Summits/conferences like G 20, BRICS, ASEAN, NAM, G7 etc. are held on a regular intervals. Here We provide the details of the Summit and conference in the month of January, February and March 2022.
Summit/Conference in January
- 24th Conference on e-Governance 2020-21
About – The conference has been organised by the Department of Administrative Reforms & Public Grievances (DARPG) and the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY), in association with the State Government of Telangana. The theme of the two-day Conference is ‘India’s Techade: Digital Governance in a Post-Pandemic World’.
- 19th Meeting of National Tiger Conservation Authority
The 19th Meeting of the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) was held under the chairmanship of the union minister for Environment, Forest & Climate Change Bhupender Yadav. Currently, there are 51 Tiger Reserves in India and more than 35 rivers originate from those areas which are crucial for water security.
- 16th India Digital Summit 2022
Location – Virtual mode
Piyush Goyal, Union Minister of Commerce & Industry, addressed the 16th edition of India Digital Summit, 2022 through a video conference.
The two-day virtual event was organised on January 11 and 12, 2022 by the Internet And Mobile Association of India (IAMAI) with the theme “Supercharging Startups”.
During the event, the Minister unveiled ‘LEAP’ (Leverage, Encourage, Access & Promote) as the way forward to further strengthen our Startups ecosystem.
- WEF’s Davos Agenda
Location – Virtual mode
WEF Davos Agenda event held in virtual mode, amid the covid-19 pandemic, from January 17 to 21. The objective of “orienting global leaders on the imperatives of the year ahead”.
- First BRICS Sherpas meeting of 2022
held under a Chinese chairship
held virtually on January 18-19 2022, with the members thanking India for its BRICS chairship in 2021.
China has taken on the rotating chairmanship of BRICS in 2022. BRICS is a grouping of five major emerging economies — Brazil, Russia, India, China, and South Africa.
India’s BRICS Sherpa: Sanjay Bhattacharyya
- 15th BRICS Science Technology Innovation (STI) Steering Committee meeting
the Committee decided that India will host five events in 2022. During the meeting, India handed over the chairmanship to China for 2022.
The theme for BRICS 2022: “Foster High-Quality BRICS Partnership Usher in a New Era for Global Development”. Sanjeev Kumar Varshney, Advisor and Head of International Cooperation, Department of Science and Technology led the Indian delegation in the 15th meeting of the BRICS STI Steering Committee.
India will host the following 5 events in the year 2022:
i) BRICS Startups Forum meeting
ii) working Groups meetings on Energy, Biotechnology & Biomedicine
iii) ICT & High-Performance Computing
iv) Launching of BRICS innovation Launchpad as a microsite (Knowledge Hub)
v) STIEP (Science, Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Partnership) Working Group Meeting.
- First India-Central Asia Summit 2022
Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi hosted the Presidents of 5 Central Asian Nations of Kazakhstan, KyrgyzRepublic, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan.
This summit, also the first engagement of its kind between both sides at the level of leaders, coincided with the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between them.
It highlights India’s growing cooperation with Central Asian countries as a part of its ‘Extended Neighbourhood’.The leaders reiterated their support for a peaceful, secure and stable Afghanistan. They also agreed to set up Joint Working Groups (JWG) at the senior official level in Afghanistan.
Summit/ conferences in February
- 11th meeting of India-Oman Joint Military Cooperation Committee
Location – New Delhi
The meeting was co-chaired by Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar and Mohammed Bin Nasser Bin Ali AL Zaabi, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Defence of Oman.
The JMCC is the highest form of engagement between India and Oman in the field of defence. It evaluates and provides guidance to the overall framework of defence exchanges between the two sides.
- NITI Aayog’s Fintech Open Summit
Location – Virtual mode
NITI Aayog, in collaboration with PhonePe, AWS and EY has organized a three-week virtual summit, titled ‘Fintech Open’ to showcase the importance of the fintech industry. The summit will be held from 7 to 28 February.
The summit was inaugurated by Union Minister for Railways, Communications, and Electronics and IT, Ashwini Vaishnav in the presence of NITI Aayog Vice-Chairman Dr Rajiv Kumar.
- 21st The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI)’s World Sustainable Development Summit (WSDS) 2022
Location– Virtual mode
The annual flagship event held virtually from 16th – 18th February 2022.PM Narendra Modi delivered the inaugural address at the summit virtually. Environment ministers from nearly a dozen countries took part in the event which had delegates from ~131 countries.
