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Anandajit Goswami is an economist by training and has research interests on the interfaces of economic modelling, ecological, resource, macro, micro, international trade and developmental economics, and sustainability science from an interdisciplinary lens.As TERI Africa Coordinator, he was based at United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA), Addis Ababa where he coordinated South-South Cooperation initiatives. He has led projects supported by Asian Development Bank and UK-Aid on macroeconomic and welfare implications of tax, subsidies on petroleum products. He specializes in Computable General Equilibrium modeling, value chain based and econometric macro-modeling. He has also worked on projects applying input- output modeling, social accounting matrix based activity modeling, and energy risk modeling. He has worked as a consultant with WWF India on econometric modelling for assessing certain aspects of sustainability. As a consultant he has also worked with National Institute of Labour Economics Research and Development (under NITI Aayog). He has been associated with various South-South cooperation knowledge exchange programmes, supported by UNECA, United Nations Industrial Developmental Organization, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Ministry of Water and Energy, Government of Ethiopia, Horn of Africa Regional Environment Centre and Network, Addis Ababa University.

Anandajit has written India's first children science fiction bookon sustainability titled - "Lucy and The Train: Tryst with Sustainability" published by TERI Press and has coauthored and coedited two reference books on sustainability titled - "Sustainability Science for Social, Economic and Environmental Development" and "Economic Modelling, Analysis and Policy for Sustainability" published by IGI Global from Pennsylvania, U.S.A. He has published papers in peer reviewed journals and contributed chapters to books. He has co-authored a booklet on South South Cooperation and Knowledge Exchange issues and edited a booklet related to regulatory issues on biofuels.

He has been giving talks on “Economics of Sustainability” in South South Knowledge exchange programmes. He has initiated a "Music for Sustainability" programme to work with national and international musicians on the issue of sustainability. Other than this, he has contributed popular articles in newspapers and blogs for Economist, Reuters Foundation. Presently, Anandajit is a member of International and Indian Society for Ecological Economics. He is pursuing a Ph.d at TERI University on nonlinear dynamic system analysis of rural energy transition and has obtained Masters in International Economics with Specialization in World Economy from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

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AGILITY FOR SUSTAINABILITY

 

The Organisation for Harnessing Research Innovation (TOHRI) is a one person limited liability company (OPC) aiming to work on the social, economic and environmental domains of sustainability. Sustainability as a concept is often like an abstract emotion of care, affection that gives comfort to the people of the society. The emotion can be felt but cannot be seen.

TOHRI attempts to break this gap by launching a set of activities that will focus on different issues pertaining to the social, economic and environmental domains of sustainability. The issues will be addressed through a set of services that TOHRI will offer for its clients which in return will contribute to addressing the economic, social and environmental pillars of sustainability.Sustainability which is an abstract concept can also be attempted to be achieved through a set of services provided by an OPC for its varied clients in the society through sustained flow of revenue generation.

The clients can vary from government, public, private agencies, common people, corporates, schools, colleges, policy and decision makers. When TOHRI will provide its services on various issues pertaining to sustainability by different communication mediums it will compel all the end users of the services like government, public, private agencies, common public, corporates, schools, colleges, policy and decision makers to RETHINK ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY. Therefore the VISION of TOHRI is to constantly strive in the JOURNEY OF RETHINKING SUSTAINABILITY through its clients. One of the programme areas that aims to address this vision is called - "Agility for Sustainability".

WHAT IS AGILITY FOR SUSTAINABILITY?
In this activity area, TOHRI will organize sports events like corporate cricket tournaments, athletics, six a side football, debates, dumbcharades, chess, quiz show, jamming and debates for corporate employees and their family members for the cause of sustainability. These events will be organized by TOHRI's event management team for corporates. The event will be like an Olympic for the cause of Sustainability.

The fund mobilized through the participation fee of the corporates will be channeled to CSR and livelihood generation projects of TOHRI working with Conserve Agro Fouundation in conserving Himalayas and in cattle rearing, agricultural livelihood projects in Africa. Details of the ongoing projects in Himalayas and Africa are available at - http://www.tohri.in/sportsprogramme.php, http://www.tohri.in/africaprogramme.php.

Objectives
- To promote sustainability causes amongst corporates and their family members through a package of activities like corporate cricket tournaments, athletics, six a side football, debates, dumbcharades, chess, quiz show, jamming and debates in NCR area

How it will achieve the objectives
- By involving 16 corporate house employees and their family members for participating in the event - "Agility for Sustainability".
- By large scale social media, electronic and print media outreach of the event and highlighting about sustainability champions who will emerge from the event
- By promoting quiz, debates and talk sessions, dumbcharades on issues of sustainability causes in the "Agility for Sustainability" event

Why Sponsor This Event?
- Each sponsorer of the event will be given reward points in terms of their CSR branding in social media, electronic and print media
- Further, their support will be acknowledged in all outreach efforts of the programme and in the Conserve Himalaya and TOHRI Africa Programme
- Documentation of the support of the sponsorers will be done by means of documentary, short films that will be disseminated in Youtube and other electronic outreach platforms
- The people who will mobilize and support through funds will be a part of the documentary film of the event and other outreach mediums of the event and they will be branded as CSR and Sustainability Champions

For more details
Contact -
Anandajit Goswami,
CEO, Founder, TOHRI OPC Private Limited (www.tohri.in)
anandajit@tohri.in