Policy Round Table: Direct Benefits or Basic Income Transfers – Improving Service Delivery to the Poor Jul 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.
International Volunteer Day 2014Dec 5, 2014International Volunteer Day on 5 December is an opportunity to celebrate the crucial role that volunteers play in improving the lives of people around the world.
Launch of National Toll Free AIDS Helpline on World AIDS DayDec 1, 2014The National AIDS Control Organisation, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare observed World AIDS Day 2014 at the Talkatora Stadium in New Delhi. The National Toll Free AIDS Helpline, Digital Resource Centre and Supply Chain Management System was launched at the event. The event was co-hosted by the National AIDS Control Organisation, Delhi State AIDS Control Society, and the United Nations Development Programme.
Study Week: Accelerating Progress on SAARC Development GoalsNov 3, 2014In a study week organized by the International Centre for Human Development, policy makers, statisticians, academicians and practitioners from the SAARC countries will identify the statistical bottlenecks in tracking the progress of SAARC Development Goals, brainstorm on the possible solutions to accelerate the SDGs and learn from country level experiences.
International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service/Public AdministrationOct 7, 2014The Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances (DARPG), Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, Government of India (GoI) in collaboration with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) hosted the “International Symposium on Excellence in Public Service / Public Administration” from 7- 8th October, 2014.
United Nations Public Lecture by Dr. Karan Singh, Member of ParliamentSep 26, 2014The fourth UN Public Lecture will be delivered by Dr. Karan Singh on Education in the 21st Century. Dr. Karan Singh is a member of India’s Upper House of Parliament, the Rajya Sabha. He was born heir apparent to the then ruler of the state of Jammu and Kashmir and served successively as regent, Sardar-i-Riyasat and governor of the state. A recipient of the Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian award in India, Dr Singh has held the tourism and civil aviation, health and family planning and the education and culture portfolios in the Indian government and also served briefly as Ambassador to the United States. Dr Singh has been Chancellor of Benaras Hindu University, Jammu and Kashmir University, and Jawaharlal Nehru University. He has also served as Chairman of the Indian Board of Wildlife and is associated with several cultural and academic institutions.
The India Social Good Summit 2014 Sep 21, 2014The first ever India Social Good Summit organised by UNDP in partnership with IIT Delhi will be held this Sunday, 21 September from 1600-1730 hrs at Dogra Hall, Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi. It has an exciting line up of speakers and young innovators who will discuss the ways in which technology is and can be used to create a better world.
IC4HD 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Young ProfessionalsAug 8, 2014The International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) has awarded the 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Young Professionals to four young professionals of the Global South. The fellowship is offered to encourage research from a human development perspective and exchange of experiences among professionals from the Global South. The theme of the 2014 Human Development Fellowship for Young Professionals is social security.