Version 3.2_September 2016

Speaker: Rahul

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My major areas of work are: (1) traditional knowledge systems and intangible cultural heritage, (2) agro-ecology and its place in the sustainable use of natural resources. I am a UNESCO expert on intangible cultural heritage (ICH) and trainer in the Asia-Pacific region on methods to identify, document and safeguard traditional knowledge systems and intangible cultural heritage and create institutional capacity for the same, and adviser to the Centre for Environment Education Himalaya, an institution under the Ministry of Environment, Government of India, whose work is in the rural hill districts to strengthen local resilience to the impacts of climate variability through education and traditional/indigenous and local knowledge.