Celebration of World Environment Day – Assam

Initiated by the United Nations in the year 1974, World Environment Day is celebrated every year on 5th June to raise awareness for the protection of the environment. The global campaign focuses on various environmental issues such as pollution, global warming, sustainable consumption and wildlife crime. The theme for the year 2020 is ‘Time for Nature’…

11th Annual Biodiversity Festival held at Chizami

“Embracing Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity for a Resilient Future” We organized the 11th Biodiversity Festival at Chizami under the theme “Embracing Cultural Diversity and Biodiversity for a Resilient Future” on 5th and 6th of March, 2020. Over 300 participants representing farming communities from the districts of Phek, Dimapur, Mokochung, Tuensang, Noklak, Kiphire in Nagaland, members…

North East Network organizes a discussion around gender, identity and land at the 1st North East Land Conference

Tribal identity globally has always been defined by one primary natural resource- Land. It comes as no surprise then, that the majorly tribal inhabitants of North East India derive all their social, cultural, political and economic sustenance from their land. It ‘exemplifies and boasts unique and rich diversity in land governance regimes which are witnessing…

The Relevance of Microfinancing for Self Help Groups

Women play an important role in various income-generating activities towards improvement of their family incomes and livelihoods. One popular platform for women to do so is self-help groups (SHGs). SHGs are growing widely in different corners of rural Assam creating opportunities for women to be empowered through entrepreneurial activities, farming, livestock rearing, etc. which effect increase…

Launching the Meghalaya Women Artisan’s Initiative

In observance of the 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence Ending Gender-based Violence in communities often requires end to end response. In more cases than not women do not report cases of violence and abuse due to the lack of the contingency plan post reporting. Over the years North East Network Meghalaya has frequently…

Workshop on Bio Intensive Raised bed farming -Samir Bordoloi, SPREAD NE

“When the last tree is cut, the last fish is caught, and the last river is polluted; when to breathe the air is sickening, you will realize, too late, that wealth is not in bank accounts and that you can’t eat money.” –Alanis Obomsawin This quote rings more bells today than any other time in history. Farming as a profession has…