Programme Sustainable Technology & Development

Sustainable Technology & Development

Inaugural Session - Energy access & energy positive communities

Joint session Sustainable Technology & Development and Energy Positive Communities

Session I - Theme : Energy access for off-grid or poorly grid connected communities

Chair person: Ajay Mathur

Session II - Remaining Thematic Presentations, Panel debate on position paper

15h50
Panel debate on Key Statements

Moderator: Dr Ambuj Sagar, Vipula and Mahesh Chaturvedi Professor of Policy Studies at the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi

Key messages on role of Sustainable Technology Innovations related to SDG7:

Valedictory session

Chair person: Dirk Fransaer

Inaugural Session

11h20
Keynote address

HE  Mr Karmenu Vella, Commissioner for Environment, Maritime Affairs and Fisheries, European Commission (TBC)

11h30
Inaugural address

Shri Nitin Jairam Gadkari, Hon’ble Minister of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India (TBC)

11h40
Special address

Dr Amarjit Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India

11h50
Presentation of key messages

Mr Anshuman, Associate Director, Water Resources, TERI, India

Session 1 - Irrigation Water Use Efficiency: Mainstreaming technologies in achieving SDGs

11h55
Opening remarks

Dr Amarjit Singh, Secretary, Ministry of Water Resources, River Development & Ganga Rejuvenation, Govt. of India

12h20
Panel discussion

- Dr Oded Distel, Head of New Tech Program, Ministry of Economy, and Director of Foreign Investments and Eco Systems, Israel (TBC)

Dr Olcay Ünver, Deputy Director, Land and Water Division, Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), The United Nations

Ms Julie van der BliekDirector, Partnership and Knowledge Management, IWMI (International Water Management Institute), Sri Lanka

Session 2 - Access to Drinking Water: Leveraging the technological knowhow and innovations

14h00
Opening remarks

Mr Ravi Narayanan, Chair, APWF (Asia Pacific Water Forum)

14h25
Panel discussion

- Jorge Moreira da Silva, Director Development Co-operation Directorate (DCD), OECD

Mr Anshuman, Associate Director, Water Resources, TERI, India

- Mr Anton Earle, Director, African Regional Centre, SIWI (Stockholm International Water Institute)

Valedictory Session

Clean Ganga Side Event

15h30
Programme Clean Ganga Side Event

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