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Case studies
Assessment of traditional rainwater harvesting system in barren lands of a semi-arid region: A case study of Rajasthan

During the monsoon season, the excess rainwater from Chauka and ponds flows into the river. This seasonal river meets a larger dam downstream that provides water to many districts in Rajasthan

Case Studies on Development Action and Impact

'Stories of Change' initiative by Azim Premji University, encouraging social sector organisations to document their work and develop a grounded knowledge base

Reviving the Traditional Millet Based Bio-Diverse Agricultural System in Phek District, Nagaland

A case study supported by Oakland Institute. NEN has been working with the farmers, especially women farmers and mobilizing villages in Nagaland to revive the traditional millet-based agroecology.

Economics and Technologies
India at 75: Stepping back from an ecological abyss

The biggest challenge: can ecological sustainability be ensured while generating livelihood security and dignity for more than a billion people?

Artisanal soaps to lavender tea, Chhattisgarh’s gobar revolution is helping rural women

It is now in the process of transforming these gauthans into what it calls rural industrial parks, or centres for cottage industries that the government hopes will create retail products that can “compete with the market”.

How One Man’s Conviction Put Jibhi Valley on the World Tourism Map

Jibhi Valley's first homestay paves the way for eco-tourism showing that it's possible to build sustainable livelihoods without harming nature

Energy
Parisar Founder and Trustee Sujit Patwardhan passes away

Mr. Patwardhan was one of the first to provide a vision of sustainable transport for the city based on walking, cycling and public transport.

What if we designed homes to stay cool?

Ways in which residential buildings can be made cooler – a set of techniques called ‘passive design’ because they do not require the expending of energy for cooling.

Fazilka Ecocab: Changing the face of cycle rickshaw

In the age of climate action, cycle rickshaws are truly ecological mode of mobility and have potential to create meaningful, green livelihoods in cities and towns.

Environment and Ecology
Sowing Seeds of Ecocentrism

Journey of Jeewika as she sets up safe spaces to converse about wellness, food, societal constructs and the world within.  

The Commons of Dantewada

Building a resilient and self-reliant community in Dantewada by connecting organic farmers to markets.

Learning the Organic Way

Leading the youth and children of the village in reviving the land for increased self-reliance.

Food and Water
Sowing Seeds of Ecocentrism

Journey of Jeewika as she sets up safe spaces to converse about wellness, food, societal constructs and the world within.  

The Commons of Dantewada

Building a resilient and self-reliant community in Dantewada by connecting organic farmers to markets.

Finding A Pathway For Freshwater Diversity Conservation

To what length Government policies can enable local communities to come up with ecologically friendly conservation measures?

Health and Hygiene
Paramparika Vaidyas of Rural Bengaluru

The series explores Vaidyas’ diverse notions of health and well-being which are often non-anthropocentric and situated in multidimensional physical, social, and spiritual eco-spaces

River Walks, Mutual Aid and Open Futures

As we move ahead trying to resolve our challenges with a changing planet, mutual aid and attribution may be our keys to an equitable future.

Vruksha Ayurveda Farming: Developing Healthy Plants that Produce Healthy Food

When people were connected with land and agriculture, it had a healthy bearing on our cultural sensibilities.

Knowledge and Media
What Wisdom Should We Carry Forward from Our Past?

Victor Hugo Gomes in an effort to understand, restore, and archive Goa’s heritage and culture while paying ode to its traditional knowledge.

Raja of Stances

A freelance journalist who brings the stories of tribal survival and annihilation to the outside world.

River Walks, Mutual Aid and Open Futures

As we move ahead trying to resolve our challenges with a changing planet, mutual aid and attribution may be our keys to an equitable future.

Learning and Education
Dancing into Consciousness

How an artist nurtured children of a slum dwelling, strengthened a community and is working for a more just society all by the means of art.

Learning the Organic Way

Leading the youth and children of the village in reviving the land for increased self-reliance.

Gramani: A Place Filled with Art and Humanity

Gramani is a cultural hub where Shaji's activities that combine art, education and rural life add to the nuances of the community.

Livelihoods
Sowing Seeds of Ecocentrism

Journey of Jeewika as she sets up safe spaces to converse about wellness, food, societal constructs and the world within.  

The Commons of Dantewada

Building a resilient and self-reliant community in Dantewada by connecting organic farmers to markets.

Learning the Organic Way

Leading the youth and children of the village in reviving the land for increased self-reliance.

Politics
Raja of Stances

A freelance journalist who brings the stories of tribal survival and annihilation to the outside world.

Colonisers and colonized

Living in a non-colonising way; resistance coupled with alternatives, often conceived of as prefigurative politics, can indeed lead to justice, equity, and sustainability.

All Ladakh Goba Association (Leh district) formed to strengthen goba system

This Association will take up various issues relating to gobas, to help strengthen their role for the benefit of Ladakhi society as a whole.

Settlements and Transport
Reimagining Cities

Imagining a future where every city and its citizens claim a deep connection with its surroundings, history, knowledge systems and the commons.

Perumbakkam way- Community efforts towards climate resilience

Helping community members bounce back from difficulties and improve their capacity to face risks, environmental or otherwise.

Living bioregionally, now

One compelling idea being put forward is that of bioregional forms of governance, which start from the biophysical realities of ecosystems, which are particular and even unique to places.

Society, Culture and Peace
Sowing Seeds of Ecocentrism

Journey of Jeewika as she sets up safe spaces to converse about wellness, food, societal constructs and the world within.  

What Wisdom Should We Carry Forward from Our Past?

Victor Hugo Gomes in an effort to understand, restore, and archive Goa’s heritage and culture while paying ode to its traditional knowledge.

Dancing into Consciousness

How an artist nurtured children of a slum dwelling, strengthened a community and is working for a more just society all by the means of art.

Videos on Alternatives
The South Asia Community Conserved Areas portal is officially launched

The portal aims for information exchanges between platforms, and help in expanding the spaces for conservation data and dialogue

Paramparika Vaidyas of Rural Bengaluru

The series explores Vaidyas’ diverse notions of health and well-being which are often non-anthropocentric and situated in multidimensional physical, social, and spiritual eco-spaces

The Seed Savers of Sahyadri School (KFI), Pune

A documentary on the conservation of indigenous seeds by Sahyadri School, KFI, Khed, Pune, in the western state of Maharashtra in India.