Phase II– Creation of a Core Structure, Mission and Vision for the Initiative (2012)

The Phase II activities were designed with an objective to mobilize a group of members whose endorsement and support could help to decide the initial direction of the Initiative, form a vision and mission for the Initiative, determine and recruit potential partners, create an action plan, lend credibility and community support to the effort, afford an opportunity to educate the community about the issue, provide a base for membership, fundraising, and other support.

Activities and Events

Edited Volume “Livelihood and Resource Utilization in North East India: Participating in the Global Discourse of Sustainability”The edited volume published by Anwesha Publications co-authored by GISDP founders, Dr. Sujata Dutta Hazarika and Saurabh Garg was an attempt to document case studies, research and models already at work in this region in order to grasp the existing scenarios prevalent in North East IndiaFeb 2013
International Symposium “Global Initiative for Sustainability and Human Development: Envisioning the Planetary Future”The symposium was held in collaboration with Maulana Abul Kalam Azad Institute of Asian Studies, Kolkata;Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS); Indian Council for Social Sciences Research (ICSSR), Guwahati; Institute for the Study of Societal Issues (ISSI), University of California, BerkeleyOct1-3, 2012
NECRD launched Global Initiative for Sustainable Development and Planning (GISDP)The Co-Founders Dr. Sujata Dutta Hazarika and Saurabh Garg, launched GISDP at the National Stakeholders Meet which was organized at NECRD office in collaboration with Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), United Nations Resource Center (UNRC), and Numaligarh Refinery Limited (NRL) at Guwahati, Assam. Outcomes of the Meet were:
  • Outreach of the concept of Sustainability
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Web presence of GISDP’s initiatives in NorthEast India
Feb 2012
Interactive Meet on Education for Sustainable DevelopmentThe meet was held in collaboration with Chair for Sustainable Development (CSD), IGNOU; North East Council (NEC),Shillong; Dept. of Environment & Forests, Government of Assam; IITGuwahati; Gauhati University; Anwesha Publishing House, Guwahati; i-CAT IGNOU, Guwahati; TISS Guwahati ; AARANYAK Guwahati and Guwahati RC IGNOU Objectives of the Meet were:
  • Agreement of collaboration of between CSD, IGNOU and NECRD in the areaof Sustainability in NorthEast India through the platform of GISDP
  • To tailor UN Agenda 21, Chapter 36 on ‘Education for Sustainable Development of Assam’
May 2011