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We at RDI organize conventions with an objective to function as a center of knowledge and innovation for overall equitable development and sustainable growth. In order to achieve this, we have expertise in designing thematic based customized contents of conventions.


Conventions Organized by RDI

Research & Development Initiative has successfully organized three conventions. The details are given below

Development Uttar Pradesh:

A conclave entitled, “Development Uttar Pradesh 2005: A Conclave on Investment in Social Development Sector” was organized by Research & Development Initiative (RDI) on 18th March 2005 at New Delhi.

The workshop primarily aimed at providing a complete understanding of the development scenario of UP and the ways in which the state government proposes to address some of these issues in the near future. The efforts of UPDC had resulted in donor/aid agencies investing in the state. However, most of the investments made were in the non-social sectors. This workshop acted as a medium of interface between the donor agencies and the government for better understanding and cooperation.  The idea was to provide an opportunity for donors to express their views and expectations, explore potential areas of partnership and help UP government to prepare itself better in meeting the requirements of donor funded projects and in ultimately helping the poor. The workshop also aimed at examining issues related to the state government and donor relationship for a better co-ordination.

LPG: Catalyst of Social Change:

Research & Development Initiative (RDI) in collaboration with Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, organized an International Conference entitled, “LPG: Catalyst of Social Change” at Bhubaneswar, Odisha on 1st and 2nd September, 2016. In May 2016, Pradhan Mantri Ujjwala Yojna (PMUY) was launched with an aim to deepen the penetration of LPG in rural poor families. PMUY is considered to be a landmark step towards realizing Prime Minister, Shri Narendra Modi’s vision to provide clean cooking fuel to the poor and marginalized wom­en with the target to bring 50 million poor households under LPG coverage in a span of three years.

The conference was successful in attracting participation from wide range of researchers, planners and implementers across the globe. Experts deliberated on a wide range of subjects which included need of clean fuel, possible interventions, initiatives in India and case studies from other developing nations. The range of deliberations can be assessed from the fact that even Ujjwala beneficiaries (poor women) and GiveItUP champions were also given opportunity to tell their stories to the world. The involvement of the Indian government in the event is reflected from the fact that a governor, two senior Union Ministers, senior officials from MoP&NG, senior officers from state governments and top management of oil marketing companies not only spoke but also spent a lot of time listening to other speakers.The conference was attended by more the 300 delegates which include research development professionals, subject matter specialists, implementers, academicians from India and abroad.

LPG: Catalyst of Social Change-II:

After one and Half Year of the launch of the Pradhan MantriUjjwala Yojana (PMUY) it has been successful in achieving more than its periodic target by providing LPG connections to more than 3 crore households. This landmark scheme, apart from providing clean cooking fuel to poor families, has been a major impetus in the gender empowerment by addressing the health related issues of women and in due course paving way for their socio – economic development. 

In this context, Research & Development Initiative(RDI), in association with MoP&NG, IOCL, BPCL & HPCL had organized a Conference entitled, “LPG: Catalyst of Social Change-II” with an aim of sharing the impact of Ujjwalain various spheres viz: health, environment, gender empowerment, overall socio economic development etc. The conference also aimed at encouraging deliberations of leveraging Ujjwala for International Cooperation and its prospect of being a model for other developing countries. Apart from this, the conference also underscores the initiatives like LPG Panchayat & WIN LPG undertaken to strengthen Ujjwala. The conference also facilitated for horizontal exchange of experience of stakeholders and apprised the participants with the latest developments in the sector. It has also served as an opportunity to interact and network with experts in the area of energy and international lyacclaimed speakers.

The conference was held at Ranchi, Jharkhand on 26th and 27th February, 2018, attended by more the 250 delegates which included research development professionals, subject matter specialists, implementers, academicians from India and abroad.