Venue

North Eastern Police Academy, Umsaw, Meghalaya

Event Date

November 10-12, 2022

Why attend?

Exchange ideas, gain knowledge and establish partnerships with various stakeholders

Network with various policy makers, green professionals and budding entrepreneurs

Showcase achievements in adopting green practices, products and services

Deliberate through academic discourses & paper presentations

Enjoy birding, trekking and nature walk in the sprawling NEPA campus

Witness and join in art & cultural activities centring around the region’s green & indigenous practices

7th Northeast Green Summit
At a Glance

THEME

BALANCING PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT: SUSTAINABLE NE INDIA & BIMSTEC REGION

NE Chief Minister's Round Table

This session, moderated by the UNEP, will bring together Chief Ministers of the North East to deliberate on their experiences in dealing with the peculiar challenges that climate change throws up for the region as well as how the region can set a new paradigm for a green and inclusive economy.

Art Walk

In the art component of NE Green Summit 2022, renowned artistes from across Northeast India would showcase various nature-inspired sustainable artforms in a demarcated zone.

Forest Minister's Conclave

In this conclave, inter-State matters relating to management and control of forests, wildlife, biodiversity and environment of Northeastern region would be discussed. The following illustrative list of inter-State matters may be considered in the Round Table.

Rhythm of the Hills

Since the Northeast region is an abode of high hills, verdant forests, vibrant wildlife, sheer cliffs and breath-taking waterfalls, the Summit will explore NE India’s nature through music, art and dance.

Nature Through Lens

The Summit will portray some of the best photographs featuring wildlife, ecosystems, flora & fauna and the endangered species which are found in the region of Northeast India and also its neighbouring countries by ace photographers, scientists, conservationists and wildlife experts.

Bewitching Birds

Birds are responsible for stability and wellbeing of an ecosystem. More than 10800 species of birds are found worldwide, of which around 900 are found in Northeast India. Join in for a Bird Walk wherein we unfurl the hidden life of birds and make you meet a few true angels of the planet.

Screening Nature

Few selective, incredible planet-centric and environmentally conscious documentaries will introduce you to some of the most inspiring people working tirelessly to preserve our earth. Whether you’re looking to admire Earth’s beauty or gain some perspective on the challenges it faces, the documentaries are sure to awaken and inspire you instantly.

Yoga And Nature

The Summit will organize tour to the village which is a home to sacred groves, a hundred varieties of trees, monoliths and other plant species to promote the eco-friendly lifestyle of the indigenous community.

Jungle Trail

The aim of Jungle Trail is nature exploration, awareness and conservation of the eco system. Every Summit, nature walks are conducted in different ecosystems with the active participation of people from all age groups and disciplines.

Sacred Groves Tour

The Summit will organize tour to the village which is a home to sacred groves, a hundred varieties of trees, monoliths and other plant species to promote the eco-friendly lifestyle of the indigenous community.

Green Awards

To acknowledge the efforts of various groups and departments engaged in sustainable development and conservation activities across the region, the Northeast green summit honours various unique initiatives every year.

Urban Biodiversity Walk

A fun filled activity-based hands on infotainment session on biodiversity around us. Activities would include student engagement session on urban biodiversity, Bird box making, Dumb charades round on urban biodiversity,etc.

Tribal Tattoos

Indigenous tattoos, all eco-friendly and used by the tribes of the Northeast, would be back at the Summit. A tattoo, its origin, what it communicates and more would all be unveiled, and guests can sport one too when they walk out of the venue!

Handmade Paper Making

A demonstrational model of a Handmade Paper unit would be the setting for a handmade paper workshop at the Summit. Traditional experts from Tawang, who are directly engaged in making such papers, would conduct the workshop. This is expected to be inspiring for the youths, as handmade papers are in great demand.

