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Implementing the SDGs in India: Poverty, Hunger & Gender
Statistical indicators cannot bring about sustainable development, unless they are tied to the social context, with existing welfare and rural development schemes brought together under one reference framework. To discuss this and other findings of the recently published report entitled “Implementing the SDGs in India: Poverty, Hunger and Gender”, the Foundation for Global Governance and Sustainability (FOGGS) convenes a virtual panel discussion on:

Wednesday, 12 May 2021
-11:00 am to 12:30 pm London time
-12:00 noon to 1:30 pm Brussels time
-3:30 pm to 5:00 pm Bangalore time

The event will bring together the report’s authors, who participated in the collaborative project under the same name supported by Queen Mary University of London, namely:

• Neetu Sharma, Coordinator and Program Head-Right to Food, Centre for Child and the Law (CCL), National Law School of India University (NLSIU)
• Sudha Reddy, Secretary/Director, Eco Foundation for Sustainable Alternatives (EFSA)
• John R. Clammer, Professor, School of Liberal Arts and Humanities, O.P. Jindal Global University (JGU)
• Stella Ladi, Senior Lecturer in Public Management, Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), and
• Georgios Kostakos, Executive Director, FOGGS, who will chair the discussion
Expert discussants have been invited and will be announced upon confirmation of their participation.

The report is based on an analysis of the framework put in place by the Government of India to ensure implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) endorsed by world leaders at the United Nations in September 2015 and applicable to all countries worldwide. It focuses on three of the 17 SDGs that are of particular importance to India, namely SDG1 (End poverty), SDG2 (Zero hunger) and SDG5 (Gender equality).

The event will take place online, through the Zoom platform, and will be broadcast live on the Facebook page of FOGGS.

May 12, 2021 12:00 PM in Brussels

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Nikhil Seth
United Nations Assistant Secretary-General, Executive Director, UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)
Rajesh Tandon
Founder-President, Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), Dean, PRIA International Academy