TARAgram Yatra 2016

Is an annual event that holds global multi-stakeholder consultation, organised by the Development Alternatives 
in partnership with Technology & Action Rural Advancement (TARA), Heinrich Böll Stiftung Foundation's (HBF) 
and Green Economy Coalition (GEC).   
 
Yatra A Journey
TARAgram Yatra 2016, to be held in the month of September, will focus on the nature of policy shifts required to implement Agenda 2030, better known as the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), in our nation. Yatra 2016, to be organised on the theme: Policy Shifts for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals in India will begin in New Delhi. Celebrating transitions towards implementation of the SDGs, Yatra 2016 will witness a marked change in its usual course. Roundtable consultations and conversations on the issues that affect the relevant geographies in India will take place in the States, thereby infusing a flavour of ground realities into the dialogue.
Good Practices
The challenge for India is in ensuring inclusive green economic growth which does not compromise on the environment or people’s well-being. India has to make some critical choices while deciding its priorities. Field Visits and Roundtable consultations and conversations on the issues that affect the relevant geographies in India will take place in the States, thereby infusing a flavour of ground realities into the dialogue. The conversations will deliberate on the issues of :
  1. Food
  2. Housing
  3. Integrated Village Development
  4. Wash
  5. New Resources (C&D Waste)
  6. Energy
Policy Discussion
The Yatra involves a three day ‘pilgrimage’ by its participants to sites in different parts of the country to observe development activities that are breaking new ground in ways that are both innovative and scalable. After the Yatra, we meet in Delhi with eminent practitioners and policy makers to share thoughts on the nature of a desirable development strategy. The plenary session, where we will share alternative perspectives to development is scheduled on 23rd September 2016 from 9.30 am to 5.30 pm ...