Regional Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum - Bhutan Chapter.
Launched in the year 2007, Balipara Foundation focuses on creating community-based conservation models, with the framework of Rural Futures & Naturenomics™. Understanding the need for exploring the ingredients of success in conservation and sustainable livelihoods, Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum was launched in 2013 to find solutions leading to important lessons for the communities and others, at all levels, from local to global. Starting the dialogue with Asian Elephant Conservation to exploring the crucial role of rural communities in the Eastern Himalayas and supporting rural economies and livelihoods, six years (2013-2019) of Eastern Himalayan Naurenomics™ Forum has led to participation from over 20+ countries, 2000+ distinguished speakers and participants from multi-disciplinary fields and recognized 103 Balipara Foundation Social Recognition Awardees.
REGIONAL EASTERN HIMALAYAN NATURENOMICSTM FORUM
Successful deliberations with community members, leaders and experts from various disciplines around the world has underscored the need to broaden the scope and directing us that the storyline starts from the grassroots, there is a rich story within each community and that their direct impact will lead towards a sustainable Rural Futures. Taking this forward, we are pleased to present the first ever Regional Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum to understand conservation stories, give exposure to the community heroes and identify the most pressing needs and solutions for the challenges faced by the communities and use those outcomes as a launch pad to start discussing possible solutions.
In the process, effect lasting change through the empowerment of rural communities in the Eastern Himalayas, as a model for global development finding solutions to social, economic and conservation challenges faced by communities, the impacts will be immeasurable thereby, leading to development of Rural Futures and building implementation plans.
Create regional awareness on Habitat-mediated delivery of Basic Income/Assets & Identify community voices/stalwarts for its’ implementation
REGIONAL EASTERN HIMALAYAN NATURENOMICS™ FORUM
Key Results: Enhancing community - led habitat restoration in the Eastern Himalayan region and identifying community - voices for customised solutions
REGIONAL EASTERN HIMALAYAN NATURENOMICS™ FORUM – BHUTAN CHAPTER
Location: College of Natural Resources, Punakha, Bhutan
Theme - Rural Futures: Community Conservation & Livelihoods
Date: 28th January 2020
Bhutan has been ranked 1 in Human Development Index 2014, making it the world’s happiest country. With strong environment protection policies and green landscapes around, it is the world’s first carbon negative country and teaches us the ways towards implementing Gross National Happiness in basic development models.
Towards this, we understand that the guardians of protecting the environment and the natural assets are the local communities, the forest officials who are working tirelessly in shaping a Naturenomics™ Civilization. To shed light on the uphill journey of these communities and explore its path towards social – economic – environmental impact leading a way forward for the Rural Futures, the Regional Forum will focus on -
Create regional awareness on Habitat-mediated delivery of Basic Income/Assets
Identify community voices/stalwarts for its’ implementation
Explore Conservation programmes in Bhutan for Rural Futures
To learn how to start implementing Gross National Happiness in basic development models