International Workshop on Concentrated Solar TechnologiesNov 19, 2015The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Global Environment Facility (GEF), India in association with Intersolar India 2015, is organizing a special event on Concentrated Solar Technologies (CST) on 19 November 2015 at the Bombay Exhibition Centre, Mumbai. This event will focus on the progress made by the collaboration of MNRE and UNDP with support from GEF in promoting the concentrating solar heat applications. It will benefit manufacturers, users, international participants, policy makers, government officials, industrialists who are committed to adopt green technologies by reducing the use of fossil fuels and their carbon foot print.
Showcasing Solutions in Energy Efficiency: Indian Railways Summit Supported by UNDPNov 6, 2015An International Summit in New Delhi on 6 November will bring together policymakers, experts from around the world and technology providers, to deliberate on energy efficiency strategies that can enable the Railways to build a sustainable future ahead. Participants will discuss important advances being made in the design and delivery of technologies and solutions in railways sectors across the world.
Building Disaster Resilient AirportsOct 27, 2015Disasters invariably cause damage to assets, infrastructure and the delivery of crucial, lifesaving services. Airports are no exception. As the global frequency of disasters increases, there is an urgent need to prepare airports to withstand disaster and support immediate relief efforts in the aftermath of a disaster. This was the key message emerging from a day-long workshop organized by the Airport Authority of India (AAI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in New Delhi on 27 October, 2015.
India Lights Up in Blue to Celebrate UN DayOct 24, 2015To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the United Nations, India lit iconic landmarks and heritage sites across the country – blue – the official colour of the United Nations on Saturday, 24 October 2015.
Union Minister Prakash Javadekar Announces the Call for Applications for the India Biodiversity Awards 2016Aug 26, 2015The Minister of State (Independent Charge) of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Prakash Javadekar announced the call for applications for the Third India Biodiversity Awards 2016, which is a collaborative initiative between the Ministry and UNDP.
Applications Invited for Government of India-UNDP India Biodiversity Awards 2016Aug 26, 2015The Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change and the United Nations Development Programme are pleased to announce the call for applications for the Third India Biodiversity Awards 2016, which will recognize the contribution of a range of stakeholders towards the conservation of biodiversity and also serve as an incentive for the effective implementation of the Biological Diversity Act, 2002.
Celebrating International Youth Day with a dialogue on Youth for DevelopmentAug 12, 2015On the occasion of International Youth Day on 12 August, the United Nations and State Bank of India are organized a Dialogue on Youth for Development from 1.00 – 4.00 pm in New Delhi.
Policy Round Table: Direct Benefits or Basic Income Transfers – Improving Service Delivery to the PoorJul 2, 2015The two-day Roundtable discussion ‘Direct Benefit and Basic Income Transfers’ was organized by the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) in collaboration with Indian Institute of Advanced Study (IIAS), Government of India and the United Nations Development Programme.
Asia-Pacific Launch of State of the World's Volunteerism Report 2015Jun 23, 2015On 23 June, UN Volunteers India in collaboration with Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports and UNDP welcomed young volunteers, academics, civil society representatives as well as private sector and media associates to launch the 2015 State of the World's Volunteerism Report. The Report was launched by Rajeev Gupta, Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sport, UNV Deputy Executive Coordinator Rosemary Kalapurakal, UN Resident Coordinator a.i. Louis George Arsenault, and Rajesh Tandon from Participatory Research in Asia. Lead author Amanda Mukwashi herself presented SWVR's key findings. The Launch was followed by a lively discussion on the role volunteerism in facilitating sustainable development and good governance. Our short video recap gives you some first-hand impressions directly from the event.
India Biodiversity Awards 2016: Recognizing Champions of Biodiversity ConservationMay 22, 2015On the occasion of International Day for Biological Diversity on 22 May 2015, the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change and UNDP will launch the Biodiversity Finance Initiative to promote increased investment in the management of ecosystems and biodiversity, and focus on opportunities to unlock resources at the national level.
