Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar is a globally revered spiritual and humanitarian leader. He has spearheaded an unprecedented worldwide movement for a stress-free, violence-free society. Through a myriad of programs and teachings, a network of organizations including the Art of Living and the International Association for Human Values, and a rapidly growing presence across 156 countries, Sri Sri has reached an estimated 450 million people. Sri Sri has developed unique, impactful programs that empower, equip and transform individuals to tackle challenges at global, national, community and individual levels.
Gurudev Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has been a continuous inspiration and the guiding light of HUM mission. He says, “Since time immemorial, the people of the Himalayas have maintained their rich cultural traditions and identity and have conserved agro-biodiversity within the parameters of their own traditional knowledge. But climate change presents threats at a scale and pace previously unknown and we have to work together to ensure that our global asset – The Himalayas – is protected. Protecting the heart of the planet requires more regional cooperation, more consistent, holistic and integrated solutions, more sharing of innovative best practices, and more global attention to the Himalayas.
- To facilitate an integrated development approach facilitating a peoples movement across the Himalayas.
- To create a Himalayan Knowledge Hub, an online and offline knowledge repository, for on-ground information pertaining to the Himalayan region, amongst HUM Knowledge Partners, working in the Himalaya; for the guidance of matters in policy and governance & exchange of knowledge on best practices.
- To bring together specialized knowledge institutions & grassroot organisations with due credit to their work/publications/sharing of information under a common agreement, facilitated by HUM, to work together to share best practices and benefit from each other’s approaches.
- To create a team of volunteers as HUM Sevaks to implement sustainable development projects in the field of environment, livelihoods, health, education, waste management, and improving the socio/cultural aspects for people living in the Indian Himalayan Region (IHR).
Working Committe Group
Sevak Digital/ Social Media
What We Do
A Triad To Preserve, Foster & Resurrect The Sacredness of Himalayas
Need To Build Synergy & Connect The Dots
The creation of relevant knowledge through research and collaboration is very crucial, but not adequate by itself; it must interact with social movement or social learning. Without relevant knowledge, social movements are often short term and without a defined objective. Without Government Intervention on a policy level, the working structure is not complete. Government interventions without ground knowledge and social movement are also incomplete. In the Himalayan Region, the lack of this “triad” has led to failure in solving difficult problems.
We Share and Collaborate Knowledge:
HUM Knowledge Forum facilitates knowledge sharing of best practices as a co-created and sustained process between Government, Grassroots Organisations, institutions, Academia, civil society and individuals, from any stage of development and background, recognising that knowledge is universal.
Mission plans to effectively partner with all such institutions with OPEN sharing of best practices, information, and other digital resources as a common platform to influence decision-making at all levels.
We research, influence & advocate policy:
Constructive policy engagement is a priority for HUM and this is done by drawing the attention of policymakers to important issues pertaining to the Himalayas and direct decision-makers to a solution.
HUM will support action-oriented research on the identified thematic areas, coordinating with the relevant departments, NGOs & end beneficiary to- advocate for better implementation and effectiveness of existing policies, influence the redesign of some of the policies to be more inclusive, and support the creation of inclusive policies where they are needed when none exist.
We Create A Peoples Movement:
Knowledge derived from research & policies, must be translated into awareness initiatives, forms and languages that can empower the public as it’s a peoples driven movement that can truly bring transformation.
HUM through various behavioral training programs endeavors to motivate local communities, to take responsibility for their natural resources and mobilize the community for need based interventions and issues.