Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019
The future with communities, livelihoods, nature-centred economy, biodiversity, education and natural resources is Rural Futures and thereby, an equitable and just future. Rural Futures is Balipara Foundation’s flagship framework aimed at demonstrating that a Naturenomics™ driven economy is both viable and suitable for communities in the long run.
The Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum since 2013 has been a platform to drive conservation actions through these frameworks of Rural Futures and Naturenomics™ towards growing economic prosperity by preserving our nature capital as means for instituting equitable access to communities to core resources such as education, savings, healthcare, livelihoods, water, etc.
We believe that the absolute value of all-natural ecosystem services and natural assets such as biodiversity, forests, water bodies etc. – can be used to propel community development and by pegging development to natural capital, we create a circular loop for natural asset regeneration.
Universal Basic Assets serves as a foundation for conservation and community empowerment for sustainable well-being and to build an equitable society. In its 7th year, Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019 will serve as a dialogue to drive more sustainable actions towards Rural Futures: Nature Capital Towards Universal Basic Assets. The objective of the Forum 2019 is to understand and to discuss about possible ways to create a system for Natural Capital Enhancement & subsequent sustainable liquidation towards Universal Basic Assets.
With notable speakers from multi-disciplinary fields, the dialogue would for the first time in the Eastern Himalayas engage in the discourse of Nature Capital and its applicability towards Universal Basic Assets.
The Forum will be followed by the 7th edition of Social Recognition Balipara Foundation Award on 6th November 2019 to recognise, reward and award our Earth heroes from the Eastern Himalayas.