IMPRI Talk Series – #WaterAndClimate on Sea Rise Induced Displacement in the Bay of Bengal: The Need for Suitable Rehabilitation Policy.

Center for Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (CECCSD), IMPRI Impact and Policy Research Institute, Tarun Bharat Sangh, India Water Portal, and Parmarth Samaj Sevi Sansthan invite you to A Talk Series –

#WaterAndClimate

Sea Rise Induced Displacement in the Bay of Bengal: The Need for Suitable Rehabilitation Policy

Details of the #WebPolicyTalk:
Date: June 11, 2021
Time: 11:30 AM IST
Platform: Zoom and Facebook Live

Speaker:

Ranjan Panda
Waterman of Odisha Convenor, Water Initiatives; Convenor, Combat Climate Change Network; India Mahanadi River Waterkeeper (Member, Global Waterkeeper Alliance, New York)

Ranjan Kishor Panda, a sociologist by education, has about three decades of experience facilitating several initiatives – starting from grassroots to national as well as South Asia levels – to promote water, environmental conservation and climate change advocacy.  He convenes two active networks: Water Initiatives (WI) and Combat Climate Change Network, India. He is a well-known expert on water, sanitation, disasters and climate change issues; and also a senior freelance journalist. He also leads the #Youth4Water campaign and the Chhattisgarh WASH Academy.

He has worked with grassroots communities in water and climate change projects, as well as has been carrying forward regular campaigns, advocacy efforts, research studies and journalistic pursuits on water, environment, disasters, sanitation and climate change.  In fact, he can claim to be among the first persons in India who flagged off climate change issues in India way back in early 90s.

Popularly known as Water Man of Odisha and also as ‘Climate Crusader’ in India, was awarded by the President of India with the first “Green Hero” by NDTV-TOYOTA.  Recently he was also profiled as “Odisha’s Conservation Master” by Hindustan Times and “Aqua Guard” by New Indian Express.  He has been recognized as ‘Mahanadi River Waterkeeper’ by the New York based global ‘Waterkeeper Alliance.’  He has many more awards and recognitions to his credit.  The SPAN Magazine featured his experience of the International Visitors Leadership Program (IVLP) in a 2015 edition that was devoted to celebrate 75 years of Indo-US relationships. 

He has got long experience research and policy analysis/advocacy on water, sanitation, hygiene, disasters and climate change issues.   A contributor of columns in many publications like Down To Earth, Urban Update, SixDegreesNews, India Climate Dialogue, he has also been one of the founders of Climate Journalism Network based out of Oslomet University, Norway.  He has also been invited as a visiting faculty to the Geneva University to talk about climate change and drought proofing.  Until recently, he also held the honorary position of Country Manager for India, the Climate Scorecard Project based out of Boston, USA that monitors the progress of Paris Agreement commitments by highest GHG emitting nations.  He is also the Core Group Member with the global network “Bay of Bengal Climate Change Initiative” and has recently run orientation projects for journalists in the Bay on climate change with Internews-Earth Journalism Network.  

Ranjan is regularly invited to speak in national and international seminars/workshops and even Universities on water, sanitation, environment, disasters and climate change issues, covering both rural and urban areas.  Among others, he had the opportunity to visit Geneva University as a Guest Faculty; and has been invited to speak at the COPs.

Moderator:

Dr Indira Khurana
Senior Expert, Water Sector; Vice Chair, Tarun Bharat Sangh, Alwar

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