TERI-ITEC Courses 2012-13 Course I - Integrated approach towards sustainable development




TERI is empanelled by the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC)/ Special Commonwealth African Assistance Programme (SCAAP), government of India, for this programme. Under the programme, eight courses are being offered for the year 2012-13. These are: Integrated approach towards sustainable development, applications of biotechnology and its regulation, designing and implementing solar energy based livelihood projects for rural communities, climate change and sustainability, decentralized energy solutions-planning and implementation, trade and sustainable development, resource security and governance issues, challenges and opportunities, renewable energy and energy efficiency.

Each individual course is a three-week long residential programme conducted in India, attended by participants from other developing countries. The courses are designed to meet the needs of senior and mid-level government and non-government officials from ITEC/SCAAP countries.

Advantages of attending the course

  • Increased understanding of various dimensions of each course;
  • Development of practical knowledge through demonstrations and field visits; and
  • Wider exposure to India as the course lectures are complemented by study tours.

Course eligibility


Bachelor's degree in any discipline; work experience of 2 years

Number of participants - 30

Course details

The 'Agenda 21' of the Rio Summit, 1992 brought the concept of sustainable development into practice.Sustainable development aims to save crucial natural resources from being exhausted and takes an inclusive view of growth from socio-economic and environmental perspectives. A course on 'integrated approach towards SD' is challenging as it requires a wide coverage of topics cutting across disciplinary boundaries - hard core technological aspects to softer social issues. Thus, it warrants coverage of wide topics seamlessly integrated to understand the process of development without compromising the environment and addresses all issues involved therein.

This course provides knowledge to promote sustainability concerns in policy/managerial decisions utilizing systematic and holistic approach. This programme would cover different aspects on environmental systems, natural resources and management, integrated impact assessment, business and sustainability, economic reasoning and environmental decision making tools for sustainable practices with live examples and field visits.


The cost of the course, travel, and stay of the selected participant will be borne by ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India).

Application procedure

Fill up the ITEC/SCAAP Application form and submit it to respective nodal government department/agency designated to nominate candidates. The nodal department/agency will, in turn, forward the applications to the Embassy/High Commission of India.

The selected participants would be informed by the Indian Embassies of the respective ITEC/SCAAP countries.

ITEC Website


Hostel accommodation for the participants would be arranged at the TERI Retreat or at TERI University.

TERI Retreat is a training complex located a mere 35-minute driving distance from the heart of Delhi in Gual Pahari, Gurgaon. Away from the hustle-bustle of the city, this 36-hectare training complex is a perfect example of sustainable, green, and productive habitat created through application of scientific methods and technique.

For further information, please contact

ITEC Coordinator Course Coordinator
Mr Anandajit Goswami
Coordinator, TERI-Africa
Centre for Global Agreements, Leg. & Trade
Resources, Regulation, and Global Security Division
The Energy and Resources Institute
Darbari Seth Block, IHC, Lodhi Road
New Delhi, India
Tel. +91-11-2468 2100, 4150 4900
Fax +91-11-2468 2144, 2468 2145
E-mail: anandjit@teri.res.in
Dr Suresh Jain/ Mr Neeraj Sharma
Associate Professor/ Programme Assitant
TERI University
10, Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Tel. +91-11-2612 2222
Fax +91-11-2612 2874
E-mail: sureshj@teri.res.in /neeraj.sharma@teriuniversity.ac.in
Date: 2-20 Jul 2012 Theme: Sustainable Development
Location: TERI University, New Delhi, India
Category: Training


Dr Suresh Jain/ Mr Neeraj Sharma
Associate Professor/ Programme Assitant
TERI University
10, Institutional Area
Vasant Kunj, New Delhi
Tel. +91-11-2612 2222
Fax +91-11-2612 2874
E-mail: sureshj@teri.res.in /neeraj.sharma@teriuniversity.ac.in