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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 [...]


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 [...]


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 [...]


International Youth Fellowship Program 2017

ANNOUNCEMENT: NESFAS youth part of The Indigenous Partnership (TIP)-International Youth Fellowship Program 2017 in Rome, Italy. This week saw the initiation of the TIP- International Youth Fellowship Program 2017 in Rome, Italy. Supported by The Christensen Fund (TCF), the fellowship aims to create a platform for exchange among young minds from indigenous communities and sync then to world views and actions while maintaining theirfor identities. The Fellowship program is designed for four months and will be hosted with TIP partner Bioversity International [...]


A Loss to the Indigenous Network: Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Community-based Agrobiodiversity champion, passes away.

We are deeply saddened to hear about the passing of Dr. Bhuwon Ratna Sthapit, Senior Scientist at Bioversity International in Nepal. Bhuwon will be dearly missed, and greatly remembered among the agrobiodiversity community. A true pioneer, leading expert, and mentor on participatory methods to assess and use agricultural biodiversity, participatory crop improvement, in situand on-farm conservation, home gardens, community-based biodiversity management, and community seed banks, Bhuwon always put farmers always at the centre of his work. His passion, commitment and knowledge that he [...]

indigenous partnership Phrang Roy UN Permanant forum 2016

UN Permanent Forum 2016

PRESS RELEASE: Event: Shillong Declaration shared at 15th UNPF Side event Venue: UN HQ, NYC  Indigenous Perspectives On Food And Wellbeing Finds Audience at The UN    On the sidelines of the 15th UN Permanent Forum scheduled from the 9th to 20th May2016, at the United Nations Head Quarters in New York, a side event titled “Harvesting Peace”, was organised where one of the major highlights was the sharing of the Shillong Declaration that was drafted during the Indigenous Terra Madre (ITM) 2015 [...]