Nearly 40 Meghalaya MLAs are participating in a three-day workshop on public policy that was held at the Indian School of Business (ISB) in Hyderabad.
These include Assembly Speaker Thomas Sangma, leader of the opposition Ronnie Lyngdoh and chief whip Nujorki Sungoh.
This is one in a series of workshops that are being conducted as part of the larger collaboration titled Meghalaya Legislative Research Fellowship between the Bharti Institute of Public Policy (BIPP) and the state government.
The workshop has been organised by BIPP at ISB along with the Meghalaya Institute of Governance.
Twenty officials of the Assembly and Meghalaya Institute of Governance also attended the workshop, held from November 16 to 18.
These workshops at ISB aim to help “MLAs develop innovative entrepreneurship and investment ecosystems in the state,” a press release stated today. “This will help Meghalaya’s youth in finding new employment opportunities. The MLAs were also trained in ways in which they could improve livelihoods in tribal belts and rural areas across the state.”
During the workshop, the participants engaged in a series of sessions led by speakers, including former adviser to the Prime Minister Amarjeet Sinha and former Ambassador to the Netherlands Venu Rajamony.
There was also a session on ‘Forest Economy and Improving Livelihoods’, emphasising initiatives to improve livelihoods through the forest economy.
Sampath Kumar, Principal Secretary and Development Commissioner in the state government, also conducted a workshop with the legislators.
He said, “We look forward to strengthening the existing collaboration between the government of Meghalaya and the Indian School of Business. These workshops go a long way towards collaborative governance, thereby facilitating discussions between the academia, executive, and the legislature.”
The MLAs visited the T-HUB, the public-private startup ecosystem enabler of the Telangana government. The workshop also provided an excursion opportunity to the Telangana State Integrated Command and Control Centre, a unique state-of-the-art centre in the country.