Leading voices within various fields share their thoughts on Norway-India.
The Modern India Podcast #52-Sadhguru In Norway
20:15Vi i Norge kan når vi vil! Det fikk vi bevis for da Sadhguru besøkte Norge juni i år.Vi visste en stund at vi kom til å få storfint besøk fra India. Tidspunktet visste vi nesten også, men ikke om dette besøket faktisk ble noe av. Endelig dato og bekreftelse kom først seks dager før besøket startet. Over 50 selskaper møtte Sadhguru på Stortinget. Flott at Kompass NRK lager en egen sending Sadhgurus besøk til Norge. Hør på samtalen mellom Pål Plassen og Rina Sunder.English:We in Norway know the worth of having what we want! We got proof of that when Sadhguru visited Norway in June this year.We knew for a while that we were going to have a great visit from India. We almost also knew the time, but not whether this visit actually came to fruition. The final date and confirmation only came six days before the visit started.Over 50 companies met Sadhguru at the Storting. Great that Kompass NRK is making a separate broadcast of Sadhguru's visit to Norway.Listen to the conversation between Pål Plassen and Rina Sunder.The episode is in Norwegian.
The Modern India Podcast #51- Recruiting from International Borders
28:41On one side we are screaming after talent on the other we have exceptional internationals not being fully utilised.In a recent statement by Hans Christian Holte Director of NAV states we are lacking 53 000 employees in different industries today. In addition, we know Norway has a big challenge when it comes to recruitment of tech talent with a shortage of 40,000 IT professionals by 2030. The competition for the best global talent is a tough one! Recruiting from international borders is one thing but how to include them in our society is another. How can we make sure Norway is rigged up for welcoming internationals? Does our own biases prevent us from hiring from the broader talent pool?Get answers to your queries regarding recruitment of international talents in this episode where Jyoti Sohan-David, Co-founder & COO of Umbrella makes her debut on The Modern India Podcast by hosting Øystein E. Søreide, CEO of Abelia.
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The Modern India Podcast #49- Capacity Building for Better Cities
24:06Welcome to The Modern India’s Podcast episode on March 8, International Women’s Day with a very special guest, Rolee Aranya, Professor in Urban Planning at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at NTNU.Do listen to the podcast episode to find answers to the following questions:What are the common challenges when it comes to implementation of smart cities in cities in Norway and cities in India?How do cities build capacity building competence in India? What is required to build competence?How are cities in India adapting to slow change to rapid change society?What is the impact of Complex multi-level governance structures to knowledge-based urban developmentBy 2050, more than 2,400 hospitals and healthcare facilities in C40 cities could be overwhelmed by flooding. 45% of those healthcare facilities at risk are located in India. How can Handling Compounded Uncertainty in Spatial Planning and Humanitarian Action in Unexpected Floods?Happy International Women’s Day, 2023 !!
The Modern India Podcast #48-Decarbonizing the Maritime Sector
19:04Norway and India share a long maritime history, and maritime issues are central to the bilateral dialogue between our two countries. Our guest for this episode is Cristina. Cristina Saenz de Santa Maria is responsible for DNV’s maritime operations in South East Asia Pacific & India since October 2017 in her capacity as Vice President, Regional Manager. She has worked in newbuilding and operations phases as a ships surveyor and project manager in Spain, Portugal, South Korea and Norway. In 2015 she became responsible for DNV GL’s maritime and oil & gas operations in Africa in her capacity as Area Manager and Country chair for Africa until September 2017.A significant channel to start reducing carbon emissions is by using coastal shipping. Coastal shipping is widely acknowledged as a viable and effective substitute for road transportation. India can look to the unique Norwegian shipping ecosystem for inspiration. Norway is at the forefront of developing and using technology and concepts that help to reduce emissions and improve the environment. Norway becoming one of the most advanced maritime nations in the world today. Do listen to this insightful episode of The Modern India Podcast!
