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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.

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.