Rishikesh | 16-18 March, 2018
South Asian Conference on Dams and Hydropower was organized by PAIRVI in collaboration with NAPM and CFA at Rishikesh, Uttarakhand from 16th March to 18th March 2018. The participants came from North-Eastern and northern Himalayan states of India and also from Nepal.
Gumla | 26-27 August 2017
A meeting was organized by Global Greengrants Fund at St. Ignatius College, Gumla, Jharkhand on 26th and 27th August 2017. The purpose was to gather organizations to discuss their vision on Jharjhand. Key persons included Michael (GGF), Gaurav (GGF), Mansi (Himachal), Philip, Bhargav (GGF) and Vasvi (Ranchi). Jharkhand’s 26.3% population is tribal and mostly forest dwellers. Their rights are violated now and then. Even Forest Rights Act can’t protect their exploitation during coal mining and other projects which deprive them of their claim on forest resources.
Nagpur | 25-26 November 2017
A two-day regional capacity building workshop from 25th to 26th November 2017 was organized in collaboration by PAIRVI, Centre for Financial Accountability, Vidarbh Van Adhikar Sangahthan Nagpur, Gosikhurd Prakalpgrast Sangharsh Samiti and Kashtkari Jan Aandolan. The workshop took place at Mure Memorial Hospital, Die Arch Sabhagrah, Nagpur where participants came from Gadchiroli, Chandrapur, Gosikhurd, Nagpur etc. Key Persons were Soumya Dutta, Rajesh Kumar, Nishant Mate, Praveen Mote, Vilas Bhogade, Renuka Sirpurkar, Rohit Jain and Sudhir Paliwal.
Ahmedabad | May 19-21, 2017
A multi-stakeholder meeting on “Working towards Channeling Public Finance towards Clean Energy Access between India and Africa” was organized by Vasudha Foundation in collaboration with PACJA (Pan African Climate Justice Alliance), SELCO and TERI University.
Jabalpur | July 2018
PAIRVI/BCPH and CENFA, New Delhi, in collaboration with Janpahal, MP, organized a state level meeting at Jabalpur on 22nd July 2017. Jabalpur meeting was a regional level followed the first consultation held at Delhi on 12th July 2017 to hold discussions on draft National Energy Policy. The draft NEP was put on public domain on 28th June 2017 and the NITI Aayog invited comments from individuals and various civil society organizations. The time given by the NITI Aayog was inadequate to gather response from various groups across the country.
Odisha | July 2017
The NITI Aayog recently came out with the draft National Energy Policy and put it on their website on June 27, 2017. The last date for public comments was given as July 14. This very short time given for a large and yet not well connected nation like India, again shows the government’s total apathy in letting any public discourse develop on major policy issues, doing token “consultations”, and push through major policy changes. On our and many other CSOs request, the deadline for comments & suggestions was extended by 10 days, to July 24, 2017.
New Delhi | 12 July 2018
PAIRVI and BCPH called upon different organizations and networks working on energy policy, energy finance and other energy related issues to participate in a regional consultative meeting held on 12th July, 2017 at IIC, Delhi. The objective was to discuss the various points in the draft NEP and evolve a collective response of the participating organizations on the key issues of draft NEP. The NITI Aayog had recently put the draft National Energy Policy on public domain and invited comments.