Kick-Off Workshop for the Pilot Project Education for Sustainable Lifestyles
The workshop took place at Saraswatha Academy Trust High School on Saturday, 15 October 2011 from 14:00 – 18:00 pm. Please click here for the Press Note.
Special Megacity Project Session at the International Conclave for Climate Change (ICCC) on 13 October 2011
For further details see: iccc-esci.com
International Association for the Study of the Commons IASC European Meeting, September 14-17, 2011
Several researchers participated in this year's European IASC Meeting. Find more information here.
Journalist Delegation visits Division of Resource Economics on 24 June 2011
On 24 June 2011 a delegation of journalists from India visited our colleagues at the Division of Resource Economics, Humboldt University of Berlin. Dr. Srinivasa Reddy Srigiri first introduced the main ideas and aims of our Project. Afterwards, Christian Kimmich and Ranjan Kumar Ghosh explained their PhD research projects and how their results are linked with our Project.
9th International Conference of the European Society of Ecological Economics "Advancing Ecological Economics: Theory and Practice"
Several researchers participated in this year's ESEE conference. Find more information here.
National Workshop from 18–20 May 2011
During the first day our young researchers and new DAAD fellowship holders of the Project had the possibility to present their latest research results. At the second and third day, several closed events took place, such as the regular Steering Committee Meeting.
The 13th Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons "IASC 2011 - Sustaining Commons: Sustaining our Future" - Hyderabad, India, January 10-14, 2011
International Conference on "Future Megacities in Balance – New Alliances for Energy- and Climate-Efficient Solutions" - October 11-13, 2010 in Essen, Germany
DAAD Young Researchers’ Symposium - October 9-10, 2010, Essen
International Project Workshop - Hyderabad, India, Sep 27 to Oct 1, 2010
The other days are dedicated to detailed discussions on the project findings and the question on how to integrate these findings into the Hyderabad Climate Action Plan. Furthermore, stakeholder meetings and working group discussions for pilot project design are organized. The working groups report their results in poster sessions in a plenary session. The workshop ends with a closing session on Friday, October the 1st.
Here you find some visual impressions from this event.
DAAD PhD Student and Post-Doc Fellow Workshop, Sep 26 2010, Project House Banjara Hills, Hyderabad
Here you find some visual impressions from this event.
Scientific Advisory Board - Meeting in Berlin 14.01.2010
- To undertake an annual review of the major achievements of the project and associated risks in the context of the objectives set.
Dr. Chennamaneni, Prof. Hanisch, Prof. Ostrom, Prof. Opschoor, Prof. Hagedorn, and Dr. Hertz (from left to right)
- To give advice, based on their individual expertise, about how to improve:
- Scientific and development performance of the Project
and Work Packages;
- Scientific and development outputs of the projects
(quality as well as timely delivery);
- The scientific management of the project;
- Dissemination strategies and outcomes.
- Programme of the Scientific Advisory Board - Meeting [pdf]
International Conference Megacities: Risk, Vulnerability and Sustainable development, September 2009, Leipzig, Germany
Please click here for the list of presentations.
For more infomation: Megacity-Conference 2009
Ready to move..?! - Citizens Exhibition in Hyderabad (March 2009) Sub-project: Low Emission Lifestyles – Communication and Participation Strategies
The Citizens Exhibition was inaugurated on March 1st, 2009, at the 5th Ward Sabha of the Tarnaka Residents Welfare Association in Tarnaka and was since then displayed in Tarnaka, at the 2nd Youth Summit on Climate Change and at the JNTU.
Here you can visit the Citizens Exhibition online in English and in Telugu
Scenario Workshop Hyderabad 02.03.2009
Participants discuss Scenarios for Hyderabad
Dr. Koch-Kraft and Professor Ehlers of the Project Management Agency of the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) have attended this event.
