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.

What Time is the Nomad?

Talking with Pabubhai, a nomadic pastoralist from the Rabari community in Kachchh, revealed the importance of time and temporality for his life and livelihood.

For The Love Of Trees: Kashmiri Man’s Lonely Quest Of Planting, Nurturing Chinars, Majestic Trees Of Valley

“My passion to plant trees is a testament to the love I have for my homeland and the responsibility I feel towards it,” says Abdul Ahad Khan.

अच्छी सेहत के लिए साइकिल जरूरी (In Hindi)

साइकिल एक बहु उपयोगी वाहन है। इसकी उपयोगिता कई रचनात्मक कामों में भी सामने आती रही है।

Korchi: Towards Adivasi Self-Governance

They strive for environmental conservation, cultural identity, and gender equality, forging a path towards a sustainable future, through collective activism.

Churning The Earth

Ordinary people constructing alternatives like sustainable farming, community-led ecotourism and conservation, revival of crafts, activity-based learning, decentralised water harvesting, local governance and direct democracy.

TOWARDS SECURING HIMALAYA FROM DISASTERS: A DEMAND CHARTER PEOPLE FOR HIMALAYA CAMPAIGN, 2024

In solidarity for the wellbeing and sustenance of our Himalayan natural heritage - glaciers, rivers, alpine pastures, forests and lands and diverse inhabitants whose identity and survival depend on the Himalaya.

Alternative Developmental Paths in the Western Himalayas

At the core of all these is the motivation to ensure overall happiness of communities, which cannot be ensured solely through economic well-being.

Statement and Appeal on Ladakh’s Demands for Constitutional Safeguards

People of Ladakh demand Constitutional measures enabling them to protect their land, culture, environment and the economic interests.

Gardens of Resilience: How Gond Adivasi Women Are Cultivating Change Amid Crisis

A call to action for recognising and funding genuine, community-led gender-just climate solutions, providing women access to clean energy to meet their daily needs.