh Prabhu on the Indian Railways and Energy Efficiency
Energy efficiency will help us live in tune with nature Suresh Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Government of India says energy efficiency makes good economic sense and is key to ensuring a sustainable future ahead.

Partnering to Deliver Development Support Services in India

15 October 2015
Partnering to Deliver Development Support Services in India
UNDP’s Development Support Services aim to help improve the administrative efficiency and effectiveness of government operations and schemes at the central and state level. Here is a short video that tells you how. 

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Highlights

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Highlights 
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in India, Yuri Afanasiev, actress and humanitarian, Dia Mirza and a host of innovators discuss the role of technology at the India Social Good Summit, 2015.

The India Social Good Summit 2015: The Indis Social Good Summit 2015: Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: The Indis Social Good Summit 2015: Dr. Raman Singh, Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh
Chief Minister of Chhattisgarh, Dr. Raman Singh, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Representative in India, Yuri Afanasiev, actress and humanitarian, Dia Mirza and a host of innovators discuss the role of technology at the India Social Good Summit, 2015.

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Actress, Producer and Humanitarian, Dia Mirza

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Actress, Producer and Humanitarian, Dia Mirza
Actress, Producer and Humanitarian, Dia Mirza highlights the potential of technology, especially social media to affect positive change in the society

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative 
Yuri Afanasiev, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative in India on how technology can be a key enabler of the newly adopted Sustainable Development Goals agenda

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Alex Paul, District Collector, Balrampur-Ramanujganj, Chhattisgarh

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Alex Paul, District Collector, Balrampur-Ramanujganj, Chhattisgarh 
Alex Paul, District Collector, Balrampur-Ramanujganj, Chhattisgarh outlines e-governance initiatives that are improving the lives of people in the district.

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Aditi Gupta, Social Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Menstrupedia

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Aditi Gupta, Social Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Menstrupedia
Aditi Gupta, Social Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Menstrupedia, on how the online knowledge resource bank is breaking taboos surrounding menstruation.

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz
Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz, on India's largest crowdsourced digital media portal for the youth with over 2 million readers and 30,000 youth volunteer journalists. 

 
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Rahul Panicker, Co-founder and President of Embrace Innovations

28 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Rahul Panicker, Co-founder and President of Embrace Innovations
Rahul Panicker, Co-founder and President of Embrace Innovations, presents path breaking work on low-cost medical innovations, including an infant warmer which is now being used in 15 countries, saving over 200,000 babies worldwide. 

The India Social Good summit 2015: Actress, Producer and Humanitarian, Dia Mirza

27 september 2015
The India Social Good summit 2015: Actress, Producer and Humanitarian, Dia Mirza
Dia Mirza on celebrating technologies that are changing the lives of people in India

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27 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Alex Paul, District Collector, Balrampur-Ramanujganj, Chhattisgarh
Alex Paul believes that technology can be a vital instrument in achieving administrative efficiency.

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Rahul Panicker, Co-founder and President of Embrace Innovations

27 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Rahul Panicker, Co-founder and President of Embrace Innovations
Rahul Panicker believes that technology is a powerful tool that can help save millions of vulnerable lives people across the globe.

The India Social Good Summit 2015: Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz

27 September 2015
The India Social Good Summit 2015: Anshul Tewari, Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Youth Ki Awaaz
Anshul Tewari on using technology to provide a voice to today's youth.

The India Social good Summit 2015: Aditi Gupta, Social Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Menstrupedia

27 September 2015
The India Social good Summit 2015: Aditi Gupta, Social Entrepreneur and Co-founder of Menstrupedia
Aditi Gupta, social entrepreneur and co-founder Menstrupedia on why she is excited to be part of India Social Good Summit 2015.

In India, the Social Good Summit will be held on 28 September, 2015 at IIT Delhi, one of the country’s premier hubs of technology and innovation. The Summit will showcase technologies that are changing the lives of people across the country. This year, a host of technologists, representatives from government, celebrities and young innovators will deliberate on Technology, Social Good and the Road Ahead for India.  Our theme, #2030Now, asks the question, “What type of world do I want to live in by the year 2030?” During the Social Good Summit, global citizens around the world unite to unlock the potential of technology to make the world a better place.

21 September 2015
India Social Good Summit 2015 (Trailer)
In India, the Social Good Summit will be held on 28 September, 2015 at IIT Delhi, one of the country’s premier hubs of technology and innovation. The Summit will showcase technologies that are changing the lives of people across the country. This year, a host of technologists, representatives from government, celebrities and young innovators will deliberate on Technology, Social Good and the Road Ahead for India. 

Breaking the Silence: A Fellowship of Women against Violence

21 September 2015
Breaking the Silence: A Fellowship of Women against Violence
Watch how a simple smartphone application is helping women combat domestic violence in the slums of Dharavi in Mumbai.

India Biodiversity Awards 2016: Recognizing India's Champions

26 August 2015
India Biodiversity Awards 2016: Recognizing India's Champions
The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme invite applications for the Third India Biodiversity Awards 2016 to recognize champions of biodiversity conservation in India.

Making a Case for Decentralized Governance - Gram Sabha Payvihir, Maharashtra

26 August 2015
Making a Case for Decentralized Governance - Gram Sabha Payvihir, Maharashtra
A look at how young people from a village in Maharashtra mobilized the community to protect and regenerate forest and recharge dried wells leading to improved livelihoods

 From Poachers' Paradise to Ecotourism Hotspot - Mangaljodi Ecotourism Trust, Odisha

26 August 2015
From Poachers' Paradise to Ecotourism Hotspot - Mangaljodi Ecotourism Trust, Odisha
An inspiring story from Mangalajodi, Odisha illustrates how a water-bird poaching community is slowly turning conservators and working together to revive its fragile eco-system  

Where the Tiger is King - Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh

26 August 2015
Where the Tiger is King - Kanha Tiger Reserve, Madhya Pradesh
The video illustrates how Kanha Tiger Reserve, a leading model of protected-area forest management in India, is conserving biodiversity, increasing tiger population and protecting the livelihood of villagers

Overcoming Traditional Instincts - Old Jalukie Joint Forest Management Committee, Nagaland

26 August 2015
Overcoming Traditional Instincts - Old Jalukie Joint Forest Management Committee, Nagaland
An inspiring video of how a Joint Forest Management Committee in a village in Nagaland is educating local communities to adopt environment friendly cultivation practices and regenerate forest to secure a sustainable future for all

 How Green is My Forest Now - Van Suraksha Samiti Baripada, Maharashtra

26 August 2016
How Green is My Forest Now - Van Suraksha Samiti Baripada, Maharashtra
How a man mobilized an entire village community to give up degenerative farming practices and adopt ways to increase the forest cover and water table in Maharashtra, India

Celebrating International Youth Day with a dialogue on Youth for Development

12 August 2015
Celebrating International Youth Day with a dialogue on Youth for Development

On the occasion of International Youth Day on 12 August, the United Nations and State Bank of India organized a Dialogue on Youth for Development in New Delhi. The Dialogue showcased innovations by six SBI Youth For India Fellows who are on a thirteen month-long Fellowship programme with select non-governmental organizations across parts of rural India, working in the areas of education, skill development, health and sanitation and e-governance.

The Green Kitchen Movement (Trailer)

05 June 2015
The Green Kitchen Movement (Trailer)
Close to 2,000 families living on the fringes of forests in South India are transforming their lives through installing smokeless cook stoves in their homes.

The Green Kitchen Movement

05 June 2015
The Green Kitchen Movement
Close to 2,000 families living on the fringes of forests in South India are transforming their lives through installing smokeless cook stoves in their homes.

Finance Biodiversity Conservation

22 may 2015
Finance Biodiversity Conservation
Financing is crucial to sustaining biodiversity conservation efforts says, Hem Pande, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change. While India one of the world’s most biodiverse countries, currently spends US$ 2 billion annually on biodiversity conservation, the country requires between US$ 15 and 45 billion per year to sustain efforts.   

The Solar Bowl

20 May 2015
The Solar Bowl
A charitable institution in Tamil Nadu, India is using solar energy to cook 3,000 meals for 650 children a day, reducing dependence on cooking gas and saving nearly US$ 8,000 each year

कम ऊर्जा में ज़्यादा स्टील उत्पादन

March 2015
कम ऊर्जा में ज़्यादा स्टील उत्पादन
मौलिक तकनीकों के ज़रिए, लघु और मध्यम वर्ग की स्टील री-रोलिंग मिलों में ऊर्जा की खपत कम करने और ज़्यादा मुनाफा कमाने में कामयाबी मिली है। 

More Steel with Less Energy

March 2015
More Steel with Less Energy
Innovative technologies are improving energy efficiency in the steel re-rolling industry and ensuring greater profits for small and medium size enterprises.

Urgent Need to Manage Water More Sustainably

20 March 2015
Urgent Need to Manage Water More Sustainably
The planet is facing a 40% shortfall in water supply by 2030, unless we dramatically improve the management of this precious resource. Speakers at the 2015 World Water Day celebrations stressed on the need to manage this vital resource judiciously to ensure a secure future.

