‘Reflection and Looking Ahead: Holistic and Harmonious Coexistence Approach to Human-Wildlife Conflict Mitigation in India’: A Workshop Followed by a Meeting of States
The event served as the project’s Closing Workshop and had three main objectives:
- Sharing the key project results and achievements with stakeholders.
- Facilitating dialogue to guide future implementation of HWC mitigation in India.
- Holding focused discussions with states on 7 June to effectively utilize the National Knowledge and Data Portal on HWC Mitigation.
The workshop was attended by 80 participants, including senior officials from the Ministry of Environment and Forest Climate Change, senior Forest Department Officials from the project partner states (Karnataka and West Bengal) and other Indian States. Representatives from other Ministries like the National Center for Disease Control of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, ICAR-National Academy of Agricultural Research Management, various universities and training institutions (including IGNFA, Wildlife Institute of India, AJKMCRC Jamia, St. Xavier’s Mumbai), WWF India, Center for Environment Communication, GIZ, and several experts also attended the workshop
Additionally, ten Toolkits, including a Decision-makers Toolkit and Implementer’s and Trainer’s Toolkits for trainers, were released as part of the project’s knowledge products.
June 16, 2023
New Delhi, India