Interplay of Economics, Politics and Society for Inclusive Growth
International Conference organized by RTC and GNHC, funded by UNDP

     

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Opening Session
Welcome Address by

Director Tenzing Yonten
Prof. Sanjeev Mehta
UNDP representative

 

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Technical session 1: Macro framework for inclusive growth
October 15, 2012  Time: 10:30 am -12:15pm
Venue: Conference Hall, Executive Centre
Chair: Mr. Chencho Norbu - Ministry Of Agriculture

1

 Growth crisis in the Bhutanese agriculture sector: An exploratory analysis of the causes

Prof. Sanjeev Mehta

RTC

Bhutan

2

Towards a GNH education for a sustainable and inclusive society

Dr. Ha Vinh Tho

GNH Centre

Bhutan

3

Analysis of the needs and role of specialized FI for promoting agriculture in Bhutan

Mr. Aditya Banerjee,
Mr. Shad A. Khan,
Ms. Kavita Sharma

GCBS

Bhutanl


Technical session 2 : Poverty and Health
October 15, 2012  Time: 1:15 pm - 3:00pm
Venue: Conference Hall, Executive Centre
Chair: Aum Sangay Zam - Ministry of Education

1

Empowering women through alternative media

Ms. Meena D Longjam

Manipur Univ.

India

2

Comparative trends of income disparity in Bhutan, Nepal and the rest of the world: The missing links

Dr. Basudeb Guha Khasnobis

UNDP

Nepal

3

Contribution of community forests to HH income

Ms. Dechen Choden

CNR

Bhutan

 

Technical session 3 : Social Protection
October 15, 2012  Time: 3:30 pm - 5:15pm
Venue: Conference Hall, Executive Centre
Chair: Dr. Basudeb Guha Khasnobis - UNDP Nepal

1

Social inclusion in Bhutan

Ms. Dil Maya Rai

ADB

Bhutan

2

Smoking behavior and attitudes in Bhutanese college students

Prof. Janet schofield

RTC

Bhutan

3

Higher education and employment

Mr. Istavan Hernadi et al

GCBS

Bhutan

4

Basic dynamism of innovations in organizations

Mr. Jose Mathews

GCBS

Bhutan

 

Technical session 4 : Democracy, technology and Innovations
October 16, 2012  Time: 9:00 am - 10:45 am
Venue: Conference Hall, Executive Centre
Chair: Dr. Dorji Thinley - RUB

1

Key enablers for alternative energy technology options in Bhutan

Ms. Antonia Gawel

International  Energy Agency

Canada

2

Application of cloud computing in agricultural sectors for economic development

Mr. Bhagawan Nath,
Mr.Somnath

RTC

Bhutan

3

RTI in India

Mr. O.Goldflag Meetei

SC

Bhutan

4

Democracy in Bhutan

Mr. Sarbajeet Mukherjee

SC

Bhutan

 

Technical session 5 : Inclusive Institutions
October 16, 2012  Time: 11:15 am -1:00 pm
Venue: Conference Hall, Executive Centre
Chair: Dr. Janet Schofield - RTC

1

Foreign Direct Investment in Tourism Sector of Bhutan

Dr. Pavan Kumar Sharma

GCBS

Bhutan

2

Role of co-operatives

Queen Victoria

GCBS

Bhutan

3

Supply chain management in agriculture in SAARC

Mr. Somnath,
Dr. Swati Chakraborthy

RTC

Bhutan

4

SEZs as potential solution for SMEs in Bhutan

Mr. Shad A Khan et. al

GCBS

Bhutan

 

 

Group Discussions
October 16, 2012  Time: 2:00 pm -4:00 pm
Venue: Conference Hall, Executive Centre

1

Group 1: Poverty and inequality
Moderator: Dr. Basudeb Guha

 

2

Group 2: Macro economic framework
Moderator: Prof. Sanjeev Mehta

 

3

Group 3: Democracy, Technology and Innovations
Moderator: Dr. Dorji Thinley

 

4

Group 4: Social Protection
Moderator: Dr. Janet Schofield

 

Additional Papers

1

Anwar Hossain
Socio-Economic Background and Performance of the Students at Presidency University in Bangladesh

 

2

Chandrima Das
Admnistering RuralWater Supply- Implementation of Swajaldhara and Measures for Artificial GroundWater Recharge in Arsenic Affected Areas of West Bengal

 

3

 Debasis Patnaik
Preference Formation on Interplay of Economic Decision Making at Grassroots

 

4

 Rajib Lahiri
Problems and Prospects of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) in India in the Era of Globalisation

 

5

 Subhasis Bhattacharya
Child Health Situation in Cooch Behar District : An Analysis of Protein-Energy Malnutrtion (PEM)

 

6

 RadiaTamim
Redifine Women Poverty

 

 

Rapporteur’s Report – Dr. Samir S. Patel, Associate Professor in Environmental Studies, RTC Bhutan