Community Based Eco-Tourism (CBET) in collaboration with Titli Trust and EcoSystems-India
In Green Hub Northeast, apart from the fellowship, a major part of the work is focused on strengthening the alumni network especially looking at conservation and livelihoods. As part of this, Community based Eco Tourism has been piloted in two locations which are being led by Green Hub Alumni – West Karbi Anglong in Assam and Kiphre in Nagaland. The project is being guided by the Titli Trust which has set up similar successful models in Uttarakhand. Another collaborator is EcoSystems-India.
TERI - Pilot Implementation of Forest NAMA on Sustainable Fuelwood Management (Survey & Communication Outreach) in forest divisions of the four districts in Assam - Sonitpur, Nagaon, Cachar, Dibrugarh. The project was conducted through household survey and focus group discussion among forest village households, forest fringe village households and tea estate labor households. These villages were selected in consultation with forest department and tea estate managers by TERI and DFF. The purpose behind the survey was to understand the utilization patterns of various energy sources like LPG, fuel wood, kerosene, electricity etc. by the people of mentioned villages.
More than 72% of Assam’s households use fuelwood to meet their cooking energy requirements. Apart from the stress on the environment, the health of women and children is affected by use of fuelwood. the most. Awareness and information on using fuelwood saving technologies such as - Improved cookstoves, LPG and Biogas was communicated through street plays. Members of the community - mostly Adivasi tea tribes were also encouraged to participate in the training of making of improved cookstoves, which they can take up as one of their alternate livelihood options. As part of communication outreach short films were made and street play was developed.
Wildlife Conservation Trust (WCT) DFF-Green Hub: Forest Patrolling Staff
Almost every batch of Green Hub has one or two members of forest patrolling staff from different wildlife sanctuaries in the northeast. Through this support the focus is on creating forest studios to enable the fellows to have editing stations on location. The pilot is to be in Pakke Tiger Sanctuary and Dampa Tiger Reserve. Another aspect of this project is to help start a network of forest frontline staff across NER, and develop a resource persons consortium of retired forest frontline staff.
Tata Education Development Trust: Video Making & Photography Documentation
DFF in association with Tata Education Development Trust reached out to train youth and other participants in video making and photography documentation at Tadoba-Andheri Tiger Reserve (TATR), Chandrapur District, Maharashtra.
Green Growth Initiative: Climate Justice & Urban Development
Green Growth Initiative collaborated with Dusty Foot Foundation to create video resource for a project on Sustainable Urbanism. The video recordings were part of a workshop that was supported by University of East Anglia, Savitribai Phule Pune University, People's Resource Centre & UNESCO C2C World Natural Heritage Management & Training Centre for Asia Pacific Region.