Some of the guests who addressed the press conference ahead of the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum on Wednesday

Guwahati: The Balipara Foundation is all set to host the Eastern Himalayan Naturenomics Forum with the theme of ‘Rural Futures’ in Guwahati on November 1 and 2.

The foundation, which focuses on creating community-based conservation models in the eastern Himalayan region, also aims to provide a platform for community works and share knowledge with renowned activists and conservationists.

Ahead of the two-day programme on Wednesday, Naga women’s land rights activist and forest biodiversity conservationist Akeina Gonmei said, “It is indeed required to exchange knowledge and have a sustainable livelihood model with community engagement.”

Balipara Foundation’s idea behind the Naturenomics forum is to open an alternative to the “understanding of the world in a more humane way”, as Karishma Ahmed of the foundation put it.

During the two-day programme, renowned conservationists, ecologists and activists from India and around the world will also share knowledge and experiences for sustainable conservation.

The foundation will also felicitate 16 activists with the Balipara Foundation Awards for finding innovative solutions for ecological restorations.

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