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Agriculture, Environment, Energy, and Climate Change

Agriculture, Environment, Energy, and Climate Change are intricately interconnected sectors that play a pivotal role in shaping our global landscape. Given the far-reaching impact of these domains on our society and the environment, it is imperative to proactively address the challenges they face with innovative and sustainable solutions. 


By imparting knowledge and skills tailored to the region's specific needs, Sambodhi is equipping officials with knowledge and skills crucial for crafting and implementing policies to pave the way for a sustainable and resilient future for Meghalaya. The training session includes the following modules:



  • Agricultural Value Chains – Production, Institutions, Finance, and Markets
  • Community-based Natural Farming
  • Forest and Biodiversity of North-East India: Colonial Period to the Modern Age
  • Environment, Conservation, and Sustainable Development
  • Global Climate Change and the Emerging Issues in India
  • Power and Energy, Including Renewable Energy and Electric Vehicles

Stakeholder Participation in Biodiversity Conservation

This course delved into the significance and potential methods of stakeholder engagement in biodiversity conservation.

Course Facilitators

Dr Shah Nawaz Jelil

Consultant - UK Environment Planning,

Dr. Shah, consulting in the UK Environment Planning team at Arcadis, brings over 9 years of experience in wildlife and biodiversity conservation projects, with a focus on balancing development and nature conservation. His expertise spans academia, government, and non-governmental organizations, encompassing fieldwork in surveying Indian wildlife species, contributing to projects such as large carnivore recovery, People’s Biodiversity Register, Hoolock gibbon conservation, and marine litter management.

Dr. Sudipta Nag

Assistant Professor,
University of Science and Technology Meghalaya (USTM)

Dr. Nag, with over 12 years of expertise in wildlife research and conservation in northeast India, particularly Meghalaya, focuses on primatology, ethnozoology, and community-based conservation. He supervises numerous master's dissertation theses, conducts awareness camps on wildlife conservation, and contributes to the Assam State Forest department's research initiatives while also leading outreach programs on community healthcare, tree plantation, and energy conservation in Meghalaya's Ri Bhoi district as the Programme Officer of the National Service Scheme (NSS) at USTM.