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NEW DELHI: Prof K Munshi would be a speaker at India Sanitation Summit ‘Sanitation for All – Toilet First’, to be held in New Delhi on 6 Feb 2015. The venue of the summit will be at Lakshmipat Singhania Auditorium, PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, PHD House, 4/2 Siri Institutional Area, August Kranti Marg, New Delhi.
Prof. Kishor Munshi is the founder director of CTech Labs Pvt. Ltd. – a joint venture with IIT Bombay.
He has developed Dry-San Hygienic Rural Toilet (Dry Sanitation System), a sanitation solution catering specifically to the needs of rural India with water shortages. The project is sponsored by Ministry of Drinking Water & Sanitation Government of India. Dry-San Hygienic Rural Toilet is cost effective, manageable, modular (portable, flexible, easy to manufacture, deploy and maintain) and sustainable (derive economic benefit by making fertilizer for their fields). Dry-San – hygienic dry sanitation system avoids direct discharge of excreta into the nearby water bodies or on to the open lands.
Prof. Kishor Munshi has a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering with Post–graduation in Product Design form IIT Bombay and Royal College of Art, London. He was UNESCO Fellow at Technical University of Hanover, Germany, Universite de Technologie de Compiegne, France, and worked with some of the leading design groups in Europe – Sottsass Associati, Milano, Italy. ENFI Design, Paris, France, Lindinger & Partner, Hanover, Germany etc.
He is the Professor and former Head of the Department, Industrial Design Centre, IIT Bombay, Professor of Industrial Design at Oslo School of Architecture & Design, Norway, where he started the Masters program in Industrial Design. He is also a Professor of Design Management at Middle East Technical University, Turkey. He is a visiting Professor at Lulea University of Technology, Sweden.
He is management adviser and R&D (Product Development) Consultant to more than 50 industrial organization including L&T Ltd., IBP Ltd., Godrej & Boyce Ltd., Ponds India Ltd., HMT Watch Directorate, Crompton Greaves Ltd., Godfrey Philips Ltd., DRDO Labs, Indian Railways etc. He has been adviser for many DST, Govt. Of India funded projects.
Member of various Government of India committees for making recommendations on ‘Technology Transfer’, ‘Technology Upgradation’, formation of Design Council, etc. Member, Human Engineering Panel of DRDO, Ministry of Defence, GOI & National Innovation Foundation. Member, Services Selection Board (UPSC). Govt. of India.
He has been awarded for ‘Excellence in Design Consulting’ by CDC, Government of India and IF Award in Germany for “Good Design”. He has number of patents to his credit.
The India Sanitation Summit ‘Sanitation for All – Toilet First’ is aligned to ‘Swachh Bharat Mission’ (Clean India Initiative) of our visionary Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi. IndiaCSR is an active participant of this noble mission to support and create national level forum to discuss various issues related to the toilet and sanitation, health, education, women empowerment and behavioral change for wider social good.
“We believe that the summit would highlight the problems allied with lack of sanitation facilities and toilets and would also make resolutions to achieve Nation Sanitation Goals by 2019 as a tribute to the birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, by eliminating the unhealthy practice of open defecation. Indian Government has envisioned a great mission to develop separate toilets for boys and girls in every school in the country, by 15th of August 2015.”, Rusen Kumar, Director, IndiaCSR Group said.
“The India Sanitation Summit will involve some of the most reputed and competent Indian and International speakers from government and private sectors, research agencies, innovators, social scientists and thought leaders dealing in sanitation and toiletries industries in the country. There will be 30 speakers and more than 200 participants projected in this exclusive summit.”, Rusen Kumar added.
The Summit would provide a forum to initiate a dialogue and enlighten the delegates on various issues related to sanitation, toilet movement, woman empowerment, women dignity and girl child education etc.
The summit provides excellent networking opportunities with leading professionals from Govt. Corporate Social Responsibility professionals, NGOs leaders, corporate professionals and other experts.
You will also have the opportunity to turn your biggest challenges into your greatest accomplishments when you learn from the experts, leaders and distinguished attendees.
A number of research agencies, social scientists and thought leaders dealing in sanitation and toilet issues from the country will be participating in the summit. More than 20 speakers and 200 participants are expected to gather in this one day summit.
India Sanitation Summit invites your active participation and solicits inputs from you in terms of ideas, thoughts, innovations and strategies to help make our country a better place to live in.
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