CBD COP11: Opportunity not charity will help India’s forest communities

Dr R. Divakar interview: Rio Conventions Pavilion, CBD COP11, 10/10/2012 – Dr Divakar, Vice President, Swayam Krishi Sangam discusses how creating new income streams for forest communities can improve their lives and reduce their dependence, and impact, on the forests.

His organisation is also helping to distribute off-grid electricity sources to tribal India, which can help boost education and medical infrastructure in rural regions.