International Workshop in Hyderabad (22.09.2008)
Sri. V.V.S. Rao, Honourable Justice, Andhra Pradesh High Court, Hyderabad
Prof. Dr. Uwe-Jens Nagel, Vice-President of the Humboldt-University, Berlin, Germany
- Invitation to the Inaugural Session of the International Workshop of Megacity Project on 22nd September 2008 at Hyderabad [pdf]
- Programme of the International Workshop held from 22nd to 26th September 2008 at Hyderabad [pdf]
- List of the Participants at the International Workshop in Hyderabad from 22nd to 26th September 2008 [pdf]
International Workshop in Hyderabad (Feb. 19 - 23, 2007)
International Workshop in Hyderabad (March 1-10, 2006)
A first meeting between all German/US Researcher-Groups and the Indian Partners took place during the first International Workshop in Hyderabad (see Invitation/ Programme). (International Workshop Project 1), (International Workshop Project 2)
Objectives of the Workshop
- Strengthen Commitments by all Partners and Stakeholders This means to strengthen the commitments from the researchers and the NGO’s involved in the Project as well as to mobilize financial and other commitments from the main Actor - Government of Andhra Pradesh for the initial Project phase
- Review of Implemented Activities This part will assess the implementation of all the four tasks decided at the last Workshops in July 2005 in Berlin and in August 2005 in Hyderabad. A latest status report paper will be distributed in February 2006
- Contributions and Discussion on Integrative Conceptual Paper of the Project The focus is on how to design integrative concepts. An initial paper will thematise transdisciplinary and transboundary research and highlight elements of integrative project approach keeping in mind "Fields and Processes" of the project concept (please see Project Structure). Based on this, papers on poverty, nutrition and health, natural resource management, communication strategy and co-operation strategy will be presented (see Annex for Road Map)
- Implementation of a "Future Workshop" through participatory methods to exercise a critical analysis of the issues, design a vision for the project work for the 11 year period and evolve a realisation phase for the Pilot Project implementation
- Finalising Concepts, Time Table, Resources, Persons of Pilot Project Implementation Based on the exchange of concept notes and agreements and final discussions at the "Future Workshop" on 4.3.2006, pilot project implementation and evaluation time charts will be finalised at Stakeholder Meetings and presented at the plenary session on 8.3.2006 (see Annex for Pilot Project Poster)
- Project Requirements and Commitments: Products for Final Application, Opportunities in year 2-10, Work Packages and Outputs, Activities, and Responsible Persons/Groups
Basic products for final application are:
a) Integrative conceptual paper
b) Results of the capacity building measures of the pilot Projects c) Development of concepts and activities of all Work Packages in detail for the first three years and a short description for the consequent 6 year period d) Integrating different Work Packages and writing the final proposal of the Project.
The Rapporteur's Report of the International Workshop in Hyderabad has been compiled by Dr. Suhasini and Dr. Raju. We thank both of them for their excellent work. This Report gives a summary of all the presentations, main discussions, future workshop proceedings, pilot project presentations by all the involved partners and concluding remarks.
Picture showing main partners from Germany and USA after finalising the Task Map at conclusion of the workshop
First Workshops in Berlin and Hyderabad
Mr. T. Krishna Reddy, Mr. K. Ranga Rao, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. K. Hagedorn and
Mr. S. Jaju (from left to right)
Followed by this, the second workshop took place from 8th to 10th of August 2005 in Hyderabad with all indian participants attending it. Four activities of relevance for this initial phase have been the focus of the deliberations (see Program and Protocol of both workshops in Annex).
Preperation of the Megacity Project
Dr. R. Chennamaneni, Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. K. Hagedorn, Dr. Y.S. Rajasekhara Reddy and Mr. C. Rajeswara Rao (from l. t. r.)
Secondly, in close co-operation with all the consortium members from Hyderabad, the Project Proposal has been reviewed and further developed. To strengthen the commitments and to finalise the Project Proposals, preparatory Meeting of Megacity Project Group under the Chairmanship of the Mayor of Hyderabad, Mr. Teegala Krishna Reddy took place on 16th March 2005 at Press Club, Hyderabad. Dr. Ramesh Chennamaneni, Coordinator of the Project has briefed the members about the latest developments of the Project preparation.
Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Hagedorn, Senator Harald Wolf, Dr. Ramesh Chennamaneni (from left to right)
Thirdly, after the preliminary selection of the Megacity Projects by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), this Program has been officially launched by the BMBF at a special workshop organised during the 8th World Congress "Metropolis 2005 - Tradition & Transformation. The Future of the City"; on 12th May 2005 in Berlin, Germany. The Project concept of the Hyderabad proposal "Hyderabad as a Megacity of Tomorrow:
Sustainable Urban Food and Health Security and Environmental Resource Management" was introduced and explained to the interested persons by Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Konrad Hagedorn and Dr. Ramesh Chennamaneni, among others, to the Senator Mr. Harald Wolf (Senator for Economics, Labour and Women's Issues and Mayor of Berlin) as can be seen in the following picture.