Objectives of Directorate:

Director (International Cooperation) supervises the activities of External Project Division and Biodiversity and Climate Change Division. The mandates of the respective divisions are as follows:

 

External Projects Division

Mandate

Objectives of Directorate

1- Liaisoning with National and International agencies on collaborative forestry research and signing MoUs.

2- Identify area-wise experts in ICFRE and coordinating formulation and implementation of theme and thrust area based projects with prospective funding agencies

3- Conduct workshop, seminars and conferences for Externally Aided Projects (EAPs) related issues.

4- Coordinate submission and approval of EAP to the perspective funding agencies.

5- Monitoring progress of EAPs as per the parameters/standards of the funding agencies.

6- Maintain data base of EAPs.

Process  

1- Liaising with National and International agencies on collaborative forestry research.

2- Submission and execution of EAPs.

3- Conducting workshop, seminars and conferences related to EAPs.

4- Maintenance of data of EAPs, executed by ICFRE.

MoUs signed with organisations

International

   

National

                                              

 

 

Tentative Annual Status of Externally Aided Projects (EAPs) and MoUs (2020-2021)

Institutes

Ongoing

Submitted

Completed

Total No. of Projects

Total Budget

Total No. of Projects

Total Budget

Total No. of Projects

Total Budget

AFRI, Jodhpur

2

44.50

1

40.00

2

32.00

FRI, Dehradun

25

2276.79

10

845.27

9

187.33

HFRI, Shimla

7

405.25

3

264.19

4

256.05

IFB, Hyderabad

-

-

-

-

-

-

IFGTB, Coimbatore

31

1176.30

23

715.19

3

114.96

IFP, Ranchi

3

170.59

4

1119.57

2

54.35

IWST, Bengaluru

13

328.29

3

95.16

3

38.11

RFRI, Jorhat

22

614.85

11

210.61

13

189.03

TFRI, Jabalpur

24

399.31

-

-

3

41.17

ICFRE, Dehradun

3

4194.30

-

-

1

35

Total

130

9610.18

55

3289.99

40

948.01

ICFRE Signed MoUs with International and National Organizations

International Organisations

1- University of British Columbia (UBC), Vancouver, Canada (MoEF&CC, New Delhi signed with Umbrella MoU with UBC, Canada for its partner Institutes ICFRE, IGNFA, WII, FSI and DFE)

2- International Union of Forest Research Organizations (IUFRO), Vienna

National Organizations

1- Institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), Anand (Gujarat)

2- Botanical Survey of India (BSI), Kolkata

3- Hemvati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University (HNBGU), Srinagar (Uttarakhand)

4- Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad

5- Indian Institute of Technology, (Indian School of Mines), Dhanbad (Jharkhand)

6- National Institute of Hydrology (NIH), Roorkee

7- National Institute for Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), Noida

8- G.B. Pant Institute of Himalayan Environment and Development (GBPNIHESD), Almora

9- Indian Institute of Forest Management (IIFM), Bhopal

10-Green Initiatives Certification and Inspection Agency (GICIA), Noida

11-Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), New Delhi

12- Navodaya Vidyalaya Samiti (NVS), Noida

13- Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS), New Delhi

14- Technology Information, Forecasting & Assessment Council (TIFAC), New Delhi

15- Zoological Survey of India (ZSI), Kolkata

16- The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), New Delhi

 

MoUs in process

1- Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Dehradun

2- Beijing Forestry University (BFU), Beijing

3- Forestry and Environment Research, Development and Innovation Agency (FOERDIA), Indonesia

4- Brazilian Forest Services (BFS), Brazil

5- Kasetsart University (KU), Thailand

6- Chinese Academy of Forestry (CAF), China

7- International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), Kathmandu, Nepal

8- Swedish Forest Agency (SFA), Sweden

Proposed MoUs with International and National Organizations:

International Organisations

1- Georg-August-Universität Göttingen

2- Iowa State University

3- Universiti Putra Malaysia

4- National University of Singapore

5- Purdue University, West Lafayette

6- Forest Research Institute Malaysia

7- USDA Forest Service (International Institute of Tropical Forestry)

8- Australian Tree Seed Centre (ATSC), CSIRO

9- University of Georgia, Georgia

10- Bogor Agricultural University, Indonesia

11- College of Forestry and Natural Resources, Philippines

12- Natural Resources Economic and Sustainable Development Institute, Indonesia

13- Directorate General of Climate Change Secretariat, MEF, Indonesia

National Organization:

1- Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CSIR-CIMAP), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh

2- National Institute of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, (NIRD&PR), Hyderabad

3- National Remote Sensing Centre (NRSC), Hyderabad

4- Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment (ATREE), Bengaluru

5- Administrative Staff College of India (ASCI), Hyderabad.

