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Training on Community Enterprise Consolidation
Connectivity and Green Retailing

August 1-6, 2016
Kotagiri, The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

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Strengthening Community Institutions for Sustainable Livelihoods

TNREGS land development meeting in Marikadu

Sustainable Rammed Earth Construction

Exploring different dimensions of our interactions with Wildlife and Nature

eystone has been working in the Nilgiri Biosphere Reserve (NBR) since 1993 with indigenous communities on eco-development initiatives. During the last couple of years, several thematic areas have taken form, derived from the original idea of a holistic approach to the issues of livelihoods, conservation & enterprise. These are Conservation, Livelihoods, Indigenous Peoples Programme, Appropriate Technology, Research, Information and Communication, Knowledge and Capacity Building, Finance & Administration and the Crosscutting Programmes of Pollination, Human-Wildlife Conflict, Water Resources, Health and Nutrition and Environmental Governance.


  • Continued Training on Right(s) Way Forward at Keystone Centre

    Participants working on a community map during the workshop

    6 April 2016, Kotagiri: Manda Arae at the Keystone Centre hosted seven participants in continued training on the Right(s) Way Forward process. The previous workshop held last month trained the participants on the first three modules of the process. Today, community facilitators from Hand in Hand and Friendship Association of Social Services (FASS) were trained on ...

  • Community Wellness Camps conducted in Kotagiri, Sholurmattam and Sigur in the Nilgiris

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    4 April 2016, Kotagiri: As part of Keystone’s community wellness programme, a series of health camps had been organized in association with Banyan, an NGO from Chennai. A total of three camps were held on 2nd and 3rd April in Kotagiri and Sholurmattam and Sigur respectively. This is the first ever effort to provide health ...

  • International Day of Happiness @ Keystone Foundation


      1 April 2016, Kotagiri: The International Day of Happiness was celebrated at Keystone Foundation today. Although the date of celebration (April 1st) did raise a few doubtful eyebrows, the staff gamely came forward to fill the blackboard at the canteen with good wishes for their colleagues in Keystone. Since 2013, the United Nations has been celebrating the ...

  • Keystone Foundation at the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016

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    11 March 2016, Pampanga: Clark Free Zone in Pampanga, Philippines played host to more than 1000 participants of the Asia Pacific Forestry Week 2016 in February. The participants included members from the scientific community, indigenous communities, social welfare organizations, and government officials from southeast Asian countries. This recurring event, conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization ...

  • Rights(s) Way Forward training on Community Mobilisation conducted in Kancheepuram

    Activities at the workshop

    14 March 2016, Kancheepuram: In 2015, the world’s leaders adopted the 2030 agenda for Sustainable Development which includes a set of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, fight inequality and injustice, tackle climate change, and ensure the sustainable use of natural resources by 2030. The Right(s) Way Forward process has been developed to ...

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Keystone Foundation
Keystone Centre, PB 35
Groves Hill Road, Kotagiri 643 217
The Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu, India

Telefaxes: +91 (04266) 272277, 272977
Email: kf at keystone-foundation dot org

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