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Northeast Green Summit is the brainchild of Vibgyor Media Solutions, a prominent event management and corporate communications company based out of Guwahati. This year, the Summit is being co-hosted by the Government of Meghalaya’s Meghalaya Pollution Control Board, Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Ministry of Science & Technology, Govt of India and Social Forestry and Environment wing, Forest and Environment Department, Govt of Meghalaya at State Convention Centre, Shillong, Meghalaya between October 23-26, 2018. It is being partnered by UNDP, UNEP, Ministry of Skill and Entrepreneurship, Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, North East Centre For Technology Application And Reach (NECTAR, Ministry of Science & Technology) besides various organisations of the State Governments of all eight Northeastern states.

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The third edition of the Northeast Green Summit is being held from October 23 to October 26, 2018. The Northeast Green Summit was initiated in 2016 to raise awareness and empower people with the knowledge of the rich and diverse natural habitat, bio-diversity and cultural heritage that the North Eastern region of India is bestowed with. Following on two successful Summits in 2016 and 2017, in it’s third year, the Summit is evolving from an awareness campaign to an “impactful on the ground” approach by focusing on inclusive & sustainable development – delivering jobs and growth while protecting & nurturing the natural habitat and heritage. The Government of India has time and again, reiterated it’s commitment to fully realizing the region’s potential as an integral part of India’s intertwined geo-political and economic agenda in Asia-Pacific, the gateway to ASEAN and a powerhouse of untapped renewable resources. The investments from the Union Government along with infrastructural development demonstrate that the ambition is very real. Within this context, the Summit’s envisages to develop an ambitious regional Action plan that fosters regional exchange and collaboration with the Indian and foreign private sector, besides Indian PSUs and international development organisations amongst others.

Programmes

The 3-day Summit will bring together participants and key stakeholders from state governments, the Indian and foreign private sector and Indian PSUs, besides international development organisations for multiple bespoke sessions focusing on the goals of the Summit. The core agenda of the Summit can be accessed here.

DAY 123rd OCTOBER 2018

3:00pm OnwardsReceiving guests and Registration
7:30pm - 9:30pmWelcome Dinner

DAY 224th OCTOBER 2018

9:00am - 10:30amRegistration
11:00am - 12:00pmInaugural Function
12:00pm - 12:15pmTea Break
12:15pm - 2:00pmParallel Technical Sessions

1. Air Pollution with regard to Urban Areas
2. Skilling NE India’s tribals : Food processing, handicrafts, handlooms and the scope of other green activities

2:00pm - 2:45pmLunch
2:45pm - 5:00pmParallel Technical Sessions

1. Water Pollution with regard to Urban Areas
2. Sustainability in horticulture and medicinal plants in Northeast for national and international linkage.

6:30pm - 8:30pmCultural Shows
8:30pm - 9:30pmDinner with live performance

DAY 325th OCTOBER 2018

9:00am - 1:30pmSite Visit (Sacred Grove, Mawphlang)
2:00pm - 2:45pmLunch
2:45pm - 5:00pmParallel Technical Sessions:

1. Urban Forestry, Planning and Development
2. Sustainable development through nature-based tourism: Involving fringe forest communities & other groups in NE to safeguard environment

6:30pm - 8:30pmCultural Shows
8:30pm - 9:30pmDinner with live performance

DAY 426th OCTOBER 2018

10:00am - 12:00pmParallel Technical Sessions

1. Legal Aspects, Governance and Policies with regard to Urban Pollution and Environment
2. Tribes of NE & indigenous methods in conserving nature

12:15pm - 2:00pmParallel Technical Sessions

1. Sustainable livelihood and Poverty Studies in conjunction to Urban Areas
2. Turning waste into opportunity: Devising strategies and raising awareness in NE

2:00pm - 2:45pmLunch
2:45pm - 5:00pmDeclaration of Action Plan/Recommendation And Closing
6:30pm - 8:00pmCultural Shows
8:30pm OnwardsDinner with live performance

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Summit Contact

Getting in touch is easy! Be acquainted and feel free to ask your query about the Northeast Green Summit by connecting with a Summit coordinator.

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NE Green Summit Brochure

Curious about the Summit? Take a sneak peek of what the Summit has in store for you.

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Green Summit CT Book

Now, know further in detail about how the Northeast Green Summits have unfolded over the years.

Have an intriguing read with the Coffee Table Books of the previous editions of the summit!

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Suggestions

Feel free to chip in with ideas, your views matter to us! After all, we wish to sail together with the universal goal of looking after our environment.

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FOCUS ON URBAN ENVIRONMENT

Excluding Assam’s Brahmaputra Plains, Northeast India is mainly hilly in character. Urbanization started with the advent of the British. Between 1901 and 2001, urbanization grew from 4.2% to 21.50% in the region. The urban population also increased from 0.50% to in 1911 to 3.88% in 2011. Compared to the national average, the region has remained relatively backward in terms of levels of urbanization. But in recent times, a significant change and development in terms of growth in the urban sector has been observed, putting a tremendous pressure in turn on the environment and posing a challenge in providing sound and sustainable living conditions. Depletion of natural resources, quality water scarcity, increased air pollution and adverse climate change effects are among the main threats that urban administrators will have to cope with as a consequence of this fast urbanization process. to address these issues and foster regional exchange and collaboration, the Third Northeast Green Summit will formulate regional action points guiding towards the sound implementation of Urban and Peri-urban Forestry in the region and providing environmental services for a better living condition.

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News & Events

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    Guwahati/TinsukiaSeptember 2, 2018 11:00 am
    Clean & Green Village...

    ‘Clean and Green Village Mission’, an initiative of Assam Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal... more

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    ShillongAugust 28, 2018 9:00 am
    East Khasi Hills Village A...

    Residents of Nongtrai village, in East Khasi Hills District, 55 km from state capital Shillong,... more

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    GuwahatiAugust 27, 2018 10:00 am
    UNDP organises workshops o...

    United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) India organised a 2-day-programme on ‘Stakeholders Con... more

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    ShillongJuly 28, 2018 1:00 am
    The ‘Dr Harsh Vardhan Ap...

    Harsh Vardhan inaugurates Institute of Bioresources and Sustainable Development (IBSD), Meghalaya.... more

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    37 National Highway near LokhraJuly 17, 2018 6:00 am
    Purva Tirupati Shri Balaji...

    37 National Highway near Lokhra, Guwahati India 8.2 km from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary... more

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    GuwahatiJuly 18, 2018 2:00 am
    Saraighat Bridge ( Sightse...

    Over the Brahmaputra River, Guwahati India 2.4 km from Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary... more

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    GuwahatiSeptember 28, 2018 5:00 pm
    Kamakhya Temple ( Sightsee...

    Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the Morigaon district of the state of Assam in ... more

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    AssamAugust 15, 2018 7:00 pm
    Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuar...

    Pobitora Wildlife Sanctuary is a wildlife reserve in the Morigaon district of the state of Assam in ... more

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    MeghalayaJune 5, 2018 9:00 am
    Meghalaya CM’s office go...

    Meghalaya Chief Minister Conrad Sangma’s office has gone green with an earnest effort to make his... more

Sight Seeing

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    2 h 22 min (78.1 km) from Shillong via NH206
    Mawlynnong

    Mawlynnong is a village in the East Khasi Hills district of the Meghalaya state in North East India.... more

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    4 Kilometers from Shillong
    Laitlum Canyons

    Perched in the Khasi Hills, Laitlum Canyons is the most offbeat name in the list of Shillong tourist... more

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    1 h 45 min (53.9 km) via SH 5
    Cherrapunjee

    Cherrapunjee, also known as Sohra, is a high-altitude town in the northeast Indian state of Meghalay... more

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    Mawlai, Shillong
    Don Bosco Museum

    As one of the best places to visit in Shillong, Don Bosco Museum of Indigenous Cultures welcomes eve... more

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    2 h 11 min (53.4 km) from Shillong
    Kongthong Village, Meghalaya (Whistling village)

    Kongthong (Meghalaya): The villagers call a person by singing or whistling. A tune sung by a caller ... more

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    55 min (25.9 km) from Shillong
    Mawphlang

    One of the most remarkable features of the Khasi Hills is the sacred forests, which have been preser... more

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    Double Decker Living Root Bridge

    Created by the people of the Khasi tribe, these roots grow from the ancient rubber trees, seen only ... more