TIP Youth Fellowship Programme

Day 3 in Rome: Fellows visit the Campagna Amica farmers’ market

With the support of new found friends in Bioversity International: Martina, Eliot and Arturo, the TIP Fellows visited a Farmers’ Market in the heart of Rome, Italy on 22nd June, 2019. Promoted by Coldiretti, Fondazione Campagna Amica was founded in 2008. Its main aim is to promote direct selling of local and seasonal food products by farmers. With half million members, Coldiretti is the leading organisation of farmers at national and European level. On this day, the Fellows had [...]

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Day 2 in Rome: TIP and Procasur explore possibilities of a future collaboration

The 2nd day of the TIP Youth Fellowship programme in Rome was highlighted by the visit to the IFAD Headquarters in Rome, Italy. The Fellows got a chance to interact with and learn from the initiatives of Procasur while they also gained ideas from NESFAS’ work that they can execute back in their communities.Session: Discussion with Procasur for future collaboration and sharing of NESFAS’s interventions with IFAD teams. Members present: Viviana Sacco, Learning Route Coordination, Africa Mattia Prayer Galletti, Lead Technical Specialist, [...]

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Day 1 in Rome: The Fellows visit Bioversity International

Sessions: Sadhana Forest Reforestation Project by Arturo Turillazzi, from Italy, MSc Human Development and Food Security. Short brief on Bioversity by Elisabetta Gotor, Head of Development Impact Unit Matriarchal society by Violet Black, from Malawi, MSc in Human Development and Food Security In situ conservation and management of plant genetic diversity in indigenous land use systems of the Teenek in the Huasteca Potosina by Claudia Heindorf, Phd student Members present: Phrang Roy, TIP Coordinator, India Andrea Selva, TIP Assistant, Italy Nofri Yani, TIP Fellow, Indonesia Chenxiang Marak, TIP Fellow, India Edgar [...]

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The Fellows proceed to Rome for the 2nd leg of the Youth Fellowship 2019

After an insightful stay in Meghalaya, the Fellows proceeded to Rome for the 2nd half of the TIP Youth Fellowship programme. On reaching Rome, the Fellows visited the Bioversity International office where they were briefed about the Fellowship programme by Phrang Roy, Coordinator, TIP and Andrea Selva, Managing Consultant, TIP, Bioversity International. Over the month long stay at Rome, the Fellows will meet with various industry experts who will brief them on crucial topics including the rights of indigenous peoples, [...]

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TIP Fellows 2019 exchange ideas during a three-day work retreat at Meghalaya

30th May 2019 Shillong, Meghalaya The TIP Fellows 2019 joined the NESFAS Team and partners SSC (Social Service Centre) and SURE (Society for Urban and Rural Empowerment) that came together to share updates, ideas, local solutions and knowledge at a three-day retreat The TIP Fellows 2019 were part of a three-day work retreat titled ‘Briefing and Exchange of Ideas Sessions’ from Monday (May 27 to May 29) at the SILOAM Facilitation Centre in Umsaw Khwan (Ri Bhoi), which was hosted by TIP’s local partner [...]

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Fellows attended the celebration of the International Day for Biological Diversity at NESFAS

Phrang Roy, Chairman, NESFAS, addressing the attendees NESFAS celebrated the International Day for Biological Diversity by hosting several programmes throughout the day. They had a celebration of biodiversity at their office premises through a formal programme that highlighted the importance of biodiversity for food security. The TIP Youth Fellowship Fellows attended the celebration and gained insights about indigenous methods that they can use in their own communities. Melari Nongrum, Executive Director, NESFAS, speaking at the Pest Management Workshop Acknowledging the problems community [...]

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NESFAS inaugurates the 2nd edition of the TIP Youth Fellowship Programme

20 May, 2019 Shillong, Meghalaya Meghalaya welcomed indigenous youth from around the world for The Indigenous Partnership (TIP) Youth Fellowship Programme 2019. The North-East Slow Food and Agrobiodiversity Society (NESFAS), their local partner, who is hosting the first leg of the programme organised an introductory gathering with its team. The four Fellows who are part of the 2019 Fellowship are Nofri Yani from Indonesia, belonging to the Minangkabau community; Edgar Osvaldo from Mexico, belonging to the Mayan community; Merrysha Nongrum and Chenxiang [...]

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Interaction and cultural diversity: Key drivers of the Fellowship Programme

Meet a Mentor  The journey of TIP Youth Fellowships is not just about the young minds and their communities, but a selection of sensitised stewardship. The TIP Fellowship allows the indigenous Fellows to meet academic and mainstream experts who have been deeply involved in not just a sphere of study but also who have a bent towards understanding grassroots knowledge systems. Lukas Pawera, Ph.D. student at the Faculty of Tropical AgriSciences of the Czech University of Life Sciences, Prague, is a [...]

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The TIP Youth Fellowship Programme: A tool of empowerment for the youth

Pius Ranee, Associate, NESFAS, and Fellow at the TIP Youth Fellowship Programme 2017, shares his experiences from the pilot Programme of the TIP Youth Fellowship in 2017. Through this interview, he highlights what he gained from the Fellowship Programme and what future Fellows and youth can look forward to.What in your eyes is the significance of the Fellowship for the indigenous youth? The Fellowship Programme that TIP has initiated is quite unique in its approach. This is because it allows [...]

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