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Inaugural Session

In the presence of Dr Nilkanth Ghosh, Statistical Adviser, Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India and Mr Shahid Hasan, Director, Knowledge Management Division; Dr Shantanu Ganguly, Librarian and Area Convenor, Library and Information Centre, TERI welcomed the participants. In his welcome address, Dr Ganguly appraised the gathering about the excellent initiative and network programme - called ENVIS by the MoEF. The focus of the ENVIS programme has been to provide environmental information to government, scientists, and engineers, and academicians. In 2009 TERI ENVIS Centre organized the first users' meet to assess the need of the stakeholders. A lot of new ideas and inputs were the outcome of the meet which were incorporated in the network programme. He welcomed the members with the hope that the workshop will generate a lot of discussion and ideas which will benefit in popularizing the ENVIS network among the stake holders.

In a special address by Mr Shahid Hasan congratulated the MoEF and ENVIS Centres for their sustained information activities. He said that India and so many other countries have been facing enormous challenges in terms of natural resources, and in the context of sustainable development, the environmental management is extremely important. Sustainable development requires environmental management and the environmental management in turn would require good quality of information as also the citizen’s participation. Like in the infrastructure sector, one cannot regulate the sector unless one has a good quality of information. It has to be participatory in approach. Simply a portal may not serve the purpose. To conclude, he mentioned that successful environmental management and governance can only be achieved through maximizing the dissemination of information. How we will do it is the ultimate objective. It is important that the MoEF undertakes a comprehensive assessment of the impact and how these ENVIS centers’ activities can be made more useful and effective which can be understood by its users.

Dr Nilkanth Ghosh in his inaugural address, congratulated TERI for taking up the initiative to organize this workshop. While giving an overview of the ENVIS centers and their activities, Dr Ghosh talked about the importance of popularizing the ENVIS scheme. The potential of the scheme cannot be utilized by various stakeholders unless the information and awareness of the scheme are well informed and educated. He sought from the ENVIS centers suggestions and recommendations to make the ENVIS scheme more popular and useful for various users and stake holders.

Dr P K Bhattacharya, ENVIS Coordinator and Fellow, TERI proposed the vote of thanks.

Technical Session 1: ENVIS Network
Dr Nilkanth Ghosh in his session gave the overview about the ENVIS network. He highlighted ENVIS scheme, its functions, and expectations from ENVIS centres. He also mentioned that how ENVIS centers, who collect and repository of vast resources can be useful for building awareness in the country. Dr Ghosh talked about the importance of popularizing the ENVIS scheme and gave his suggestions.
Technical Session 2: Gateway to development of environmental information network – critical success factors
While Mr Sanjay Gehlot, Deputy Director of NIC dwelt on the need to make web sites interactive to communicate to target groups in an effective manner. He presented facts and features of ISBEID initiative of MoEF and requested all ENVIS centres to contribute in it.
Technical Session 3: Communication and promotional strategy for ENVIS: A TERI case study

Dr Shantanu Ganguly presented a communication and promotion strategy for ENVIS scheme. Highlighting need of communications, various modes of presentation, varieties of resources each centre is having, he discussed on the promotional strategies that ENVIS centres may follow. The salient features of the strategy suggested include:
• Different mediums of communications to be used for different stakeholders
• More stress should be given on multi-lingual content especially Hindi language
• Technical and non-technical publications with short and crisp information could be effective tools to reach out to different tiers of stakeholders
• Every centre should identify their unique strength and focused centre’s promotion highlighting that strength
• Organizing regular events involving stakeholders could draw enormous attention of users
• Regular interactivity with the stakeholders is important for promotion

Besides these, he also suggested a future action plan for ENVIS scheme promotion, which pointed out specific roles for MoEF and ENVIS centres. A central gateway for information access to all ENVIS resources were suggested, as this would make the system user-friendly.

Among other suggestions, followings are most important:
ENVIS brochure for centres
Participation in blogs, list servs and other events
Publications in print and electronic media about ENVIS centre activities
ENVIS gallery in parent and other organizations
Networking with other international information networks
Organizing events, periodic lectures
• Special activity of ENVIS centres and MoEF on important dates, eg. Environment Day

Dr P K Bhattacharya presented the activities of TERI ENVIS Centre. It highlighted the present steps taken by TERI ENVIS Centre for promotion of activities and it’s impact on the users.

Interactive session
After technical sessions the participants came out with queries and suggestions regarding various issues and these queries were answered by experts and MoEF officials. Dr N K Ghosh mentioned that target groups in schools should be aware about environment through ENVIS network. Awareness should translate into attitudinal change and action to preserve the environment.
LaBL (Lighting a Billion Lives) case study

A special presentation on LaBL initiatives in TERI was invited to make stakeholders aware about developments in renewable energy technologies and its application in India.

TERI, with its vision to work for global sustainable development and its commitment towards creating innovative solutions for a better tomorrow, has undertaken an initiative of 'Lighting a Billion Lives' (LaBL) through the use of solar lighting devices. Mr Debajit Palit, Fellow, TERI screened a short film on LaBL to the workshop participants. The film demonstrated how solar lanterns are lighting villages in rural areas and also helping them generate revenue through self employment. The presentation dwelt on the aim of the campaign to bring light into the lives of one billion rural people by replacing the kerosene and paraffin lanterns with solar lighting devices. Under the objectives of this program, the people, public and private sector share a common vision and commitment.

ENVIS Presentations
Besides TERI, 10 more ENVIS Centres of Delhi have presented their activities and existing promotional and dissemination measures. While many of the centres have already established powerful; means of information dissemination process, other need to come up to the level. The centres also shared their future action plans and promotional measures to be taken with the stakeholders of the ENVIS network.
Summing Up

At the end Dr Bhattacharya, ENVIS Coordinator, TERI has summarized the issues raised on different aspects of ENVIS centres functioning, suggestions put forward by stakeholders, MoEF officials and experts and recommendations mentioned by the experts during the day’s proceedings.

After the workshop, stakeholders have made a visit to the TERI ENVIS centre.

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