RIISE Theme - Sustainability

As we make progress to achieve our development goals to cater to an increasing human population, there is increasing pressure on natural resources. Undeterred consumption of these resources has had adverse long-term, and often irreversible impact on the environment and the general well-being of all life. It is imperative to adopt and adhere to sustainable practices as we make technological progress. We are hosting a focused theme on Sustainability in the Research Innovation and Incubation Showcase (RIISE) at IIIT-Delhi. We have an excellent set of speakers who will talk about environmental challenges we face as a result of development.


Time Speaker Venue
11:15 - 11:50 Vivek Gilani
Ashoka Fellow, Managing Director & Executive board member, cBalance
Talk: ‘Looking past the illusion of efficiency, in pursuit of sufficiency’
C 12, Academic Block
11:50 - 12:25 Mandira Kalra Kalaan
Associate Director, Population Foundation of India
Talk: ‘Population Stabilisation and Gender: Ensuring Women’s Rights and Access to Family Planning’
C 12, Academic Block
12:25 - 13:00 Atreyee Bhattacharya
Research Affiliate and Lecturer
Affiliation: Institute of Arctic and Alpine Research (INTAAR), University of Colorado, Boulder, (Visiting Scientist, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California-San Diego)
Talk: ‘Accounting for climate variability in societal outcomes’
C 12, Academic Block
13:00 - 13:10 Amrit Srinivasan
Professor, IIIT-Delhi
Talk: ‘Sustainable Lifestyles Accelerator : An IIITD International Project’
C 12, Academic Block
13:10 – 13:30 Concluding Theme Discussion: All guest speakers, IIITD faculty and audience members: Technology and Sustainable Society C 12, Academic Block
13:30 - 14:30 Lunch (Common to all)
14:30 - 16:00 Poster/ Presentation Showcase by Student Representatives 3rd floor, Research & Development Block