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India Hosted International Workshop on Sustainable and Climate Resilient Urban Development
Source: egovonline.net
Source Date: Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Focus: ICT for MDGs, Knowledge Management in Government
Created: Sep 20, 2010

The Rockefeller Foundation and the UK Department for International Development (DFID) co-hosted a national workshop on September 8-9, 2010 at India Habitat Centre in New Delhi on sustainable and climate resilient urban development. This built on Rockefeller’s Asian Cities Climate Change Resilience Network (ACCCRN) – a network of ten cities in India, Indonesia, Thailand and Vietnam that are working to develop robust plans to address the consequences of climate change – and DFID’s long standing support to urban development and urban poverty reduction across a number of Indian States. The workshop focused on the opportunities presented by the Indian Government’s new Sustainable Habitat Mission for sustainable and climate change resilient strategies in India’s cities.

The inaugural session on September 8, 2010 was addressed by Mr. Navin Kumar, Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, HE Sir Richard Stagg, British High Commissioner to India, Mr. A K Maira, Member, Planning Commission and Mr. Ashvin Dayal, MD, Asia Regional Office, The Rockefeller Foundation. Other eminent speakers who presented papers at the Workshop included Mr. Mike Keegan, Transport Commissioner, London, Dr. Shailesh Nayak, Secretary Ministry of Earth Sciences, Dr. Jyoti Parekh, Executive Director IRADe, Dr Cristina Rumbaitis Del Rio, Associate Director, Rockefeller Foundation and Dr. Kirit Parekh, Chairman Low Carbon Committee.
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