Organiser

Vibgyor N.E. Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, specialises in green issues of Northeast India & works closely with other groups in this sector in the region. Vibgyor has completed 6 successful years of Northeast Green Summit, the only such annual conclave of the region. The 7th edition of Northeast Green Summit aims towards
BALANCING PEOPLE, PLANET, PROFIT: SUSTAINABLE NE INDIA & BIMSTEC REGION

Knowledge Partner

Guwahati Biotech Park (GBP), the visionary project of Govt. of Assam, is spearheading the biotech popularization & entrepreneurship growth in North-Eastern part of the country. Guwahati Biotech Park, with the support & association of Department of Biotechnology, GoI and IIT Guwahati, have started the Technology Incubation Centre, the first Incubation Centre in Biotechnology & allied areas in eastern India. The incubation centre is providing ready-to- use modular laboratory space for lease, instrument facilities and other technical & non-technical support facilities.

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The event aims to celebrate the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of Northeast India, showcase their inter-linkages and focus on the need for an integrated approach for sustaining this heritage.The Summit is striving towards preserving, maximizing and developing the potential of the unique biodiversity zone of Northeast India through various awareness programmes abiding by the principles of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) of the United Nations.The discussions will link and draw lessons from science, culture and market mechanisms.

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Key Takeaways

GLOBAL AUDIENCE

GREEN LEADERS

POLICY MAKING SESSIONS

B2B MEETINGS

PROMOTING GREEN INNOVATIONS

GREEN EXPO

START-UPS PITCH

HACKATHON

GREEN MUSIC

HONOURING ECO WARRIORS

SUSTAINABLE ART & CRAFT SHOWS

CERTIFICATES TO PARTICIPANTS

ACADEMIC PAPER PRESENTATIONS

How You Can Help?

Be an academic partner & help create a green agenda for GenNext

Host a technical session/Green Art Walk/Rhythm of the Hills/Speak & share your green lessons at a technical session

Attend & empower yourself to prepare for a greener tomorrow

Host a green B2B meet .....

Submit paper on green issues, empower others

Host Power Breakfast Session for green policy makers

Showcase your green products

Venue

The North Eastern Police Academy (NEPA) was established in 1978 to cater to the police training requirements of the Northeastern states. Initially, the academy was set up as Regional Police Training College (RPTC) under the North Eastern Council. However, in May 1980, the name was changed to North Eastern Police Academy. The Academy was transferred from Ministry of DoNER to Ministry of Home Affairs on April 2007 to facilitate professional inputs. Located in Umsaw village, in Ri-Bhoi district of Meghalaya, the Academy is rich with a variety of flora and fauna spread across an area of 205 acres of land. The academy maintains its greenery tenderly and is home to many species of birds and butterflies.

The Academy is located at Umsaw Village under the Ri-Bhoi District of Meghalaya. A 20 Km journey towards the north from Shillong, the capital of Meghalaya, 83 Km South from Guwahati on the Shillong-Guwahati National Highway and 12 Km west from Umroi Airport. The entry point towards the Academy is from the main G S road popularly known as Umsaw Dyke. The Academy is situated just about 100 yards from the Dyke. The Academy has a beautiful sprawling campus spreading over an area of 205 acres of land and is located at a height of 976 metres (3500 ft)

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The Summit features academic sessions and discourses by environmentalists and other eminent resource persons; various nature inspired cultural concerts and some more out-of-the-box events aimed at the indigenous people of the region. This will highlight the connection of environment with the tradition, art and culture of NE India. Secondly, the NE Green Summit aims to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of Northeast India by bringing together stakeholders from all walks of life to deliberate, share experiences and propose solutions to some of the odd challenges being faced in the region. All of these tasks are performed keeping in mind the theme of ‘Green Northeast, Clean Northeast, Sustainable Northeast.’

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BROCHURES

Curious about the Summit? Take a sneak peek of what the Summit has in store for you. Get started by downloading our Summit brochure!

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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. Request a callback from one of our coordinators, at a time that suits you!

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

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!

