PROVISIONAL PROGRAMME

Draft 16/07/2019

From 30 Years to 2030: 

Achieving Sustainable Development Goals and

Strengthening Science of Climate Resilience

A Multi Stakeholder Consultation

 

August 7 to 9, 2019 | MSSRF, Chennai

Provisional Programme

DAY 01 (Wednesday, 7th August 2019)
 
09.00 – 10.00 hrs   Registration
   

10.00 – 10.30 hrs

 

Organising Team

S. Velvizhi
R. Gopinath
N. Parasuraman

 

10.30 – 11.00 hrs

Tea/Coffee

Inauguration of Events:

Mr. Vijay Mahajan
Secretary & CEO, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation

i. MSSRF Bio-Village Products: Exhibition

ii. MSSRF Science & Society Research Innovations:
Poster Session

iii.MSSRF’s 30 Years Journey: Visual Exhibition

     

11.00 – 13.00 hrs

 

Session I

 

Organising Team

R. Rengalakshmi

R.V. Bhavani

E.D.I. Oliver King

 

  Opening Ceremony and
Inauguration of the Consultation
Chair:
Prof. V.L. Chopra

Former Director General, ICAR & Founder Trustee, MSSRF 

Welcome Address:

Dr. Madhura Swaminathan

Chairperson, MSSRF

  •  Screening of a Film on MSSRF’s 30-Years (12 Minutes)

Release of MSSRF Annual Report (2018-2019) (TBC)Thiru O. Panneerselvam
Honble Deputy Chief Minister, Tamil Nadu

Presentation of MSSRF Annual Report:
Dr. N. Anil Kumar
Executive Director, MSSRF

Felicitation by Invited Guests:

1.   Dr. Bruce Alberts
Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California,

2.  Ambassador Kenneth M Quinn
President, World Food Prize, USA

3. Mr. N. Ram
Chairman, Kasturi and Sons Ltd.

4. Mr. Eric Kenefick
Deputy Country Director, World Food Programme

Special Address: (TBC)
Shri. Narendra Singh Tomar
Hon’ble Minister of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Rural Development & Panchayati Raj

Keynote Address:
Ms. Kundhavi Kadiresan
Assistant Director-General & FAO Regional Representative

Inaugural Address: (TBC)
Thiru Edappadi K. Palaniswami
Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu

Presidential Address:

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
Founder, MSSRF

Vote of Thanks:  

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13.00 – 14.00 hrs   Lunch
   

14.00 – 17.30 hrs

 

Session II

 

Organising Team

R. Ramasubramanian

S Velvizhi

 

15.30 – 16.00 hrs

Tea/Coffee

 

 

Technical Session I 

Topic: Climate Change and Coastal Zone Management

 Chair:
Dr. R.S. Paroda

Founder Chairman, TAAS

 Co-Chair: (TBC)
Mr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

Chairman, NABARD

MSSRF Presentation

Dr. R. Ramasubramanian, MSSRF

Release of Working Paper I

Keynote Address: Climate and Coastal System Scenario

Dr. Shailesh Nayak

Director, National Institute of Advanced Studies and

Distinguished Scientist, Ministry of Earth Sciences

Key Discussants:

Sub Session 1:

1.   Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama
Country Director India, ADB

2.   Dr. Nafees Meah
Regional Representative for IRRI South Asia, IRRI

3.   Ms. Nadia Rasheed
Dy. Resident Representative in India, UNDP

Sub Session 2:

1. Dr. Satheesh C. Shenoi
Director, INCOIS

2. Prof. R. Ramesh
Chair, LOICZ & Director, National Centre for Sustainable Coastal Management, Ministry of Environment and Forests

3. Dr. P. Rajendra Prasad
Professor of Geophysics and Rector (Pro-Vice-Chancellor)

Andhra University

Wrap-up and Way Forward

 

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DAY 02, (Thursday, 8th August 2019)

9.00 – 10.00 hrs

 

Session III

 

Facilitators:

N. Parasuraman

S. Jegan

  Youth and Sustainable Development:
Interaction with Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
 Invitees: Registered scholars, students, young scientists and entrepreneurs.
   

10.00 – 13.30 hrs

 

Session IV

 

Organising Team

R.V. Bhavani

R. Rengalakshmi

 

11.00 – 11.30 hrs

Tea/Coffee

 

Technical Session II

 

Topic: Science and technology to secure and sustain small holder farmers’ livelihood and nutrition & health security

Chair:
Dr. Soumya Swaminathan
Chief Scientist, WHO

Co-Chair:

Dr. T. Mohapatra
Secretary to the Govt. of India (DARE) & Director General (ICAR)

MSSRF Presentation

Dr. R. Rengalakshmi & Dr. R.V. Bhavani, MSSRF

Release of Working Paper II

Keynote Address:
Safe and secure science and technologies for increasing farm income & productivity, and farmers’ nutrition & health security

Dr. Peter Carberry
Director General, ICRISAT

Key Discussants:

