VENUE

Cotton University campus, Guwahati

EVENT DATE

November 14-15-16, 2024

PRESENTS 9TH EDITION OF
NORTHEAST GREEN SUMMIT

SPONSORED BY
EXIM BANK

ACADEMIC PARTNER
COTTON UNIVERSITY, SCHOOL OF AGRO AND RURAL TECHNOLOGY (SART), IITG
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POWERED BY
POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD, ASSAM
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SUPORTED BY
UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT (UNEP), VANVASI KALYAN ASHRAM, BOTANICAL SURVEY OF INDIA

Why attend?

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

Enjoy green documentaries & indigenous storytelling

Check out various green enterprises

9th Northeast Green Summit
At a Glance

POLLUTION CONTROL & WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

Technical Sessions


The Summit will aim at balancing panel discussions with interactive parallel sessions and opportunities for maximizing interaction between participants. The conference structure includes Plenary Sessions/Interactive Panels/Workshops/ with Q&As from the floor.

Forest Ministers’ Conclave


In this conclave, inter-State matters relating to management and control of forests, wildlife, biodiversity and environment of Northeastern region would be discussed.

Green Awards


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.

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

Indigenous tattoos


Indigenous tattoos, all eco-friendly, are deeply embedded in the cultural, spiritual and social practices of various indigenous communities of Northeast India, serving as markers of identity, status and heritage. Come, listen to the talk to be given by the artists who are reviving the dying tradition of indigenous tattooing! Visit and soak in the rich cultural heritage of Northeast India.

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.

Showcase of Green Products


Various stalls featuring a wide range of eco-friendly sustainable products will be set up.

Biodiversity Tour


The Northeast Green Summit offers a special Biodiversity Tour for participants to Gorbhangha, providing a unique opportunity to explore and learn about the diverse flora and fauna of the region.

Reduce, Reuse, Recycle:
Bird Box From Waste


This live demonstration program will not only teach participants how to create living spaces for birds but also emphasize the importance of reusing waste to reduce our environmental footprint.

E-Waste Artistry


To create awareness about the environment and to help the Summit audience figure out the connect between art, technology and sustainability, a renowned contemporary eco artist & environmentalist from Bangaluru, would create a giant art installation out of e-waste at the Summit venue.

'How Green is my 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.

Aranyani : First Docu Fest of NE on Environment


The Aranyani Film Festival seeks to elevate environmental consciousness through the powerful medium of cinema. This festival is dedicated to encouraging filmmakers, especially from the Northeastern region of India who serve as vital messengers, delivering stories that both inspire and challenge us to reflect on our relationship with the environment.

Organiser

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 8 successful years of Northeast Green Summit, the only such annual conclave of the region. The 9th edition of Northeast Green Summit focuses towards POLLUTION CONTROL & WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT

_____    About The Event    ______

This year, in our mission to strive for climate neutrality and promoting sustainable development in NE India and the entire BIMSTEC region, the Summit would focus on POLLUTION CONTROL & WASTE MANAGEMENT FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT.

Besides, the Northeast Green Summit over the years has always endeavored – and will continue to appreciate and highlight through its art and cultural components – the fact that our indigenous culture and conservation/sustainability of the environment go hand in hand in Northeast India and its immediate vicinity.

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# BioRemediation
# WaterPeace
# FoodSafety
# EcoWisdom
# Circularity
# GreenGrowth
# E-Waste Management
# BioEconomy
# Boosting Green Industries

About the Venue

Cotton University, located in Guwahati, Assam, is a renowned institution with a rich heritage and a vibrant campus life. The university is spread over three campuses. The Panbazar campus is the oldest, boasting a 121-year-old legacy and is situated in the heart of Guwahati city. This campus is not only an educational hub but also a cultural landmark, surrounded by old temples, churches, parks, streets, and one of the city’s oldest book markets. The university, formerly known as Cotton College, was established in 1901 by Sir Henry Stedman Cotton, the Chief Commissioner of the erstwhile British province of Assam. Cotton University has made significant strides in education, being recognized among the top 200 institutions in the country.

Key Takeaways

GLOBAL AUDIENCE

GREEN LEADERS

POLICY MAKING SESSIONS

B2B MEETINGS

PROMOTING GREEN INNOVATIONS

GREEN EXPO

INDIGENOUS TATOOS

WORKSHOP

GREEN MUSIC

HONOURING ECO WARRIORS

SUSTAINABLE ART & CRAFT

CERTIFICATES TO PARTICIPANTS

ACADEMIC PAPER PRESENTATIONS

How You Can Help?