Advisory Board

DR. RAJKUMAR RANJAN SINGH

UNION MINISTER OF STATE, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & EDUCATION, GOVT. OF INDIA

DR. RAJDEEP ROY

MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SILCHAR

SHRI CP MARAK, IFS (RETD)

Member, MEGHALAYA STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION & FORMER CHAIRMAN, MEGHALAYA POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD

PROF. SIVAJI BANDYOPADHYAY

DIRECTOR, NIT SILCHAR, ASSAM

SHRI JISHNU DEB BURMAN

DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER, GOVT. OF TRIPURA

SHRI RANJAN CHATTERJEE, IAS (RETD)

FORMER CHIEF SECRETARY, MEGHALAYA & FORMER MEMBER, NATIONAL GREEN TRIBUNAL

SHRI NILANJAN ROY

FORMER CEO, THE TIMES OF INDIA GROUP, BOARD MEMBER, FAIRCENT

SHRI SHANKHADEEP CHOUDHURY

FOUNDER, NORTHEAST GREEN SUMMIT PRESIDENT, VIBGYOR N.E.FOUNDATION

Patron

SMTI. KEERTHI JALLI (IAS)

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, GUWAHATI BIOTECH PARK & DEPUTY COMMISSIONER, KAMRUP ASSAM

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Academic Advisors

PROF. S.K. KAKOTY

DEPUTY DIRECTOR, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GUWAHATI

DR. SUDIP MITRA

HEAD, CENTRE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT AND RESEARCH, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GUWAHATI

DR. SIDDHARTHA SINGHA

Assitant Professor, SCHOOL OF AGRO AND RURAL TECHNOLOGY (SART), INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI

PROF. PARTHANKAR CHOUDHURY

PROFESSOR, DEPARTMENT OF ECOLOGY AND ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ASSAM UNIVERSITY, SILCHAR

Coordinators

DR. BULA CHOUDHURY

SENIOR SCIENTIST, GUWAHATI BIOTECH PARK

DR. RAJIV CH. DEVGOSWAMI

RESEARCH ASSOCIATE , GUWAHATI BIOTECH PARK

Co-coordinators

SHRI VINEET CHOUDHARY

INCUBATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP SPECIALIST, GUWAHATI BIOTECH PARK

SHRI JASRAJ SINGH

MANAGER, FINANCE AND INVESTMENT FACILITATION, GUWAHATI BIOTECH PARK

SHRI. KAMAL GAULI

SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT, GUWAHATI BIOTECH PARK

SHRI RINKI KALITA

SCIENTIFIC ASSISTANT, GUWAHATI BIOTECH PARK

Testimonials

ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY Union Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change

The Northeast Green Summit has been able to generate a sea of knowledge in course of its six editions and it was an educative experience for me to be participating at the Summit.

ATUL BAGAI Head, India office, United Nations Environment Programme

The Northeast Green Summit, which was initiated few years back, is an initiative that is so very important for a region like Northeast India. It’s the largest of its kind in the Northeast and is an example that should be scaled up for the sake of not only Northeast but the whole world.

PADMASHRI JADAV PAYENG Forest Man of India

I am thankful to the organisers for this wonderful initiative - in fact, I am personally associated with this Summit since its inception as our goals are similar. My forest is one of the biggest houses where all animals can live. If 700 crore people plant one tree each every day, than it will help to change the climate conditions, otherwise we will have to face trouble in the future.

SHRI NAVEEN VERMA, IAS (RTD) Former Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Govt. of India

It’s a great honour and I felt very privileged to have participated in the first ever Northeast Green Summit. I must thank the organisers as they have been working very positively since the inception of the idea of this Summit.

A.K.M.HARUNER RASHID FCS Registrar and Secretary, Bangladesh Board of Unani and Ayurvedic Systems of Medicine

The Northeast Green Summit is a wonderful experience. There is no alternative to preserving the gifts of nature in leading healthy, wealthy & joyful lives. The summit has conveyed the same message to us.

SHRI PRASHANT SRINIVAS Expert Group Member-Methanol of The NITI Aayog

Northeast Green Summit is doing a yeoman service to sustainable and equitable development of the ecologically sensitive region. The introspection and heightened consciousness which the summit is creating towards a holistic development is truly note worthy.”