The Modern India Podcast #47-Indo-Norway Partnership:Co-creating the Energy Transition
24:58Sustainability DialoguesThe Standing Committee on Energy and Environment of the Norwegian Parliamentary visited India last week. Our guest today is Nikolai Astrup.Nikolai is a MP, a Norwegian politician representing the Conservative Party.Astrup - the first person to hold the post as the minister of international development for in years.India is rapidly undergoing sustainable green transformation. Norway is the leader in the whole of Europe in terms of renewable energy. Ties between Norway and India have deep historical roots.We all know that developments in India will have a significant impact on how successful the world is in achieving the Sustainable Development Goals and global climate targets.Do listen to Nikolai’s experiences in India!
The Modern India Podcast #46-Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2023
10:47The government of India is hosting the 17th edition of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas convention from January 9 to January 11 on the theme - 'Diaspora : Reliable partners for India's progress in Amrit Kaal.' On this special occasion, NewsX presented a special one-hour telecast from 6 pm to 7 pm ist on Monday, January 9, to highlight the successes and achievements of the 17.9 million strong Indian diaspora community in the globe as well as to find new ways to harness their potential to innovate, invest and initiative their ideas in India. Through VaKu Diaspora Broadcasting Network - Diaspora Dialogue - NewsX has built a dedicated community-based ecosystem to connect India's brilliant and change-making diaspora with a large Indian audience by providing them a platform on the channel to narrate their storiesOur founder, Rina Sunder, beautifully presented her life journey in both the countries, India & Norway.
The Modern India Podcast #45- World Denounces Bilawal Bhutto
27:05In light of the objectionable comments made by Pakistan's Foreign Minister Bilawal Bhutto against PM Modi, there has been outrage across India. We are conducting a live discussion. We are aiming to bring together Indian diaspora to share their views on how Indians across the world must rally against Pakistan's disrespect on international forums, are global protests the answer? Along with Rina Sunder, the founder of our NGO, Det Moderne India, other panel members in this discussion are:1 - PROFESSOR KISHAN Devani BEM - UK POLITICIAN, BUSINESS MAN2 - KULDEEP SINGH SHEKHAWAT - PRESIDENT OVERSEAS FRONT OF BJP, UK3 - DR RAVI GODSE - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR EXPERT4 - DEEPAK KAVADIA - INTERNATIONAL AFFAIR EXPERT
The Modern India Podcast #44-Driving a transition to Clean Construction
15:04Our built environment is also one of the largest sources of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and drives a significant amount of air pollution in our cities.The ‘Clean Construction’ approach promotes the reduction of air pollutants from construction activities. The Government of India launched the National Clean Air Programme (NCAP), in 2019, that aims to reduce air pollution levels by 20-30% by 2024.In this episode we have invited a guest who represents the private sector: Kristin Sæterøy. She has hands on knowledge on clean construction.Kristin Sæterøy is the Managing Director of Aneo Build.This is how we attempt to drive the transition towards clean construction.
The Modern India Podcast #43-United in action C40 & COP27
19:48OSLO-the first city in the world that began with the first zero-emission urbanconstruction by using only electrified construction equipment. Oslo is also leading the Clean Construction Forum @ C40.New C40 research reveals that fossil gas use contributed almost as much as coal power plants to premature deaths in 2020 and current NDCs would result in 776,000 more premature deaths in C40 cities by 2050, compared to a 1.5oC scenario. In contradiction with their own inadequate NDCs, key nations are undertaking a gas expansion that will add 86% to gas use capacity in and around C40 cities by 2035, while a 1.5oC scenario would require a 30% decrease.While in the seven years since world leaders signed the Paris Agreement, no nation has developed 1.5°C-compatible plans, 62 C40 cities have done so, with more in the works. Three quarters of C40 cities are reducing emissions faster than their respective nation states. Thanks to the work of cities around the world, air pollution is down 5%.In this episode, we have with us Andre Aasrud, Senior advisor for the C40 Clean Construction Programme.Do listen to this latest informative episode of The Modern India Podcast!