TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) kicked-off a one-day World Environment Day 2019 workshop on Beat Air Pollution on 4 June 2019 at TERI SAS campus. The workshop set the stage for an interactive discussion on ways to sensitize and educate masses especially youth on air pollution issues, measures taken at community and school levels towards promoting awareness and integrating environmental education in the school curriculum. The event witnessed the participation of teachers, youth, industry practitioners and children. The event was also joined by the global community through a live webinar.
TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi in association with ICE WaRM Australia conducted a two-day Management Development Programme for water professionals in Jaipur, Rajasthan on 30-31 May 2019. 62 participants from the Water Resources Department, PHED, UNICEF, Jaipur Municipal Corporation, NGOs and Academic institutions underwent an intensive training on mainstreaming gender in water management. The programme which was inaugurated by the Honourable Minister of State for Women and Child Welfare, Smt Mamta Bhupesh was an overwhelming success.
Conference organised by TERI SAS calls for the need for India to Actively Implement SDGs for Generating Sustainable Livelihood for improved livelihood security.
Echoing the national concern to enhance livelihood security and sustainability by scaling up institutional mechanisms that reduce the vulnerability of communities and confirm Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Department of Policy Studies,
TERI School of Advanced Studies (TERI SAS) concluded a conference titled “SDGs and Sustainable Livelihood: Opportunities and Challenges in India” on 12th April. In his keynote address, Prof. Abhijit Sen, Former Member, Planning Commission, expressed his concern on the lack of understanding in operational mechanism for interlinking SDG to the global and Indian context. In the panel discussion, Mr James Mathew (Deputy Director General, Ministry of Environment and Forests & Climate Change), Dr Manasi Mishra (Research Head, Centre for Social Research, New Delhi) and Ms Meena Vaidyanathan (CEO, Nitii Consultant) highlighted that despite having an edge in the competitive global market, India was still lagging in generating sustainable livelihood and the new upcoming government needs to prioritize and ensure successful implementation of sustainable development goals (SDGs), which will eventually lead to secure sustainable livelihood for the citizens. The conference and deliberations will act as a prelude for policymakers, especially since a new government will be formed soon, giving a vision to raise the scale of employability, and to look at innovative policies that can support livelihood projects specifically aimed at sustainable development in urban and rural India.