Be an academic partner & help create a green agenda for GenNext

Host a technical session/Green Art /Rhythm of the Hills

Speak & share your green lessons at a technical session

Attend & empower yourself to prepare for a greener tomorrow

Host a green B2B meet

Submit paper on green issues, empower others

Host Power Breakfast Session for green policy makers

Showcase your green products

_____    Why Collaborate?    ______

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.’

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BROCHURES

Curious about the Summit? Take a sneak peek of what the Summit has in store for you. Get started by downloading our Summit brochure!

CONTACT

Getting in touch is easy! Be acquainted and feel free to ask your query about the Northeast Green Summit by connecting with a Summit coordinator. Request a callback from one of our coordinators, at a time that suits you!

COFFEE TABLE BOOKS

Now, know further in detail about how the Northeast Green Summits have unfolded over the years. Have an intriguing read with the Coffee Table Books of the previous editions of the summit!

Advisory Board

SHRI MAMA NATUNG

MINISTER HOME & INTER STATE BORDER AFFAIRS, PUBLIC HEALTH ENGINEERING (PHE) & DEPARTMENT OF INDIGENOUS AFFAIRS (DIA), GOVT. OF ARUNACHAL PRADESH

SHRI JISHNU DEB BURMAN

FORMER DEPUTY CHIEF MINISTER, GOVT. OF TRIPURA

DR. RAJDEEP ROY

FORMER MEMBER OF PARLIAMENT, SILCHAR

SHRI NAVEEN VERMA, IAS (RTD.)

FORMER SECRETARY, MINISTRY OF DONER & CHAIRMAN, REAL ESTATE REGULATORY AUTHORITY (RERA), BIHAR

SHRI CP MARAK, IFS (Rtd.)

CHAIRMAN, MEGHALAYA BOARD OF SECONDARY EDUCATION

SHRI SHANKHADEEP CHOUDHURY

FOUNDER, NORTHEAST GREEN SUMMIT PRESIDENT, VIBGYOR N.E.FOUNDATION

Patron

DR. ARUP MISRA

CHAIRMAN, POLLUTION CONTROL BOARD, ASSAM

SHRI JATINDRA SARMA

IFS (RETD.), CHAIRMAN, STATE EXPERT APPRAISAL COMMITTEE, ASSAM

PROF. RAMESH CH. DEKA

VICE CHANCELLOR, COTTON UNIVERSITY, GUWAHATI

Co-ordinator & Secretary

MS. BITAPI BASUMATARI

SECRETARY, VIBGYOR N.E. FOUNDATION

Academic Advisory Board

PROF. S.K. KAKOTY

PROFESSOR, INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GUWAHATI

PROF. ARUP KUMAR HAZARIKA

DEAN, LIFE SCIENCES, COTTON UNIVERSITY

PROF. SUDIP MITRA

HEAD, SCHOOL OF AGRO & RURAL TECHNOLOGY (SART) &
FOUNDING HEAD, CENTRE FOR DISASTER MANAGEMENT & RESEARCH (CDMR), IIT GUWAHATI

DR. SIDDHARTHA SINGHA

SCHOOL OF AGRO & RURAL TECHNOLOGY (SART), INDIAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY, GUWAHATI

SHRI MADHAB CHANDRA TALUKDAR

RTD. HEAD OF THE DEPT. OF BOTANY, HANDIQUE GIRLS’ COLLEGE

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Testimonials


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.




SHRI ASHWINI KUMAR CHOUBEY
Former Union Minister of State, Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change
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.



SHRI ATUL BAGAI
Former Head, India office, United Nations Environment Programme
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
Forest Man of India
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
Expert Group Member-Methanol of The NITI Aayog
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.


SHRI A.K.M.HARUNER RASHID
FCS Registrar and Secretary, Bangladesh Board of Unani and Ayurvedic Systems of Medicine
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)
Former Secretary, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER), Govt. of India
This was a great learning experience for me. Coming from a distant place from a different ecosystem but, integrated in Environment, Economics, Sociology, culture & religion, and disciplinary studies, I found the Northeast Green summit extremely Interesting and educative. Thanks to the organizers for inviting me.
SHRI SWAMINATHAN GURUMURTHY
Writer on Political Economic Issues,
Editor, Thuglak

Our Partners

Our Address

VIBGYOR NE FOUNDATION.

1/B Adarshapur Path, Near SAI RNS Academy, Kahilipara, Guwahati 781019
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