Jun 8 • 22M

TechCamp Kochi: A wave of Change - Setting the stage

Listen to people behind the scenes at the TechCamp Kochi. First of the two-part series on account of World Oceans Day.

 
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On World Oceans Day (8 June 2022), we are very glad to bring you some exciting conversations with a team of experts who were participating at the TechCamp Kochi. TechCamp Kochi was a three-day program organised by the US Consulate General, Chennai, TechCamp in the US, and the Centre for Public Policy and Research. The camp was held from 19th to 21st May 2022.

The theme for this TechCamp was Tech4Oceans: Innovative Solutions for a Sustainable Future. On the sidelines of this, Research Matters caught up with the experts who were mentoring and part of this TechCamp.

We will bring you these conversations in two sessions. In the first session, our guests share what TechCamp is and provide an overview of it. In the second session, the guests engaged in a discussion sharing how the TechCamp was going about and the dimensions it addressed.

In the first session, we have the following guests in this show:

  • Dr Dhanuraj is the Chairperson of the Board of Trustees and the Chief Executive of CPPR, of which he is also one of the founding members.

  • Manny Pereira is a Program Manager with TechCamp.

  • Prof Kelton McMahon is an Associate Professor at the University of Rhode Island’s Graduate School of Oceanography.

  • Dr R Venkatesan is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. He has served as a Senior Scientist G and Program Director at the National Institute of Ocean Technology, Ministry of Earth Sciences Chennai and served under the UNEP Regional Seas Programme in Srilanka.


Host: H S Sudhira

Audio Editor: Ramya Badrinath