The National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and World Resources Institute (WRI) India have introduced Leaders in Climate Change Management (LCCM), a practice-based studying programme that goals at constructing capability amongst city professionals to guide local weather motion throughout sectors and geographies in India.
To facilitate this face-to-face studying programme, the Administrative Training Institute (ATI), Mysuru, additionally signed a tripartite memorandum of understanding with the NIUA and WRI India on Monday, turning into the primary supply accomplice of the programme.
LCCM envisions capacitating 5,000 professionals, together with mid-to junior-level authorities officers and frontline employees, and getting ready them to champion local weather change adaptation and mitigation options in direction of a coordinated effort to realize India’s local weather commitments. The launch additionally marked the achievements of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs, which helps the NIUA, in direction of India’s city local weather objectives.
V Manjula, Karnataka extra chief secretary and director-general of ATI Mysuru, stated, “Given the rapid urbanisation of states like Karnataka, this is a very great move. ATI is uniquely positioned to be part of the initiative as we do have centres of excellence to give focused training on disaster management, sustainable development goals, e-governance and data analytics etc. People are aware of climate change impacts and know that it requires urgent action but many times there is lack of capacity and lack of management structures. We intend to leverage this collaboration and the experience gained in the process as a springboard for launching an extensive state level training partner program in LCCM, and to emerge as a center of excellence at the national level for LCCM. At ATI we are looking forward to this initiative to learn from this and to be able to embed climate change in various training programs which we conduct at state and national levels for officers.”
Hardeep Singh Puri, Union minister for housing and concrete affairs, stated, “It is most appropriate and fitting that we are launching the programme today immediately after the celebration of World Environment Day yesterday. This programme is another initiative in a long line of government interventions to not only combat climate change but also to build a new path of sustainable development that fulfils our economic conditions.”
The LCCM programme, designed and applied in partnership with the United Nation Environment Programme and Indian School of Business, goals to strengthen India’s workforce to realize this aim. It is a blended studying programme for city practitioners seeking to upskill and put together themselves to ship efficient local weather motion. The programme has 4 phases: the primary section is a web based studying module that may be accomplished over eight weeks; the following contains face-to-face classes spanning 4 to 6 days; the third section mandates contributors to finish a mission over six-eight months and attend publicity visits; and the ultimate section contains networking and establishing a neighborhood of apply.
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The on-line studying will likely be hosted on the National Urban Learning Platform, the capacity-building arm of the NIUA. It may even be hosted and supported by ATI, Mysuru. The programme goals to signal related offers with ATIs throughout India over the following few months.
Mr Kunal Kumar, joint secretary on the housing and concrete affairs ministry, stated, “To achieve these goals, we need to have innovation, participation, technology, integration and capacity optimisation. We have already started on this journey through various missions of the government of India, including the Smart Cities Mission. The ministry, in collaboration with the French Development Agency (AFD), European Union and the NIUA, launched the initiative – City Investments to Innovate, Integrate and Sustain (CITIIS) as an urban innovation mechanism. The programme has developed project management tools and frameworks across the urban sector, including environmental and social safeguards. Leaders in Climate Change Management (LCCM) is connected to the CITIIS programme. The first cohort of the LCCM programme will have participants from the 12 cities getting assistance under the CITIIS programme. LCCM will become an integral part of CITIIS 2.0, as it will act as a capacity-building arm.”
Dr OP Agarwal, chief government of WRI India, presenting the LCCM programme, its construction and goal to upskill city local weather management in India, stated, “The key problem in constructing capability for mid-career professionals is utilizing the proper of pedagogy – a educating fashion that encourages studying by doing, moderately than by simply listening to lectures. LCCM has absolutely recognised this and adopted this type of educating fashion.
Hitesh Vaidya, director of the NIUA, stated, “Given the rate of investments towards urban sectors in India, for example $30 billion for the smart cities programme, the need for incorporating climate action within existing and future investments towards physical, social and environmental services is paramount to ensure sustainable development. Through LCCM, the National Institute of Urban Affairs will be working toward its goal of building capacities and knowledge dissemination on dynamic discourse of urban issues, with reference to the climate change issues.”