Component 4 of the project to create a repository of best practices under the project, especially those related to participatory and community-based conservation models, sustainable (and revival of traditional) livelihoods, mitigating illegal trade in wildlife and human wildlife conflict and mainstreaming gender in conservation models among others. While technical agencies are documenting some of these key learnings and best practices within themselves, which will create a sustainable framework for knowledge sharing at the grassroots.
With this objective, a cadre of 12 youth are being trained on video documentation and recording (and broadcasting) radio programmes through community radio stations. Through a ‘train the trainer’ approach, more youth will be trained in these skills. These video and radio fellows will provide communications support to community-based conservation institutions like BMCs and Van Panchayats.