WORLD MALAYALEE COUNCIL (WMC)
(WMC-Global Environment Council & WMC-International Forum for Business and Commerce)
WMC- GLOBAL SEMINAR & ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION PROJECT AWARDS:
: LEADING THE CHANGE!!!
WMC -GLOBAL BUSINESS SUMMIT: RE IMAGINING KERALA!!!
On 13th January (Sunday) at Taj Gateway Hotel, Marine Drive, Kochi.
From 9.30 am – 1.00 pm Global Business Summit
3.00 pm – 4.30 pm WMC Global Seminar & project presentation
4.30 pm – 6.30 pm Valedictory Function
The Hon’ble Chief Minister of Kerala will be the Chief Guest, Distributing Awards & commending about the outcome of the Global Business summit.
The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted by all United Nations Member States in 2015, provides a shared blueprint for peace and prosperity for people and the planet, now and into the future. At its heart are the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are an urgent call for action by all countries, Organizations and Civil Society – developed and developing – in a global partnership. To transform the World, They recognize that ending poverty and other deprivations must go hand-in-hand with strategies that improve health and education, reduce inequality, and spur economic growth – all while tackling climate change and working to preserve our oceans and forests.
Kerala is truly blessed by Nature through its 44 rivers, golden beaches, emerald backwaters, lofty mountain ranges, variety of natural resources and above all highly developed human intelligence resources. It has been our endeavor to identify areas of sustainable development for our State and how development can go hand-in-hand with economical, social and environmental sustainability. Kerala or its society will not accept any development model which is not environment friendly or sustainable in nature. This creates a unique opportunity for Kerala to be a world model in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals by 2030.
This realization that protecting and preserving our nature must go hand in hand with economic growth, poverty alleviation and improving quality of life has encouraged World Malayalee Council through the Global Environment Council (GEC) & International Council for Business & commerce (ICBC) to initiate this twin program for encouraging environment protection by introducing the Global Environment Protection Project awards: Leading the change and organizing a Global Business Summit: Re-Imagining Kerala to discuss and arrive at a plan of action to encourage the Diaspora and other stake holders to engage with the Government to promote projects which will contribute to the economic, social and environmentally sustainable development of our state.
WMC GLOBAL SEMINAR&ENVIRONMENT PROTECTION PROJECT AWARD-2018 : LEADING THE CHANGE!!!!
With the objective to encourage, recognize and reward path breaking ideas for protection and preservation of the Environment, the WMC-Global Environment Council decided to have a global contest and institute WMC-Global Environment Protection Project Awards 2018 under various different categories. This contest was open to School & College students, Individuals, Institutions, Organizations, NGOs and also from Print & Electronic Media, across the globe. An eminent panel of jurists with professional, technical competence and expertise have gone through the entries and shortlisted the best of 24 items in the preliminary screening. From the 24 items, the final selection will be conducted for six categories. Out of these categories, first places of Rupees one lakh for each category and Rupees seventy five thousand for second places. Consolation prizes are also for selected items as suggested by the expert committee. The seminar will feature panel discussions with renowned experts and also the presentation of the shortlisted entries.
Charting out an innovative path, WMC is initiating steps to implement the best of these projects by identifying and bringing together Investors, agencies, Corporate and Organizations with large CSR funding at the same venue. Around 300 such potential investors are being brought under one platform in the parallel WMC Business Summit. It is proposed that the ideators can pitch the projects to the potential investors for participation in implementation of these projects. WMC will act as the matchmaker to link the potential stakeholders and finalize the mode of engagement for implementation of the viable projects.
Thus in the course of this one-day itself, we propose to complete all the steps to award the best of the projects submitted as well as locate potential sponsors to support and implement these ideas in the Sate,
WMC-GLOBAL BUSINESS SUMMIT : REIMAGINING KERALA!!!
With the economic progress of our country has achieved in the recent years, members of the Indian Diaspora who have had long years of service abroad and have gained in knowledge, experience and expertise are planning to return to India. The State of Kerala will need to take steps to attract these returning members of the Diaspora to our Kerala State and leverage their existing knowledge, experience, expertise and resources for creating new development models in our State and investments in the core areas of infrastructure in the State. It is with this in mind that the WMC-GLOBAL BUSINESS SUMMIT has been organized on Sunday, 13th January, 2019 at the Taj Gateway Hotel, Marine Drive, Kochi.
The theme for the WMC Business Summit is : “REIMAGINING KERALA”, designed to look ahead, to bring in new concepts of sustainable development whereby Kerala can be role model for the world. This can be made possible through the collaborative effort and utilizing the skills, experience and expertise of the NRI / NRK Global Malayalee Diaspora.
The event of 13 January 2018 shall be the beginning of a series of initiatives which World Malayalee Council will be initiating to support the efforts of The Government of Kerala to Rebuild Kerala aligned to the Global Goals. In order to create the right a forward looking policy of development for our State, WMC is proposing to initiate discussions in the following growth areas for the future
- Industry 4.0; Re-imagining the future of Industry and the opportunities in Kerala.
- Agriculture 0; A Blue Green Economic revolution for integrating production and delivery of Safe to eat food.
- Digital disruptions in Education, Media & entertainment.
- Holistic and affordable Health care for All.
- FinTech and Innovative financing for creating a vibrant entrepreneurial ecosystem in Kerala.
- Self reliant smart community clusters.
- Waste to wealth; Resource recovery and recycling opportunities.
The WMC Business Summit will feature success stories of our Diaspora in these sectors and discuss how the same can be encouraged to recreate those successes in Kerala.
The suggestions, recommendations and the key decisions of the WMC Business Summit shall be collated and presented to the Chief Minister during the valedictory function in the evening.
Expecting your esteemed presence and valuable suggestions.
The detailed brochure/program schedule will be given in due course.
Johny Kuruvila Shaji Baby John Adv.Sivan Madathil
WMC Global President Chairman, Chairman
Dr.A.V.Anoop WMC International Forum WMC Global Environment
WMC Global Chairman Business and Commerce Council
Issac John Pattaniparambil
WMC Global Advisory Board