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BASIIC programme had triggered an aspirational dream in the institution to streamline the concepts of disability inclusion into the urban ecosystem. The workshop, designed to disseminate the learning so far, will also help seek prospective collaborations to further strengthen the work on inclusion both for knowledge creation and implementation support to cities. Through the discussions in the technical sessions, we aim to take forward the agenda of mainstreaming inclusion into India’s urban future. The panel discussions are curated to initiate thought provoking discussions and understand the different perspectives of various stakeholders. The workshop aims to advocate “Inclusion” in thought and practice to empower the marginalised groups to be active contributors to the country’s socio-economic growth. It will also showcase the established ecosystem within the quadruple helix with national and international partners. The workshop aims at triggering further discussions on institutional and implementation challenges for the integration of tenets of Inclusion, Accessibility and Safety into the city development practices. The workshop will unveil the updated “Harmonised Guidelines for Universal Accessibility in India.” While commemorating the UN’s “International Day for Persons with disabilities,” the workshop will further deep dive into deliberated discussion on streamlining India’s commitment towards UN-CRPD. This will in turn support the Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs to mainstream inclusion in making a more accessible, safe, and sustainable New India for all. The “Inclusive city framework” prepared in partnership with IIT-Kharagpur, will be launched and advocated as a part of the workshop. The workshop will act as a prelude to NIUA’s most recent partnership with the United Nations in India (UNRCO, UN-Habitat and UN-OICT) which will be pivotal in strategizing on ground implementation of the learnings from the BASIIC and the NULP programmes. The workshop will also present phase-II of NIUA’s partnership with IIT-Kharagpur and IIT-Roorkee, which will further introspect the challenges in on-ground implementation of policies and guidelines. The panel discussions are curated to initiate thought provoking discussions and understand the different perspectives of various stakeholders. The workshop aims to advocate “Inclusion” in thought and practice to empower the marginalised groups to be active contributors to the country’s socio-economic growth.
The objectives of the workshop are as follow:
Sh. Durga S. Mishra, Secretary, MoHUA
Ms Evelyn Ashton-Griffiths, Acting Development Director and Head of Strategy at the British High Commission in New Delhi
Ms. Radhika Kaul Batra, Representative from UN Resident Coordinators Office
Mr. Hitesh Vaidya, Director, NIUA
Sh Ajay Suri, Senior Advisor & Head Inclusive City Centre, NIUA
Mr. Shantanu Mitra, Head, Infrastructure & Development, FCDO
Mr. Harpreet Singh Arora, Urban Advisor, FCDO
Dr. Debolina Kundu, Professor, NIUA
Ms. Aparna Das, Senior Advisor, GIZ
Mr. Nipun Malhotra, NIPMAN Foundation
Dr. Vasudevan, Chief General Manager, VSCL
Ms. Kakul Mishra Centre Head, CDG, NIUA
Utsav Choudhury, Team Lead, BASIIC, NIUA
Mr. Abhinav Kaushal, VSCL
Mr Iain McKinnon, GDI Hub
Mr Pashim Tiwari, Technical Director, AIILSG
Prof. Gaurav Raheja, IIT Roorkee
Ms. Kanika Bansal Project Associate, BASIIC, NIUA
Mr. Rajan Mukherjee, State Commissioner of PwDs, NCT Delhi
Mr. R Srinivas, TCP, TCPO
Mr. P.P Singh, Chief Town Planner, State Town Planning Department, Haryana
Mr Subhash C Vashist, CABE Foundation
Prof Subrata Chattopadhyay, IIT Kharagpur
Prof Haimanti Banerji, IIT Kharagpur