ICIMOD Invites Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta to the Conference in Nepal
11/04/2014

ICIMOD Invites Mountaineer Satyarup Siddhanta to the Conference in Nepal

Online PR News – 04-November-2014 – BANGALORE, INDIA – Satyarup Siddhanta invited to Nepal: The renowned Satyarup Siddhanta has been invited by the ICIMOD, 2014 to their Poster Session to be held during the International Conference on Mountain People Adapting to Change in Kathmandu from 9-12 November 2014. In the Hindu Kush Himalayan regions, the eco systems are going through drastic climate changes. The event’s aim is to make people aware through science, policies and practices.

Recognizing the accomplishments of the mountaineer: The grand event is being organized to consider the changes that are occurring to the climate and also to draw solutions to the various problems. These solutions will be discussed and debated by the experts who are invited from across the world. This discussions focus on the local conditions and border climate issues. Though there are still gaps as proved by the ‘Climate Change 2014: Impacts, Adaptation and Vulnerability’ released by the Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC).

Therefore the conference’s focal point is to fill these gaps with the help of experts in mountain expeditions like Satyarup Siddhanta who has been successfully scaling world-class mountains, and are thereby aware of climatic conditions of the mountains.

Satyarup Siddhanta has been invited by the programme coordinator Mr. Nand Kishor Agrawal by selecting his abstract for the Poster Session to be held during the conference.

Topic of Discussion at ICIMOD

The topic on which Satyarup will talk on the seminar is as follows: Empowering mountain people with environmental strategies: the dire need of the hour…Why, What and How?

The adverse impact of Global climate change on the livelihood of mountain people is not unknown anymore. But most of the discussions are limited to coffee table talks. This results in a reckless approach in the name of eba. The requirement now is to empower the mountain people with right strategies, skills and in-depth understanding of technology behind the solution such that it has a sustainable effect and innovation can be brought in this field. It is the Mountain people who know in and out of the mountains and if equipped with the right skills can bring in innovation through improvisation. Satyarup’s paper will discuss the need of this approach and depict some eba strategies that are sustainable in the long run.

Environmentalist Satyarup

Satyarup has always been passionate about environment. A few years back with this friends he had formed a society called ABETO Foundation (A Better Tomorrow ) which focused on various environmental issues. Satyarup has also published some papers on diverse environmental concerns as :

• Mt Kilimanjaro to lose its snow crown – are we not responsible?
National Seminar organized by the Department of Tourism, Garden City College, Bangalore on the theme “Incredible India lies in its Future Preservation of Water” on 30th
September 2013 in tune with UN resolution of water conservation

• Topic: Kerala Backwaters – Paradise Lost?
National Seminar on Water Climate and Tourism, - is it a boon or bane to
mankind & economic environment on 11 Sep, 2013 at Mount Carmel College , Bangalore

Playing the role of a high level dignitary: For Satyarup Siddhanta, there is no end in bringing pride to the nation. Once again the successful mountaineer is going to play a pivotal role in International Conference on Mountain People Adapting to Change in Kathmandu, Nepal. His experience and hardships in scaling some of the famous and notorious mountains in the world has brought him this recognition.

He is an avid explorer and adventurer at heart and this trait has pushed him to become a mountaineer though he has an Engineering degree in his kitty from Sikkim Manipal Institute of Technology and has been working as a Solution Architect in an MNC, Brady Corporation for around 6 years. Earlier he used to work with Oracle Financial Services (formerly known as iflex solutions) for 3 years. Over the years he has successfully done expeditions like Mt. Elbrus the highest peak in Europe, Mt. Kilimanjaro the highest mountain in Africa, Mt. Aconcagua the highest mountain in South America and Mount Denali (McKinley), the highest mountain in North America.

Recently he has scaled the Mont Blanc which is the highest peak in the Alps and the Western European Union. And he is gearing up to scale Mount Everest next year. Certainly with such adventures in galore, and now with ICIMOD this explorer has a new role to play.

ICIMOD’s Grand Role: The ICIMOD is a grand event which goes beyond boundaries with the help of science, policies and practices. To effectively support communities in adapting to change, solutions must be developed that look beyond political, sectoral, and national boundaries.

The Mountain People Adapting to Change Conference aims to fill some of these knowledge gaps by bringing together over 200 experts and stakeholders from around the globe, including government representatives and high-level dignitaries from the Hindu Kush Himalayas, for discussion and debate on the status of adaptation.

About Satyarup Siddhanta: Born in Kolkata, West Bengal, Satyarup did his engineering from Sikkim and has been working in Bangalore for 9 years. Satyarup is a person, who constantly challenges the odds and believes in pushing his limits. A never say die attitude helps him achieve his goals. An explorer by nature, he pursues varied interests from adventure, travel, indoor sports to music, magic, photography and reading.
For further details you can visit Satyarup's facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MountaineerSatyarup.
Bangalore, India