Innovation is Key to Managing Rainwater Efficiently

20 March 2015
Innovation is Key to Managing Rainwater Efficiently
Dr. Rajendra Singh, 2015 Stockholm Water Prize Laureate says innovation and modernization of centuries-old Indian knowledge has helped impoverished villages become prosperous . Rainwater harvesting and recharging underground acquifers through efficient management of water resources is crucial for the country. 

Recognizing Excellence in Water Achievement

20 March 2015
Recognizing Excellence in Water Achievement
Torgny Holmgren, Executive Director, Stockholm International Water Institute speaks to UNDP on the achievements of 2015 Stockholm Water Prize winner Rajendra Singh and the Institute’s partnership with UNDP on water issues. 

Ensuring Water and Sanitation for All

20 March 2015
Ensuring Water and Sanitation for All
Nicholas Rosellini, Deputy Regional Director for Asia and the Pacific and Director, Bangkok Regional Hub, UNDP says that while countries in the Asia Pacific have made impressive progress on the MDGs, achieving the water and sanitation goals, remains a key challenge. Ensuring equitable access to water and sanitation facilities, particularly amongst the poorest of communities, requires effective governance of this vital resource. 

Safer Housing for All

March 2015
Safer Housing for All
Damodar Khuntia, Block Development Officer of Bhadrak District in Odisha says the state’s changing landscape is evidence of the enormous efforts undertaken to ensure safer shelter for all.

Safer Homes for a Safer Future

March 2015
Safer Homes for a Safer Future
Sukumari Bhoi, from a small village in India’s coastal state of Odisha shares her story of change, from one cyclone to another. 

Building Community Preparedness

March 2015
Building Community Preparedness
Local champions like Sandhya Rani in villages across the highly vulnerable state of Odisha play an inspiring role in ensuring the safety of their communities 

Transforming Disaster Preparedness

March 2015
Transforming Disaster Preparedness
Prashantha Naik, Deputy General Manager, Odisha State Disaster Management Authority outlines how far the state, and indeed India has come over the last decade in addressing disaster risk. 

Recognize Caste and Ethnicity-induced Vulnerabilities

March 2015
Recognize Caste and Ethnicity-induced Vulnerabilities
Lee Macqueen, Research and Advocacy Officer at the National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights, says disaster risk reduction efforts must include a recognition of caste and ethnicity-induced vulnerabilities. 

Sexual and Reproductive Health Crucial to Disaster Risk Reduction

March 2015
Sexual and Reproductive Health Crucial to Disaster Risk Reduction
Aditi Ghosh, Emergency Response Manager at the SPRINT Initiative reiterates that sexual and reproductive health is an important part of disaster risk reduction.  She says that the Third UN World Conference at Sendai in Japan is an opportunity to bring these issues to the centre stage. 

Bringing Together All Stakeholders

March 2015
Bringing Together All Stakeholders
Munish Kaushik, Cordaid Advisor of Community Managed Disaster Risk Reduction, India Programme says the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Sendai is a powerful platform to bring together government, civil society, UN agencies, academics and the private sector to deliberate on what it will take to achieve sustainable disaster risk reduction around the world.     

Local Communities are the Centre of Development

March 2015
Local Communities are the Centre of Development
Dr. Dipankar  Chyau Patnaik from the Regional Resilience Office (South Asia) of Christian Aid says local communities are integral to development as we think ahead for the Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction at Sendai in Japan. 

Invest In Disaster Risk Reduction to Ensure Sustainable Development

10 March 2105
Invest In Disaster Risk Reduction to Ensure Sustainable Development
Jaco Cilliers, Country Director of UNDP in India, says investments in disaster risk reduction are crucial to long term development efforts. The task for the international community, ahead of the third World Conference at Sendai in Japan, is to effectively  integrate disaster risk and climate change concerns to address the vulnerabilities of people around the world.

Oceans and Seas: Improved Understanding and Sustainable, Community-led Governance and Management of Coastal Ecosystems

07 February 2015
Oceans and Seas: Improved Management of Coastal Ecosystems
Nearly 50 percent of the world population lives within 150 kilometers from the coastline. The UNDP session on management of coastal ecosystems deliberates on how to effectively cope with the effects of climate change on coastal region

Improving Groundwater Management in India

06 February 2015
Improving Groundwater Management in India
The UNDP supported session on community-led management of groundwater at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015 addressed the challenge of depleting groundwater resources in India. Speakers at the session highlighted opportunities to sustainably manage this valuable resource through greater community engagement. 

Dr. Jaco Cilliers at Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015

05 February 2015
Jaco Cilliers at Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015
Jaco Cilliers, Country Director of UNDP in India says climate change should be central to all government policies and decisions around the world

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