Sub Session 1:

1. Ms. Vasudha Mishra, IAS
Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare, Government of India

2. Dr. Himanshu Pathak
Director, NRRI

3. Dr. Nitya Rao
Professor, University of East Anglia

4. Mr. Madhusudan Rao (TBC)

Head, Nutrition, Tata Trusts

Sub Session 2:

5.    Dr. Tomio Shichiri
Country Director FAO

6.Dr. Renu Swarup
Secretary, Govt. of India, DBT

7. Dr. Srivalli Krishnan
Senior Program Officer, Agriculture Development – Asia

8. Dr. Suman Sahai
Chairperson, Gene Campaign

Wrap- up and Way Forward:

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13.30 – 14.30 hrs   Lunch
 

 

 

 

 

 

14.30 – 17.30 hrs

 

Session V

 

Organising Team

E.D.I. Oliver King

G.N. Hariharan

 

16.00 – 16.30 hrs

Tea/Coffee

 

Technical Session III

 

Major Topic: Mainstreaming Biodiversity for climate resilience and sustainable development

 

Chair:
Dr. Renu Swarup
Secretary, Govt. of India, DBT

Co-Chair:
Dr. K.V. Prabhu
Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority

MSSRF Presentation

Dr. E.D.Israel Oliver King, MSSRF

Release of Working Paper III

Keynote Address:
Biodiversity for food, nutrition, health and climate resilience

Dr. Rasha Omar
Country Director, IFAD

Key Discussants:

Sub Session 1:

1.  Mr Nils Ragnar Kamsvåg (TBC)
Ambassador, Norwegian Embassy in New Delhi

2.  Dr. N.K. Krishnakumar
Regional Representative, Central and South Asia, Bioversity International

3.   Dr. Anindya Chatterjee
Regional Director, Asia, IDRC

4. Dr. Sarada Krishnan
Director, Denver Botanical Garden

5. Dr. Thingnganing Longvah
Scientist G, National Institute of Nutrition

Sub Session 2:

1. Mr. Marten van den Berg (TBC)

Ambassador, Netherlands embassy in New Delhi

2. Dr. Sudhir Kochhar
Agricultural Biodiversity and Intellectual Property Expert

3.  Shri. Anil Kumar Jain, IAS
Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority

4.  Dr. Kuldeep Singh
Director, NBPGR

5.  Dr. Wolfgang Hannig
Country Director, GIZ

 

Wrap -up and Way Forward:

 

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18.00 – 19.00 hrs

Organising Team

Girigan Gopi

Prashant Parida

 

Felicitating Plant Genome Saviors of Biodiversity Hotspots

 

Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
Founder, MSSRF

 

Dr. K.V. Prabhu
Chairperson, Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights Authority


MSSRF has contributed to  national legislations pertaining to Biodiversity conservation and  Protection of Plant Varieties and Farmers’ Rights. This initiative has led to recognizing the contribution of men and women farmers and Tribal communities in saving Plant Genetic Resources. This event will recognize and felicitate a few of the Plant Genome Saviors from MSSRF field sites in Wayanad and Koraput.

   
DAY 03, (Friday, 9th August 2019)
   

9.30 – 10.30 hrs

 

Session VI

 

Organising Team

G.N. Hariharan

V.R. Prabhavathy

R. Gopinath

 

  Reminiscences of MSSRF:
Colleagues & Friends of MSSRF Chair:
Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
Founder, MSSRF Co-Chair:
Dr. M. Velayutham
Former Executive Director, MSSRF Wrap-up

 

10.30 – 11.00 hrs:
Tea/Coffee 
 

GROUP PHOTO

 

11.00 – 13.30 hrs

 

Session VII

 

Organising Team

N. Anil Kumar

G N Hariharan

 

 

Plenary Session & Closing ceremony

Road Map for MSSRF 2030: Science & Society

 

Chair:
Prof. M.S. Swaminathan
Founder, MSSRF

 

Co-Chair:
Dr. Bruce Alberts
Chancellor’s Leadership Chair in Biochemistry and Biophysics for Science and Education, University of California

 

Welcome Address:
Dr. Madhura Swaminathan
Chairperson, MSSRF

 

Presentation of Summary of Technical Sessions

 Special Remarks:

 

1. Ms. Yasmin Haque
UNICEF Representative

2. Mr. Eric Kenefick
Deputy Country Director, World Food Programme

3. Prof. Thomas Boller
University of Basel, Switzerland

4. Mr. Naing Kyi Win
Director General, Department of Agricultural Research, Ministry of Agriculture and Irrigation, The Republic of the Union of Myanmar

5. Prof. Anura V Kurpad
Head, Division of Nutrition, St. John’s Research Institute

Government of India

6. Dr. Harsh Vardhan (TBC)
Hon’ble Union Minister for Science & Technology, Earth Sciences and Health & Family Welfare, Government of India

Closing:

National Anthem

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13.30 – 14.30 hrs   Lunch