23 October 2017



Minutes for  Pre COP 23 – 23.10.2017


दक्षिण एशियाई हरित स्वराज संवाद (SADED), ‘लोक नायक जयप्रकाश नारायण’ के जन्म दिवस पर आयोजित विमर्श में आपको सादर आमंत्रित करता है |

दिनांक : 11 अक्टूबर 2017
समय : प्रात: 10:30 से सायं 4 बजे तक
स्थान : गाँधी शांति प्रतिष्ठान, 221-23, दीन दयाल उपाध्याय मार्ग,
नई दिल्ली – 110001

प्रात: 10:30 : चाय
प्रात: 11:00 – 1:00 – ‘परिवर्तन के युग दृष्टाओं से सीख’: गाँधी, मार्क्स, अम्बेडकर एवं जे. पी.
वक्ता : प्रो. मणिन्द्र ठाकुर, जे.एन.यू.
अध्यक्षता : डा. रघुवंश प्रसाद सिंह (संभावित)

अप : 1:00 – 2:00 – भोजन
अप: 2:00 – 4:00 – सतत् विकास लक्ष्य : वायदे और संभावनाएं
वक्ता : श्री अजय झा
अध्यक्षता : श्री सौम्या दत्ता

संयोजक : निवेदक :

रितु प्रिया विजय शर्मा : +91 9868009980 विजय लक्ष्मी ढौंडियाल : +91 9868174400 रमेश सिंह : +91 9971594368


meeting at 11 oct


9 September 2017 

‘Is Himalaya only a concern of People of the Himalayas or is it a Global Concern?’

Date:     Saturday the September 9, 2017

Time:    2:30PM

Venue:  CSDS, 29, Rajpur Road,  Delhi -110054

Speaker   :  Prof.  Jayanta  Bandyopadhyay (Former Head of Centre for Development and Environment Policy, IIMC)

Dear Friends,

Greetings  from SADED!

SADED has been observing Himalaya Diwas since 2010 on 9th September every year. The initiative was started under the guidance of many prominent social and environmental activists as wells scholars of the Himalayan region including Shri Sundarlal Bahuguna, Smt. Radha Behn Bhatt, Dr. Anil Joshi, and Prof. Jayanta Bandyopadhyay.

The initiative started by SADED and many other organizations and activists to observe 9th September as Himalaya Day got massive support from the people, and as a result the Uttarakhand Government officially proclaimed 9th September as Himalaya Diwas on 9.9.2014 to spread the message of conservation of the Himalayan ecosystems and declared that from 2015, the day would be celebrated by the State Government.

This year we are going to observe Himalaya Diwas in Delhi with a special lecture followed by discussion.  This event is being co-organized by SADED, PAIRVI, and Bharat Jan Vigyan Jathha

We look forward to your joining us on this occasion.

Kindly confirm your participation by phone/ whatsApp or email.

Rajni Kant Mudgal                     Soumya Dutta                               Ajay Jha

(SADED)                                             (BJVJ)                                   (PAIRVI)

RSVP:   Ramesh Singh



6 September 2017

saded meeting on 6 september 2017


2nd September 2017

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Dear Friends,

Harit Swaraj Samvad (SADED) in collaboration with the Pani Baba Foundation and G. Narendranath Fellowship is pleased to invite you to a meeting dedicated to the memory of Shri  Arun Kumar Pani Baba and Shri G. Narendranath at N.D Tiwari Bhavan, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg,  New Delhi on

2nd September 2017  from 12:00AM to 05:00 PM as per the following program.


12:00 AM Tea and Informal interaction


12:30PM Presentation by Dr. Uma Shankari on

Where have all the waters gone?’  followed by discussion

14:00PM Lunch


14:30PM Presentation by Shri Nagesh Kolagani on
‘Participatory GIS based water accounting and management: Case study of an upland village in Chittoor district of AP state’ followed by discussion 
16:00PM Homage to Arun Kumar Pani Baba and Shri. G. Narendranath


16:30PM Bestowing G. Narendranath Fellowship to Lawyer and Social Activist Ms. Meera Sanghamitra


17:00PM Vote of Thanks by Shri. Venkat Ram Batuk


Purnima Arun Kumar (Pani Baba Foundation)

Rajni Kant Mudgal, Vijay Sharma, Vijay Laxmi Dhoundiyal (SADED)



2nd September 2017



August 23, 2017

‘Importance of Nepal-India People to People Relations’

