http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles2013-12-09T15:27:44.130ZEventsAdobe CQ5Launch of Project ‘Upscaling Energy Efficient Production in Small Scale Steel Industry in India’email@example.comA 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. http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/25/launch-of-project-upscaling-energy-efficient-production-in-small-scale-steel-industry-in-india2013-11-25T07:34:01.895Z2013-11-25T07:34:01.895ZConsultation on Developing Human Resources for Strengthening Panchayati Raj Institutionsnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalA 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.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/11/19/ConsultationonDevelopingHumanResourceforStrengtheningPanchayatiRajInstitutions2013-11-21T03:49:16.125Z2013-11-21T03:49:16.125ZZero Hunger Challengenoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalEliminating hunger involves investments in agriculture, rural development, decent work, social protection and equality of opportunity. It will make a major contribution to peace and stability and to the reduction of poverty. It will contribute to better nutrition for all – especially women from the beginning of pregnancy and children under the age of two.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/16/ZeroHungerChallenge2013-10-28T04:07:09.435Z2013-10-28T04:07:09.435ZPromoting Women’s Leadership in Sportsnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalA 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.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/10/01/Womens-Soccer-in-India2013-10-04T07:46:47.362Z2013-10-04T07:46:47.362ZIndia’s Corporate Sector Critical to MDG Achievementnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalThe 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. http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/30/indias-corporate-sector-critical-to-mdg-achievement2013-10-01T11:36:43.992Z2013-10-01T11:36:43.992ZLocal Communities Play a Key Role in Preserving the Himalayas firstname.lastname@example.orgLocal 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. http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/09/25/himalayan-discourse--making-development-sustainable2013-10-14T10:02:35.041Z2013-10-14T10:02:35.041ZRoundtable on State of the Sector Report 2013 – Microfinancenoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalA roundtable to discuss the State of the Sector Report (SOS) report– Microfinance, a report that covers not only the status of microfinance in India but also the issues, innovations, models and practices involved in the sector, was organized by the Microfinance Community of the Solution Exchange, United Nations. http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/08/19/roundtable-on-state-of-the-sector-report-2013-microfinance2013-10-21T06:18:54.631Z2013-10-21T06:18:54.631ZIC4HD Human Development Fellowshipsnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalThe International Centre for Human Development has announced seven human development fellowships for the year 2013. The three-month residential fellowships, beginning 12 August 2013, will be offered at the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla. The selected fellows will receive US$ 3,000 per month.
IC4HD Human Development Fellowships aim to encourage mid-career professionals (academics, civil servants, and civil society practitioners) to analyze critical development issues from the human development perspective, thereby, contributing to development theory, and identification of applications and policies that put people at the centre of development debates.
http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/17/IC4HD-HD-Fellowships-20132013-08-12T05:42:52.236Z2013-08-12T05:42:52.236ZWorld Environment Daynoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalUNDP 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.
http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/06/05/WED2013-10-14T09:57:49.122Z2013-10-14T09:57:49.122ZInternational Day for Biological Diversitynoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalOn International Day for Biological Diversity, we’re focusing on the impact of our project in Sindhudurg coastal district, which is one of the most biodiverse areas in Maharashtra. The project, supported by the Government of Maharashtra and the Global Environment Facility, has been addressing biodiversity challenges while improving livelihoods of coastal communities since 2011 through sustainable fishing, agriculture, horticulture and conservation of mangroves, turtles and coral reef cover. The project has also sought to collaborate with local communities towards generating awareness about biodiversity amidst the threat of unsustainable fishing practices, rising pollution from fishing vessels and maritime traffic.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/05/22/the-international-day-for-biological-diversity2013-10-14T09:55:27.619Z2013-10-14T09:55:27.619ZEquator Prize 2012 Felicitation Ceremonynoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalShri 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. http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/05/10/Equator-Prize-2012-Felicitation-Ceremony2013-10-14T09:55:27.615Z2013-10-14T09:55:27.615ZRegional Launch of 2013 Human Development Reportnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwal
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Montek Singh Ahluwalia, Deputy Chairman, Planning Commission will deliver a special address at the regional launch of the 2013 Human Development Report ‘The Rise of the South: Prospects for India’.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/04/11/regional-launch-of-2013-human-development-report2013-04-12T08:53:36.133Z2013-04-12T08:53:36.133ZSkill Development Training Programme on Sub-Megawatt Biomass-based Power Generationnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalA 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.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/02/25/skill-development-training-programme-on-sub-megawatt-biomass-based-power-generation2013-10-14T09:41:49.901Z2013-10-14T09:41:49.901ZDSDS 2013 – Delhi Sustainable Development Summitnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalDelhi 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 Efficiencyhttp://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/31/DSDS-20132013-10-14T11:36:03.196Z2013-10-14T11:36:03.196ZGreen Haat 2013 – Connecting Nature with our Lives email@example.comThe unique display and sale of eco products from across the country from 16 to 31 January 2013 included herbal remedies, handicrafts from non-timber forest products and organic food that are testament to the diversity and innovativeness of India’s local entrepreneurs. Organized by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, the 14-day display included participation of 14 groups that are recipients of the GEF Small Grants Programme implemented by UNDP. http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/16/green-haat2013-02-06T06:14:19.778Z2013-02-06T06:14:19.778ZBrainstorming towards a Competency Framework for India’s Civil Servicesnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalA day-long brainstorming session, to provide crucial inputs to the draft framework which helps understand and define competency in the Indian Civil Services, was organized by UNDP in partnership with the Government of India. The draft competency framework developed as part of the PIIA project, a joint collaboration between UNDP and the Government of India, is being implemented by the Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT), Ministry of Personal, Public Grievances and Pensions (MoP). A key objective is to support the shift towards the Competency-based Human Resource Management of the Indian Civil Services. http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/11/brainstorming-towards-a-competency-framework-for-indias-civil-services2013-10-14T08:50:45.280Z2013-10-14T08:50:45.280ZLaunch of the International Centre for Human Development in Indianoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalThe newly established International Centre for Human Development will be officially launched with the inaugural address by Prof. Amartya Sen on ‘Human Development in the Post 2015 era’.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/16/launch-of-the-international-centre-for-human-development-in-india2013-01-10T05:22:31.479Z2013-01-10T05:22:31.479ZLaunch of the International Centre for Human Development in Indianoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalThe newly established International Centre for Human Development will be officially launched with the inaugural address by Prof. Amartya Sen on ‘Human Development in the Post 2015 era’.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2013/01/04/launch-of-the-international-centre-for-human-development-in-india2013-08-12T05:42:52.238Z2013-08-12T05:42:52.238ZInter-Ministerial Conference for Mainstreaming HIVnoemail@noemail.orgvinita.aggarwalFor the next phase of the national AIDS response (2013-2017), mainstreaming and social protection continue to be the key strategies for risk reduction, integration and impact mitigation. To build on the collective strengths and to take the agenda forward for an effective AIDS response, a two day inter-ministerial conference is being jointly organized by NACO and UNDP on 18-19 December 2012.http://www.undp.org/content/india/en/home/presscenter/articles/2012/12/18/inter-ministerial-conference-for-mainstreaming-hiv2013-10-14T09:23:16.324Z2013-10-14T09:23:16.324ZOne Day on Earth (12.12.12)firstname.lastname@example.orgThe videos, shot on 12.12.12 from different parts of India, as part of the Global One Day on Earth project, highlight the impact of UNDP India’s projects on the lives of the poor and the marginalized. The videos document the countless stories of hope and fear that take place in their lives each and every day.