Indigenous‘ role model leading a new global sustainable model
Indigenous’ role model leading a new global sustainable model
Assam (India): first Smily Experience from March 20 to 26 2024: 40 international young talents tackling Indigenous’ challenges through innovation
Rituraj Phukan, the President of the Indigenous People’s Climate Justice Forum and Head of Biodiversity of The Al Gore’s Climate Reality Project India, and Climate Editor of MAHABAHU English Fortnightly is launching The Smily Academy India – Sustainable Mindset and Inner Level for Youth – an impact accelerator matching international youth and cutting edge technologies with Indigenous and local communities’ challenges.
Indeed, Indigenous People are the 5% of the world population protecting 85% of world biodiversity and this is the most crucial humanity the Planet should learn from, in the era of adaptation.
Smily Academy India is a scalable, transdisciplinary, intergenerational challenge based edutech impact accelerator that is borned after 30 years of climate activism and Indigenous’ empowerment: “It’s time to accelerate the social and environmental impact by co-designing projects – says Rituraj Phukan -, which are able to become businesses and that’s what Smily Academy is doing”.
The first Smily Experience will be held in Assam and specifically in Jorhat and Kaziranga, from March 20 to 26 2024. Young talents can attend the experience through the following FORM.
40 under 30 people will be selected by the Academy according to their values and profiles, in line with the 2 challenges provided by Indigenous: droughts and floods.
During the week, the students will live a unique learning experience with Indigenous and experts, visiting the iconic places where humans and nature still live in a perfect balance, including The Forest Man Foundation area, referring to Jadav Molai Payeng, the man who planted an entire forest large as 13 soccer fields, in 40 years.
Most in general, Assam is the most iconic place for biodiversity, wildlife and health, with its more than 100 medical plants; 97 Indigenous communities and the worldwide top 10 biodiversity park in Kaziranga.
“The Forest Man, part of The Indigenous Peoples Forum, planted a jungle in Assam – underlines Rituraj Phukan – I’ll plant here a new cooperative human consciousness, through to the Conscious Feeders Movement we are cultivating”.
The Smily Academy India, whose vision embraces the latest G20 results characterized by the Indian Presidency, will attend the upcoming COP28 in Dubai for promoting the students call which deadline is December 2nd 2023.
Smily Academy India – Sustainable Mindset and Inner Level for Youth -, is a challenge based scalable pioneering transdisciplinary and intergenerational edutech impact accelerator for under 30 people to be developed with indigenous peoples of India and specifically of Assam, in the Northern East of India.
The platform represents a technological prototyping lab to co-design Indigenous’ challenge based project works and transform them into businesses. Indigenous represent the 5% of the world population protecting 85% of the world biodiversity and solving their challenges through SPV, special purpose vehicles, means giving a contribution to the cradle of the sustainable future, while creating new jobs for youth.
Smily will have trained 3 million people in 2 years. Each of them will create project works that we’ll transform into businesses through SPV, special purpose vehicles for an estimated value of millions of dollars the first year.
Smily Academy India is a special program of the Indian NGO Indigenous People’s Climate Justice Forum, founded by Shri Rituraj Phukan (D.B. Road, Amolapatty, ASSAM, Nagaon 782001). The Forum represents hundreds indigenous and local communities all over the world – that are the 5% of the world population protecting the 85% of world biodiversity- and about 100 organizations, including the worldwide source of inspiration The Forest Man of India Foundation.
Rituraj Phukan, Smily Academy India Director, is the founder and President of the Indigenous People’s Climate Justice Forum. Besides, he is the Indian National Chairman of The Climate Reality of Al Gore, climate activist known all over the world, a professional, a landmark for indigenous peoples, a Climate Shaper and change maker in the food systems through his work with biodiversity and water.
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