22-23 August Project Workshop, JMI, New Delhi

Workshop Schedule

Air Pollution in Delhi: Confronting Challenges and Telling New Stories

(22nd– 23rd August, 2022)

Venue: Media Resource Centre, AJKMCRC 

Registration for Participants (9.00 AM -9.45 AM) 22nd August 2022

Session I: Confronting Challenges: Interventions by Environmental Organizations

Date & Time: 22nd August Morning (Offline) 10.00 AM-1.00 PM 

Chair- Dr Sabina Kidwai 

Sl.No. NameDesignation& OrganizationTimeTopic
Prof  Shohini Ghosh

Dr Pawas Bisht 
Officiating Director

Principal Investigator, Keele University
10.00 AMWelcomes the participants 

Introduction to the project
Tea  10.30 to 10.45 
Shambhavi ShuklaProgram Manager, Center for Science and Environment11.00 AMCSE’s work on Air Pollution with Special Emphasis on Vehicular Emissions
Shruti SinhaManager, Policy & Outreach,Chintan Environmental Research & Action Group11.30 AMImportance of Waste Management in Tackling Air Pollution
Dr. R. SureshSenior Fellow & Area Convenor, Center for Environmental Studies, The Energy Research Institute (TERI)12.00 PMNature & Impact of Air Pollution Emanating from Rural Areas of Delhi NCR Region and TERI’s Interventions on it
Nimish SinghAssociate Fellow, Earth Science and Climate Division, The Energy Research Institute (TERI)12.30 PMImpact of Stubble Burning on Air Quality in Delhi and TERI’s Interventions on it

Lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm  Nehru Guest House 

Session II: Confronting Challenges: Understanding Policy and Regulation

Date and Time: 22nd August Afternoon (Online) 2.30 PM-5.00PM (Arrangements will be made for offline participants to attend the online lectures at AJKMCRC) 

Chair: Dr Eva Giraud

Sl.No. NameDesignation &OrganizationTimeTopic
1. Prof. Awadhendra SharanDirector and Professor,Center for the Study of Developing Societies (CSDS)2.30 PMHistorical Context of Regulatory Policies on Air Pollution in Delhi
2. Nandikesh SivalingamDirector, Center for Research on Energy & Clean Air (CREA)3.00 PMCREA’s Interventions to Tackle Air Pollution
3.. Prof. S.N. TripathiCoordinator of the National Knowledge Network, formed under the National Clean Air Program and an Expert Member of Steering Committee and Monitoring Committee, National Clean Air Program 3.30 PMRole of National Clean Air Program (NCAP) in Tackling Air Pollution
4.. Dr. Sarath GuttikundaDirector, Urban Emissions Info4.00 PMUrban Emissions Info’s Role in Data Generation on Air Pollution
5.. Satish SinhaAssociate Director, Toxics Link4.30 PMWaste and Impact on Air Quality

Tea will be served directly to the participants at 4.00pm

Session III: Storytelling for Environmental Change: I

Date and Time: 23rd August Morning (Offline) 10.30 AM- 1.00 PM 

Chair:  Dr Pawas Bisht 

Sl.No. NameDesignation &OrganizationTimeTopic
1.Dr. Pragati PaulSenior Assistant Professor AJK MCRC10.30 AMDesigning and Executing Campaigns for Creating Awareness to Tackle Air Pollution
2..Sharad GaurEnvironmentalist11.00 AMImproving Waste Management through Citizen & Corporate Participation
Tea 11.30 to 11.45
3..Joydeep GuptaSouth Asia Director, Third Pole12.00 PMReporting on Environment Stories
4..Sohail AkbarAssociate Professor, AJK MCRC12.30 PMAir Pollution & Photographing Avian Fauna

Lunch 1.00pm to 2.00pm  Nehru Guest House 

Session IV: Storytelling for Environmental Change-II

Date and Time: 23rd August Afternoon (Online) 2.30 PM-5.00 PM (Arrangements will be made for offline participants to attend the online lecture at AJKMCRC)

Chair: Dr Sudeshna Devi 

Sl.No. NameDesignation & OrganizationTimeTopic
1,.Rajiv KhuranaFounder Trustee, Lung Care Foundation2.30 PMImpact of Air Pollution of Health & Well Being
2,.Aesha DattaEnvironmental Journalist3.00 PMEnvironment Beat in Indian Media with special emphasis on Reporting on Air Pollution
3.Gautam PandeyDirector Riverbank Studios and Vice President Documentaries at International Forum of Motion Picture Producers3.30 PMWildlife Filmmaking and Working on Air Pollution
4..Shirish KhareIndependent Journalist and Writer4.00PMEnvironmental Storytelling: Experiences from the Margins

Tea will be served directly to the participants at 4.00pm

Note: Google Meet links will be sent for the online sessions 

Published by Pawas Bisht

Dr Pawas Bisht is a Senior Lecturer in Media, Communications and Culture, Deputy Director of the Institute for Sustainable Futures, and Programme Director for the MA Global Media programmes at Keele University. He is an experienced media researcher and documentary filmmaker and has previously worked for leading institutions in the UK (Loughborough and Leicester) and India (AJK Mass Communication Research Centre, Jamia Millia Islamia). His research focuses on media and cultural politics in relation to environmental activism, cultural memory, and public mobilisations of documentary storytelling. Pawas is currently leading ‘Storytelling for Environmental Change’, a two-year research project (2021-2023) that mobilises environmental storytelling to tackle the catastrophic challenge of urban air pollution confronting India (funded by the British Academy's Humanities and Social Sciences’ Tackling Global Challenges Programme, supported under the UK Government's Global Challenges Research Fund). His earlier ethnographic research on social movements and memory-work in relation to the Bhopal Gas Disaster has been published in leading journals including Media, Culture & Society and Contemporary South Asia. His films have been shown on Channel 4 (UK), CNBC, and Doordarshan (India’s national public service broadcaster) as well as in art venues in UK, India, US, and Europe. They include work commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme and the Global Environment Facility. Recently produced films include 'Back to the Drawing Board' (2017), a portrait of the British designers Pat Albeck and Peter Rice, ‘Memory Archipelago’ (2018), an examination of the politics of Gulag memory on the Solovetsky Islands in Russia’s Far North, and ‘(Not) Acting Our Age’ (2019), examining ageing, theatre and creativity. Pawas is a member of the AHRC Peer Review College.

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