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Get Involved

CSIS welcomes new partners, U.S. and Indian states, companies, research institutions, universities and civil society organizations, to get involved in the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative.

Under the U.S.-India State and Urban Initiative, the secretariat will be hosting multiple events and targeted partnership delegations in the United States and in India, bringing together key energy stakeholders. The initiative is highlighted by the strong participation of state governments, the private sector, research institutions, universities, foundations and civil society organizations who will explore the energy landscape of India in order to create an environment of collaboration to strengthen future engagement and partnerships between U.S. stakeholders and Indian states.


Moving forward, the secretariat will focus their efforts in creating new partnerships. CSIS has identified promising partnership opportunities, which it intends to facilitate and execute. In order to accomplish forming these new collaborations, the secretariat will use targeted delegations from Indian states to U.S. states and vice versa for introductory and detailed discussions on project plans, meeting relevant policy and technical stakeholders, and formalizing these partnerships.

Civil society organizations and research institutions, in both India and U.S., interested in the initiative are welcome to identify their needs and share their work with CSIS through this survey.

For more details, please contact:

Dr. Kartikeya Singh, Deputy Director and Fellow, Wadhwani Chair (
Lisa Hyland, Associate Director, Energy Security and Climate Change Program (
Afeena Ashfaque, Program Coordinator and Research Assistant, Wadhwani Chair (
Stephen Naimoli, Research Associate, Energy Security and Climate Change Program (