Exchange ideas, gain knowledge and establish partnerships with various stakeholders
Network with various policy makers, green professionals and budding entrepreneurs
Showcase achievements in adopting green practices, products and services
Deliberate through academic discourses & paper presentations
Witness and join in art & cultural activities centring around the region’s green & indigenous practices
8th Northeast Green Summit
At a Glance
To acknowledge the efforts of various groups and departments engaged in sustainable development and conservation activities across the region, the Northeast Green Summit honours various unique initiatives every year.
In the art component of Northeast Green Summit 2023, renowned artistes from across Northeast India would showcase various nature-inspired sustainable artforms in a demarcated zone.
Forest Minister's Conclave
Inter-State matters relating to management and control of forests, wildlife, biodiversity and environment of Northeastern region would be discussed. The following illustrative list of inter-State matters may be considered in the Round Table.
Rhythm of the Hills
The Northeast is covered with high hills, verdant forests teeming with vibrant wildlife, sheer cliffs and breath-taking waterfalls. Music, dance and theatre inspired by the nature of the Northeast, which are often linked to the glory of the people of Northeast
Showcase of Green Products
Various stalls featuring a wide range of eco-friendly sustainable products will be set up, with special highlight on Expo of medicinal plant technologies and Exhibition & sale of traditional foods of NE India & BIMSTEC countries.
Green School Competition
A green school is about more than curriculum, more than programming and more than bricks and mortar. It’s a school that supports global sustainability in every way from energy efficiency to recycling
Workshop on indigenous tribes-inspired sustainable technologies
Indigenous tribes-inspired sustainable technologies is basically scouting for those technologies which are originating from tribal lifestyle.
Indigenous Story Telling
Storytelling is the beating heart of indigenous culture as it is the primary way in which their history has been recorded. Today, the practice of storytelling sustains communities, validates experiences, nurtures relationships and serves as a form of important cultural continuation for indigenous peoples.
Few selective, incredible planet-centric and environmentally conscious documentaries will be screened during the Summit and introduce you to some of the most inspiring people working tirelessly to preserve our earth.
* Programme/ Components are subject to last minute changes
Vibgyor N.E. Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation, specialises in green issues of Northeast India & works closely with other groups in this sector in the region. Vibgyor has completed 7 successful years of Northeast Green Summit, the only such annual conclave of the region. The 8th edition of Northeast Green Summit aims towards RESETTING EARTH: INCHING TOWARDS NET-ZERO EMISSION REGION
The event aims to celebrate the rich and diverse natural and cultural heritage of Northeast India, showcase their inter-linkages and focus on the need for an integrated approach for sustaining this heritage. The Summit is striving towards preserving, maximizing and developing the potential of the unique biodiversity zone of Northeast India through various awareness programmes highlighting, amongst other things, various sustainable livelihood options and associated skills. The discussions will link and draw lessons from science, culture and market mechanisms.
How You Can Help?
Itanagar is the capital of the northeast Indian state of Arunachal Pradesh. Set in the foothills of the Himalayas, the city is home to medieval Ita Fort and the Jawaharlal Nehru State Museum, which exhibits textiles and handicrafts. The nearby Gompa, a yellowroofed Buddhist temple, was consecrated by the Dalai Lama. West of town is Geker Sinying, also known as Ganga Lake, surrounded by forests, orchids and ferns. One of the most beautiful wildlife reserves in India, Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary covering an area of 140.30 sq km is located in Naharlagun near Itanagar, the capital city of Arunachal Pradesh.
The state-of-the-art Dorjee Khandu State Convention Centre at IG Park in Itanagar has main auditorium hall of 1000 seating capacity, three mini conference halls, restaurant, administrative block and media room including open amphitheater with parking facility for more than 200 vehicles
The Summit features academic sessions and discourses by environmentalists and other eminent resource persons; various nature inspired cultural concerts and some more out-of-the-box events aimed at the indigenous people of the region. This will highlight the connection of environment with the tradition, art and culture of NE India. Secondly, the NE Green Summit aims to conserve the natural and cultural heritage of Northeast India by bringing together stakeholders from all walks of life to deliberate, share experiences and propose solutions to some of the odd challenges being faced in the region. All of these tasks are performed keeping in mind the theme of ‘Green Northeast, Clean Northeast, Sustainable Northeast.’
