SUNRAISE stakeholder workshop in Nainital was a huge success!
The Department of Geography, Kumaun University, Nainital organized one-day Stakeholders' Workshop at UGC Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC), Kumaun University, Nainital on 21 May 2018. The main objective of the Workshop was to obtain the feedback and suggestions from a wide range of stakeholders including academic institutions, government organizations, training institutes, research and development organizations, Non Governmental Organizations and private sectors; and incorporate the highly relevant proposals in the multi-disciplinary curriculum development process. More than 40 participants from Kumaun University and its affiliated colleges, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, University of Salzburg, Austria; Uttarakhand Academy of Administration, Nainital; Central Himalayan Environment Association, Nainital participated in the workshop and interacted with the resource persons. The workshop panellists included Professor Juergen Breuste, University of Salzburg, Austria; Professor P. K. Joshi, School of Environmental Sciences, Jawaherlal Nehru University, New Delhi and Dr. Pankaj Tewari, Executive Director, Central Himalayan Environment Association, Nainital. Sustainable Mountain Urban Development; Climate Change Adaptation, Improving Rural Livelihood; Disaster Risk Reduction, Documentation and Preservation of Traditional Knowledge, Forest, Water and Biodiversity Conservation emerged as the highly relevant issues for curriculum development.
A more focussed workshop has proposed to be held in November this year in Nainital. Professor P. C. Tiwari, Department of Geography, DSB Campus, Kumaun University, Nainital and Dr. Bhagwati Joshi, Department of Geography, Government Post Graduate College also participate in the SUNRAISE Workshop organized by Jawahar Lal University, New Delhi on 18 May 2018, and. Professor Tiwari made a comprehensive presentation on 'Integrating Local Developmental Needs with Global Priorities: Mainstreaming Higher Education for Sustainability of Himalayan Ecosystem' in the workshop.