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A society of voluntary individuals interested in the socio-economic issues of Assam

Dear All,
We are writing to invite you to the 6th Annual Conference of Assam Forum (http://www.assamforumgb.org.uk), Great Britain (AFGB) to be held on Saturday, 28th Oct 2017, at Loughborough University. The event will be centred around 5 lectures on key socio-techno-political issues of Assam interspersed with networking opportunity (over lunches and drinks) and other AFGB matters. These lectures will also help in identifying what may be done to address these issues. As you may know, recently significant emphasis has been placed on tackling Global Challenges (e.g., floods, transport issues) in the context of GCRF (http://www.rcuk.ac.uk/funding/gcrf/) and Newton Project (http://www.newtonfund.ac.uk/), and in particularly, how global challenges may be tackled via focused international efforts. The aim of the 6th AFGB meeting is therefore not only to discuss various problems but also increase awareness on what may be done to address them possibly by funded project through these schemes. The programme for the event is as follows:

12.00–1.00 Participants arrive (Light lunches served with Drinks, Tea/Coffee)
1.00 – 1.15 pm Chair Welcome
1.15 – 3.00 pm 1.15 – 1.35 Jitendralal Borkakoti and Rick Das: Flood in Assam: The old problems and the new ones
1.35 – 1.55 Prasujya Gogoi (PhD student in Nottingham University, UK): Landscape evolution modelling in large, complex braided river Brahmaputra: A case study of Majuli Island, North-East India
1.55 – 2.15 Dipti Yadad (PhD researcher in IIT Guwahati, Research Associate in Loughborough University): Biogas generation in smart villages in Assam
2.15 – 2.45 Tarun Choudhury: Revival of Rupsi Airport
2.45 – 3.00 Lipika Deka (Lecturer, DE Montfort University): Dynamic Environment Sensing for Enhanced Mobility (ESense)
3.00 – 3.30 pm Tea
3.30 pm – 4.45 PM AFGB matters

We are limited in space and therefore the number of participants will be limited to 35. Therefore please confirm your participation as soon as possible by emailing at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Further information on exact location, travel directions, etc will be sent in a subsequent email.

5th Assam Forum GB conference on 4th February concluded productively. We had Professor Prodip Bhattachayya, Ex-Vice Chancellor of Tezpur University who gave a brief Inaugural lecture. The Executive Summary and a video record will appear in our Website in due course. After the conference, executive meeting followed and a new constitution has been adopted. We now have a Chairperson as Head of AFGB; but all AFGB activities will be conducted by Joint General Secretaries. The younger generation is slowly taking over, there is now a new Executive Committee. Second, from this year, there will be a nominal £10 membership fee payable now for the year 2017. The new Treasurer will no doubt contact the members. This will be my last communication to you as AFGB Chairman. Thank you, and best wishes to you all.
Jiten Borkakoti

Assam Forum GB cordially invites you to a conference to be held at the London School of Economics on Saturday 13th September 2014 from 2PM till 5PM.

Two main topics will be discussed. The first topic is: “The perennial problem of flood and erosion in Assam”. There will be a presentation by Professors Arup Sarma and Rajib Bhattacharjya from IIT Guwahati via Skype. There will be two panelists: Dr. Rituparna Sarma and Dr. Lakshmi Das. Dr. Sarma will also present a brief on flood and erosion issues of Majuli prepared by Mr. Hemchandra Bhuyan, a local expert from Majuli. There then will be open discussions.

The second topic is: “Primary healthcare problems in Assam”. Brief presentations from three panelists: Dr. Tarun Chowdhury, Dr. Jayanta Sarma and Dr. Mitam Barooah will be followed by open discussions.

A third topic: “Poor governance and transparency in Assam” will be introduced by the Chairman, Dr. Jitendralal Borkakoti, and be followed by general discussion.

We will be grateful if you would participate and express your views on these burning issues.

Venue: Room NAB1.07, New Academic Building, London School of Economics & Political Science, 54 Lincoln’s Field, London WC2A3LJ (The nearest tube station is Holborn. Just two-minute walk to the venue).

 

There is no registration fee.

Light refreshment will be served from 1.30pm.

Please inform the Chairman of your attendance by 6th September.

 

Dr. Jitendralal Borkakoti

Chairman, Assam Forum of Great Britain

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Assam Forum GB cordially invites you to a conference to be held at The London School of Economics (LSE) on Saturday 1st June 2013 (2pm – 5pm). Mr. Bill Rammell, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bedfordshire (previously the Minister of State at the Foreign Office), will deliver the Inaugural Lecture. Two main topics will be discussed. The first topic is: “Demographic invasion of Assam: the problems and solutions to the foreigners’ issue”. The discussion will be led by Dr. Jitendralal Borkakoti, followed by Ms. Smitana Saikia who will briefly analyse ethnic violence in Assam. The second topic is: “The perennial problem of flood and erosion in Assam”. The discussion will be led by Dr. Tarun Chowdhury, followed by Dr. Rituparna Sarma who will briefly analyse the Majuli erosion problem. We will be grateful if you would participate and express your views on these burning issues. Conference starts at 2pm preceded by light refreshment from 1.30pm

Venue: Alumni Theatre, New Academic Building, London School of Economics & Political Science, 54 Lincoln’s Field, London WC2A 3LJ (Nearest tube station is Holborn)

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Mission

We discuss the economic, social, political and cultural issues of Assam and submit suggested solutions and raise awareness among the Assamese community and the wider population of the UK of the ongoing concerns in Assam. We hold an annual conference on the burning issues of Assam, and also to organise seminars on urgent issues. We invite expert opinions on specific topics of Assam and facilitate the global Assamese diaspora to have a united voice on specific issues.