A workshop with GTZ consultants from Germany and NEPED on the topic adaptation to climate change in North East was held on September 10 at NEPED conference hall which was attended by Nagaland Tourism Association along with several other NGOs and civil societies.
In his introductory speech, Neisatuo Keditsu, President of Nagaland Tourism Association (NTA) expressed gratitude to the organizers for involving NGOs in the ground breaking endeavour to help Nagaland in adapting to the climate change, a global threat which was also being felt in Nagaland today.
He highlighted on the status of Nagaland contributing to the global phenomenon and the impact that were being felt locally. He also expressed appreciation for the positive motives of the state government and the NGOs collaborating and becoming more responsible in bringing about many successful results in many fields of activities in Nagaland.
In this respect he stressed on the role played by tourism industry in coping with the climate changes through eco-tourism and responsible tourism ethics, in the form of reaching out to the entire state through tourism network to create more awareness starting form the grass root level with the help of audio visual aids and giving more importance in using the local dialects to sensitize the different Naga tribes in the rural areas.
According to Lima Yaden, manager, information center, NTA the evidence of the impact of climatic changes being felt in the eco system, local culture, fluctuation in the economic trends, political and social condition etc., was also discussed at the workshop.
Appreciating the initiative undertaken by NEPED, he also assured that NTA would extend its support in identifying the vulnerable areas, formulate remedial measures, and incorporate the awareness campaign on climate changes in the association’s activities in the days to come.