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Foundation for Ecological Security

Anand, India
Joined July 2018

Securing Commons and Enabling Governance of Common land and water resources by rural communities

Presence in: India
Focus: Land & Natural Resources

Spread across diverse ecological and social geographies, FES works towards conservation of nature and natural resources through collective action of local communities. The crux of FES efforts lie in locating forests and other natural resources within the prevailing economic, social and ecological dynamics in rural landscapes. Globally, FES hopes to see an increasing influence on two fundamental issues in governing shared natural resources a socio-ecological systems approach and a Commons paradigm, which together could have far-reaching impact on world views on development.

In India, FES has played a pioneering role in furthering the concept of Commons as an effective instrument of local governance, as economic assets for the poor and for the viability of adjoining farmlands. It has also highlighted that by strengthening the institutional dimension, the collective action spins off from effectively managing natural resources to other spheres of village life such as education, health and access to economic opportunities.

People Associated With This Organization

Subrata Singh

Foundation for Ecological Security
Joined July 2018
Interests: Community / Customary Land Rights, Governance, Land & Natural Resources, Traditional / Customary Justice
Subrata Singh is a Post Graduate in Rural Development and has more than 20 years of experience of working on issues related to community-based natural resources management. He has worked initially on directly crafting and strengthening community institutions for natural resource management and then on Project Management where he worked as the head of the Program Support Group. He is involved in providing support to field teams in project implementation, interaction with donors, fund raising and management issues at organizational level. Current interests are Water Commons & Institutions.
Subrata Singh is the network champion (main point of contact) for Foundation for Ecological Security.

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