Partnerships and Collaborations:
Global Foundation for Advancement of Environment and Human Wellness is an organization with a difference, committed to bringing in innovative and enduring solutions to some of the key socio-environmental challenges through multi-stakeholder, trans-disciplinary and hands-on approach. Being a promoter of trans-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach towards addressing environmental issues, The Foundation joins hands with leading players – individuals and organizations nationally and internationally.
Some of the key partnerships are:
Department of Environment and Forests, Government of Assam, India
Deepor Conservation and Development Society – a special committee formed under the aegis of Hon’ble Chief Minister of Assam to bring order towards the conservation efforts of Deepor Beel – n wetland of international importance recognized by the RAMSAR Convention situated near the city of Guwahati in Assam. The CEO of Global Foundation Dr Pranab J Patar serves in this society as a governing body member.
Centre for Water Resources, Jawaharlal
Nehru Technological University, Hyderabad, India
Prof MVSS Giridhar of Centre for Water Resources, Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University (JNTU), Hyderabad and the Global Foundation are working together to promote eco-technology-based solutions for conservation of water resources. The Global Foundation and JNTU has collaborated towards lake restoration work by using Constructed Wetlands and Floating Islands; and improvised Rain Water Harvesting to recharge ground water aquifers and address ground water contamination issues.
Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research Nainital, India
Mountain ecosystems are one of the most fragile ecosystems in the world, which is under tremendous pressure for a number of factors. Global Foundation and Central Himalayan Institute for Nature and Applied Research – CHINAR work together in the Indian Himalayan state of Uttarakhand to promote community-based conservation for sustainable development in the mountains by upscaling livelihoods options through value addition in agriculture and rural tourism sectors.
Waste Impact, Bengaluru, India
Municipal solid waste is a significant problem, particularly in developing countries that lack sufficient infrastructure and useable land mass to process it in an appropriate manner. Right now, most of this waste is simply dumped – creating a health hazard and an environmental time bomb from greenhouse gas emissions, polluting leachates, and plastics choking the oceans. The Global Foundation and Waste Impact to explore unique waste management solutions together. These two organizations wish to promote the idea of attracting heterogeneous talent and great minds that will enable brilliant learning environment to nurture start-up ideas.
Dharmshala, Himachal Pradesh, India
The Indian Himalaya Region, which is considered as the ‘water tower’ of Asia is facing pressure from all counters particularly changing climate that is leading to long-term environmental change impacting the mountain livelihoods big time. The Global Foundation and EduCARE India are exploring collaborative opportunities to work on community-based interventions aimed at conservation and management of mountain biodiversity and ecosystem services in the Indian Himalayan region. They will work together in promoting innovative models of community engagement through technology, training and capacity development and research volunteering.
Collaborations in the pipeline: (formerly TERI University), New Delhi, India
The Global Foundation is slated to partner with The TERI School of Advanced Studies and collaborating to promote Art and Sustainability Innovation Lab under Climate Jamboree Art from the Heart Chapter. The Climate Jamboree is a mega youth-oriented event hosted by TERI School of Advanced Studies in 2018. This proposed partnership is aimed at creating and nurturing research/performance led projects on issues of sustainability, urbanization, development, conscious living (in rural and urban contexts), by enabling exchange of ideas across domains and art forms (music, dance, visual art and theatre).
Centre for Sustainable Technologies, IISc, Bengaluru, India
The conventional farming practices un-aided with technology could be labour and energy intensive and could also cause pressure on the forest resources during both pre and post harvesting period. Founded on the principle of ecological balance and sustainability, sustainable agriculture has the ability to sustain our natural resources while producing a decent harvest as required. Indian Institute of Science’s Centre for Sustainable Technology has been working on a number of emerging technologies which will bring in ease to farming operations. It is proposed that the Global Foundation and the Centre for Sustainable Technology will jointly promote training & capacity development of farmers and local youths on agro-processing and install agro-processing dryer for drying fruits and spices mostly that is low-carbon and energy efficient among other alternative technology solutions.
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