August 23, 2017,  time: 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Conf. Room No.2, Main Bldg.,India International Centre (IIC), Lodhi Road. Organised by Solidarity Centre for South Asian Democracies

2017 is an unusually significant year in global affairs, but it is more so in Nepal-India ties. Lately, two neighbours have made efforts to make high level state visits more regular. However, there are many issues that have been creating misunderstandings at the citizens’ level of two countries. Major foundations of Nepal-India ties i.e. open border between two countries, 1950 treaty which provides equal national treatment to citizens of both the countries, etc. have been questioned by the people in both the countries due to the various reasons more because of ideological motivations than due to a nuanced understanding of the ground realities. Sometimes natural calamities including flood become issues of uninformed debate in popular media. Also, new initiatives i.e. China proposed one Belt one Road Initiative (BRI), India initiated Bay of Bengal Initiative for Multi-Sectoral Technical and Economic Cooperation (BIMSTEC), etc. have made people further confused about the traditional relationship between Nepal and India.

Given the background we wish to organise a round-table on “Importance of People-to-People Relations” at IIC, Delhi on the 23rd of August 2017. Official visit of the PM of Nepal Honourable Sher Bahadur Deuba also begins on 23 August 2017. The objective of the event is to have better understanding about the contemporary situation of Nepal-India relations and future direction, the discussants will be politicians, civil society members, academia and media persons from both the countries.

Dr. Uddhab Pyakurel(SADED – Nepal)
Anil Mishra(J.P. Foundation)
Vijay Pratap(Socialist Front)


invitation= = = = =

“नेपाल-भारत नागरिक सबंधों का महत्व”

23 अगस्त 2017; प्रातः  10  बजे

स्थान – कांफ्रेंस रूम नंबर-2 , इंडिया इंटरनेशनल सेंटर, लोधी रोड, नई दिल्ली

आयोजक- सॉलिडेरिटी सेंटर फॉर साउथ एशियन डेमोक्रेसीज


06th August 2017

Eminent Theater activist ShPrasanna
“Challenges of Revival of Khadi in present time”


Prominent Khadi worker Shri. Kapil Dev Mistry (Gram Nirman Mandal) will also contribute to the discussion.


Date: 06th August 2017  Time: 10:00 A.M

Venue: Gandhi Peace Foundation, Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, New Delhi


Vijay Pratap             Ajay Jha                            Soumya Dutta
SADED                      PAIRVI                                         BJVJ

RSVP: Rajni Kant Mudgal          /     Vijay Sharma
            9213052024                    /       9868009980




invitation for 22 April 2017 at CSDS


6 April 2017



24-28 April 2017


The Politics of Health: Towards Sustainable and Empowering Health Care

A Workshop organised by Sambhavanaa Institute and Health Swaraaj Group of SADED


The Indian Enigma is that India’s health indicators are among the worst in the world despite our being one of the biggest democracies and fastest growing economies. Increasing life expectancy seem to mask the poor quality of life and its health consequences. Our children and adults are more malnourished than the populations in Sub-Saharan Africa. We have a triple burden of continuing communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria and pneumonia, increasing non-communicable diseases such as heart disease, cancers and environmental pollution related problems, as well as increasing injuries due to traffic accidents, social violence and suicides. And access to affordable health care is becoming more difficult. Obviously, Indian development and health policies are not in sync with health conditions of the majority. Even though health and health care are concerns of each individual, we do not seem to give them due public policy attention, either in the overall planning processes for the country or in development of health services.

In the present times, people are facing three crises related to health. One is of changing disease patterns due to rapidly changing environmental, economic, social and cultural conditions for which preventive and therapeutic measures have still to be understood and applied. The second is of the difficulties faced in availing of affordable, safe and dependable health care. The third is the dominant perspective of health knowledge and services that have led to a medicalization and commodification of health, with loss of the capacity for ‘listening to one’s body’ and being involved in decisions related to one’s own health. Thereby, the domain of health and health care have become tools of dis-empowerment at individual, community and societal levels. Government policies have led to building up of a large health services infrastructure in the country, and also contributed to creation of the crises people are facing.

Several government, academic, civil society and social movement initiatives have attempted to address these concerns. These include the Primary Health Care approach adopted internationally as part of the WHO-UNICEF’s Alma-Ata declaration in 1978 and the building of public services since the 1940s in India. In recent decades, there has been the attempt to strengthening of public services through the National Rural Health Mission, the current international approaches of Universal Health Coverage and Sustainable Development Goals, campaigns such as for the Right to Food and Right to Health.

