Interventions

E-Shram Card Camps in Bihar

E-Shram Card Camps in Bihar

Human Rights
Our Local Partner Lok Vikas Sansthan organized the camps in the month of October–November. During these camps e-Shram card was issued to 81 women beedi workers and 75 other informal labors in Jamui and Banka districts in Bihar. It will have details of name, occupation, address, educational qualification, skill types and family details etc. for optimum realization of their employability and extend the benefits of the social security schemes to them.
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Asia Pacific Regional Consultation on Environmental Defenders

Asia Pacific Regional Consultation on Environmental Defenders

Climate Crisis, Sustainable Development
Ajay K Jha spoke on entry points for environmental defenders in Asia Pacific in the Consultation organized by Asia Pacific Network of Environmental Defenders (APNEED) on 11th and 12th November. He spoke on the regional and regional forums and networks and other spaces within Asia Pacific which can be helpful to environmental defenders in bringing up and advocating their issues.
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South Asia Forum on Sustainable Development

South Asia Forum on Sustainable Development

Sustainable Development
UNESCAP South Asia Office and Sri Lanka organized the 5th South Asia Forum on Sustainable Development in Colombo on 15th& 16th November. The South Asia CSOs Forum was organized on 9th& 10th November by APRCEM South Asia Constituency. Ajay K Jha participated in many of these meetings including preparatory meetings held on 3rd and 29th September, 3rd and 21st October.
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Towards UNEA 5.2 and Food Systems Transformation

Towards UNEA 5.2 and Food Systems Transformation

Food Sovereignty and Sustainable Agriculture, Sustainable Development
United Nations Environment Assembly will take place in February 2022 at Nairobi Kenya. Major Groups Facilitating Committee (MGFC) of the UNEP has been preparing through a series of activities towards UNEA. An MGFC International Consultation was organized during 7th to 10th 155th CPR Meeting on 28th September, Annual Sub Committee of the UNEA and CPR Bureau Meeting on 25th October, and MGFC Calls on 15th September, and 27th October were also organized towards the preparation of the UNEA. Ajay K Jha also leads the Food Systems Transformation Track towards the UNEA 5.2 and a meeting was organized on Food systems Transformation on 22nd October.
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4th Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and High Officials of Environment

4th Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and High Officials of Environment

Climate Crisis, Sustainable Development
The 4th Asia Pacific Forum of Ministers and High Officials of Environment was organized by UNEP and Republic of Korea in Suwan, Korea on 5th to 7th October, in which Ajay K Jha, in the capacity of Regional Facilitator, Asia Pacific ensured CSOs participation. He also led the Major Groups Forum on 4th October preceded by regional consultations on 13th and 14th
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Consultation on IPCC Report (PRE-COP)

Consultation on IPCC Report (PRE-COP)

Climate Crisis
An online Consultation on the IPCC Report ( Working Group 1 Physical Science Basis) published in August titled “Recent IPCC Report and its Implications for Climate, people and COP 26” was organized on 8th October to discuss the main findings of the IPCC report and global outlook before COP 26 and expectations from the COP. The report highlights of advancing climate impacts and 1.5 target is likely to be breached by 2030s itself as against earlier predicted 2040s. The speakers included Prof. Krishna AchutaRao (Lead Author of the IPCC Report & IIT Delhi), Meena Raman (Third World Network), Maria Theresa Lauren (Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung, Philippines) and SoumyaDutta (MAUSAM). The consultation was moderated by Ajay K Jha (PAIRVI). More than 50 CSOs participated in the Consultation. Read report: English | Hindi…
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Healthy Mother- Healthy Child Dialogue Series

Healthy Mother- Healthy Child Dialogue Series

Human Rights
Under 'Healthy Mother-Healthy Child Dialogue Series' two online consultations were organized on the issue of viral fever and snake bite on 10th September and 1st October 2021 respectively. This dialogue series was launched jointly by PAIRVI, Samagra Seva and Bal Sathi. Purpose of this exercise is to make the local community aware about health issues, spread awareness about the prevention and management of daily health and provide medical counseling. Dr. SK Jha, Child Specialist, Jamui, Dr. PK Sinha , Neurologist, Abu Dhabi,  Dr. Anandmayee Sinha, senior specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, NMC Royal Medicine Centre, UAE, Dr. Kiran Sinha, ex- general practitioner, NHS England and Dr. Prabha Sinha senior specialist in obstetrics and gynecology, London were among the doctors who provide counseling support of the people.
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Role of Panchayat Elections in Strengthening PRIs

Role of Panchayat Elections in Strengthening PRIs

Human Rights
PAIRVI and Chetna Samajik Sanstha collaborated to organize a State Consultation on Strengthening PRIS in the light of the upcoming Panchayat Elections in Bihar at AN Sinha Institute of Social Studies, Patna on 30th September. The Consultation discussed best practices and how Panchayat elections and its functioning can be improved in Bihar. An informal voluntary group Panchayat Chetna comprised of local social workers was formed. This group is led by Chetna Samajik Sanstha and will organized massive awareness campaign for Panchayat election.  The Consultation is witnessed by more than 60 participants across the state. Basant Rao Patil, Rashtriya Swabhiman Andolan, Sahina Praveen, The Hunger Project, Pushyamitra, Journalist, Rupesh Kumar, Koshish were among the speakers.
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Youth Dialogue on Education, Educational Institutions and Challenges of Hostels

Youth Dialogue on Education, Educational Institutions and Challenges of Hostels

Human Rights
  PAIRVI along with other partners organized an online consultation with teachers, policymakers, youth and students on Education, Educational Institutions and Challenges of Hostels on 28th September. More than 50 participants discussed status of facilities to the youth including poor housing and library facilities. The Dialogue witnessed the presence of Dr. Bharati Mehta, Chairperson, Bihar Sanskrit Siksha Board and Prof. Sanajy Pawan Ex- Union Minister and current MLC, Bihar as distinguished guests. Ajay Jha PAIRVI introduced the issue. Dr. Akhilesh Kumar, Science College Patna, Awadh Kumar Journalist,Prashnat Chaubey IIT Delhi,  Gagan Gaurav, Jago were among the speakers. Dinbandhu Vats, PAIRVI moderated the dialogue.  The dialogue focused on regulation of private hostels along with clear cut grievance redress mechanism and establishment of government hostels right from school level in both urban as…
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Youth Climate Townhalls at Bikaner and Jaisalmer

Youth Climate Townhalls at Bikaner and Jaisalmer

Climate Crisis
Youth Townhalls were organized on 21st and 23rd September to engage the youth on the issues related to climate change in their cities. More than 125 youth and CSOs participated in these two townhalls which discussed climate change, SDGs, status of civic facilities etc. along with relevant officials including Mayors of these two cities. The Townhall in Bikaner was organized by PAIRVI, CECOEDECON and PEN Foundation in collaboration with Shri Ashok Mathur and Lokmat Newspaper; while that in Jaisalmer was organized in collaboration with ShriBhagirath Mal and Maitri Foundation. As an outcome of the Townhall, Mayor of both the cities agreed to work on the Heatwave Plan, in collaboration with PAIRVI/MAUSAM. Download Flyer English | Hindi
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