20 young people from across the North East Region (NER) are selected for a one-year fellowship that entails comprehensive training by eminent wildlife and environment filmmakers, conservationists, and other resource persons from across the country, along with an internship with organisations working in the field of conservation and social change. The Green Hub Fellows represent remote tribal areas, marginalized communities, indigenous cultures and urban spaces.
GreenHub has announced the call for application for the 5th edition of Green Hub Fellowship for the year 2019 -20.
In the four years of fellowship, Green Hub partnered with the following organisations for the internship period |Aaranyak | Arunachal Forest Department (AFD) | Assam State Biodiversity Board / Assam Forest Department | ATREE | Ayang | Child Aid Network |Center for Micro-Finance and Livelihood Tata Trust| Diya Foundation| Dampa Tiger Reserve (DTR) | EcoSystems-India | Eco Tourism Group (Garo Hills, Meghalaya) | Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) | Farm To Food | Green Forest Conservation |Hapoli Forest Division| Karbi Project | Makunda Nature Club | MASK |Meghalaya Nagaland Forest Department | NEADS | NESFAS | NWBCT | Nature Conservation Foundation (NCF) | Nityata Foundation | RIWATCH| Sub -Divisional office Dadengree| Meghalaya State Rural Livelihood Society | Shergoan Forest Division |Titli Trust |The Corbett Foundation | The Ant | The Green Guard Nature | TERI |Wildlife Institute of India (WII) | Wildlife Conservation Research | WWF -Assam | WWF – Arunachal Pradesh | WWF -Sikkim | Wildlife Trust of India (WTI).
To know more about Green Hub, please log in on https://www.facebook.com/thegreenhubner. You can also call on 7896886846 or 7896863472,9401177688 for any additional information.
The Green Hub Vision: To engage, and empower local youth and the community to conserve biodiversity in the NER in an innovative way, using the visual medium to renew and deepen the respect and understanding of nature and its resources. The project also aims to strengthen youth engagement with conservation of natural resources, enabling young Green Hub Fellows to not only become more sensitized keepers of traditional knowledge systems, but also articulate spokespersons for biodiversity and the environment in the future. The overall vision is also to reach out to the community, and connect young individuals, with other individuals, organizations and groups working with conservation to form a web of learning, sharing, action and opportunity.
There are many individuals and groups working in different parts of the Northeast to focus on biodiversity conservation issues and create change. However, with many parts of the region still being remote, young people often feel deprived of opportunity and recognition. There is a need to strengthen the efforts towards providing progressive and sustainable alternatives, to create livelihoods through the protection of resources rather than its destruction. It is essential to generate more projects based on this ideology and create a wider web of action to give local youth and children more direction – opening newer paths that lead away from despair and violence.
The Green Hub initiative seeks to strengthen and help further catalyze this change. At one level it will create a platform for young people in the Northeast to have new windows of learning and livelihood, and at the other level it will create a wider network for positive action in the region. The Green Hub will be a KNOWLEDGE CENTRE for the region, and beyond.
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