Balipara, 4 th July: The Balipara Foundation in association with Mahila Shakti Kendra, 134 Ecological Task Force, Assam Investment Advisory Society, Forest Department, Assam and Assam State Rural Livelihood Mission planted over 2,84,722 trees in 78 villages in Balipara today to celebrate Van Mahotsav. The initiative saw participation from 9500+ households with 47,500+ individuals and is projected to impact more than 1 lakh people in Sonitpur district.
The distinctive richness of the Eastern Himalayas can be attributed to its colorful biodiversity, numerous niche ecosystems, and vibrant communities. Understanding the dynamics, structure, and functioning of these systems adds an enormous complexity to not only their conservation and restoration, but also in engaging stakeholders and finding innovative long-term solutions.
Empowering Grassroots Leadership to Facilitate Community conservation and Environmental Protection
Guwahati, 6th November, 2019: Following the two-days long, Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019, that served as a platform for exchanging dialogue on identifying and capitalizing on natural resources to deliver universal basic assets to the forest-fringe communities of the Eastern Himalayas, the 7th Balipara Foundation Social Recognition Awards was held, at Hotel Palacio, Guwahati.
Guwahati, 6th November, 2019: Following the discourse on identifying and capitalizing on our natural capital to deliver universal basic assets and facilitate socio-economic mobility in the local communities of the Eastern Himalayas, the second day of Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019 began with keynote speaker Krishan Varma, Special Secretary (Rtd.), Govt. of India delivering a talk on “Sustainable Tourism in the Eastern Himalayan Region: Opportunities and Challenges.”
1st Regional Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019
Gangtok, 27th April 2019: The first ever regional series of the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics™ Forum 2019 was successfully hosted at the Sikkim University campus in Gangtok today. The primary theme of the forum was ‘Community, Conservation & Livelihoods: The Lepcha Community’.
Many eminent speakers from diverse fields were present at the forum and shared their thoughts on the topic.