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North East Sustainable Development Goals Conclave 2020 in Assam

New Delhi, Feb 19 (UNI) NITI Aayog is organising 'Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) Conclave 2020: Partnerships, Cooperation and Development of North Eastern States' in Guwahati.
The conclave is being organised in association with the North Eastern Council, Government of Assam, Tata Trusts, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Research and Information System for Developing Countries (RIS).
The three-day event from February 24 to 26, will take place in Assam Administrative Staff College, Guwahati and will see representations from the highest offices of all the State Governments of the North East, Central Ministries, academia, civil society and international development organizations.
The inaugural session will be presided over by Niti Aayog Vice Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) Minister Dr Jitendra Singh, Chief Ministers of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Sikkim and Tripura will be present among others.
The inaugural session on the first day would be followed by technical sessions on the February 25 and 26 which would include sessions pertaining to SDG localisation in the northeast, economic prosperity and sustainable livelihoods, climate adaptive agriculture, health and nutrition, education, skill development and entrepreneurship, connectivity and infrastructure development & inequality and exclusion.
The valedictory address would be delivered by UNDP India Resident Representative Shoko Noda, according to a statement here on Wednesday.
NITI Aayog has the mandate of overseeing the adoption and monitoring of SDGs at the national and sub-national level. Progress in the northeast region is crucial in this decade of action for the country to achieve the SDGs by 2030 and this conclave is part of NITI Aayog’s continuous efforts towards fostering partnerships at the sub-national level.
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