Category Archives: Programs

Clean Campus Heal Campus Project Launch

The environment day celebration and the launch of ‘Clean Campus Heal Campus’ initiative was held as part of this year’s World Environment day. The project was launched as part of the ‘Youkan Heal’ initiative of Kochi Municipal Corporation, in collaboration with various colleges of the city with an aim to maintain the colleges campus in the city clean in a sustainable way. The launch event was held at Maharajas College campus and was  coordinated by c-hed.

Inauguration of Sustainable Neighborhood Project

Yet another milestone for Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development!
We are really proud to have successfully completed the pilot phase of the ‘Sustainable Neighborhood Project’. The project was inaugurated by the Hon’ble German Ambassador to India His Excellency Dr. Philip Ackerman and was presided by the Hon’ble Mayor Adv. M. Anilkumar.
At this juncture, we would like to thank our project partners Fraunhofer Institute, University of Stuttgart and National Institute of Urban Affairs.

TOSCA Installation and Demonstration

The TOSCA installation and demonstration was held at Centre for Heritage, Environment and Development (C-HED) as part of TOSCA India – the Toolkit for Open and Sustainable City Planning & Analysis project implemented with the support of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH.

The project is envisioned to address the critical urban challenges and capacity building measures for knowledge transfer and promote open-source community development.

Challenge Lab Kochi

Challenge Lab Kochi – A technical workshop was organized by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH that aimed to develop a granular understanding of city’s needs and priorities, challenges and enablers for setting up the Urban Observatory as well as programming and management of public open spaces. The event was formally inaugurated by the Hon’ble Mayor Adv. M Anilkumar.

The specific objectives of the workshop was to frame two challenges with a user-centric/citizen-centric approach along with defining the necessary framework conditions for setting up an Urban Observatory for Kochi. Dr. Teresa Kerber, Project Director- SUDSC II GIZ, Ms. Monika Bahl, Senior Advisor- SUDSC II GIZ, Dr. Esakkiraj S, Technical Expert-State Coordinator- SUDSC II GIZ, Ms. Fathim Rashna Kallingal, Technical Expert- City Coordinator- SUDSC II GIZ, Mr. Kiran Rajashekariah, Senior Advisor- SUDSC II GIZ, Mr. Samrat Banerjee, ICT and Digitalisation Advisor, SUDSC II GIZ, Ms. Yogita Anil Lokhande, Technical Expert, SUDSC II GIZ, Mr. Florian Bemmerlein- Lux, TL- Smart Cities, Mr. Sebastian Hoffmann, Expert-Smart Cities , Mr. Neelabh Singh, TL Communities of Practice and Expert- Smart Cities , Mr. Luigi Cipolla, Expert- Smart Cities , Mr. Mario Donga, Team Leader- Disaster Risk Management (DRM) , Ms. Magdalena Hoerst, DRM mainstreaming Key Expert, Mr. M. Babu. Abdul Khadeer, Secretary, Kochi Municipal Corporation, P. S Viju, Councillor, Kochi Municipal Corporation, Dr. Rajan, Director, c-hed, Kochi Municipal Corporation officials and Representatives from CSML, WRI India and ICLEI participated in the workshop.
The GIZ has been playing a very proactive role in supporting the city technically in many of it’s innovative ventures.