In the field of environmental justice, compliance is one of the least understood and researched topics. Since compliance may involve scientific and technological aspects of the environment, it is mostly left to technical experts, regulatory bodies and members of the industry. It has seen almost no public engagement or community action at the field and at policy levels.
Citizen engagement in the policy and practice of environmental compliance can reduce the environmental and social impacts of development, can make them the legitimate third party in monitoring systems that is otherwise comprised of only the government and companies, and can lead to better decision making on new projects, expansions and sectoral investments.
Who Can Apply: Applications are invited from young researchers, activists and community organisations interested in working on environmental compliance of industrial and infrastructure projects. Selected applicants can attend a 2.5 days workshop on community based research methods on environmental compliance and classroom sessions on concepts and practice of compliance.
Resource Persons: The workshop is being designed and facilitated by Kanchi Kohli and Manju Menon of Centre for Policy Research (CPR)- Namati with Bharat Patel (Gujarat) and Alok Shukla (Chhattisgarh) as resource persons. The resource persons and facilitators have used these methods for successful environmental justice work and policy analysis.
Contribution towards workshop costs: The expected contribution towards workshop costs from participants is 1750/- for 2.5 days. Participants who need partial or full waivers please do mention so in the application form.
Dates: The workshop will start on 23rd September afternoon and conclude on 25th September evening (2016).
Venue: Sambhaavnaa Institute, Village: Kandbari, Tehsil: Palampur, District: Kangra, Himachal Pradesh, PIN 176061
For more information : Phone: +91-889 422 7954, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
To Apply and know more : http://www.sambhaavnaa.org/programs/closing-the-environmental-compliance-gap-community-based-research-methods-for-environmental-justice/
Sambhaavnaa Institute is an initiative of the Kumud Bhushan Education Society based in Kandwari village in Kangra District. The society started conducting educational workshops for youth in December, 2011 at its campus. It has been regularly conducting educational programs and workshops since then.