DWIH workshop on “Need of Sustainable Cities” in Mumbai

Friday, January 22, 2016 to Saturday, January 23, 2016

The German House for Research and Innovation – DWIH New Delhi organized a workshop on “Need of Sustainable Cities” during the ''Stuttgart meets Mumbai'' intercultural get-together and wine festival at Taj Lands End, Mumbai held on 22nd and 23rd January 2016.

On 22nd January, DWIH workshop on “Need of Sustainable Cities” was inaugurated by Dr. Alexander P. Hansen, Chairman of the Board of DWIH New Delhi and Director, DFG India Office. Dr. Hansen introduced the DWIH New Delhi consortium, its objectives and activities in India and emphasized the role of DWIH New Delhi in promoting Indo-German research collaborations and deliberations in the field of sustainability, the issue that concerns not only India but the rest of the world. The other key speakers at the event included Prof. Dr. Shamita Kumar, Vice Principal, Institute of Environment Education and Research, Bharati Vidyapeeth University; Dr. Christoph Woiwode, Visiting Professor, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability, Indian Institute of Technology Madras; and Ms. Aparna Das, Inclusive Cities Partnership Programme – ICPP, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, who addressed the audience with their informative talks. The workshop was attended by nearly 50 participants.

During the two day festival, DWIH New Delhi had set up an info-stand to disseminate information and initiate individual interactions with students and researchers regarding their research careers in Germany. 5 DWIH New Delhi consortium members consisting leading German universities and research institutions took part in stand representations. The stand was visited by interested scientists, researchers and students from various universities, research institutes and R&D organizations of Mumbai.

The annual ''Stuttgart meets Mumbai'' festival, organized by the Indian Honorary Consulate in Stuttgart & Lapp group, serves as a meeting point for partners from politics, business, film & media, tourism, research and development and wine industries of both the countries. This discussion forum encompasses topics that are relevant to the society in general with a strong potential for Indo-German cooperation. The focus area of this year's event was “Sustainable City Development” with emphasis on issues like Globality, Exchange and Partnerships.

This 12th edition of “Stuttgart meets Mumbai” festival was jointly inaugurated by Mr. Andreas Lapp (Honorary Consul of the Republic of India in Stuttgart), Mr. Martin Schairer (Mayor of City of Stuttgart), Mr. Walter Deffaa (Director General of DG REGIO of the European Commission), Mr. Michael Siebert (General Consul of the republic of Germany in Mumbai), Dr. Alexander P. Hansen (Director, DFG India Office), Mr. Ajoy Mehta (Municipal Commissioner of Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation) and other dignitaries from India and Germany.

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