The Hub off to a great start!
By Kanika Jindal New Delhi | June 16, 2014
EMBARQ India and WRI India hosted their first webinar on The Hub on 12th June, 2014 from 3-4 pm. The webinar, which was on “Raahgiri Day and its impact in Gurgaon” by Amit Bhatt - Strategy Head, Integrated Urban Transport, EMBARQ India- witnessed over a 100 registrations out of which 61 attended the webinar. This marks a great beginning to the newly launched e-learning, knowledge sharing and capacity building portal, which was launched on the World Environment Day with an aim to bring connectivity and collaboration in the field of sustainable transport and urban development in India.
Amit spoke about the central idea that Raahgiri Day is trying to propagate – the need of this initiative and the process of making it happen. He concluded his presentation by talking about the impact that this movement has had on the sustainability map of Gurgaon. “Raahgiri is not an end, but a means towards an end which is sustainable development”, said Amit. The webinar ended with an interesting question and answer session where the question about replicating this in other cities of India was asked a multiple times.
Feedback on The Hub A varied group of people joined the webinar, which included students, experts in the field of sustainable transport and urban development, professionals from various private technical and consulting firms and NGOs. The webinar not only attracted participants from Indian cities like Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Ahmedabad, Meerut, Gaziabad, Allahbad, Bhopal, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Chennai and Pune, but also pulled some international experts from Netherlands, Australia, Germany and Canada.
When asked if they found the content on The Hub useful, about 50% of those participating responded positively. Out of those 60% people voted Research as the most interesting feature on The Hub, while 40% voted for Data.
Our next webinar is on “Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) and urban development in Latin America and India” which will happen on 19th June from 8-9 am. Click here to reserve your seat now!
The recorded session and the webinar presentation for “Raahgiri Day and its Impact” are available here for download. You can share your feedback / comments on the webinar or on the content of The Hub, and engage with experts at EMBARQ India, by writing to us at email@example.com.