Alumni for Sustainable Development Goals

The special web talk series 'Alumni for SDG' showcases important and relevant topics of the Sustainable Development Goals. It is brought to you by DAAD alumni from the region, that is from India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, and Sri Lanka. They will talk about their research work, as a way to give back to society. Bridge builders between South Asia and Germany, alumni strengthen the network of subject experts active in the field of SDGs.

Responsible Consumption and Production SDG 12

Going Green with Public Procurement, Textiles and Agriculture
November, 16:00 – 17:00 IST


  • Dr. Abu Sadat Muhammad Sayem, Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, England, a Fellow and Council Member of the Textile institute, UK
  • Dr. Jaideep Kumar Singh, Subject Matter Specialist, ICAR-KVK-Tawang, Arunachal Pradesh
  • Moderator: Dr. Hari Kumar Suberi, National freelance consultant in Bhutan focused mainly in areas of energy, environment, and society

Sustainable Systems in Food Security: A Regional and Global Overview
3 November, 16:00 – 17:00 IST


  • Prof. Suseelendra Desai, Dean, School of Agricultural Sciences, NMIMS University, Shirpur, Maharashtra
  • Prof. Khan Md. Shaiful Islam, Professor, Department of Animal Nutrition, Bangladesh Agricultural University
  • Moderator: Dr. Archana Raghavan Sathyan, Asst. Professor, Department of Agricultural Extension, Kerala Agricultural University

Sustainable Polymer Production
24 August, 16:00 – 17:30 IST


  • Dr. K I Suresh, CSIR National Institute for Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Thiruvananthapuram
  • Dr. Sayam Sen Gupta, IISER Kolkata

Sustainable Practices in Agricultural Production
25 August, 16:00 – 17:30 IST


  • Dr. Moumita Gangopadhyay, Adamas University Kolkata
  • Anas Shaikh, IIT Kharagpur

Life Below Water SDG 14

Coming soon… Stay tuned

Quality Education SDG 04

This web talk will address two aspects in Quality Education – Curriculum Development and Digitalisation.

Past Talks - SDG 11, 06, 05

Take a look at the talks the DAAD alumni presented in the last series.

Sustainable Cities and Communities - SDG 11

Sustainability Transitions in Cities: Green Infrastructure, Mobility and Resilience (2021)

  • Dr. Md. Manjur Morshed, Khulna University of Engineering and Technology
  • Sana Javaid, Technical University of Munich
  • Dr. Hari Kumar Suberi, HBK Braunschweig Institute for Transformation Design
  • Dr. Gabriela Garcés Sánchez, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability & University of Stuttgart

Towards a Sustainable and Secure Future Power Grid (2021)

  • Dr. Guru Praanesh Raman, Singapore-ETH Centre
  • Dr. Guru Raghav Raman, Singapore-ETH Centre
  • Dr. Uwe Kaltenborn, HIGHVOLT Prüftechnik Dresden GmbH

Clean Water and Sanitation - SDG 06

Thinking Water Efficiency and Security in Indian Urban Areas (2021)

  • Dr. Shivraj Dhaka, Confederation of Indian Industry
  • Dr. Subham Mukherjee, Frei Universität Berlin & The Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • Dr. Daniel Rosado, Indo-German Centre for Sustainability & University of Kiel

Clean Water and Sanitation Focusing on Agriculture (2021) 

  • Dr. Rinku Verma, University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore
  • Mr. Joel Fernandes, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research, Cologne
  • Prof. Dr Sannasiraj, IIT Madras

Gender Equality - SDG 05

Gender Gap and Gender Equality in Education, Employment, University, Academia, and the Digital Space (2021)

  • Prof. Jyoti Devkota, Kathmandu University
  • Dr. Ishanka Karunarathne, University of Kelaniya
  • Arnab Mandal, TATA Trusts

SDG Monitoring & Reporting

Generating, Reporting and Sharing Data on SDGs in the German and South-Asian Context (2021)

  • Dr. Falk Schmidt, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam
  • Dr. Mariam Akhter, Ministry of Forest, Environment and Climate Change, Bangladesh