United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification commemorated on 17th June 2015

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Government of India, celebrated the UNCCD Day (United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification) on 17 June 2015 at the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi. The occasion was used to organise a Workshop which was chaired by the Union Minister, Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change, Mr. Shri Prakash Javalekar. 

 The Secretary, Mr. Rajgopalan and the Additional Secretary also chaired the sessions.  The Joint Secretary, Mr. B.M.S. Rathore who was earlier the member of GEF/SGP National Steering Committee was also present on the dias, in addition to the dignitaries like Director General, Indian Council for Forest & Research Institute (ICFRI), Dehradun.

 GEF/UNDP Small Grants Programme India invited the SGP NGO partners (25 SGP NGO partners joined from all over India).   SGP’s success stories were shared by our partners and the work relating to water restoration in the ravines was appreciated and picked up for pursuing by the Ministry officials.  Products produced by SGP partners to link up with the occasion were also displayed.