To develop synergy in the field of forestry research, education and extension of ICFRE Institutes have signed MoU with the following State Forest Departments:

1- IWST, Bengaluru with Karnataka, Goa and Andhra Pradesh Forest Department

2- HFRI, Shimla with Himachal Pradesh and Ladakh Union Territory Forest Department

3- IFGTB, Coimbatore with Kerala Forest Department

4- FRI, Dehradun with Chandigarh Forest Department

5- TFRI, Jabalpur with Chhattisgarh Forest Department

6- IFP, Ranchi with Bihar Forest Department

Biodiversity and Climate Change Division:

Brief about the Biodiversity and Climate Change Division: Biodiversity and Climate Change (BCC) Division was created at ICFRE Hqs. on 16 December 2002, with the following objectives:

1- Conduct studies on biodiversity and climate change-related issues of national and international importance

2- Coordinate research programmes on biodiversity and climate change at national level

3- Advise Ministry of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, Government of India on national and international issues/ programme related to biodiversity and climate change

4- Provide policy inputs related to biodiversity and climate change, combating desertification and land degradation issues

5- Advise ICFRE institutes on various issues pertaining to biodiversity and climate change

6- Conduct capacity building programme of various stakeholders on biodiversity and climate change-related issues

7- Develop linkages with organisations / autonomous bodies on issues related to biodiversity and climate change

Research Projects Undertaken:

Biodiversity and Climate Change Division has undertaken the following research projects:

Projects Completed:  Click on link to view detail

Ongoing Projects:  Click on link to view detail

Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Land Management

The Hon'ble Prime Minister of India Shri Narendra Modi, while addressing the High-Level Segment of Fourteenth Conference of Parties (COP 14) to United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification (UNCCD) made an announcement to set up a Centre of Excellence at Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE). The main role of the Centre would be to share knowledge and technology amongst developing countries Parties of UNCCD. The Centre will facilitate networking of national and international institutions working on sustainable land and ecosystem management. It will provide technical support for land degradation mapping, planning, monitoring and evaluation systems for interventions to combat land degradation. The Centre envisages south-south cooperation to enable India to share its experiences with other country Parties. Biodiversity and Climate Change Division is implementing the necessary tasks for setting up of Centre of Excellence on Sustainable Land Management at ICFRE.

Organisation of Capacity Building Programmes

Since 2002, the BCC division has been organising MOEF&CC, DST and ICFRE sponsored capacity building programmes on biodiversity and climate change to various stakeholders, including IFS officers, scientists and technologists working in the government sector on the following topics: • Climate change and carbon sequestration • Climate Change Mitigation: Role of forestry and sink projects within the CDM framework • Climate change and relevance to forestry sector • Climate change and carbon mitigation • Conservation of biodiversity and sustainable livelihood in watershed management • Climate change vulnerabilities and adaptation strategies • REDD+ in India: Issues and challenges • Measurement of forest carbon stocks • Development of State REDD+ Action Plans

Publications:  Click on link to view detail

Proceedings Published:  Click on link to view detail

 

People

Shri Anurag Bhardwaj, IFS
Director, International Cooperation
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91-135-2756497, 2224831(O) ,    - (R)
Fax: +91-135-2756497
E-mail:  
dir_pic@icfre.org
 Dr. Rajesh Sharma
ADG (BCC)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91-135-2224827  (O) ,    2224586 (R)
Fax: +91-135-2750297
E-mail: adg_pf@icfre.org, adg_bcc@icfre.org
 

Dr. Shilpa Gautam
Scientist 'E'
Biodiversity and Climate Change Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135- 2224819(O),   2224583 (R)
E-mail: gautams@icfre.org

 

Dr. R. S. Rawat 
Scientist 'E' (Climate Change);
Biodiversity and Climate Change Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135- 2224803(O),    2224584(R)
E-mail: rawatrs@icfre.org

 

Dr. Sanjay Singh
Scientist 'D'
Biodiversity and Climate Change Division
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135-22244881
E-mail: sanjaysn@icfre.org

 

Dr. Manish Kumar
Scientist 'B'
O/o Director (International Cooperation)
Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
Phone: +91- 135- 2224858
E-mail: kumarm@icfre.org

 

 

Contact

Shri Anurag Bhardwaj, IFS  
Director,  International Cooperation

Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education
P.O. New Forest, Dehra Dun 
(Uttarakhand) - INDIA
Pin Code: 248006

Phone: +91-135-2756497, 2224831 (O) 
Fax   : +91-135-2756497
E-mail:   dir_pic@icfre.org