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Workshop India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in NER

Date: 29-30th March 2017

Venue: Kaziranga, Assam



Day 1 – 29th March, 2017


7:00 pm                    Inaugural Session:

·        Welcome Remarks by Rajat Kathuria, Director & CE, ICRIER

·        Opening Remarks by Hideki Asari, Minister-Political, Embassy of Japan in India

·        Keynote Address by ShriSarbananda Sonowal, Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam

·        Vote of Thanks by Dhruv Katoch, Director, India Foundation

 8:15 pm                   Dinner Reception


Day 2 – 30th March, 2017


9:30 am                     Session 1: Economic Development Trends in NER and Current Status of India-Japan Engagement

Chair – Shakti Sinha, Director, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library


·        Naveen Verma, Secretary DoNER

·         Manoj Pant, Professor, JNU

·         Akio Okamura, Director, Planning Division, South Asia Department, JICA

·        Anand Kumar, MD, NHIDCL

·        Alemtemshi Jamir, Former Chief Secretary, Nagaland

11:00 am                  Tea

11:30 am                  Session 2: Imperatives of Cross-Border Connectivity and Market Linkages for NER with ASEAN  

Chair – Nisha Taneja, Professor, ICRIER


·        Naoyuki Yoshino, Dean, Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI)

·        P. K. Mishra, President & Chief Advisor, North Eastern Knowledge Foundation (NEKF), Kaziranga University

·        So Umezaki, Director, Economic Integration Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center, IDE JETRO

·        Gurudas Das, Professor, National Institute of Technology, Silchar

1:00 pm                    Lunch

2:00 pm                    Panel Discussion: Generating a Long-Term Vision for India-Japan Partnership for Economic Development in NER

Chair –   Dipok Kumar Barthakur, Vice-Chairman, State Innovation and Transformation Aayog (SITA), Assam


·        Yaduvendra Mathur, Additional Secretary, NITI Aayog 

·        Shinichi Nakabayashi, Director, ADBI

·        V. B. Pyarelal, Additional Chief Secretary (Finance) Assam

·        Takeshi Honjo, Director General, Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) Mumbai

·        Mrityunjay Jalan,Director, Chota Tingrai Tea Estate

3:30 pm                    Tea

4:00 pm                    Valedictory Address by Shri P B Acharya, Hon’ble Governor of Nagaland with additional charge as Governor of Tripura

7:00 pm                    Dinner Reception


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