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Dear Practitioners,

PMI India is starting the "conference season" with three national-level conferences beginning this September. These are great professional development opportunities to learn and share new ideas, and network with peers.

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
In just a few days knowledge partner, on 2 September, is the Project Management Conference for Oil and Gas Industry at the Hyatt Regency, New Delhi. PMI India is partnering with Petroleum Federation of India and the University of Petroleum and Energy Studies as Knowledge Partner to bring this industry-centric conference. Our theme for the conference is “Executing Organizational Strategy: Leveraging the Power of Project Management.” If you have not registered yet, click on this link.

We are soon opening registration for Project Management National Conference 2016 to be held in Mumbai from 17-19 November. This year’s conference theme is “Project Management – Indispensable for Vision India.” We already have an exciting line-up of speakers, and more are expected to confirm in the next few weeks. Visit this link to keep yourself updated on conference details. For registrations, please click here.

For the Project Management Research and Academic Conference from 2-4 March 2017, we are accepting award nominations now. There are three awards to recognize academicians for their outstanding contributions to education, research, training, consultancy, and advocacy – PMI India Distinguished Fellow Award, PMI India Distinguished Scholar Award, and PMI India Young Research Scholar Award. You have time till 30 October to submit your nominations for academicians who you believe have made an impact in project management education in India. For details on awards nomination, click here.

Our Champion Program continues to grow stronger and bigger. In the latest round of additions, another 18 Champions have joined the program, taking the total to 102 Champions from over 75 organizations. I’m sure they are raring to start this exciting journey as an ambassador of project management within their organization. Welcome aboard!

Our cover story this time is on a tiger conservation project in which villagers in the buffer zones of wildlife reserves are getting trained on new livelihood and life skills. These new skills are making them less dependent on forest resources, thus reducing human-wildlife conflicts. For over four years, Pukaar, the project run by The Corbett Foundation with the support of Axis Bank Foundation, has trained and supported over 2,500 people in 446 villages across four protected zones in the country.

We have completed 69 years of Independence and the country has made progress on several counts. We are proud of the economic development of the country and our achievements in various fields, be it engineering, information technology, space science, medicine, or education. However, a large section of the population continues to be excluded from the benefits of economic and social progress. In this issue of Manage India, we look at the impact of a few top national level programs launched by the Government of India to close these gaps. In a sense, these programs of inclusive growth drive independence of a different nature.

Warm regards,

Raj Kalady
Managing Director, PMI India
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