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ScienceComm'17 India

30.06.2017 — Local news India

ScienceComm'17 India was held for the first time in Bangalore on 30th June and attracted 150 science experts, communicators and enthusiasts. The one day conference presented ways to simplify science for a broader audience.

Switzerland @ 3rd Smart Cities India 2017 Expo

22.05.2017 — Local news India

The Smart Cities India 2017 Expo in New Delhi attracted 15’000 participants in three days. Many of them visited the Swiss pavilion. The audience also followed the session “Swiss innovations for smart cities in India”.

Third Media Workshop on Climate Change Reporting in the Indian Himalayas

30.03.2017 — Local news India

A three-day media workshop to encourage accurate reporting of climate change impacts and adaptation measures in North-East India was held from 25-27 March 2017 in Gangtok, Sikkim. The workshop was inaugurated by Ms. Janine Kuriger, Head Swiss Cooperation Office and Counsellor, Embassy of Switzerland in India, in the presence of Mr. D.C. Sharma, Senior Science and Environment Journalist; Ms. Annu Anand, Head Advocacy, Center for Media Studies (CMS); and Dr. Surajit Baruah, State Project Manager, Sikkim, Strengthening State Strategies for Climate Change Adaptation (3SCA). The valedictory address was delivered by Mr. Prem Das Rai, Member of Parliament from Sikkim.

SDC organises a workshop on resilience through risk transfer and microinsurance

21.03.2017 — Local news India

A workshop on “Resilience through Risk Transfer and Microinsurance” was held in New Delhi. The workshop examined how access to innovative insurance solutions along with value added services can protect smallholder farmers against losses due to climate variability and change. The workshop was organised as part of the “Climate Resilience through Risk Transfer” (RES-RISK) project of the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

Switzerland supports four Indian cities in addressing future challenges related to climate change

Handing over of e-rickshaws to Udaipur Municipal Corporation by H.E. Dr. Andreas Baum, Ambassador of Switzerland to India and Bhutan

17.03.2017 — Local news India

A multi-year cooperation project for Capacity Building for Low Carbon and Climate Resilient City Development (CapaCITIES) was officially launched in Udaipur. Under the project, which is financed by the Swiss Agency of Development and Cooperation (SDC), technical assistance in the areas of city planning, solid waste management, sewage treatment, water availability, building energy efficiency and mobility will be provided to the cities of Coimbatore (Tamil Nadu), Rajkot (Gujarat), Siliguri (West Bengal) and Udaipur (Rajasthan).

Odisha village adopts renewable energy to power women micro enterprise

24.12.2016 — Local news India

A 25kWe capacity two-stage biomass power gasifier supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) was inaugurated on December 24, 2016 in village Bilaput, Nandapur block of Koraput, Odisha. The renewable energy biomass gasifier power plant was inaugurated by Mr. Prafulla Kumar Pangi, MLA Pottangi, together with Mrs. Laxmi Hantal, Chairperson, Nandapur Block Panchayat Samiti, Dr. Shirish Sinha, Deputy Director of Cooperation, SDC and Mr. Amit Kumar, Senior Director, The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI).

Mutual Visa Exemption for Diplomats

29.11.2016 — Local news India

Switzerland and India have signed an Agreement on mutual visa exemptions for holders of Swiss and Indian diplomatic passports.

Power Minister calls for new buildings to be more energy efficient

28.11.2016 — Media release India

Mr. Piyush Goyal, Honourable Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Power, Coal, New and Renewable Energy, Government of India (GoI), today inaugurated a three-day international conference on Energy Efficient Building Design: Experiences and Way Forward. The gathering brings together 150 building energy experts from both India and overseas to exchange knowledge and experience on some of the key aspects of building energy efficiency. It is organized by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) and Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), under the aegis of the Indo-Swiss Building Energy Efficiency Project (BEEP).

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