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One Million Rios - Rio+20 India Program .:. Sustainable Development Knowledge Platform
One Million Rios - Rio+20 India Program
  • Topic: Education
  • Location: Mumbai, India
  • Date of completion: 2013-02-28
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  • Keywords: Millennium Development Goals, Sustainable Development Goals, Rio+20 India Program
Pushkar Ganesh Vaidya, Mr.,

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Description/achievement of initiative

Rio+20 is about making and delivering commitments. India is committed to Sustainable Development and to achieve that India needs a workforce that is sensitive towards Sustainable Development. Rio+20 conference will send out a critical message and we want to ensure that this message and the related goals reaches to Indian citizens, especially the students. We commit to take Rio+20 Goals to a million Indians by December 2012 we will earn One Million Rios.

Implementation methodologies

The Rio+20 India Program will be instrumental in taking the Rio+20 Goals to a million Indians by December 2012. The program will reach out through a certification program for schools in India, corporate workshops and Model Rio+20 India Summits.

At school and college level the aim is to focus on sustainable development related outlook, lifestyle and career prospects. At corporate level, the aim is to stimulate discussion and action leading to measurable commitments and follow up. These activities will be driven through study curriculums, scholarly talks, screening of Rio related films, presentations and several public contests & quizzes.

The currency of the future is the Rio. We have set out to earn One Million Rios

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Indian Astrobiology Research Centre (IARC)
Deliverable Date
Number of Rio+20 India Corporate Workshops and related participants > circa 0.2 million 2013
Number of Students that are reached through Rio+20 India School Program > circa 0.4 million 2013
Resources devoted to implementation
Type Details
Financing (in USD) $5,000
Staff / Technical expertise Team of Scientists (4) and Science Communicators (4) plus volunteers
Other, please specify IARC has committed its staff and resources

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