Knowledge and Media

Knowledge and media as empowering and enabling tools for equity and sustainability

This section features stories of use of knowledge as an empowering and enabling tool for a more equitable and ecologically sustainable world. This includes: Initiatives that encourage cross-fertilisation between ideas, promotes information exchange and transcends boundaries between modern and traditional, formal and informal, and urban and rural spheres of knowledge; Initiatives that make information access free, or easier in places usually neglected, considered ‘remote’ or disconnected; Initiatives to make knowledge part of the ‘commons’ rather than a commodity, privately owned or controlled; Also initiatives that promote an alternative media that raises questions ignored or deliberately allowed to remain hidden in the mainstream media, and innovative use of media to communicate enabling information.

How Sumi Nagas’ traditional knowledge helps them navigate nature’s vagaries

Elders in the community say that the ecological indicators help them predict weather even in a changing climate.

झारखण्ड के एक आदिवासी गाँव द्वारा एथ्नोमेडिसिन ज्ञान को बचाए रखने का प्रयास (in Hindi)

स्थानीय महिलाओं ने एथ्नोमेडिसिन चिकित्सा के ज्ञान को आने वाली पीढ़ियों के लिए संग्रहित करने की इच्छा जताई।

How Adivasis of one Jharkhand village are trying to preserve ethnomedicine

Local women expressed the need for documenting the knowledge of ethnomedical practices and feared that all this knowledge would disappear with their generation.

Ecological ‘holocaust’: Women saving India’s Western Ghats forest

A group of 27 women act as guardians of the rare ferns, tree-hugging mosses and thousands of other plants that may otherwise be lost forever

Teachers of the future: Teachers’ Voices from an urban school farming project (The Ragi Project)

Teachers' voices on the impact of an urban school farming project (The Ragi Project) - on the teachers and on their teaching

मेंढा (लेखा) के श्री. देवाजी तोफा को मानद D.Litt. (in Hindi)

"दिल्ली मुंबई में हमारी सरकार, हमारे गाव में हमही सरकार !"

नया सांचा, पुराना ढ़ांचा? (in Hindi)

किसानों ने मल्चिंग के लिए बांस के पत्तों के इस्तेमाल को यह कह कर नकार दिया कि उनके इलाके में मिलनेवाले बांस के पत्ते ज़हरीले होते हैं।

Old wine in a new bottle?

Villagers contradicted researchers due to their local knowledge - they invalidated the idea of using local bamboo leaves and tephrosia plants for mulching due to their toxicity

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