Indigenous Culture and Environmental Education Endeavors of Environmental Lawyer Amba Jamir
Endeavors of Environmental Lawyer Amba Jamir
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Anyone interested in environmental education with a global perspective, or interested in World School Network and Eco-Club activities.
Environmental educator and communicator, Mr. Amba Jamir, will be speaking about life in indigenous communities in Northeast India and environmental education that utilizes the wisdom of such cultures.
Amba also has a degree in law with an additional diploma in environmental law. His interests include issues related to environment & development, training, documentation of indigenous knowledge systems, networking and development of environment education and communication materials.
Mr. Jamir is from Northeast India which has a wealth of nature and traditions. Utilizing such nature and the traditional knowledge of a multiple of cultures, the region has been quite self-sufficient. However, in recent years there has been a tendency to rely on government aid and development assistance.
Mr. Jamir established The Missing Link in order to help people realize the value of their cultures and that they can support their own culture. The Missing Link works on several projects that focus on rediscovering traditional knowledge. Examples include biodiversity contests and workshops that capitalize on the wealth of community elders' knowledge.
On the 28th Amba will share about living and the environment in Northeast India, the road which led him to create The Missing Link, and specific examples of activities being carried out.
Amba JAMIR is Director of The Missing Link - Society for Environment and Communication, Northeast India.
His responsibilities include planning and implementing NGO support programs, training, networking and developing projects related to community-based environment education, development communication and capacity building programs.
He is also a consultant and trainer for community-based environment education and development communication programs.
Besides being a member of the IUCN's Commission on Education and Communication, Amba Jamir is a Member of National Steering Committee (UNDP/GEF Small Grants Program) Ministry of Environment & Forests,Government of India.
As a LEAD fellow, he is interning at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies as a LEAD intern in Japan until October, 2003.
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