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International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 Free Webinar

Joint Webinar by Biotecnika, KITS, ABLE, NRPL and FLEDGE

Biotecnika is bringing you an opportunity to understand the importance of maintaining the Biodiversity in order to seek solutions to the present and future challenges going by the theme “Our solutions are in nature” using India’s Biological Resources (BR) and Traditional Knowledge. Biotecnika, jointly with KITS, ABLE, Natural Remedies Pvt Ltd, and FLEDGE is conducting a webinar on 22nd May, the International Day for Biological Diversity.

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Around 25% of the animals and species in the world are facing extinction. Its high time we realize the importance of protecting biodiversity. Greater species diversity ensures natural sustainability for all life forms. And a healthy ecosystem can withstand and overcome a variety of disasters. The international day for biological diversity in 2020 is targeted to spread awareness on the importance of biodiversity and global issues due to biodiversity loss.

Biotecnika is bringing you an opportunity to understand biodiversity and how it’s loss can threaten the very existence of humans. Biotecnika, jointly with KITS, ABLE, NRPL and FLEDGE is conducting a webinar on 22nd May, the International Day for Biological Diversity.

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Topics Of Discussion:

  • Dealing with Biodiversity: National and Global Priorities By Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati
  • Biodiversity and emerging areas of biotechnology like Synthetic Biology, Gene Editing By Dr. Amit Agarwal
  • Simple steps involved in gaining compliance with the Biological Diversity Act 2002 by Indian Biotech industries
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Webinar Details:

  • Date: 22nd May 2020
  • Time: 11:00 AM
  • Mode Of Webinar: Online
  • Duration: 2 Hrs Approx
  • Registration Fee: Free of cost for all Biotecnika Members & Subscribers
  • Subject: All Bioscience Professionals & Students
  • Speakers: Mr. Narayan Suresh, Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati, Dr. Amit Agarwal & Mr. Shekhar Suman

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International Day for Biological Diversity 2020 Free Webinar

About the Speakers:

Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati

Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati

Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati is an internationally renowned conservation and development specialist with close to three decades of experience working at national, regional and international levels, holding positions such as Vice-Chancellor, Transdisciplinary University (TDU, India), Chief of Biodiversity, Land Law and Governance programs at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP, Kenya), Senior Policy Fellow at Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI, Norway), Chairman, National Biodiversity Authority-Government of India (NBA, India), Coordinator, Biodiplomacy Programme at United Nations University (UNU-IAS, Japan), Head, Regional Biodiversity Programme for Asia at the World Conservation Union (IUCN, Sri Lanka), Head, Biodiversity, and Biotechnology program at the M S Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF, India).

He is currently the Regional Vice-Chair for South and Southeast Asia at IUCN Commission on Education and Communication, Global Chair for IUCN Specialist Group on Traditional Knowledge and Community Engagement, and the Chairperson of FLEDGE, an international think-tank. He has advised more than 30 countries on conservation and development policy and served as an advisor to international bodies such as China Council for International Cooperation on Environment and Development, China, the Global Environment Facility (GEF), World Bank, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and others.

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Dr. Amit Agarwal

International biological diversity webinar
Dr. Amit Agarwal

Dr. Amit Agarwal is the Director of Natural Remedies. He obtained his master’s degree in Pharmacology from the University of Strathclyde, UK, and holds a Ph.D. in Pharmacology. He has over 29 years of experience in research and development
of natural products.

He has published about 110 research papers, in various peer-reviewed, national and international journals, apart from 94 abstracts in various proceedings and has contributed to 8 books. He has 6 granted patents, which are active, to his credit.

He is a member of the Herbal Products and Crude Drugs Committee of the Indian
Pharmacopoeia Commission, DBT task force on medicinal plants, member of Project Screening Committee of National Medicinal Plants Board, member of the expert panel of USP for Herbal Medicines Compendium and serves many other Government departments as a resource person.


Mr. Narayan Suresh

After a 30-year stint as a professional editor and journalist with Times of India, Dataquest, DQ Week, MIT’s Technology Review in India, BioSpectrum India and BioSpectrum Asia, Mr Narayanan Suresh formally joined the Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) in 2016 as its Chief Operating Officer (COO). He is based in Bangalore. The association was founded in 2003 to represent the interests of the fast-growing biotechnology industry. Mr Suresh has been tracking the Biotech Industry for several years and works very closely with leaders in various state governments and DBT / BIRAC and other ministries and organizations highlighting the achievements, needs, and opportunities of the sector.

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44 COMMENTS

  1. Greetings of biodiversity day to all of you …….
    .In the people’s biodiversity register preparations of the gram panchayats ,taluk and district ,nationwide what is the status of this data collection ..can you please inform …?

    Thank you

  2. This webinar was really excellent and is a best gift for celebration of international decade of biodiversity 2010_2020.

  3. Hello sir ,
    I came to know about the webinar today and I have attended it online on YouTube
    I am very much impressed from all the speakers and information that you gave through biotecnika is very useful for us . Kindly inform for future webinars .
    Thank you so much

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