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Thursday, February 2, 2012

WELCOME TO ICESS - 2012, TIRUPATI, INDIA
We extend a cordial invitation to the “International Consultation On “Ecotechnology and Sustainability Science" Role of Biodiversity Conservation in Sustainable Development” organized  by Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Tirupati Chapter,  Indian Network on CBD (INCBD), Network of Indian Universities on CBD (NIUCBD) & S.V. Vedic University, Tirupati and Supported by NATIONAL BIODIVERSITY AUTHORITY, CHENNAI in collaboration with S.V.University, Tirupati, Manipal University, Manipal; SRM University, Chennai; Punjab University; Chandigarh, KIIT,  Bhubaneswar; Gorakhpur University, Gorakhpur; Bundelkhand University Jhansi; CIFE University,  Mumbai; Jiwaji University, Gwalior; Central Agricultural University, Imphal ; Foundation for Environment and Economic Development Services (FEEDS), Hengbung, Kangpokpi. from 29th Feb - 2nd  March  2012. Registered delegates will get their participation Certificate of this INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE.
About Indian Science Congress Association, Tirupati chapter : Indian Science Congress is a 100 year old organization committed to taking Science to Society. It has 30 chapters in India
About NIUCBD : Network of Indian Universities on  Cultural and Biological Diversity  has been established & operated from  Sri  Venkateswara University,  Tiirupati under  the  Chairmanship  of Dr.Ramamurthi Rallapall and Dr. G. Sudarsanam a GeneraSecretary.    NIUCBD  was promoted by I U N  C B D formed by "Sapienza" University of Rome,  Italy under the international cooperatioagreement with UNCBD, Montreal, Canada.
Indian Network on Cultural and Biological Diversity (INCBD) was established by the group of likeminded people and organizations committed to Conservation and sustainable management of Cultural and Biological Resources for future generations.1st Anniversary of INCBD will be celebrated during this event.
About S.V. Vedic University, Tirupati
S.V.Vedic University, started in 2006-07 under the benevolent tutelage of T.T.D. has been striving for preservation of Vedic literature and knowledge.  Creating a common platform for Vedic scholars and modern scientists facilitating new and refined trends in research resulting in global welfare is one of the unique programmes taken by the University.
THEMES & SUB-THEMES
The programmes will comprise plenary lectures by invited speakers and oral/video presentations, field work practical demonstrations.
1.       Traditional Knowledge and Traditional Lifestyles across the CBD   Principles and Programmes of work, Vedic Knowledge
2.      Genetic Resources and Associated Traditional Knowledge: Prior Informed Consent and Mutually Agreed Terms
3.      Biological Prospecting, Prevention of Bio-piracy.
4.      Bio-diversity, Medicinal Plants, Vedic Knowledge
5.      Protected Areas Management and Capacity building of Indigenous / Local Communities.
6.      Mainstreaming Bio-diversity Policy Agenda, programmes of Work and Planning in Society. Mangroves, Sacred Groves
7.        Bio-diversity Policy and Curricula Development for Education and Capacity Building.
8.     Water  Resources, Marine, Brackish water and freshwater
PROGRAM AT A GLANCE
Day 1. :  29th Febravery 2012

