Climate Change Adaptation conference on Feb 25
The International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in partnership with Aaranyak (one of the HICAP partners in India), the National Institute of Administrative Research (NIAR) and GIZ, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit, the German Society for International Cooperation, is organizing a two day Conference on Climate Change Adaptation: Priorities for Research, Policy and Practices in North East India, in Guwahati between 25 and 26 February 2014 under the Adaptation to Change Regional Programme.
Partha Jyoti Das, Programme Head, Water, Climate & Hazard (WATCH), Aaranyak said this addressing a pre-conference Press Meet held at Gauri Sadan, Monday. The 2 day event is scheduled to begin 10 am tomorrow at the NEDFi Conference Hall.
The conference is aimed to boost engagements in climate change adaptation discourse and policy processes in the Brahmaputra Basin in North East India.
The conference will bring together select international and national experts, researchers, policymakers, and practitioners dealing with climate change policies and livelihoods.
The objectives of the conference are to explore ways to institutionalize a platform for sharing know-how on climate change-related policy, research, and practice in Northeast India; create opportunities for networking and engagement with policymakers to support informed decision making; and share information and knowledge about climate change adaptation in Northeast India.
10 Mar 2008 - 1:39pm | editor
Assam Congress hailed Tarun Gogoi's state budget for 2008-2009 saying it a pro poor people.
The party has welcomed the proposals for food processing park in Chaygaon, Rs 75 crore to revive the Assam Finance Corporation, Palstic park in Tinsukia with a hope that these will go a long way to strengthen the state's economy. According to the party, the proposal for engagement of 21,000 youths with Sarba Sikhya Mission and along with 10,000 more youths through National Rural Health Mission is a step like never before. The steps virtually to reduce the prices of potato, onion, suji, atta will be a big relief for the common people.
30 Jun 2012 - 1:44pm | editor
ULFA’s pro talk team on Friday sought Centr’s help to bring back its general secretary Anup Chetia, who is in a Dhaka jail. They also sought the Centre's nod to travel to Bangladesh to meet the jailed colleague. They raised the demand when the ULFA delegation led by Arabinda Rajkhowa held fifth round of peace talks with Union home secretary RK Singh in Delhi on Friday. Apart from peace, the meeting discussed flood, immigration and cultural identity issues in presence of peace interlocutor PC Haldar
19 Jul 2014 - 8:47pm | AT News
The dissident camp seeking the exit of Tarun Gogoi as chief minister is heading for a split putting three time chief minister in a comfort zone.
Sources told Assam Times, as of now Gogoi has the support of 45 MLAs and that’s why, he is preparing to isolate the entire camp for waging war against him.
Apart from this, the party high command wants him to continue as chief minister till 2016. Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi are aware of the entire scene.
According to reliable sources, a section of party legislators who have already backed Dr Himanta Biswa Sarma as chief minister starts distancing themselves from participating in the frequent meetings in New Delhi.
Another section of the dissident MLAs is averse to the ultimatum to the high command on the issue saying that hasty decision would spoil the mission.