The Climate Centre for Cities (C-cube) within the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA), instituted by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA), has partnered with Integrated Research & Action for Development (IRADe), for developing climate-smart cities across India. C-cube will work with IRADe’s Centre of Excellence for Urban Development and Climate Change to strengthen capacities of cities in order to understand, implement and monitor the actions needed for addressing climate change impacts in the local context of these cities. IRADe’s Center of Excellence (CoE) with its 12 years of research and expertise, will impart technical knowledge and guidance to C-cube, in making Indian cities become climate-smart. A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the C-cube, NIUA and IRADe CoE was signed by Prof. Jyoti Parikh, Executive Director, IRADe and Hitesh Vaidya, Director, NIUA.
Two presentations from IRADe were featured in ISG-ISRS Conference (http://www.isgns2019.in/) titled National Symposium on Innovations in Geospatial Technology for Sustainable Development with Special Emphasis on NER, held during 20-22 November 2019 at North Eastern Space Applications Centre (NESAC) and North Eastern Hill University (NEHU), Shillong. One was presented by Dr. Mohit Kumar and the other by Ms Nikita Lahiri of NESAC. From IRADe,Dr Mohit Kumar and Prof. Ajit Tyagi, participated in the symposium.
IRADe team participated in a discussion with Shri Shakti Singh Chaudhary , Mayor, Gangtok Municipal Corporation (GMC) on 26 August 2019 for deliberating developments in the project “Developing Disaster Resilience Action Plan using GIS and Prioritizing Actions for Disaster Risk Reduction in Urban Agglomeration of Shillong and Gangtok
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Irade New Delhi exhibited their work on heat stress action plans supported by IDRC. Over 1500 delegates from all over the country have joined for the conference and both days have been a huge success.