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.

Van Gujjars help conserve forests, but are deprived of rights

The Van Gujjars – a pastoralist community in Uttarakhand – are on the frontline of climate change, but their role in forest management is limited by the rights they are denied

Songs of Resistance: Aarey

Resisting powerful forces, their music and activism persist, challenging mainstream development narratives and advocating for environmental justice and Adivasi rights.

The River Speaks

This short story was inspired by a walk organised alongside the Indus river in order to raise awareness and help the youth of Ladakh reconnect with the river and her ecosystem.

A manifesto for justice

People’s movements and civil society organizations have to continue promoting changes through advocacy for policy shifts and ground action by and with communities.

केरल में उम्मीद का संगम (In Hindi)

विकल्प संगम एक साझा मंच है, जिसमें आपस में जोड़ने, गठजोड़ बनाने, एक-दूसरे सीखने व वैकल्पिक रास्ते तलाशने की कोशिश की जाती है.

क्या है गनियारी का स्वास्थ्य मॉडल? (In Hindi)

यहां बीमारी ही नहीं, उसकी रोकथाम और स्वस्थ कैसे रहें, इस पर ध्यान दिया जाता है

A School of One’s Own 

Manzil Learning Center is reimagining education and accessibility through democratizing decision making spaces.

VIKALP SANGAM GENERAL ASSEMBLY RELEASED A PEOPLE’S MANIFESTO 2024

The Manifesto, aimed at political parties, government agencies, and civil society organisations and movements at various levels, lists key strategies and actions that need to be taken for just living conditions.

जीवन शिक्षा के साथ पर्यावरण रक्षा (In Hindi)

आत्मनिर्भर, टिकाऊ और स्वावलंबी समुदाय बनाने की पहल की जा रही है