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TIP International Youth Fellowship Programme 2017

August 2017 saw the initiation of the TIP- International Youth Fellowship Programme 2017 in Rome, Italy. Supported by The Christensen Fund (TCF), the fellowship aimed at creating a platform for intercultural knowledge exchange among the youth of different indigenous communities and syncing them to global views, while sustaining their identities. The Fellowship programme was designed for four months and was hosted with TIP partner Bioversity International, an international agricultural research institution with a focus on scientific evidence. The program prepared [...]

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NESFAS to foster a glocal partnership by hosting the TIP Fellowship Programme 2019

Subsequent to the success of the Indigenous Youth Fellowship Programme in 2017, NESFAS, a local indigenous organisation, will host the programme for 2019 while bearing most of the cost of this hosting locally and nationally, making it a truly local-global partnership building initiative for indigenous communities. The pilot programme aimed at creating a platform for exchange among young minds from indigenous communities and syncing them to world views and actions, while maintaining their identities. It prepared the fellows through training, professional development, [...]

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TIP Indigenous Youth Fellowships Review’s Retreat Workshop, 26th September 2018, Rome

  TIP brought together global experts on Indigenous issues for a day-long review workshop for its international program for Indigenous Youth Fellowships in Rome. The aim of the fellowship program is to empower youths and adolescent girls to manage risks by linking indigenous food systems with agrobiodiversity, nutrition sensitive production and consumption, climate adaptation and appropriate value chains. The fellowship’s objectives align with the TIP vision of empowering indigenous communities to reaffirm the identity, pleasure and wellbeing they derive from [...]

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TIP coordinates workshop for FAO Global Internship, Volunteers and Fellows Programme to Empower Indigenous Peoples

TIP coordinates workshop for FAO Global Internship, Volunteers and Fellows Programme to Empower Indigenous Peoples to Contribute towards Achieving No Poverty (SDG1) and Zero Hunger (SDG2) ) at the FAO headquarters in Rome, Iraq Room, on the 24th and 25th September 2018.   TIP organised a workshop for FAO Global Internship, Volunteers and Fellows Programme to Empower Indigenous Peoples to Contribute towards Achieving No Poverty (SDG1) and Zero Hunger (SDG2). Titled the INDIGENOUS IVF WORKSHOP 2018 the sessions were had participants [...]

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Partner organization from Meghalaya-NESFAS activates its “No one shall be left behind” project supported by REC

NESFAS activates its “No one shall be left behind” project supported by REC Foundation (Rural Electrical Corporation Ltd), with a 3-Day Partnership Workshop with its partners NEN Nagaland, SSC Shillong and SURE Jaintia Hills, on 11/07/18. Over a three-year period, the project will promote indigenous food systems (IFS) that will significantly contribute to improved nutrition, food security and sustainable livelihoods.The promise of Rural Electrification Corporation Ltd. Foundation supported NESFAS project “No one shall be left behind” got underway with [...]

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In loving memory of (L) Rev. Anthony Abong B Marak

  Every meeting with Fr Anthony was a classroom called life for the NESFAS team and their guests. His circles of wellbeing at the ITM 2015 Shillong have become an iconic image of the event where a cluster of Garo musicians, around his welcoming smile and enthusiastic laughter, encouraged members of various tribes from around the world to join and match rhythms, creating new medleys- language no bar, origins no bar, the only requirement being the shared love for life [...]

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Our sincere condolences to the family of Sara Manetto on the passing away of her mother, Ms. Liliana Fiorentino.

Our work has consistently established the Mother as the crucible of nutrition – physical, mental and spiritual, all essentials of a child and the family’s well being.    The Indigenous  Partnership (TIP), NESFAS and their partners share sincere condolences and support to our friend and past  Program Officer, Sara Manetto  and her family on the passing away of her mother, Ms.Liliana Fiorentino.Sara, We join hands across distances to give you strength in this moment of loss, from indigenous communities across continents [...]

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Shifting Cultivation Network​

TIP has been working with various food communities around the world aiming to link them and generate a common voice against misnomers due to limited knowledge. Among them isthe Shifting Rotational /Swidden  Cultivation or farming.  The terms are for a long standing  farming typology among indigenous triebes which is based on the relationship of conservation wiht the lands they live from. Much of the world’s ‘primary’ forest has in fact been historically managed under shifting cultivation. Where ‘secondary’ regrowth is rich in biodiversity as the clearings [...]

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ERI SILK & KHNENG EMBROIDERY

TIP linked with global facilitators like Carol Cassidy of Lao Textiles (South East Asia) to initiate with NESFAS work on preservation of the traditional skill of Eri weaving in early 2014. Ms.Cassidy’s visit to the weaving communities of Meghalya allowed her to assess the traditional weaving skills, existing product and the quality and quantity of the Eri silk, also locally known as ‘Ryndia’. She observed the challenges faced by the weavers and recommended NESFAS develop a traditional Eri silk [...]

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PGS (Participatory Guarantee System)

TIP with network partners Keystone Foundations are working with NESFAS to drive the organic agenda in the North East through the PGS certification. PGS-India (Participatory Guarantee System of India) is a quality assurance initiative that is locally relevant, emphasize the participation of stakeholders, including producers and consumers and operate outside the frame of third party certification. Work has been initiated work in three villages of Khweng, Laitsohpliah, Nongtraw village respectively. This was then extended to Dewlieh village due to [...]

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