DR. RAJKUMAR RANJAN SINGH
UNION MINISTER OF STATE, MINISTRY OF EXTERNAL AFFAIRS & EDUCATION, GOVT. OF INDIA
SHRI MAMA NATUNG
MINISTER, ENVIRONMENT & FOREST, YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS, WRD, GOVT. OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH
DR. RAJDEEP ROY
MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SILCHAR
SHRI JISHNU DEB BURMAN
FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER, GOVT. OF TRIPURA
SHRI CP MARAK, IFS (Rtd.)
MEGHALAYA STATE CONSUMER DISPUTES REDRESSAL COMMISSION & FORMER CHAIRMAN, MEGHALAYA POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD
SHRI SHANKHADEEP CHOUDHURY
FOUNDER, NORTHEAST GREEN SUMMIT PRESIDENT, VIBGYOR N.E.FOUNDATION, VICE CHAIRMAN, JUGASANKHA GROUP OF NEWSPAPERS
Co-ordinator & Secretary
MS. BITAPI BASUMATARI
SECRETARY, VIBGYOR N.E. FOUNDATION
PROF. KULDEEP KRISHAN SHARMA
VICE-CHANCELLOR, HIMALAYAN UNIVERSITY
PROF. S.K. KAKOTY
PROFESSOR, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GUWAHATI
PROF. JOGEN CHANDRA KALITA
DEAN OF FACULTY OF SCIENCE, GAUHATI UNIVERSITY
PROF. PARTHANKAR CHOUDHURY
DEAN, ECOLOGY & ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE, ASSAM UNIVERSITY
PROF. HILLOLJYOTI SINGHA
PROFESSOR AND HEAD, DEPT. OF ZOOLOGY, BODOLAND UNIVERSITY
PROF. JUMYIR BASAR
DIRECTOR, ARUNACHAL INSTITUTE OF TRIBAL STUDIES (AITS), RAJIV GANDHI UNIVERSITY
SHRI MADHAB CHANDRA TALUKDAR
Rtd. HEAD OF DEPT. OF BOTANY, HANDIQUE GIRLS’ COLLEGE
DR. SIDDHARTHA SINGHA
ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY GUWAHATI
The Northeast Green Summit has been able to generate a sea of knowledge in course of its six editions and it was an educative experience for me to be participating at the Summit.ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY
The Northeast Green Summit, which was initiated few years back, is an initiative that is so very important for a region like Northeast India. It’s the largest of its kind in the Northeast and is an example that should be scaled up for the sake of not only Northeast but the whole world.ATUL BAGAI
I am thankful to the organisers for this wonderful initiative - in fact, I am personally associated with this Summit since its inception as our goals are similar. My forest is one of the biggest houses where all animals can live. If 700 crore people plant one tree each every day, than it will help to change the climate conditions, otherwise we will have to face trouble in the future.PADMASHRI JADAV PAYENG
It’s a great honour and I felt very privileged to have participated in the first ever Northeast Green Summit. I must thank the organisers as they have been working very positively since the inception of the idea of this Summit.SHRI NAVEEN VERMA, IAS (RTD)
The Northeast Green Summit is a wonderful experience. There is no alternative to preserving the gifts of nature in leading healthy, wealthy & joyful lives. The summit has conveyed the same message to us.A.K.M.HARUNER RASHID
Northeast Green Summit is doing a yeoman service to sustainable and equitable development of the ecologically sensitive region. The introspection and heightened consciousness which the summit is creating towards a holistic development is truly note worthy.SHRI PRASHANT SRINIVAS
VIBGYOR NE FOUNDATION
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