RCE East Arunachal Pradesh

Photo Credit: RCE East Arunachal Pradesh
Rce details
Region:
ASIA-PACIFIC
Country:
India
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2011
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE East Arunachal Pradesh is situated in the foothills of Eastern Himalaya. The entire region is inhabited by various tribal communities. The education and development came very late in this region. Therefore the main focus area of the RCE is to educate the communities in bio-diversity conservation and sustainable development. The RCE has organised a number of seminars, workshops and engaged with school going children to take environment education to the school, and through school to the community. The major challenge we face in the region is the poor mobile and internet connectivity in the region and thereby getting connected to share our works with change makers and creators of role models. 

Goals and Objectives:

The objective of the RCE is to educate the communities about the importance of biodiversity and natural resources around them and using it sustainably. The RCE is basically working on “linking vibrant culture through sustainable prosperity”. The goals are to empower the ethnic communities to foster sustainability.

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

RIWATCH (Research Institute of World’s Ancient Traditions Cultures and Heritage)

Key Partners:

Name of the Organisation: RIWATCH
Role: Coordinate the programs and functions of the RCE and organise programs
Contact name: Vijay Swami
Contact email: vijayarunachal@gmail.com

Name of organisation: Karuna Trust
Role: Outreach programs in health care and herbal medicine
Contact name: Anup Sharma
Contact email: anupsarmah@gmail.com

Name of organisation: Lohit Youth Library Network
Role: Taking Environment Education to the Schools and through schools to the community
Contact name: Satyanarayanan Mundayoor
Contact email:loht.libraries@gmail.com

Activities
Current Activities:
  • Survey of unprotected areas involving youths and create strategies to conserve species
  • Stimulate local intelligencia to educate communities
  • Use of herbal medicines and tourism as a source of sustainable development
Upcoming Activities:
  • Mapping of unprotected area and work out the strategies to conserve species
  • Organise two seminars by March 2019
  • Involve institutes of higher education and colleges in documenting herbal wealth of Arunachal Pradesh

Students observe spiritual based Colombian connection to Mother Earth during seminar (Photo credit: RCE East Arunachal Pradesh).

Achievements:
  • National and International seminars on eco-spirituality, cultural and spiritual based conservation. It was attended by large number of community elders and native experts from Columbia and USA
  • Continuous engagement with schools through library movement. Taking environment education through dramas and plays and storytelling
  • Effective community participation in mapping unprotected forest areas and work on strategies for conservation of species
  • Educating communities on sustainable development though herbal gardens and kitchen gardens

Community participation - Studying unprotected area and species conservation. Led by Ipra Mekola, RCE Volunteer (Photo credit: RCE East Arunachal Pradesh).

Communication Channels
RCE Website:
Publications:
Facebook page:
Twitter handle:
YouTube page:
Other(s):
Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Secondary RCE Contact:
Satyanarayan Mundayoor
lohit.libraries@gmail.com
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Miss. Sumila Linggi
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence:

RCE East Arunachal Pradesh
C/o. RIWATCH, Khinjili, PO-Roing-792110, Lower Dibang Valley, Arunachal Pradesh, India