• Sat. May 21st, 2022

Aaranyak-ACCMS conducts workshops for district administrations to build their resilience to climate crises

Two key workshops on climate action capacity building for district administrations held by the Assam Climate Change Management Society (ACCMS) and the region’s top notch biodiversity conservation organisation, Aaranyak, took place on March 23 and 25 for Kamrup and Nagaon District Administrations respectively.

The workshop at Kamrup on 23rd March was inaugurated by the Deputy Commissioner, Mr. Kailash Kartik N, IAS. While Smt Santana Bora, ACS, ADC (Forest), addressed during the Nagaon event on March 25 with a brief statement on climate change and some examples of its effects in local settings.

As a senior scientist at Aaranyak, Dr. Partha Jyoti Das gave a broad overview of climate change and its effects in global and regional perspectives with particular reference to Kamrup and Nagaon districts.

During the event in Kamrup, renowned agricultural scientist, Dr. Imdad Hussain Thakuria emphasized on climate change and its effect on farmers and agricultural products in Assam. Sri Narsingh Bey, district development commissioner, highlighted the losses seen in Assam due to climate change and urged departments and authorities to take joint action. Assam State Biodiversity Board’s Dr. Oinam Sunanda Devi talked about the impact of climate change on biodiversity in Assam. Ms Dipima Sarma, ACCMS, and Dr. Rajib Dutta Choudhury, DPO, DDMA, Kamrup, spoke on the issue as well.

At Nagaon, Rizwan Uz Zaman, Technical Consultant at ACCMS, discussed biodiversity and climate change issues with a focus on Assam and initiatives at ACCMS. Naseema Rahman and Dinesh Hazarika, both noted scientists, spoke jointly on Climate Change and Food Security.

A general discussion was held at both events with all the resource persons and participants; suggestions were taken as to how higher authorities might adapt and deal with climate change and formulate better policies. Representatives from various departments and authorities attended theevent to emphasize the importance of policy making to alleviate climate change problems in Assam.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *