BAIF Development Research Foundation, along with other National and International partner organizations will be hosting and participating in a series of events at the 28th meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) to be held from November 30 to December 12, 2023 at the Expo City, Dubai, UAE.


BAIF reaches out to about 4 million families annually for their socio economic upliftment. BAIF’s programmes are implemented across 14 states with focus on adaptation to suitable climate smart practices, technologies and services in livestock development, dry land farming with emphasis on food security, natural resources management and community and women empowerment, for building resilience and promoting mitigation pathways. A low footprint circular economy driven by inclusive, equitable sustainable development is the goal which is aligned with BAIF’s mandate – “planet–people–prosperity”.


As a UNFCCC-accredited Observer Organization at COP28, BAIF looks forward to networking with like-minded entities, establishing contacts for programme expansion and forging partnerships in climate actions, technology development and research during the climate summit. The delegation from BAIF aims to derive strategic insights from global perspectives while learning about emerging paradigms and innovations. BAIF will be sharing its successful models which will highlight the scope for wider replication and scaling up in different geographies.

Please note that India is 1 hour 30 minutes ahead of Dubai.

BAIF Participation


Unfolding Potential of Green and Inclusive Micro-Economies for a Climate-Smart and Sustainable Future

13.00 – 14.30 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone – TERRE GCC Pavilion (TA 3, 130)

Locally Determined choices for Nationally Determined Contributions: Towards Climate Proofing Vulnerable Communities in Emerging Economies


18:30 – 20:00 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (SE Room 9)


Unlocking Financing Opportunities for Climate-Resilient, Sustainable Agriculture in India and the Global South


16:30 – 18:00 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone – Regional Climate Foundations Pavilion (TA 3, 145) 


Tackling Gender Inequality for Effective Climate Action in Food Systems – Women Leadership in Climate Actions: What has Worked and Why?


18.30 – 20.00 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (SE Room 7)


Collaboration in action – Africa: How to scale up best practice


10.00 – 11.00 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (Nature Positive pavilion)


Lightning Talks -Sowing Tomorrow: Soil Carbon Projects in Developing Communities – Empowering Farmers in India for Regenerative Change


13.00 – 13.30 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Green Zone (Expo City Dubai / Centre for the Planet Pavilion)


Need for MRV (Monitoring, Reporting & Verification) tools for Soil Health


9.00 – 10.30 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (Conscious Climate Pavilion)


A Just Transition to More Sustainable and Healthy Livestock Production Systems


14.00 – 15.00 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (CGIAR-FAO-IFAD pavilion)


Crop Diversity for Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation Contributing to Resilient and Nature Positive Futures for Farmers Globally

  09.30 – 10.30 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (IFAD-CGIAR-FAO pavilion)


High-Level Segment of the “4 per 1000” Forum of Partners


09.00 – 11.00 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Hotel Dusit Thani, Dubai


Evidence Generation to Inform Policy and Practice for Scaling Healthy Soil Ecosystems


16.00 – 17.30 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (GASP Pavilion)


Solving Agriculture Methane While Protecting Global Nutrition

16.45 – 17.45 UAE Time Zone (GMT+4)
Blue Zone (Food Systems Pavilion, Ground floor, Thematic Arena 2)

Member Delegation

Dr. Jayant Khadse

Vice President 
Livestock Development and Scientific Research


Dr. Rajashree Joshi

Programme Director

Mr. Rakesh Warrier

Programme Director

Mr. Waman Kulkarni

Chief Thematic Programme Executive – Natural Resources Management