Sahjeevan supports marginalised communities in the area of Kachchh in reviving their
traditional ecological knowledge systems to strengthen their livelihoods. Over 25 years, they
have interfaced with local governance, communities, and the region in biodiversity and water
system conservation, revitalising pastoralism and promoting indigenous livestock breeding
practices and strengthening resilience through rain-fed agriculture. Their focus on conservation
and management of commons has gained recognition across the state of Gujarat.
What excites us about their work:
- Work on the preservation of traditional ecological practices with close attention to the the interface of livelihood and sustainability through work with local communities.
- Help sustain the life and practices of oft-neglected nomadic pastoral communities in an underdeveloped region of the country by a focus on their needs through breeding, livestock management and the crafts.
- A key focus on ecological resilience for communities in the face of the slow the disappearance of traditional knowledge.
- Building key bridges between neglected communities and governance through civic interventions and policy.