State Level Media Workshop on Climate Change held at Mahabubnagar on May 22-24, 2018

EPTRI, in partnership with Center for Media Studies (CMS) and German Corporation for International Cooperation (GIZ) organized a three day workshop, aimed at orienting journalists on climate change adaptation as well as on local and State-level initiatives. Climate experts shared their observations supported by scientific research and predictions about the much-talked issue facing the world. The bottom-line as echoed by one and all, was that "climate change is for real" and that media needs to play a more important part in educating the rural masses about it. The workshop, followed by a field visit was well attended by print and electronic media personnel from the districts of Mahabubnagar, Nagarkurnool and Wanaparthy

Roundtable on Climate Change for Policy Makers - Inaugural Programme on Capacity Building on Climate Change under Indo-German Project " Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India" held at Office of Chief Secretary, T.S. Secretariat, Hyderabad on 3rd April, 2018.

Environment Protection Training & Research Institute (EPTRI), in partnership with GIZ has launched a multi-level 'Capacity Building Programme on Climate Change' in the state of Telangana under the Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) - GIZ bilateral technical programme on 'Climate Change Adaptation in Rural Areas of India (CCA-RAI)'and National Mission on Strategic Knowledge for Climate Change, Department of Science & Technology, Government of India for mainstreaming climate change into sectoral planning process and strengthening capacity and enhancing knowledge on climate issues. The 'Roundtable on Climate Change for Policy Makers' was held under the chairmanship of Dr. S K. Joshi, IAS, Chief Secretary, Government of Telangana. The objective of the Roundtable was to highlight and update on the state's concern for climate change, adaptation needs and how to mobilize and access finance for climate change interventions at the state and at the national level. The workshop was attended by Sr. B. Kalyan Chakravarthy, IAS, Director General, EPTRI, Dr. Ashish Chaturvedi, Director NRM & Climate Change, GIZ, Senior Principal Secretaries from HMDA, Agriculture, Energy, Forestry, Scientists from EPTRI, ICRISAT, Officials from NABARD, etc.