‘Training and Capacity Building for the Compliance of “Green Protocol” @ Puducherry’, was provided to the Post Graduate Students of Université Panthéon-Sorbonne, Paris, France along with the students& researchers of Pondicherry University (Central University) & Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (Central School). In this program activities, special preference was given to water-food-energy-biodiversity nexus, resource recovery, conservation, and entrepreneurship (startups & green business ideas) – encompassing ‘regenerative agriculture’. ‘Regenerative Agriculture’ is an integrated soil conservation approach primarily focusing on the topsoil regeneration by re-establishing the ecology of soil biodiversity, thereby increasing the readily available plant nutrients and water-holding capacity, and strengthening the water cycle, ecosystem services, complex food chain, and bio-sequestration, ultimately forming the base for resilience to climate change. The purpose of this training and capacity building was to provide a roadmap with background and a broad conceptual framework to plan and implement ‘green campus’ strategies for sustainability and/or to kick start similar strategies in Universities/Colleges/Schools across the globe, for the compliance of ‘Green Protocol’.
The ‘Activity Report (Pictorial)’ of the same was released by the Hon’ble Vice-Chancellor Gurmeet Singh, in the presence of Thiru P. Dhanabal, Chief Judge & Chairman, District Legal Services Authority, Puducherry; Thiru L. Robert Kennedy Ramesh, Principal Sub-Judge & Secretary, District Legal Services Authority, Puducherry; Prof K.V. Devi Prasad, Pondicherry University; Aravazhi Irissappane, Director; Eminent Professors Dr. G. Krishnamoorthy, San DiegoState University, California, USA & Dr. Stephanos Stephanides, University of Cyprus, along with the Convener – Dr. Golda A. Edwin Executive Director, APSCC and Dr. M. Nandhivarman, Secretary-General, APSCC.
This pictorial document in below link is a summary of the various tasks and activities performed in the training and capacity building program.