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Agroecology Fund Global Learning Exchange, Karnataka

Pius Ranee, a senior associate at NESFAS and Fellow of the TIP Indigenous Fellowship Programme, attended a five-day workshop — Agroecology Fund Global Learning Exchange — that was organized by the Agroecology Fund (AEF), a multi-donor fund supporting agroecological practices and policies. The workshop was held from February 3-7, 2020 in Karnataka, India and was the second learning exchange programme organized by AEF.  Participants take part in farming activities at Amrita Bhoomi AE School, Karnataka   The Fund aims to support viable food systems, [...]

Indigenous youth of Nagaland, NE India wins best technical excellence award in National Film Fest

Chentei Khiamniungan, who was an intern at The Indigenous Partnership's Participatory Video workshop hosted by the organization, won the technical excellence award in the Jai Chandiram Memoraial 2nd National Community Media Film Festival 2019 in Telangana. The title of his film is, ‘STRENGTH IN DIVERSITY, STESS TOLERANT CROPS OF NAGALAND’. It also won the 1st prize at National short film competition organized by Samvaad in Jharkhand. The same film also won Award with certificate and Trophy as Special Mention in [...]

The Indigenous Communities and its peoples lose a guide, friend and an ally for its cause: The Most Reverend Dominic Jala, SDB Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong

With deep sadness, The Indigenous Partnership (TIP) and NESFAS, share the news of the passing away of a close friend of the indigenous peoples. The Most Reverend Dominic Jala, SDB Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Shillong died in a tragic road accident in Colusa County, California, USA on 10th October 2019. Born on 12th July 1951 in Mawlai, Shillong, (Meghalaya, North East India) and ordained as Bishop on 2nd April 2000, Reverend Jala was loved and respected [...]

Hato ngi bam ka bam ba dap biang? (Khasi Article)

Katba nga dang iaid ha lynti ban leit phai sha iing, nga ju pyrkhat ngan leh aiu ynda nga la poi iing. Kaba nga ju leh ka long ban peit ka khreh kot ki khun bad nangta sa ka shet ka tiew. Nga pyrkhat “ Ngan shet da ei?” Kane ka jingkylli nga tharai baroh ngi ju kylli la jan man ka sngi. Ha ka jingbunkam nga pyrkhat “ba ngan shet ka ja, u dai bad u phan” namar [...]

Celebrating Indigenous food systems as drivers of sustainability, on this International Day of the World’s Indigenous Peoples!

Post by: Lukas Pawera, TIP Consultant, 9/08/2019 Every year on the 9th of August the world celebrates, the more than 370 million indigenous peoples who speak more than 4000 languages and live on over a quarter of the world´s land surface, as the International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples. It aims to promote the life and protect the rights of the indigenous peoples who are also known to be the protectors of the areas of the highest biological diversity. [...]

Fellows walk away with unparalleled knowledge and experiences

After a fruitful Fellowship programme, the Fellows bid goodbye to Rome and head back to their communities with unforgettable memories, knowledge and experiences. A couple of months back, four Fellows, from 3 different countries, representing 4 different matrifocal communities, embarked on a journey of sharing their indigenous stories and learning about tools for the revitalisation of their communities and indigenous food systems. Aided by TIP’s Youth Fellowship Programme, the Fellows gained unique international and intercultural experiences and skills to add [...]

Gen-Y of matriarchal societies to shape and revitalise their Indigenous Food Systems

As part of the Fellowship Programme, on 10th July, 2019, the Fellows visited the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Headquarters in Rome, to share their case studies about renewal and enhancement of their indigenous food systems, which they formulated with the help of the training they received over 2 months. Owing to the uniqueness of a matriarchal society, the German Room at the FAO Headquarters was fully packed with participants from Bioversity International, FAO and IFAD, to learn about [...]

A day at the WFP Headquarters: Fellows gain insights about nutrition in conflict-ridden areas

The Fellows visited the World Food Programme (WFP) headquarters to have a closer look at the work done by WFP  and to understand how humanitarian UN Agencies like the WFP work in disaster prone and conflict-ridden areas. At WFP, they met Uma Thapa, Senior Government Partnership Officer, who briefly described the different activities carried out by WFP, particularly in the area of nutrition. (L-R) Lukas Pawera, Phrang Roy, Merrysha Nongrum, Chenxiang Marak, Edgar Monte, Pius Ranee and Yani Nofri at [...]

The Fellows formulated community-specific work plans based on the VIPP methodology

Learning through personal experiences and resources always goes down better as compared to a one-way training. Over the span of 2 days, VIPP facilitator and trainer,  Timmi Tillmann, interacted with the Fellows and trained them on the Visualisation in Participatory Programme (VIPP) via exercises that involved Fellows sharing their individual experiences and knowledge. This was then used to formulate work plans for indigenous food systems, specific to the Fellows' respective communities. The interactive and fun learning session made it [...]

Designing a roadmap to funding with the aid of the concept of systems thinking

Over the 3-day long session, the Fellows were oriented on the concept of system thinking and logframe training that they can take back to their respective communities, to design impactful roadmaps which would generate funding. Essentially, the aim of the session was to train the Fellows to put down their ideas in such a manner that they get due recognition and funds required to bring those ideas into execution, which would aid in bringing about positive changes in their [...]