Alumni for Sustainable Development Goals

The special web talk series 'Alumni for SDG' showcases important and relevant topics of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is brought to you by DAAD alumni from the South Asia region which includes India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka as well from Southeast Asia region namely Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Timor Leste. The alumni groups and networks from these regions will present their research work in select SDGs to share it with a wider audience through good practice examples.

Alumni for SDG 2023

The DAAD Regional Offices in New Delhi and Jakarta would like to invite you to participate by submitting your paper for the international Web Talk Series under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) – 2023.

This year’s web talk series will address the following SDGs:                                       

  1. SDG 03 – Good Health and Well-Being (24th – 25th May 2023)
  2. SDG 14 – Life Below Water (23rd – 24th August 2023)
  3. SDG 07 – Affordable and Clean Energy (15th – 16th November 2023)

Who can submit papers for the Web Talk Series?

Former scholarship holders of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (AvH) from South Asia region (India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka) as well as from Southeast Asia region (Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, and Timor Leste) are welcome to submit papers. For more information, click on the call for papers.

Submit your paper here.
Submission Deadline: 25 March 2023

As catalysts working towards finding solutions to global challenges, the alumni network paves the way in science, research, technology, and academic excellence.

The Alumni for SDG aims to facilitate popular science amongst the networks and beyond, thereby intensifying and facilitating exchange of ideas and initiate a dialogue in a particular SDG field through relevant research being conducted. The main objective is to give back to society as bridge builders between South Asia, Southeast Asia, and Germany by strengthening subject-specific alumni groups within the regions.

Good Health & Well-Being SDG 03 (May 2023)

Achieving SDG 03 – Ending Poverty and Reducing Inequalities will require universal health coverage.

Life Below Water SDG 14 (Aug 2023)

Achieving SDG 14 – Improving conservation and the sustainable use of resources derived from the ocean.

Affordable and Clean Energy SDG 07 (Nov 2023)

Achieving SDG 07 – Investing in thermal, wind, and solar power will lead to cleaner and more efficient energy necessary for healthy and sustainable environment.

Past Talks - SDG 12, 11, 06, 05

Take a look at the talks the DAAD alumni presented in the last series.

Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 12

Going Green with Public Procurement, Textiles and Agriculture
November, 16:00 – 17:00 IST

  • Dr. Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, England, a Fellow and Council Member of the Textile institute, UK
  • Dr. Jaideep Kumar Singh, Subject Matter Specialist, ICAR-KVK-Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Moderator: Dr. Hari Kumar Suberi, National freelance consultant in Bhutan focused mainly in areas of energy, environment, and society

Sustainable Systems in Food Security: A Regional and Global Overview
3 November, 16:00 – 17:00 IST

  • Prof. Suseelendra Desai, Dean, School of Agricultural Sciences, NMIMS University, Shirpur, Maharashtra
  • Prof. Khan Md. Shaiful Islam, Professor, Department of Animal Nutrition, Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Moderator: Dr. Archana Raghavan Sathyan, Asst. Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension, Kerala Agricultural University

Sustainable Polymer Production
24 August, 16:00 – 17:30 IST

  • Dr. K I Suresh, CSIR National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Thiruvananthapuram
  • Dr. Sayam Sen Gupta, IISER Kolkata

Sustainable Practices in Agricultural Production
25 August, 16:00 – 17:30 IST

  • Dr. Moumita Gangopadhyay, Adamas University Kolkata
  • Anas Shaikh, IIT Kharagpur

Sustainable Cities and Communities - SDG 11

Sustainability Transitions in Cities: Green Infrastructure, Mobility and Resilience (2021)

  • Dr. Md. Manjur Morshed, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
  • Sana Javaid, Technical University of Munich
  • Dr. Hari Kumar Suberi, HBK Braunschweig Institute for Transformation Design
  • Dr. Gabriela Garcés Sánchez, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability & University of Stuttgart

Towards a Sustainable and Secure Future Power Grid (2021)

  • Dr. Guru Praanesh Raman, Singapore-ETH Centre
  • Dr. Guru Raghav Raman, Singapore-ETH Centre
  • Dr. Uwe Kaltenborn, HIGHVOLT Prüftechnik Dresden GmbH

Clean Water and Sanitation - SDG 06

Thinking Water Efficiency and Security in Indian Urban Areas (2021)

  • Dr. Shivraj Dhaka, Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Dr. Subham Mukherjee, Frei Universität Berlin & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Daniel Rosado, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability & University of Kiel

Clean Water and Sanitation Focusing on Agriculture (2021) 

  • Dr. Rinku Verma, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • Mr. Joel Fernandes, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
  • Prof. Dr Sannasiraj, IIT Madras

Gender Equality - SDG 05

Gender Gap and Gender Equality in Education, Employment, University, Academia, and the Digital Space (2021)

  • Prof. Jyoti Devkota, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Ishanka Karunarathne, University of Kelaniya
  • Arnab Mandal, TATA Trusts

SDG Monitoring & Reporting

Generating, Reporting and Sharing Data on SDGs in the German and South-Asian Context (2021)

  • Dr. Falk Schmidt, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
  • Dr. Mariam Akhter, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Bangladesh