Monday, August 26, 2013

10th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2013

Centre for Civil Society in partnership with India Habitat Centre
Cordially Invites You to
10th Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival 2013
29 August to 1 September  IHC, New Delhi
Please find the invitation attached for more details.
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We are screening 38 Documentaries over the four days festival. Join us at 10am on Thursday/29 August in this journey of understanding livelihood freedom through documentaries that highlight Unheard Voices and Untold Stories.
29 August | Thursday | 11:45 | Casuarina Hall
Realising the potential of the Bamboo sector in India: the case for regulatory reforms and their implementationThis panel will review a) the regulations which restrict bamboo-based livelihoods and b) the regulations which have been passed but not implemented to support bamboo-based livelihoods.
30 August | Friday | 12:00 | Casuarina Hall
From Swatantrata to Azaadi: the road to Economic Freedom  The significance of political and civil freedom is widely recognised, but that of economic freedom is scarcely understood.   This panel will explore this freedom and dwell on what it means to the common man.
31 August | Saturday | 11:30 | Gulmohar Hall
Do we have the right policy framework for skill development in India yet? With a target of skilling 500 mn by 2022, the magnitude and complexity of the mission demands a robust policy framework to address the various gaps and needs of this high-potential sector. This panel will explore these gaps and identify policy options to bridge them.
31 August | Sunday | 10:00 to 11:30 | Gulmohar Hall
Engaging Communities and Crowd-Funding your Documentaries Mumbai-based crowd-funding platform Catapooolt will be introducing on how documentary maker can use Crowd-Funding for their documentaries. It’s also an opportunity for those focused on areas of films, music and other performing arts, to know how it works.
29 August – 1 September | 11 AM to 7 PM | Experimental Art Gallery
Way of Life and Livelihood
CCS in collaboration with Delhi Photography Club displays 40 photographs
1 September | Sunday | 7 PM – 8:30 PM | Stein Auditorium
A life in music, a livelihood in music?
Traditional music has being an increasingly difficult livelihood option. Vidya Shah – Musician, researcher and composer will discuss through an illustrated talk and musical performance about the challenges and celebrations through the lives of remarkable women musicians and the times they lived in.
For the Award Ceremony, please be seated by 6:45 PM Seating is on a first come first serve basis and subject to capacityHabitat World, Lodhi Road, Preferred Entry from Gate No.3
Manoj Mathew
Festival Director
Jeevika: Asia Livelihood Documentary Festival
A-69 Hauz Khas, New Delhi 110 016, India
Phone: +91.11.2653.7456
Fax: +91.11.2651.2347
Mobile: +91.98.9930.7456

 “Workshop for Media and CSOs on Sustainable Urban Transport” on Aug 29-30 (Thu-Fri), IHC, New Delhi
I am happy to share with you about an upcoming Workshop and Open Forum for media and CSOs onSustainable Urban Transport issues. To be organised on Aug 29-30, at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi, the workshop is open for journalists, CSOs, research institutions, environment advocacy groups and govt institutions. 
The workshop has been planned by CMSR Consultants, in association with Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation (SSEF), The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and International Council on Clean Transportation (ICCT).   
Objective: Through this workshop and Open Forum we would like to bring together media and CSOs (working on issues such as urban transport, air pollution, NMT, urban planning etc) to enhance  their understanding on various issues related to urban transport including fuel efficiency, emission standards, auto fuel policy in the country, poor air quality and its impact on health. It will also act as a forum to discuss how these issues can be reported in a better way in media and also, how to advocate them further at local as well state and regional level.  
  • Date: Aug 29-30, 2013 (Thu-Fri)
  • Timings: 10:00 am-05:00 pm
  • Venue: Maple, India Habitat Centre, New Delhi
Environment Ministryconfers Wildlife Awards
Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award 2009 has been conferred upon Shri S. P. Yadav, Deputy Inspector General in National Tiger Conservation Authority .  The Amrita Devi Bishnoi Wildlife Protection Award 2010 was conferred upon inindividual  to Shri Saurabh Gupta and Shri Gaurav Gupta and in institutional category to Shri Dadu Paryavaran Sansthan of District Tonk in Rajasthan.
 These awards were given away on the occasion of birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi by the Secretary (Environment and Forests) Dr V.Rajagopalan . The award presentation ceremony coincided with the inauguration of the consultation workshop on “Developing Strategies for Mitigation of Human-Animal Conflicts”, organized by the Ministry of Enviornment & Forests and Wild Life Institute of India at India Habitat Centre. Dr. K. Jude Sekar, Director General of Forests and Special Secretary, Dr. S. S. Garbyal, Additional Director General of Forests (Wildlife), senior forest and wild life officers from the State Government all over the country and members of Civil Society from the wildlife fraternity participated. The Minister of State for Environment and Forests Smt JayanthiNatarajan has congratulated the winners of the Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award 2009 and the Amrita Devi Bishnoi Wildlife Protection Award 2010.
The Rajiv Gandhi Wildlife Conservation Award was conferred upon Shri S. P.Yadav, Deputy Inspector General in National Tiger Conservation Authority for cracking a hub of thriving illegal trade in wildlife specimens, during his tenure as Divisional Forest Officer, Agra in 2007-08. He was instrumental in major seizure of almost 30,000 wildlife specimens, including a large number of endangered species, in close coordination with the local Police and Special Task Force of Utter Pradesh for successful prosecution of the offenders.
The enormity of this seizure highlighted the scale of thriving illegal trade in lesser known endangered species of wildlife, and its networking for their use in educational institutions. It served as an eye opener and fostered the much needed awareness amongst local people, eventually leading to considerable reduction in demand for such specimens. 
The Amrita Devi Bishnoi Wildlife Protection Award-2010 in individual category was conferred upon Shri Saurabh Gupta and Shri Gaurav Gupta for their significant contribution for protection of Wildlife. The awardees have been assisting government authorities in detection, apprehension and prosecution of large number of offences under the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 in the States of Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, and Haryana and Union Territory of Delhi. The efforts of Shri Saurabh Gupta and Shri Gaurav Gupta, made at considerable personal risks, have strengthened the enforcement of wildlife laws in the concerned States, resulting in check on wildlife crime.
The Amrita Devi Bishnoi Wildlife Protection Award in institutional category was conferred upon Shri Dadu Paryavaran Sansthan of District Tonk in Rajasthan. The organization made remarkable contribution not only in saving the endangered wild animals, especially black bucks, from poachers, but also by working continuously for developing suitable habitat for them. They have worked for conservation and protection of black bucks and have raised awareness for the cause.

