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What is Geographical Indication? Every Region’s Claim to Fame

What is Geographical Indication? Every Region’s Claim to Fame

National
Silao Khaja, a multilayered and crispy sweet Bihari dessert recently got the coveted GI (Geographical Indication) tag. The number of registered GIs in India has now become 330. This indicates a good future of Indian goods in the global market, as it marks Indian products on the world map. The interest in GIs has thrived in recent years. The most prominent reason for this is the obligations of WTO (World Trade Organization) to protect the GIs. Geographical Indication (GI), as the name suggests, is a sign indicative of a product’s geographical origin. It symbolizes the attributes, qualities, characteristics and reputation the product holds essentially due to its geographical place of production. Agricultural products typically have qualities that derive from their place of production
Invite to Register: NECEER’s Enviro Lecture Series

Invite to Register: NECEER’s Enviro Lecture Series

Events
The North East Center for Environment Education & Research (NECEER), Imphal in association with Department of Biotechnology, Jamia Millia Islamia, Delhi Greens and World Institute of Nature, Pune invite concerned citizens to the Enviro Lecture Series, a quarterly lecture series starting from September 2010 in Delhi. Academicians, scientists, researchers and experts/activists will deliver lectures on different issues of Environment and Biodiversity of the country especially with respect to Northeast India. Northeast India is the most biodiversity rich region in the country and comprises eight states, viz. Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura. It occupies 7.7% of India’s total geographical area supporting 50% of the flora (approx 80
Training on Open Source Quantum GIS

Training on Open Source Quantum GIS

Events, Green Jobs
Owing to the utility of geospatial tools in all fields of sustainable management of resources, Geographic Information System (GIS) has become one of the indispensable tools for studies, research and policy framework. The cost of the available GIS softwares and skilled human resource are among the major hurdles to use this tool. The Open Source GIS software is one of the convenient ways to overcome such issues. With this realization, TERI University, New Delhi in collaboration with kCube, Chennai is planning to organize Training Program on Open Source GIS – Quantum GIS. This will provide a structure route to spatial and non-spatial database generation, management, analysis and decision making. The training will be organized in two stages for different user group: For GIS
Training on using GIS for Participatory Planning & Decision Making

Training on using GIS for Participatory Planning & Decision Making

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Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) on Geographical Information System (GIS) for Participatory Planning and Decision Making. OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING To make participants understand the basics of Geographic Information System (GIS) and how it can facilitate in planning and decision making To acquaint them with tools, techniques and information that would be required to undertake GIS application in various thematic areas (NRM, Disaster Management, watershed development etc) To share DA’s experiences in using GIS for various development projects Training Date: 20 April 2010 Venue: Vasant Kunj New Delhi Sustainable development is
Training: Particiapatory Planning & Decision Making Using GIS

Training: Particiapatory Planning & Decision Making Using GIS

Green Jobs
TARA Livelihood Academy of Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) on Experiential field based training on Drinking Participatory Planning and Decision Making using - Geographical Information System (GIS). Sustainable development is largely a replication of how people interact with the available natural resource base. Very often, environmental degradation is due to over population and poor socio-economic conditions. The need for proper monitoring and management has arisen to fulfill the targets of achieving sustainable development. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) is an undeniable valuable tool for gathering and analyzing env
Training on Participatory Planning and Decision Making Using GIS

Training on Participatory Planning and Decision Making Using GIS

Green Jobs
Development Alternatives, a non-profit organisation established in 1983 creating large scale sustainable livelihoods is organising a Capacity Building Series (2008- 09) for Participatory Planning and Decision Making using - Geographical Information System (GIS) OBJECTIVES OF THE TRAINING  To make participants understand the basics of Geographic Information System (GIS) and how it can facilitate in planning and decision making To acquaint them with tools, techniques and information that would be required to undertake GIS application in various thematic areas (NRM, Disaster Management, watershed development etc) To share DA’s experiences in using GIS for various development projects Dates:  21 to 23rd April 2009 Venue: Indian Council of Social Science Research, JNU Institu

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