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Training on Community Enterprise Consolidation
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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.


  • Nature Education Summer Camp for Children at Pillur

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    20 May 2016, Pillur: A Nature Education Summer Camp was conducted at Pillur on 13th and 14th May for children of indigenous communities residing in and around the Nellithurai and Sundampatti Reserve Forests. Conducted by Keystone and Nilgiri Natural History Society, the participants mostly comprised of children from the Irula community. The Irula tribes have ...

  • Drawing the curtains on a successful second batch at the NFLC

    NFLC 2016

    14 May 2016, Kotagiri: Nilgiri Field Learning Centre 2016 came to a close yesterday with 12 students receiving their certificates of merit. Steven Wolf, Associate Professor – Natural Resources, Cornell University was present and commended the students on the research projects they had completed. Prof Wolf said that the NFLC could be considered a meeting ...

  • EXCEED Training on Community Based Enterprise in Kotagiri in August 2016

    Gooseberry being dried at a value addition centre

    26 April 2016, Kotagiri: EXCEED or Expanding Community Enterprise and Economic Development is the training and advisory program of the Non-Timber Forest Produce- Exchange Programme (NTFP-EP). An EXCEED training is scheduled to take place in Kotagiri from August 1-6, 2016. EXCEED targeted to support the work of NGOs, government agencies and community- based enterprises in the ...

  • 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

    Pavitra interviewing an attendee

    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 ...

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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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