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    Day-wise tentative schedule

    All 3 days 10:00 am onwards:

    1. Art walk
    2. Rhythm of the hills: cultural shows
    3. Sacred groves tour
    4. Jungle trail
    5. Nature through the lens: photo walk
    6. Screening nature: film fest
    7. Yoga and nature
    8. Various indigenous craft making workshops & exhibitions
    9. Bird camp: bewitching birds
    10. Nature appreciation course on urban biodiversity for school/college students: biodivercity
    11. Exhibition of disaster mitigating technologies
    12. Expo on medicinal plants technologies
    13. Exhibition & sale of traditional foods of ne india & bimstec countries

    10th November 2022

    9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

    Registration

    10:00 AM ONWARDS

    1. Art walk & other components
    2. International Expo on Medicinal Plants Technologies
    3. Exhibition & sale of traditional foods of NE India & BIMSTEC countries 
    4. Exhibition of disaster mitigating technologies 
    5. “Hacke-D” a hackathon on disaster preparedness solutions

    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

    Inaugural Function

    12:00 PM to 12:30 PM

    Inauguration of Workshop & training programme on disaster preparedness for stake holders

    12:30 PM to 1:15 PM

    Lunch

    1:15 PM to 3:15 PM

    Parallel Technical Sessions:

    1. International seminar on ‘Sustainable usage of medicinal & aromatic plants
    2. Combating organized wildlife crime in Northeast India and BIMSTEC countries
    3. Commercial potential of traditional foods

    3:15 PM to 3:30 PM

    Tea Break

    3:30 PM to 5:30 PM

    Parallel Technical Sessions:

    1. Farm & forest resources for food security
    2. Poster presentation on ‘Cuisine & Culture: Identity of BIMSTEC countries’

    8:00 PM to 10:00PM

    Cultural Programme &Dinner

    11th November 2022

    10:00 AM ONWARDS

    1. Art walk & other components
    2. International Expo on Medicinal Plants Technologies
    3. Exhibition & sale of traditional foods of NE India & BIMSTEC countries 
    4. Exhibition of disaster mitigating technologies 
    5. “Hacke-D” a hackathon on disaster preparedness solutions

    09:00 AM to 12:00 PM

     

    Parallel Technical Sessions:

    1. Role of S &T, policy for disaster ready society & enhancement of livelihoods
    2. Rethinking Tourism in Northeast India
    3. Workshop and hands on training for traditional food product development
    4. International stake holders meet on biotechnology development &transfer

     1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Lunch

    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

    Parallel Technical Sessions:

    1. Skilling of Rural Population for Promotion Bio-entrepreneurship
    2. Oral and poster presentation by research scholars (Theme: Bio-resource utilization of NER)
    3. Oral and poster presentation by research scholars (Theme: Biotechnology for post- COVID world: Advancement in therapeutics)
    4. Round Table on Nature Governance in NE India & India: Point-Counterpoint

    8:00 PM to 10:00PM

    Cultural Programme &Dinner

    12th November 2022

    10:00 AM ONWARDS

    1. Art walk & other components
    2. International Expo on Medicinal Plants Technologies
    3. Exhibition & sale of traditional foods of NE India & BIMSTEC countries 
    4. Exhibition of disaster mitigating technologies 
    5. “Hacke-D” a hackathon on disaster preparedness solutions

    10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

    Parallel Technical Sessions:

    1. Biotechnology: Stakeholder’s Meet and Way Forward
    2. Regional bio-start-up meet

    1:00 PM to 2:00 PM

    Lunch

    3:30 PM to 5:00 PM

    Declaration of Action Plan/ Recommendation & Closing

    8:00 PM to 10:00PM

    Cultural Programme &Dinner

    Our Partners

    Our Address

    VIBGYOR NE FOUNDATION

    1/B Adarshapur Path, Near SAI RNS Academy, Kahilipara, Guwahati 781019