Theme of the event: ‘Towards a Resilient Planet: Ensuring a Sustainable and Equitable Future’.
Summit/ Conferences in March
1.19th India-US Military Cooperation Group Meeting
Location – Agra, Uttar Pradesh
The discussion was co-chaired by the Chief of Integrated Defence Staff to the Chairman Chiefs of Staff Committee (CISC) Air Marshal BR Krishna from the Indian side and his US counterpart Stephen D Sklenka.
2. The fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA-5.2)
Location – hybrid form in Nairobi, Kenya
held on February 28 – March 2, 2022 on the theme ‘Strengthening Actions for Nature to Achieve the Sustainable Development Goals’. It was held in Nairobi, Kenya.
UNEA-5.2 was followed by a Special Session of the UNEA, UNEP@50, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the creation of UNEP in 1972. It was also held online and in person in Nairobi on March 3-4, 2022 under the overall theme of ‘Strengthening UNEP for the implementation of the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development’.
Heads of State, Ministers of environment and other representatives from 175 nations endorsed a historic resolution titled ‘End Plastic Pollution: Towards an internationally legally binding instrument’ to end plastic pollution and forge an international legally binding agreement by 2024.
Special Session UNEP@50 was attended by Environment Minister Bhupender Yadav.
3. 2022 Mobile World Congress
Location – Barcelona, Spain
The Global System for Mobile Communications Association(GSMA) has organised the 2022 Mobile World Congress (MWC), which took place in Barcelona, Spain from 28 February to 3 March.
The MWC-22 focused on increasing the global connectivity of the 5G network and economic recovery.
Global Mobile Economy Report expects 5G connections globally to reach 1 billion in 2022 by 5G adoption.
An increase in the 5G network connection will increase the global GDP by 5% up to $5 trillion in 2025.
Global telecom industry to invest $600 billion till 2025 in the global mobile industry’s capital expenditure (CAPEX) and 85% of it will be spent on 5G.
4. India Global Forum (IGF) annual summit
Location – Bengaluru
The summit will bring together eminent faces of tech-driven disruption and those who have joined the unicorn club along with Union ministers, policymakers, and global business leaders.
This comes as the first-of-its-kind confluence, particularly after the incentives announced by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the budget. The theme of the summit is ‘The New India Inc.’
5. Meeting of G7 agriculture ministers
Location – Hosted by Germany
German government has announced that it will host a virtual meeting of agriculture ministers from the G7 countries to discuss the impact of the Russia-Ukraine conflict on world food security.
The German Minister of Agriculture and Food, Cem Özdemir, said that the meeting would also focus on how to stabilize food markets. Germany holds the rotating presidency of the Group of Seven most-advanced economies this year.
6. 36th International Geological Congress
Location – New Delhi
It will be held virtually from the 20th to the 22nd of March 2022. It is also known as the Olympics of Geosciences.
It is a joint endeavour of the Ministry of Mines, the Ministry of Earth Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy and the Science Academies of Bangladesh, Nepal and Sri Lanka. They are held quadrennial under the International Union of Geological Congress (IUGS).
Theme: Geosciences: The Basic Science for a Sustainable Future
7. 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Australian counterpart Scott Morrison held 2nd India-Australia Virtual Summit.
The summit reviewed the multi-faceted relationship between the two countries and exchanged views on regional and global developments. The first virtual summit held on 4th of June in 2020.
8. 73rd Annual National Conference of Indian Psychiatric Society (ANCIPS)
Location – Visakhapatnam
Experts from various parts of India and a few from abroad are participating in the three-day conference held at Vizag Conventions at Madhurawada. The last national conference was held 37 years ago in Visakhapatnam.
The focus areas would be on drug and alcohol abuse in society, stress among students and growing incidence of suicides, depression and anxiety, old-age problems and dementia.
The national conference, being hosted jointly by IPS, A.P. State branch, Government Hospital Mental Care and Visakha Psychiatric Society, will be inaugurated by Justice P. Laxmana Reddy, Lokayukta of Andhra Pradesh.
The theme is chosen for ANCIPS 2022: ‘Bridging minds … Connecting generations’
9. 5th BIMSTEC Summit
Location – hosted by Sri Lanka
Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi will attend the 5th BIMSTEC Summit on 30 March 2022. The Summit Meeting will be hosted by Sri Lanka virtually, the current BIMSTEC chair. External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar will also visit Sri Lanka from March 28 to March 30 where he will attend the meeting of the BIMSTEC Foreign Ministers.