Inaugural Session
Inauguration by Dr R.Chidambaram, Chairman , National Knowledge Network, New Delhi & Keynote address by Dr.Balakrishna Pisupati, Chairman, NBA Chennai
Session-1
Creation of Water: Vedic Perspective
Session-2
NIUCBD  -Vice-Chancellors and Coordinators Conclave: Agenda for the Action plan of National network of Regional networks
Session -3
Role of Eco-technology and Biodiversity conservation in Sustainable Development.
Sacred Groves, Mangroves, Bio-shield
Day2 :  1st  March, 2012
Session 4    Biodiversity as reflected in Vedas & in Classical Sanskrit literature.
Session 5
Access to Benefit sharing (ABS) and Traditional Knowledge ; issues in implementing the Nagoya Protocol
Session 6
Conservation of Medicinal Plants
Session 7
Water Resources
Session 8
Valedictory Session
Day 3 : 2nd  March 2012
Field work to Medicinal Plant Grove
REGISTRATION
All participants are requested to register by sending the filled-in Registration Form along with prescribed fee to  niucbd@gmail.com
The registration fees include conference kit, programme and abstract book, working lunch, snakes and tea for three days (stay not included).
ABSTRACTS
Abstracts will be accepted for presentation at the conference up to 25th Feb 2012.All abstracts should be emailed to niucbd@gmail.com
ACCOMMODATION
A range of accommodation options are available in Tirupati. Please make your hotel reservations directly from Hotels. Limited guest house accommodation is available for registered delegates on moderate payment on first come-first serve basis.
TRAVEL INFORMATION
There is a dedicated cab service from the Airport (Meru Cab/ City Cabs) are available at the airport, which can be hired at Rs. 15 per km (approx.). From the local bus /train station you can take ride in the local transport by bus or auto rickshaws to reach Guest houses.Travel assistance by A/C 3 or 2 Tier train will be made available to resource persons and some selected delegates ‘only

ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Prof.M.S.Swaminathan Member of the Parliament,
Dr.R.Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt. of India and Chairman, National Knowledge Network,
Dr. S.Ayyappan DG, ICAR, New Delhi
Dr. Hem Pande,Ministry of Environment and Forests, Govt. of India, New Delhi
Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati , Chairman, NBA, Chennai
Prof. P.Jayaprakash Rao, Chairman, APCHE, Hyderabad

INTERNATIONAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE
Dr. Janaki Alavalapati  (USA)
Dr. Sarat Babu Gidda.CBD Secretariat. Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Pierluigi Bozzi (Italy)
Dr. Krishna Banaudha (USA)
Dr. Neem Hakim ICIHRD (Bangladesh)
Dr. Krishna K. Shrestha (Nepal)

PROGRAMME COMMITTEE
Dr. D.N.Rao, S.R.M. University,Chennai
Dr. R.Hampiah,Chairman,APBD Board, Hyderabad
Dr. V.B.Ramana Murthy,I.F.S, Hyderabad
Dr. B. Ravi Prasad Rao, S. K. University, Anantapur
Dr. E.U.B. Reddy, Andhra University, Visakhapatnam
Dr. N. UdupaManipal
Dr. M. Geetha Rani, M.S.S.R Foundation, Chennai
Dr. D.C.Reddy,S.V.University,Tirupati
Dr. M.Bhupathi Naidu,S.V.University,Tirupati
Dr.S.Vijayabhskara Rao, S.V.University,Tirupati

ORGANIZING COMMITTEE :
Prof. S. Sudarsana Sarma, Vice Chancellor, S.V. Vedic University              
Chairman
Prof. R. Ramamurthi, Chairman, NIUCBD
Org. Chairman
Dr. Manoj Kumar Mishra, Registrar, S.V. Vedic University, Tirupati                
General Secretary
Prof.G.Sudarsanam, Department of Botany, S.V. University 
Org. Secretary
Dr. H.K. Satapathy, Vice- chancellor R.S.Vidyapeetha, Tirupati
Member
Dr. P.Prabhakar Rao , Vice Chancellor, S.V. Veterinary University
Member
Dr. J.Pratapa Reddy, Registrar, S.V. University, Tirupati
Member
Dr. C.V.Naidu, Registrar, Dravidian University, Kuppam
Member
Dr. K.Purnachandra Rao,S.V.University
Member

For more information please contact

Org. Chairman
Prof. R. Ramamurthi
Chairman, Network of Indian Universities on CBD
Formerly Vice Chancellor, SV University, Tirupati,
Andhra Pradesh ,
gauthama.rallapalli@gmail.com
Cell: 91-9849488390

Org. Secretary

Prof.G.Sudarsanam
Coordinator, INCBD &
Network of Indian Universities  on CBD
Department of Botany,
S.V.University, Tirupati- INDIA
niucbd@gmail.com
Cell : 91- 9989053632