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Vol. 1 Issue 2                                                                                                               January, 2017

A joint collaboration of TERRE Policy Centre and Ecolibrium Energy
 
SCCN is a global network of the education campuses of colleges, institutes and universities committed to make a tangible contribution to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), agreed by the countries in September 2015 at UN Sustainable Development Summit in New York to be achieved by 2030.
 
By 2030, when SDGs are said to be achieved, today’s students would be working in the market place as policy makers/managers/entrepreneurs/NGOs. smart campus also has an underlying theme of skill building for smart cities. Therefore, this project can also be considered as a driving force for tomorrows smart cities.
 
Chairman's message
Planetary Boundaries Show Limitations
But Not Campus Boundaries 
 
"The 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) agreed by the United Nations General Assembly are bold and trail blazing tools of global transformation. 193 member countries of UN have unanimously agreed to build on legacy and lessons of Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), whose tenure ended on 31 December 2015. Handing over the baton on 1st January 2016, the next lap of the run towards 2030 finishing line that signifies sustainable prosperity of people and planet is now already one year on.

One of the lessons of run towards MDGs was related to youth in educational campuses. The educational systems and campuses never oriented towards achieving 8 MDGs. It was overlooked that educational campus is the incubator for talents of youth, a foundry to mould the minds, a skill-building hub to prioritize the challenges and begin actions.

Smart Campus Cloud Network (SCCN) puts educational campus in forefront to lead SDGs. The  youth coming out of that incubator would be in 30 years down the lane, a policy maker or entrepreneur or manager or teacher and above all a responsible citizen. SCCN leverages the potential of the youth in campus to contribute in achieving SDGs by inspiring the youth in campus by actually running the track. The gasping progress that SCCN has made (read this issue) goes on to prove that planetary boundaries show  limitations, but certainly not campus boundaries."

 
 Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre, Former Director of UNEP and Senior Expert on Technology and Economic Assessment Panel of UNEP
 
First Ever International Campus of SCCN
A leading university in Peru will be SCCN Hub in Latin America
 
Apart from 25 national universities, Pontifical Catholic University of Peru (PUCP) has become first international university to be part of the SCCN. Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre was invited by  in December, 2016 to present SCCN with a specific reference to water conservation in their campus among other.

The water shortage has become a major issue in Latin American countries during 2015-2016. Country like Bolivia has declared water shortage throughout their state. Dr Nicole Bernex, Professor at PUCP and expert on UN’s Global Water Partnership stated, “The short term and long term answer to devastating water shortage in Latin America is to start the action at the individual level as well as communities level, particularly in educational campuses. SCCN is important tool for water security.”
 
The university has now registered online to make their campus a part of SCCN and will be acting as a 'Latin American Hub of SCCN'.
From L to R
- Carlos Loret de Mola, Advisor to the Minister of Environment of Peru
- Fernando Leon Morales, Vice Minister of Environment of Peru
- Elsa Galaraza, Minister of Environment of Peru
- Rajendra Shende, Chairman TERRE Policy Centre,
- Dr. Nicole Bernex ,Professor at the Pontifical Catholic University of Peru, and expert in Global Water Partnership 
Presenting SCCN project to Elsa Galaraza, Minister of Environment of Peru
Digital India & Digital Campus - SCCN at the Forefront
Users can access the real time data (energy, water, gas) on their computers and smart phones via smartsen.se platform
 
Development of these Smart Cities requires a focus on a wide variety of overarching issues like Resource Optimization including consumption of material and energy, smart mobility conservation of water, improved health by reducing air and water pollution, waste minimization, and E-governance, all of which can be done with IOT and Big Data.
 
