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Women & Renewables: Women’s Input to UN, Call for Award Nominations of Men

By Lalita Balakrishnan, All India Women’s Conference (AIWC), INFORSE member organisation

NGO Women’s Input to the UN

The Asia Pacific NGO Symposium included 12 parallel workshops held in September in Thailand. These were attended by over 500 delegates. The Symposium, entitled “Asia Pacific Women 2000 Gender - Equality Development and Peace for the 21st Century”, provided a forum for women to join forces in the review and assessment of the implementation of the Beijing Platform for Action.


Drawings by: AIWC

In the workshop organised by AIWC, Ms. Serelt Menon focused on environmental issues in general, Ms. Meenu Mishra presented a paper entitled Environmental Strategies and its Role in Promotion of Renewables”, and Mrs. Chandramani Chopra focused on environmental laws in India.

The workshop received a very good response and was highly appreciated by participants from 20 countries, including representatives from UNDP, Bahai International, Thai, and Bangladesh Governments.

The recommendations of the Workshop will be submitted as NGO input at

· ESCAP High Level Meeting in 24-29th October, 1999,
· 44th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women in March 2000,
· Special Session of the General Assembly of UN in June 2000.

AIWC - EXPO 2000

AIWC’s project proposal, “Sustainable Development through Renewable Energy Technologies”, has been accepted for registration at the EXPO-2000 program, “Projects around the World”, Hannover, Germany.

Call for Award Nominations of Men: ‘Women & Renewable Energy’

We request that you suggest names of some distinguished persons (male), who have worked with dedication on promotion of women and of renewable energy and who have made qualitative and significant contributions. Please send their names, along with text describing their achievements, to enable the International Selection Committee to choose one person to receive the Award at the World Renewable Energy Congress (WREC)-VI in July, 2000, UK. The international award, called Akhil Bharatiya Akshaya Urja Award, was instituted in 1998 at the WREC-V in Italy.

More Info: AIWC, Sarojini House, 6
Bhagwandas Road, New Delhi - 1110001
India. Ph: +91-11-3389680, - 3384092,
fax: +91-11-3384092.