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New Zealand India Sustainability Challenge (#NZISC)


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New Zealand India Sustainability Challenge (#NZISC)
Ms. Monmi Barua, RCE Mumbai
Asia-Pacific Regional RCE Meeting 2018
25-27 September, 2018, Parramatta (Sydney), Australia

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New Zealand India Sustainability Challenge (#NZISC)

  1. 1. New Zealand-India Sustainability Challenge Presentation by: Monmi Barua (representing RCE Mumbai and RCE Delhi, India) TERI 26 September 2018 The Energy and Resources Institute
  2. 2. About Environment Education & Awareness (EEA),TERI Established since 1999, EEA reaches out to approximately 10,000 colleges and universities and 50000 schools in the remotest of locations Projects ranging from- Skill Development, Action Oriented, EnergyConservation, Training ofTeachers, Community Action Projects, Competitions, Business Sustainability & Leadership, Formal, Informal and non formal Education EEA has worked with wide range of organizations, such as Dell, HP,Tetra Pak, Hero Motocops,Accenture, BASF, Dempo,Agilent, Bharti Infratel, Genpact, JUSCO, POSOCO, Bosch Stiftung Foundation, JCB, Intel,Water Health India,Tata Steel, Electricite de France, Coca-Cola, NDPL, British Council, New Zealand High Commission, Royal Norwegian Embassy, UNDP, UNESCO, UNEP, USAID, UNU-IAS,GIZ, DWIH, DJB, MoEFCC, MHRD, MYA, DST, EdCIL, NCERT, CBSE to name a few Engage, Educate, Empower Youth for a Sustainable Future
  3. 3. Education for Sustainable Development Refining attitudes, developing behaviour - Environment Education and Awareness Area (EEA), TERI Education gives us the key tools- economic, social, technological, ethical to take on the SDGs and to achieve them. ~ Excerpts from the forward written by Prof. Jeffrey D Sachs in GEM Report Summary 2016 Focus  Educate youth on environmental issues that are in conjunction with the existing social structure, cultural norms, economic realities and global trends  Implement Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) projects that incorporate formal, non-formal and informal methods of teaching Teaching tools adopted for ESD programmes at TERI Workshops Trainings Seminar s/ Conferences Group Activities Simulation Exercises Hands-on Activities Resource Material Edu-excursion s Talks / discussion forums Competitions Community interactions Online interaction Activity agenda at EEA
  4. 4. Why should we engage youth?  Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) includes sustainable school framework and encourages futuristic learning domain for youth segment  Tapping the energy and enthusiasm of a large youth population  Globally, the governments have been calling out to youth for meaningful participation in decision making and implementation of post 2015 agenda  Colleges and universities-leaders of innovation to demonstrate several sustainable principles in and around their campuses  EEA reaches out to approximately over 10,000 colleges and universities through its programmes Why NZISC ?  International knowledge exchange  Enhancing domain knowledge and competencies on sustainability  Opportunity for youth to ideate / implement sustainable project idea for a specific environmental / societal challenge  Develop competencies in young people to integrate sustainability in thought and practice
  5. 5. WhatTERI proposed to do?  Prepare youth for leadership roles in their institutions, communities and cities through intensive training and imparting 21st century skills  Facilitate understanding of innovations and sustainable practices in youth segment  Develop competencies in young people to integrate sustainability in thoughts, practice and action
  6. 6. The Process • Invitation to colleges in three regions- Maharashtra, Delhi NCR, Punjab, Karnataka • Competition Roll out • Identify a sustainability challenge in campus • Submit a campaign idea (in line with the sub—themes and SDGS) Preparator y phase • Shortlist 15 best campaign ideas from each region- Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru • Constitution of Regional Juries for Regional Rounds • Presentation of 15 best campaign ideas at the Regional rounds • Shortlisting and selection of 6 best teams to compete amongst each other Regional Round
  7. 7. The Process… • Strengthening of the regional proposals mentored by the regional juries and faculty • Implementation of the 6 best campaigns working alongside their New Zealand counterparts (students from University of Canterbury, University of Otago and University ofWaikato) to develop scalable and sustainable solutions to problems facing the environment and society Strengtheni ng of the regional proposals • Presentation of 6 best teams at the Finale • Winning team to go for an all-expense three weeks paid internship at three New Zealand partner universities Finale
  8. 8. NZISC IN SYNCWITHTHE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENTGOALS (SDGS) Goal 3- Good health and well-being Goal 4- Quality education Goal 6- Clean water and sanitation Goal 7- Affordable and Clean Energy Goal 8- Decent work and economic growth Goal 11- Sustainable Cities And Communities Goal 12- Responsible production and consumption
  9. 9. Top 6 teams  Green Computing- Theme: Sustainable Consumption and Energy (SDG 12 & 7), Project: Implement a system for reducing energy consumption in idle desktop machines where host machines continue to function normally with regards to the internet connection  Blinking Blinds- Theme:Waste Management (SDG 11 & 12), Project: Aimed to generate electric energy using solar panels in old/discarded window blinds/waste fabrics for day to day consumption  Arth-Theme: Sustainable Consumption (SDG 12), Project: Reduce the dependence on firewood as a fuel by introducing compositional changes in the cow dung and designing the cow dung based logs in a way that facilitates its combustion to improve upon the emission levels
  10. 10. Top 6 teams..  Alpha- Theme: Waste Management (SDG 11), Project: Manage waste using ‘Electricity from Garbage Generator- E.G.G’ that recycles garbage to generate electricity  AlphaQ- Theme: Environmental Education (SDG 4), Video game designed to spread awareness on the environment and encourages children to follow a sustainable and eco- friendly lifestyle  VaxiBead- Theme: Sustainable Lifestyle (SDG 11 & 12), Project: Two pronged solution that addresses the inequity of vaccine delivery by combining Near Field Communication Technology with current immunization practices through a mobile app for community health workers, which when combined with an NFC capable bracelet worn by the baby syncs patient record data onto the cloud and also displays it on the handheld device. This digitizes the record keeping process, ensuring that data is not lost and all new borns are
  11. 11. Project Output 45 sustainability projects were designed and implemented by the shortlisted teams 3 regional level competitions were held with a witness of more than 130 participants The challenge had participation of more than 100 colleges/ institute on identifying one key challenge on SDGs from across Mumbai, Delhi and Bengaluru Through NZISC, TERI has been able to achieve a direct outreach of over 20,000 participants; and an indirect outreach of over 100,000
  12. 12. Recommendations Through this programme, linkages between global values, leadership, initiatives and more were created In future,TERI may expand the programme nationally, to create a chain of green colleges and thus expanding the concept of green footprint among the student fraternity
  13. 13. Thank You For more information, contact: Monmi Barua/ Associate Fellow Livleen K Kahlon/Associate Director Environment Education and AwarenessArea,The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) Website: