We have been involved in an initiative that promotes engagement with communities to cultivate critical consciousness; develop the ability to objectively analyze the root causes of the current crisis, we are including the adivasi peasants are confronted with. We do not limit our efforts to address immediate problems, but in addition to enabling ourselves to respond to the challenges and help create linkages and solidarities between different local grassroots initiatives, academia, researchers, and the government, by fostering innovative dialogues in meaningful ways, valuing local and traditional knowledges and stimulate ethical action for our collective wellbeing, and address ecological crisis.
As a collective, we hold the abilities and wisdom of local communities, particularly women in high regard. We continually partner with the knowledge and wisdom holders to understand the underlying ethos in their perspectives. By simulating locally appropriate empowering solutions through action research and adopting or modifying effective mechanisms to address problems they have identified and with the intention to strengthen their capabilities, we have been having conversation with the heritage and the wisdom holders not only to recognize and analyze the nature and causes of the problems that impact them but also enable their preparedness to respond.