Third UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015: Towards a Global Framework to Reduce Disaster RiskMar 14, 2015As disaster risk threatens to reverse development progress, the Third World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction reviewed the implementation of the Hyogo Framework for Action towards adopting a new framework to reduce disaster risk across the world. Thousands of participants including world leaders, policymakers, academics, civil society and NGO representatives attended this historic conference in Sendai Japan on 14-18 March 2015.
UNDP at the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit 2015Feb 5, 2015The 15th edition of the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit, one of the foremost calendar events on climate change in the world, got underway in Delhi today. The two-day Summit supported by UNDP focused on sustainable development amidst the complex challenges of climate change.
National Voter’s Fest: Glimpses from India’s General Elections 2014Jan 20, 2015An exhibition of over 150 photos celebrating India’s vibrant democracy and historic moments from the country's national elections in 2014 was inaugurated by H S Brahma, Chief Election Commissioner, Election Commission of India and Jaco Cilliers, Country Director of UNDP in India. Organized by the Election Commission of India, with UNDP support, the National Voters’ Festival aims to enhance electoral participation ahead of elections to Delhi's state assembly scheduled for February 2015.
Thirteenth Sapru House UN Lecture by UN Secretary-General Mr. Ban Ki-moonJan 12, 2015Delivering the 13th Sapru House-UN Lecture on "India and the United Nations in a Changing Word", hosted by the Indian Council for World Affairs (ICWA) on 12 January 2015, Ban Ki-moon touched upon a wide spectrum of India-UN relationship including terrorism, nuclear responsibility, women's rights and sustainable development.
Launch of the Compendium of Easy (not so easy) Solutions to Address Climate Change CompendiumJan 12, 2015The Compendium of Easy (not so easy) Solutions to Address Climate Change was launched by Kartikeya Sarabhai, Director, Centre for Environment Education; Mohan L Jain, Trustee and Founder President, India Development Coalition of America (IDCA); Ramesh K Jalan, Resource Person and Moderator, Climate Change Community, Solution Exchange India, UNDP and Prabhjot Sodhi, Country Program Manager, Global Environment Facility- Small Grant Programme-UNDP, Centre for Environment Education during the 11th IDCA International Conference on ‘Inspiring Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship for Poverty Eradication and Climate Change Mitigation in India’ on 12 January, 2015 in Ahmedabad.
Addressing Economic Inequality in IndiaJan 8, 2015A Round Table on Addressing Economic Inequality in India is being organised by the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) and National Institute of Advanced Studies on 8-9 January, 2015 at Bengaluru. At the Round Table, practitioners and academicians will (i) discuss the causes of the rising economic inequality in India, and (ii) explore opportunities for redressing these inequalities.
Partnering Community-Led Organizations of the Socially Excluded: Towards Making Growth Just and InclusiveDec 17, 2014Centre for Social Equity and Inclusion, with UNDP support, organized a consultation on ‘Partnering Community-Led Organizations of the Socially Excluded: Towards Making Growth Just and Inclusive’ to understand the constraints experienced by Dalit, Tribal and Muslim communities in participating and accessing development; analyzing current engagement of community led organizations from Dalit, Tribal and Muslim communities in promoting development work among these communities; and building strategies to strengthen these CLOs to enable their communities to access entitlements and schemes to overcome development inequalities.
Government of India and UNDP Media Fellowships on Decentralized Planning - 2015Dec 10, 2014The Planning Commission, Government of India (GoI) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) invite applications from journalists working or willing to work in Madhya Pradesh and Odisha for a Media Fellowship Programme on Decentralized Planning. This Fellowship Programme is being managed by OneWorld Foundation India.
National Consultation on Enhancing Knowledge and Innovation for Effective Disaster Risk ReductionDec 6, 2014The day-long discussion on Enhancing Knowledge and Innovation for Effective Disaster Risk Reduction provided an opportunity for members and select experts to reflect on the usefulness of the knowledge management products of the community of practice, identify knowledge partnership and strategic collaborations, and expand community outreach for language and technology.