Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Seminar Details

15 Mar 2019
  • Seminar :

    International seminar on India-Japan Partnership for Achieving Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 

    15 March 2019 (Friday), The Viceregal, Hotel Claridges, 12 Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Road, New Delhi


    9:15 am Registration


    9:30 – 10:00 INAUGURAL SESSION

    Welcome remarks

    Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER


    Opening remarks

    His Excellency Mr Kenji Hiramatsu , Ambassador of Japan to India


    Inaugural address

    Dr Rajiv Kumar, Vice Chairman, NITI Aayog, Government of India


    10:00 – 10:15 Tea break


    10:15 – 11:30 THEMATIC SESSION 1 – HEALTH (SDG 3)


    Session chair

    Dr Ali Mehdi, Senior Fellow and Project Lead, Health Policy Initiative, ICRIER [Download Presentation]


    Distinguished speakers

    Mr Alok Kumar, Adviser (Health), NITI Aayog, Government of India 

    Professor Randeep Guleria Director, All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), New Delhi [Download Presentation

    Dr Henk Bekedam, WHO Representative to India

    Mr Katsuo Matsumoto, Chief Representative, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) [Download Presentation]

    Ms Miki Nagashima, Board Member, Malaria No More Japan [Download Presentation]


    11:30 – 11:45 pm Tea break




    Session chair

    Mr Nicolas Osbert, Chief – Water, Sanitation, Hygiene (WASH), UNICEF India


    Distinguished speakers

    Shri Parameswaran Iyer, Secretary, Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation, Government of India 

    Dr Lalit Kumar, Adviser, Sulabh International Social Service Organisation [Download Presentation]

    Mr Kotaro Katsuki, Director, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan [Download Presentation]

    Mr Mohit Jain, Director – Technical Support, LIXIL India Private Limited [Download Presentation]


    13:00 – 14:00 Lunch


    14:00 – 15:15 THEMATIC SESSION 3 – ENVIRONMENT (SDGs 11, 12, 13)


    Session chair

    Dr Saon Ray, Senior Fellow, ICRIER


    Distinguished speakers

    Professor Meeta Keswani Mehra
    Chairperson and Professor of Economics, Centre for International Trade and Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University [Download Presentation]

    Dr Kaushik Deb,
    Research Fellow, Markets and Industrial Development, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies and Research Center (KAPSARC), Riyadh  [Download Presentation]

    Mr Mamoru Kondo, Deputy General Manager, Business and Product Developing Center, Environment Business Headquarters, Hitachi Zosen Corporation [Download Presentation]

    Mr Toshizo Maeda, Principal Researcher and Deputy Director, Kansai Research Centre,
    Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) [Download Presentation]


    15:15 Vote of thanks

    Dr Rajat Kathuria, Director and Chief Executive, ICRIER

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    More details can be accessed at Embassy of Japan website: [Embassy of Japan in India]


  • Place : New Delhi
  • Venue : The Viceregal, Hotel Claridges, 12 Dr A P J Abdul Kalam Road


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