Foundation for Ecological Security

09:30 – 11:00 Session 1 Session Theme: "Governing our natural resources - The smart way or the tested way?"

The Panel will focus on how in India we have used geospatial technology in decision making systems with regard to securing our ecosystems and biodiversity and compare it with how at the local level communities have used their models and approaches to deal with conservation action. The session will provide some case studies and suggest ways and means to mainstream use of geospatial technology for decision making systems at local level.

During the session a Special Report prepared jointly by Forum for Law, Environment, Development and Governance (FLEDGE) and FES titled “Knowledge Commons: Current Issues related to Natural Resources and Biodiversity” will also be launched.


Dr. Bala Prasad, Special Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj, New Delhi
Dr. Bala Prasad Special Secretary
Ministry of Panchayati Raj
New Delhi
Kamal Pal, Riddhi Foundation, Kolkata
Kamal Pal Riddhi Foundation
Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati, FLEDGE, Bangalore
Dr. Balakrishna Pisupati FLEDGE
1130 – 1300 Session 2 Session Theme: “Learning from the Ground”

During this session, presentations will be made by experts who have used geospatial technology in decision making systems for conservation and development.


Dr. Qamar Quraishi, WII, Dehradun,
Dr. Qamar Quraishi WII
Dr. R Prabhakar, Bangaluru, ,
Dr. R Prabhakar Bangaluru

Pranab Ranjan Choudhury, NRMC, New Delhi,
Pranab Ranjan Choudhury NRMC
New Delhi