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"HIMALAYAN POPULAR LECTURE SERIES" – This initiative, launched in year 2014, is to connect and involve a crucial, wider section of the society, i.e. resource persons with practical wisdom (e.g. scholars, practitioners, activists, artists, grassroot-level workers, planners, community leaders, etc.), who have worked in/ for the Himalaya beyond the knowledge of science and logic. This dedicated platform also brings forth practical wisdom with specific competencies, which may help combatting with unattended serious environmental issues. Followed by sharing resource persons' thoughts and experiences with the policy planners, as a general practice in each each lecture, a debate-cum-discussion session will bring forth pertinent, thought-provoking, strategic solutions that can play pivotal roles in ensuring sustainable development in the IHR.

Name of Speaker Place of Lecture Topic of Popular Lecture Date

Dr. Eklabya Sharma

Deputy Director General,
ICIMOD, Kathmandu, Nepal


Kosi-Katarmal, Almora,


Importance, Changes and Resilience Building in the Hindu Kush Himalaya 12th July 2017

Dr. Dr. D.K. Agarwal

Ex. Expert Member,
National Green Tribunal


Kosi-Katarmal, Almora,


Environmental Challenges, Environmental Jurisprudence, and Role of Environmental due Diligence 05th June 2017

Dr. Edwin Bernbaum

Co-Chair WPCA IUCN Specialist Group on the Cultural and Spritual Value of Proected Areas


Kosi-Katarmal, Almora,


The Heights of Inspiration 25th January 2015

Shri SS Garbyal

IFS, Director General, Forest, and Special Secretary,

Ministry of Environment, Forests & Climate Change,

Govt. of India


Kosi-Katarmal, Almora,


Human-wildlife conflicts 15th May 2014

Prof. Tamo Mibang

Vice Chancellor,

Rajiv Gandhi University, Arunachal Pradesh

Banquet Hall, Itanagar Arunachal Pradesh Do we struggle for development 10th September 2014

Shri K.C. Pradhan

IAS Former Chief Secretary, Government of Sikkim

Chumbi Regidency, Gangtok, Sikkim The evolution of conservation of biodiversity in the Sikkim Himalayas and introspection on the prevailing socioeconomic and environmental scenario 10th September 2014

Shri. Vijay Jardhari Environmentalist,

Tehri Garhwal

Garhwal Unit,GBPIHED Save the unique agro-biodiversity for future agroecosystems sustainability 10th September 2014

Shri B.S. Parsheera

IAS (Rtd.), Former Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Official Language, Govt. of India

Himachal Unit,


Himachal Pradesh

Environmental Issues and Concerns in Particular Reference to the Himalaya 10th September 2014

Prof. K. S. Valdiya

FNA, Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research (JNCASR), Bangalore


Kosi-Katarmal, Almora,


Natural Disasters and Human Tragedy 28th October 2014

Shri Chandi Prasad Bhatt

Padam Bhushan, Sarvodaya Kendra, Mandir Marg Gopeshwar, Chamoli, Uttarakhand

Mountain Division, GBPIHED, New Delhi

Vulnerability of Himalayas and Current Challenges

22nd April 2015

*Nodal Officer: Dr. R.C. Sundriyal, Scientist-F, GBPIHED, Kosi-Katarmal, Almora, Uttarakhand

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