International Presence of CEI
United Kingdom (England, Scotland)
Mekong Ganga Nations (Thailand Cambodia), ASEAN Nations (Vietnam, Indonesia)
CEI Leads Series of Meetings and Sustainable Development Initiatives at United Nations Climate Change Conference
CEI team led by Shri Jas Sohl ji [Chief Strategy Officer, CEI] led CEI into series of strategic meetings and parternships at COP 26 advancing the goals of SDGs and helping turn the 2020s into a decade of climate action and support.
High level meetings at COP 26 – Glasgow with HE Say Sam Al – Minister of Environment for kingdom of Cambodia. HE Kan Pharidh – Ambassador of Cambodia to the UK and Europe, HE.Dr. Ponlok TIN , Secretary of State, HE. Dr. Monyneath VANN, Secretary General, HE. Dr. Paris CHUOP , Director General.
CEI team had strategic and collaborative discussions with numerous parties including the Indian delegations, Cambodian delegations, Vietnamese delegations, East African delegations etc as well as meeting 4 key members of the Scottish parliament.
CEI Leads Ganga Connect Program at UK, get covered in PIB India
CEI – As part of the core organising committee of the “Ganga Connect” exhibition, kicked off the first Glasgow seminar, 8-10 November 2021/Glasgow City College, during COP 26.
This exhibition received a green-light with PM Modi’s trip to COP-26 and it will go a long way to energise both business as well as diaspora communities.
CEI Team led by Shri Jas Sohl ji with Dr Vinod Tare. Founding Head, Centre for Ganga River Basin Management and Studies.
CEI also had series of meetings with Shri Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Minister of Jal Shakti and H.E. Gaitri Issar Kumar, Indian High Commissioner to the UK.
Meeting held at Embassy of Cambodia to the UK to further the Sustainable Development Initiative for Cambodia (24 September 2020)
Indian Water Impact Summit (IWIS) 10-15 December 2020
CEI also brought the Lower Mekong region to participate at the Summit in order to build a partnership of civilizational river economies for water security and shared prosperity. Dr Siphana – Chairman of AVI (Strategic partner of CEI) and Senior Advisor to Royal Government of Cambodia, led a dialogue with the nations focusing on Cambodia. However, the initiative will also advance relationships with Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.
In the area of International Collaborations, CEI played a key role in facilitating formation of the Behemoth India UK Water Partnership Forum in the capacity of being the International Business Mentor to British Water.
The MoU between cGanga and British Water led CEI onto organising and bringing together the 5th India Water Impact Summit. Summit was based on the concept of “Arth Ganga” invoked by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in the First Meeting of the National Ganga Council held in Kanpur in December 14, 2019.
In Sanskrit and other Indian languages “Arth” denotes meaning or value. Ganga refers to the River Ganga; but Ganga is also symbolic of all rivers since they are all akin to Ganga. “Arth Ganga” is, therefore, essentially the Meaning or Value of River Ganga or any other river.
Since developmental imperatives have often been pitted against environmental concerns, and river conservation efforts have also faced this dilemma, it is important to resolve this dichotomy by embedding “Arth Ganga” in India’s developmental narrative.
Thus, the Summit aimed at discussing and disseminating the need for and modalities of embracing “Arth Ganga” in sectors that closely interweave with river conservation.
This bilateral meeting was also attended by Senior IAS officers Shri Rajeev Ranjan Mishra and Shri U.P. Singh ji.
H.E. Gaitri Issar Kumar, Indian Ambassador to UK, gave the Welcome Address hailing the potential of this bilateral forum in the inaugural meeting.
Many participants from Academia and Industry shared their insights into future roadmap into knowledge transfer, innovative tech solutions for furthering the Water Partnership Forum.
This highlights the utmost potential of this forum for future of India’s development