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December, 2011 Outreach

Megha Shenoy presented a talk on Industrial Symbiosis and Web based applications to facilitate Industrial Waste Exchange at the Peenya Industries Assocation.

November, 2011 Symposium Announcement

Resource Optimization Initiative (ROI), The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies |Geneva, Switzerland along with swissnex India, and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore are holding a one day symposium on “Energy in India: Governance and Geopolitics in the Context of Global Challenges” on Monday 28th November 2011 at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.

November, 2011 Symposium Overview - Indo-Swiss Energy & Development Symposium

The latest issue of the International Development Policy series 2011 dedicated to energy and development was launched by The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies| Geneva, Switzerland today during the symposium on “Energy in India: Governance and Geopolitics in the Context of Global Challenges” at Indian Institute of Management Bangalore (IIMB). Indian and Swiss energy experts highlight the need for delivery of stronger institutional frameworks to stabilise global energy demand-supply constraints. The symposium was very well-attended over 55 delegates by a diverse audience ranging from energy experts, State Government representative, delegates from NGOs working on energy and development issues to students from IIM Bangalore. Throughout the day, interactive sessions provided the audience a platform to share their concerns and knowledge with the speakers. The session ended with a round-table discussion on a potential 'shift to a low-carbon economy' where experts debated India's current initiatives and opportunities.

October, 2011 Outreach Activity

Guillaume Massard PhD in environmental sciences, Msc in environmental engineering Scientific director, SOFIES, Switzerland visited ROI to discuss about potential collaborative projects. Dr. Massard's research is in the field of industrial ecology and industrial symbiosis. His research has allowed for the development and application of tools and policies that implement Industrial Ecology in Switzerland.

October, 2011 Outreach Activity

Dr. Jean-David Gerber, Institute of Land Use Policies and Human Environment, University of Lausanne (UNIL), Switzerland visited ROI to to discuss about potential collaborative projects. Dr. Gerber specializes in issues of governance of land.

October, 2011 Industry Visit

Megha Shenoy, Research Director, ROI visited the Peenya Industries Association to meet with the President and Honorable Secretary of PIA. There she discussed Industrial Ecology approaches such as Industrial Symbiosis, Cleaner Production and Life Cycle Assessment. PIA is keen to work with ROI to investigate and implement strategies to reduce the adverse environmental impacts of industrial development in India. Peenya is the largest industrial estate in south Asia with more than 8000 manufacturing industrial facilities.

September, 2011 Industrial Ecology Project

Megha Shenoy visited Foundation of MSME Clusters at New Delhi to complete data collection for the project Environmental Analysis of Cluster of Foundries in Samalkha, Haryana.

September, 2011 ROI team

Rakesh Yadav joined ROI as Research Associate to develop project proposals and presentations for outreach. He has two Master degree, one in Sustainability (Food Industry) and another one in Agriculture. He has experience in the field of Administration, R&D, CSR, Sustainability, Environment,Training, FMCG, Consulting, Food Quality, Food Production, Agriculture, Microbiology, NGO, Management, Not for Profit.

September, 2011 Project Presentation

Megha Shenoy visited Hyderabad to meet with State Secretariat for Economic Affairs, Switzerland to present ROI's work on Compiling Life Cycle Inventories for various industrial processes in India.

August, 2011 Visit

Prof. Suren Erkman Chairman of ROI visited ROI office to discuss future plans and projects for ROI.

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