Sustainable Development in Rural South Asia: Challenges, Trade-offs, and Prospects

Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 11:00am to 12:00pm

Virtual Event

Sustainable Development in Rural South Asia: Challenges, Trade-offs, and Prospects

Our webinar panel will explore the complexities of these tradeoffs in rural areas, where climate change has exacerbated food and water insecurity and responses to improve socio-economic conditions have often led to further environmental degradation. Touching upon the issues of equity, resilience and governance, each speaker will provide their own unique perspective on the current challenges and future prospects of sustainable development in South Asia. The event is being organized by the MIT South Asia Alumni Association in collaboration with the MIT Alumni Energy, Environment and Sustainability Network, D-Lab, Harvard GSD South Asia Association, and MIT’s Water Club. 

The webinar speakers are as follows: 

  • Chintan Vaishnav SM’06, PhD’10. Director of the Atal Innovation Mission of India
  • Shail Joshi and Radhika Singh, MCP’20. Alumni of Department of Urban Studies and Planning. Authors, Along the Betwa, a Riverwalk through the Drought-Prone Region of Bundelkhand, India.
  • Bishwapriya ("Bish") Sanyal, Ford International Professor of Urban Development and Planning. Director of the Special Program in Urban and Regional Studies / Humphrey Fellows Program, MIT. 
  • Jeffery Sachs, Director, Center for Sustainable Development, Columbia University 

Please register here: https://mitsaaa.alumgroup.mit.edu/betwa

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https://mitsaaa.alumgroup.mit.edu/betwa

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MIT Water Club
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Anselmoc@mit.edu

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