SAARC Training Program on Climate Change

Bhopal, 23 August 2016.

With the objective of sharing of ideas, commonalities and solutions among the researchers of the South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) countries, sponsored by the SAARC Agricultural Centre (SAC), Dhaka and the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) took initiatives for Regional Training Programme on various important issues at  the Indian Institute of Soil Science between 16 and 23 August 2016.

SAARC Training Program on Climate ChangeSAARC Training Program on Climate Change

Dr Anil Kumar Singh (Vice-Chancellor, Rajmata Vijayaraje Scindia Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya, Gwalior) Chief Guest, inaugurated the Regional Training for the SAARC countries which is unique of its kind in which common problems and solutions to the climate change impact were discussed. The deliberations in the training programme focused on assessment of climate change impact, and developing mitigation and adaptation options for different socioeconomic conditions of SAARC member countries. The participants included 13 researchers/department officials (5 from Bangladesh and 2 each from India, Pakistan, Bhutan and Sri Lanka) from SAARC member countries also called for greater cooperation and developing research networking among SAARC countries to face the challenges of climate change.

The function was also graced by Dr. S. M. Bokthiar (Director, SAARC Agricultural Centre, Dhaka) and Dr Tayan Raj Gurung (Senior Program Specialist of the SAC).

The eight days’ programme was concluded on 23 August 2016 in which Dr Nawab Ali (Ex -Deputy Director General, Agricultural Engineering) was Chief Guest who focused on the Climate change impact on Agriculture and the Society.