About the Workshop:

In this program, we will examine the public policy and non-government initiatives that have attempted to work towards bottom-up, pro-people and pro-poor health care systems. They will be explored for their approach and achievements against the backdrop of the dominant political economy of healthcare. To understand what the present situation of health care is and how it can be improved from a pro-people perspective we will examine the following questions:

What all aspects affecting health are included in ‘health care’?
What affects people’s access to appropriate and quality health care?
What is ‘quality’ in health care?
What is ‘medicalisation’ and ‘commodification’ of health?
What decision-making about their health can lay people do, and what is ‘empowering’ or ‘disempowering’ for them in the context of health care?
What are the implications of these processes for designing health systems?
In order to answer these questions, we will use available data on health and the experience of attempts to improve health care. While discussing issues informed by global experience, it will focus on the Indian context.


Group Work, Interactive sessions, Presentations, Film screenings and lectures will be used to develop an understanding of the various dimensions of the politics of health and the options available for future development, will be the purpose of the course. Sessions will be structured to:

Explore reasons for inequalities in health status and health care as the ‘politics of access’
Understand pluralism in health knowledge as the ‘politics of knowledge’, and the processes of decision-making for health as the ‘politics of governance’, with delineation of the linkages between the three.
Move towards a collective re-conceptualization of what can be the future directions for a people-centered approach to health and healthcare.
Examine these issues and develop an understanding of what can be done for designing health services that are sustainable and empowering.

Who is this workshop for: Health activists, journalists dealing with health issues, early and mid-career health care providers (doctors, nurses, paramedics) or anyone interested in people oriented health policy issues, to contribute to developing a better understanding of how to empower people to deal with health problems and creating social conditions that support the same.

To Know more and apply please click here:

Other Details:

Dates and Venue: 24th April 10:00 AM to 28th April 5:00 PM., Sambhaavnaa Institute, Palampur, Himachal Pradesh.

Contribution towards Programs Costs: We hope that participants would contribute an amount of Rs. 3500 for 5 days/- towards workshop expenses, inclusive of all onsite workshop costs: boarding, lodging, and all the materials used in the workshop. However, for those who cannot afford this amount please feel free to choose the partial contribution option in the application form.

Resource Persons: Workshop Facilitators: The resource persons include:

Madhulika Banerjee (Professor, Department of Political Science, Delhi University)

Rakhal Gaitonde (Senior Scientist, Centre for Technology and Policy, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras),

Sujatha (Professor, Centre for the Study of Social Systems, JNU),

Ritu Priya (Health Swaraaj workgroup of South Asian Dialogues on Ecological Democracy (SADED) and Professor at the Centre of Social Medicine and Community Health, JNU), and others from the academic, civil society and movement spheres.

Language: Hindi/English

Contact: For more information please call 889 422 7954 or

See map

Hope to see you there,

Programs Manager,


January 20th-22th  2017

Workshop on the relevance of Commons for Sustainable development

As you are aware, the workshop on the relevance of Commons for Sustainable development is taking place at Udaipur from 20th -22nd January 2017.

Venue:  Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra Badgaon, main office

Stay:  Vidya Bhawan Krishi Vigyan Kendra, hostel

Time:  20th – 22nd January

January 2017


January 10, 2017


January 14, 2017


January 4, 2017


 07th APRIL, 2016

December 2016 :

In 2016:

                    You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the discussion               


“The Agricultural Crisis in India with special reference to Karnataka”


by Professor Sh. T.N. PRAKASH

(Chairperson, Karnataka Agriculture Price Commission)


DATE:       07TH APRIL, 2016

TIME:        05:30 PM : Registration and High Tea

                   06:00 PM onwards : Keynote Lecture followed by Open House Discussion

VENUE:    Seminar Room No-2, KamlaDevi Complex, India International Centre, Lodhi Load, New Delhi-110003

14th of April, 2016 to 16th of April 2016



You are cordially invited to attend and participate in the SADED ‘Roundtable Series – For a Better World’

A Symposium of meetings and discussions by eminent academicians, activists, and civil society practioners

Being held from the 14th of April, 2016 to 16th of April 2016


(Deen Dayal Upadhyay Marg, Delhi)

14th APRIL, 2016 : Perspectives from the Politics of Caste Annihilation {1PM to 5PM}

15th APRIL, 2016 : Rural Livelihoods – Issues of Dignity and Macro Policy {10AM to 5PM}

16th APRIL, 2016 : Contours of Ecological Democracy {5PM to 8PM}


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