AirAsia X to launch double daily services

AirAsia X to launch double daily services from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth
To celebrate, you can buddy up and save with our Buy 1, Fly 2 Sale!

SEPANG, 26 August 2013- AirAsia X Berhad, the leading low-cost, long-haul carrier, announced that the airline will increase its current flights to double daily flights services from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney,Melbourne and Perth later this year.
AirAsia X will increase its current flights to Sydney and Melbourne from 12 weekly flights and Perth from its current 9 weekly flights to 14 flights a week. The double daily flights from Kuala Lumpur to Melbourne will start on 1 October 2013; and to Sydney and Perth on 25 November 2013 effectively.
The announcement follows the finalisation of a revised bilateral agreement between the Australian and Malaysian governments and an expansion of AirAsia X’s long-haul fleet of Airbus A330-300s which will comprise 16 aircraft at the end of December 2013.
AirAsia X is expected to become Australia’s fourth largest foreign carrier by the end of 2013 as it allocates its additional capacity for the remainder of the year to the market.
Azran Osman-Rani, CEO of AirAsia X said, “Overall, the airline has carried over 3.4 million passengers to and from its Australian routes since it began operations in Australia in 2007. Australia contributes over 40% of the airline’s total revenue, with an average of 83% passenger load in the first half of 2013.”
“We are delighted to increase the current flights to double daily flights on our Australian routes. Our flights from Kuala Lumpur to Sydney, Melbourne and Perth routes have performed extremely well and the new double daily services will help meet increasing demand.”
“The double daily services will provide guests with a greater choice of travel times and enable us to offer improved flight connections across our network and that of the AirAsia Group, which would further encourage the growth of tourism and trade of both countries. With the additional frequencies, AirAsia X is also looking at doubling our fly-thru arrivals into Australia and from Australia across our group network.”
“AirAsia X has been lobbying both governments for some time for the increased capacity, and we are delighted to be able to further expand our reach across these dynamic cities from Kuala Lumpur.”
“Australia is a huge part of our core focus, and Australians can expect to see us continuing to expand our operations in this vitally important market,” concluded Azran.
To celebrate the double daily flights, AirAsia X is offering a “Buy 1, Fly 2” sale which allows guests to book with a friend and split one amazing fare.
The sale is available for online bookings from 26 August 2013 to 1 September 2013 for the travel period for departures from Kuala Lumpur between 1 October 2013 and 5 August 2014; and Perth and Sydney departures from 25 November 2013 to 5 August 2014.
In one of AirAsia X’s best deals yet, two people can fly from Kuala Lumpur to  SydneyMelbourne andPerth from as low as  MYR 599* one way.
Fly-Thru promotional deals are available from as low as MYR 699* from Penang to Perth. Guests may also opt for other exciting fly-thru deals that include services from AirAsia X other destinations such as from China and Korea to Melbourne, Sydney and Perth via the Kuala Lumpur hub. The Fly-thru service allows guests to seamlessly purchase two flight sectors and connect via Kuala Lumpur.
AirAsia X also recently announced its entry into Adelaide, with four weekly flights to its hub in Kuala Lumpur set to begin October 31, 2013 and a return to seven flights a week on the Gold Coast.
AirAsia X was the first long-haul, low fare carrier to introduce Premium Flatbed seats, which have standard business class specifications of 20” width, 60” pitch and stretch out to 77” in full recline position.
The Premium flatbeds feature universal power sockets, adjustable headrests and built-in personal utilities such as tray table, drink holder, reading light and privacy screen. Premium seat guests also enjoy premium complimentary products and services including Pick A Seat, Priority Check-in, Priority Boarding, Priority Baggage, 25kg Baggage Allowance, Complimentary Meal and Pillow & Duvet.
On top of that, AirAsia X recently introduced the “Quiet Zone” cabin on all its long-haul flights across China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Australia and Nepal. The new service enhancement is exclusively for guests who are above age 12. The “Quiet Zone” cabin features a new ambiance with soft lighting, offering a more relaxing cabin atmosphere, which will ensure a more pleasant journey for our guests.
AirAsia X was awarded the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Seat and the World’s Best Low Cost Airline Premium Class titles at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards which took place at the Paris Airshow. The AirAsia Group also received its 5th consecutive year title as the World’s Best and Asia’s Best Low Cost Airline at the 2013 Skytrax World Airline Awards.

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