Manipur University 17/05/2022: MOU between Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and Manipur University on 17/05/2022. MOU was signed on behalf of Manipur University by Prof. W. Chandbabu Singh, Registrar, Manipur University, in the presence of Hon'ble Vice-Chancellor, Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, VC, Manipur University and witnessed by Prof. N. Mohilal Meitei, Head, Department of Zoology and Dr Rameshori Yumnam, Assistant Professor, Department of Zoology, Manipur University. The signing of MoU on the 17th of May, 2022 at Committee Room, Manipur University, with GIZ, Germany and Manipur University in connection with NERAQ Project, where it will be collaborating on Sustainable Utilisation of Aquatic Resources of Manipur especially capacity building and livelihood related issues. GIZ, Germany, was represented by GIZ Advisor for Manipur State, Dr. Inaotombi Saikhom as a witness. The objective of MOU are as follows: i) to provide a framework for collaboration of research and extension activities, ii) The research may include the protection, sustainability and climate-resilient of fish and other aquatic resources of the NE Region. iii) The research may aim the local communities of Manipur to align with the goals and programmes of the Ministry of Environment Forest and Climate Change(MoEFCC), Govt of India. iv) To improve research capacities and knowledge management of the University for conducting inventories and surveys, analysing data, and establishing an M&E system on the impact of measures for sustainable, climate-resilient management of fish and invertebrates stocks. v) This MoU shall involve the establishment of an institutional mechanism including communication structures between the parties and the development of scientifically grounded action plans based on the analyses with concrete recommendations.
In other news, A Talk on furthering collaborative research between Japan and Manipur: roles of Showa Pharmaceutical University & Manipur University specially in the field of cultivation and analysis of medicinal plants was held today at 11.30 am in virtual mode. Manipur University was represented by The Hon'ble VC Prof. N. Lokendra Singh, the Dean of Life Sciences Prof. R. Varatharajan, Prof. N. Mohilal, Head, Dept of life sciences ( Zoology), the Registrar Prof. W. Chand Babu & Dr. Birla of Zoology. Showa Pharmaceutical University was represented by Prof Motoyoshi Satake, Dr. Akihito Takano, Dr. Takahisa Nakane. Others who joined the interaction are Dr. A. Guneshor Sharma, Director, Ayush, GOM & member secretary, Manipur medicinal plants board; Mr Agatsuma, Chairman, APOP, Tokyo; Mr. Teruaki Watanabe , Director, TMH Green (India) Pvt Ltd & Research Scholars of Zoology.