RCE Mishmi Hills

Photo Credit: RCE Mishmi Hills
Rce details
Region:
ASIA-PACIFIC
Country:
India
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
August, 2021
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

RCE Mishmi Hills is located in the north-eastern tip of the state of Arunachal Pradesh. This region, a biodiversity hotspot, is considered as the 18th global biodiversity hotspot of the world. Many new species get discovered now and then. Besides a plethora of external factors, the educational backwardness and the dependence of the local community on the forest resources form the immediate challenges to this biodiversity hotspot. RCE Mishmi Hills could be one of the solutions to this challenge in this region.

Goals and Objectives:

To address the core issues of environmental degradation on one hand and to promote livelihood issues of local ethnic communities on the other hand by providing suitable solutions and alternative means for sustainable development.

Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Kasturba Gandhi Institute of Higher Education

Key Partners:

Name of organisation: Abralow Memorial Multipurpose Society (AMMS)
Role: Promoting health, education and Environment
Contact name: Shri Rumoh Meto
Contact email: ammshunli@gmail.com

Name of organisation: Keraa-aa Society
Role: Promoting Education in rural areas  
Contact name: Shri Napi Meto
Contact email: kastipccroing@gmail.com

Activities
Current Activities:
  • Effective Environmental education to the schools & Colleges and through schools & Colleges to the community. 
  • Organise seminars, workshops, and lecture series in various educational institutions on the issues of sustainable development thereby seeking greater participations of youth in solving their socio-cultural and economic problems while also involving elders of the community.
  • Provide training to the teachers of schools and head of departments and colleges in achieving objectives of RCE and sustainable development. 


Social Service and Cleanliness drive by KGIHE students (Photo source: RCE Mishmi Hills)

Upcoming Activities:
  • To generate awareness in the rural community in integrated organic farming practices, which will translate to productive benefit and also help conserve, protect and regenerate natural resource base and local ecology for sustainable use.
  • Conservation of the isolated Mishmi Hills Gibbon habitats using participatory community-based conservation model such as creating corridors through mass afforestation.
  • To carry out specialised trainings in indigenous handicrafts and weavings for capacity building to promote livelihood and sustenance.
Achievements:
  • Providing quality teacher training through institutes in remote area.
  • Conducted environmental, anti-drug and sanitation awareness, such as carrying out catapulting seed bombs programs, etc. 
  • Capacity building for children in schools through workshops and health check-up programs.
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Mr. Komini Meto
cominimeto@hotmail.com
Secondary RCE Contact:

RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Mr. Anoko Mega
General RCE email:
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