About Terra Confluence 2024

Vision and Goals

At Terra Confluence 2024, we dream of a world where every decision reverberates with the principles of environmental sustainability. 

Terra is a Latin word that means Earth, symbolizing our planet and its environment. Confluence refers to the act of merging or coming together. Together, Terra Confluence signifies the merging of ideas, people, and innovations aimed at benefiting our Earth.

Terra Confluence 2024: A New Beginning

Terra Confluence 2024 is the inaugural event of what we envision as an ongoing annual series. This pioneering gathering unites experts, enthusiasts, and community members to foster dialogue and inspire action towards climate and environmental sustainability. Our goal is to make this an annual platform for sharing innovative solutions and sparking transformative change in our approach to preserving the planet. 

In alignment with our mission, we are dedicated to supporting specific United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs) that resonate with our objectives. These goals guide our actions and frame our contributions to global sustainability efforts:

As an initiative of the Global Climate Association (GCA), this event series is designed to bridge the gap between knowledge and proactive action, creating a supportive ecosystem for sustainable climate solutions. Through a blend of engaging dialogue, data-driven challenges, and expansive educational outreach, we aim to inspire and empower individuals and communities to become proactive custodians of our planet.

We are deeply grateful to our esteemed event advisors

Sharon Edwards, EdD

Lecturer, College of Education
UMass Amherst, USA

Prof. Sharon Edwards is a distinguished lecturer in the Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. She brings a wealth of knowledge and experience in effective business communication and critical thinking skills, focusing on developing educators who are well-equipped to meet the challenges of modern classrooms and foster inclusive learning environments.

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Robert Maloy, EdD

Senior Lecturer, College of Education
UMass Amherst, USA

Prof. Robert Maloy is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, where he teaches in Department of Teacher Education and Curriculum Studies. With a keen focus on history and social studies education, urban education, and community service learning, Prof. Maloy is dedicated to enhancing student achievement and teacher effectiveness through innovative educational practices.

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Who's Behind Terra Confluence 2024?

Meet the brains and the brawn behind the scenes.

Dr. Poulomi Chakravarty

Founder of the Global Climate Association, India

The Host and the creative force behind the event series Terra Confluence 2024. With a flair for innovative research and a passion for environment & climate education, Poulomi is spearheading this pivotal series to empower and engage communities worldwide in climate and environmental action.

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Big Shout Out to our Partners from Across the Globe Working with GCA to make the event come alive!

Saiyara Mahmud 

 STEM Bangladesh Lead, HerWILL

 Oversees operations and technical aspects, promoting advancement in Data Science and other STEM fields across Bangladesh. A force to reckon with managing the Climate Data Analytics Showdown event.

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Raima Islam

Global STEM Lead, HerWILL, USA

The data guru, turning numbers into narratives that not only inform but also inspire action across the globe. Raima has been instrumental in planning and management of the Climate Data Analytics Showdown event with positive communication within the vast networks of HerWILL and GCA.

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Annette Darpoh

Data Science Ambassador, UMass Amherst NSDC Chapter, USA

The outreach orchestrator, whose expertise transforms abstract ideas into impactful, tangible environmental actions. Quick on the uptake and flawless management skills, the event rides high due to Annette's diligent contribution.

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Dr. Molly Keehn

 Co-Founder Cojourn, USA

Educator and co-leader of CoJourn a platform for growth and goal achievement. Cojourn for Climate Action a program led by Molly was the building block behind the task management of Terra Confluence Event series.

💜 A special thanks to Molly and Cojourn for helping in creating an effective platform for collaboration on Climate Action. 

Special love to Cojourn for their generous donation, good vibes and spreading the word!


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Drs. Grietje Keller

Co-Leader, Mad Studies group, Perceval Foundation, Netherlands

Oral historian, philosophy of life teacher, has initiated and leads the group committed to creating a community for people with special experiences, thoughts and/or behavior and to combating their marginalization. 

💚 "A heartfelt gratitude to Grietje as her partnership in using the CoJourn for Climate Action Accountability program, helped Poulomi plan, manage and host the event within a month!!

"Thank you and lots of Love and Light to you Grietje!" -Poulomi

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Sai Gattupalli 

Co-Chair, UMass Amherst NSDC Chapter, USA


We are delighted to acknowledge and appreciate the pivotal role the UMass Amherst NSDC Chapter has played as a co-host for Terra Confluence 2024, alongside the Global Climate Association and HerWILL. Your collaborative efforts have been instrumental in shaping the event platform and hosting the event. 

With expertise in Education, learning technologies, and AI literacy, Sai has been pivotal in transforming the initial concept of this event into a dynamic reality.

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Will Lee, PhD

Dr. Lee combines a passion for machine learning with a focus on enhancing learning science. Dedicated to nurturing future talent, he actively mentors emerging scholars in the field.

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And don’t forget our furry guardian angels!

Bhuru, The Sunshine Bringer

Buchu, The Rainbow in Storm Finder

Nondu, The Guard Cow 

Dedicated In the Loving Memory of my Father Somnath Chakravarty (22nd September 1949 - 29th April 2021)

A Father's Legacy: Honoring a Lifelong Commitment to Earth's Stewardship

The founding of the Global Climate Association was deeply influenced by the profound connection to nature my father fostered in me from a young age. His compassionate acts of rescuing injured wildlife—ranging from kites and turtles to dogs and koels—and his dedication to nurturing plants, wildlife photography and painting skills, instilled in me a profound sense of unity with the natural world. His meticulous bird-watching logs, extensive library on flora and fauna, and his involvement with the organization of Salim Ali, India's renowned ornithologist, enriched my knowledge and shaped my career path as an environmental and climate educator and researcher.

The passing of my father on April 29th, 2021, amid the Covid-19 pandemic, profoundly deepened my commitment to his legacy. This pivotal moment strengthened my resolve to guide the next generation towards fostering a deep, loving bond with nature, ecosystems, and our planet's climate. It has become my purpose to continue his work, inspiring others to cherish and protect our environment just as he taught me.

Terra Confluence 2024 an initiative by the Global Climate Association in collaboration with organizations across the world is dedicated to people like my father who with their gestures, action and kindness have created a hopeful world where change is possible even in the face of challenges such as climate change. 


Your loving daughter

Poulomi

Join Us

Terra Confluence 2024 isn't just an event; it's a movement.

From April 22nd to April 29th, 2024, join us for a series of transformative experiences that promise not only to educate but also to ignite a global commitment to sustainability. Whether you're tuning in from the far corners of the globe or right next door, your voice and your actions can help shape a sustainable future for all.

Your Participation Makes a Difference

Every action counts, and every participant brings us closer to the sustainable world we strive to create. 

By joining Terra Confluence 2024, you become part of a dynamic community eager to make a significant impact. Let’s make this Earth Day event a cornerstone for ongoing global change, fueled by knowledge, innovation, and collective action.

Together, let's weave a new narrative for our planet—one where sustainability isn't just an ideal, but a fundamental practice woven into the fabric of our daily lives.

The 'prayer hands' posture is called “Namaskar” is a profound expression of respect, widely recognized throughout the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia. It transcends verbal communication, allowing individuals to convey reverence for one another and the environment. This harmonious posture symbolizes unity with nature and humanity, reflecting a deep-rooted environmental ethos of balance and gratitude.

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