SCCN would serve as a practical exercise for students to practice the digital technology in their day-to-day life, individually and professionally. Through digital tools students would learn hands-on about experience sharing, problem solving, monitoring, assessing economic opportunity and carrying out digital transactions aimed at cashless economy and transparent governance.
CampusTime App - To bridge the communication gaps
Now students get an app to implement SCCN

CampusTime App Launched in SIIB Campus

SCCN has launched CampusTime Appa secure app that gives access to students and users belonging to the University. With features like Campus Feeds, Placements, Announcements, Events, Chat, Meet new Abokis, it is a one stop solution for streamlining communication at Universities.
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''SCCN is a transformative process in India'', says Hon'ble HRD Minister, Prakash Javadekar
Mr. Rajendra Shende presents the SCCN progress to Mr. Prakash Javadekar

 
A Need To Make Smart Change Sustainable
"We are witnessing a smart positive change in our country due to demonetization step  taken by our  government. So it is everyone's responsibility to contribute our penny efforts to make this smart change sustainable for betterment of our future generation. Smart students of Smart campuses should help spreading smart knowledge of Digital transactions beyond the smart campuses. Your simple contribution to educate your family members and people around you like home helpers, neighbours, society members  and senior citizens will create smart families and Smart Housing societies. These are the base units of Smart Cities and Smart Villages. Sharing your knowledge is the ultimate satisfaction, so we all need to try it, feel it and give our penny contribution to build smart India."
 


 Sanjeev Chaudhary, Social entrepreneur and Digital expert in SCCN
SCCN Holds its First Ever Orientation in College Campus
Parth Yadav (Ecolibrium Energy), Dr. Prakash Rao (SIIB), Rajendra Shende (TERRE Policy Centre) and Amruta Desai (CampusTime App) interacting with SIIB students
The first SCCN campus orientation was held in Symbiosis Institute of International Business (SIIB), Pune on 27th December, 2016. The introductory speech by Dr. Prakash Rao, Deputy Director of SIIB followed by Mr. Rajendra Shende, Chairman of TERRE Policy Centre was inspiring and a great start to the orientation.
 
 The program was then supported by 3      Presentations, presented by Dinah Gengmei,    Project Leader from TERRE, Parth Yadav from  Ecolibrium Energy and Amruta Desai, founder  of CampusTime App.The orientation was  concluded by an interactive session where, the  SCCN team got valuable feedback and responses from SIIB.
 
"SCCN is a platform to implement SDGs" says Vinay Kanade, MBA - Energy & Environment, SIIB                                                                           

"The SCCN project facilitates transformation of educational campuses into Smart Campus, focusing on enhancing Energy efficiency, water conservation, sustainable transport in campus and others. Keeping in view the agenda of Smart Cities & Digital India, SCCN can serve as a platform to enhance the dialogue between faculty & students to implement the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This dialogue will not only enable capacity building of internal stakeholders of campus, but will also contribute positively towards achieving the SDGs goals.The opportunity to participate in initiatives for efficient use of Energy, Water, Waste and Transport will surely impact the external stakeholders through new ideas emerging from SCCN."
 
TERRE Policy Centre is a Global non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization dedicated to sustainable solutions to our developmental imperatives. TERRE also is the abbreviation for ‘Technology, Education, Research and Rehabilitation for the Environment’. TERRE strives to reach all strata of society, particularly the young generation and people at the bottom of the pyramid with capacity building tools on energy and food security.
 
Ecolibrium Energy is an Indian pioneer of Smart Grid technology, with its roots in the incubation center of IIMA- CIIE. It is also funded by World Bank (IFC), and infuse ventures (a fund run by MNRE, among other partners). It focuses on providing Energy intelligence to Utilities and large consumers in India and the developing world. It is awarded by various agencies including WWF (Climate Solver), UNFCCC (Momentum of Change), MIT (TR35).
 
For any queries, please call us on 020 25448488

Contact person: Mr. Rajendra Shende/Miss. Dinah Gengmei

Address: TERRE Policy Centre
                 306, Multicon Square
                 Next to Manohar Mangal Karyalaya Erandwane, Pune 411004

Email address: shende.rajendra@gmail.com dinah.gengmei@asia.com

SCCN brochure is available in http://sccnhub.com/Brochure

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