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Mobilizing a Sustainable Planet

September 23rd & 24th 2015, marked the third annual International Conference on Sustainable Development held at Columbia University in New York City. The conference’s theme, Implementing the SDGs: Getting Started had riveting discussions concerning the United Nation’s latest endeavour to launch the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s AMMACHI Labs presented their paper titled, Training India’s first female toilet builders: An argument for improving sanitation through women empowerment and social inclusion during one of the parallel sessions at the conference. The paper was co-authored by PhD researchers SrividyaSheshadri, Kripasagar (Chris) Coley and the Director of AMMACHI Labs, Prof. Rao R. Bhavani. Former intern Vidya Nair from the University of Waterloo presented the paper. 

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