We aspire to be a network dedicated to maintaining the 'Jugalbandi' of people and nature in the central Indian landscape by linking knowledge with action
Jugalbandi Exploring the duality and the dance of people’s livelihoods and ecological integrity in Central India
Our network was formed as an outcome of the Kanha-Pench Landscape Symposium (KPLS) held in February 2014, out of the desire to establish a more direct method for communicating news and resources relevant to management and conservation in the Central Indian Landscape.
Engage + Explore
To Be Effective
Lean into the complexity and diversity of central India
Build from the bottom up
Engage with all actors in this working landscape
Conduct applicable scientific research
Chart our course with measured next steps
Iterative processes to include crowd-sources priorities
WHO WE ARE
In addition to our NCCI staff team, we work with our wonderful members for a thriving central India.
Funding for NCCI is provided by the DeFries Bajpai Foundation.
Funding for the NCCI is provided by the DeFries Bajpai Foundation, whose mission is to support scientists working towards sustainable solutions, particularly in India. The source of funds for the DeFries Bajpai Foundation is a no-strings-attached award from the MacArthur Foundation to Ruth DeFries.