Local Futures

Works for renewal, protection and promotion of the ecological system in Ladakh and community welfare through localization

  • Started: 1978


Works with the mission of promoting localization through a systemic shift from globalization for ecological and social well-being. To achieve its obje Read morective, it works through three major programs Global to Local, Ladakh Project and The Economics of Happiness. The Global to Local program aims to spread awareness about the importance of localization through multiple tools including seminars, webinars, books, reports, videos, podcasts, workshops, articles, film screenings, interviews and supporting ecological, agricultural and environmental causes. The Ladakh Project aims to maintain the balance between ecology and social harmony which is under threat from large-scale tourist activities. The activities are focused on preventing problems typically associated with industrialized regions such as rural to urban migration, unemployment, pollution and conflicts and finding solutions to these problems by undertaking sustainable developmental activities with local knowledge and resources. The Economics of Happiness project is focused on meeting human and ecological needs through spirituality and has two components. One is a film which highlights the social, spiritual, and ecological costs of a global economy and the benefits of localization. The other component is international conferences where talks and panel discussions are held to discuss the global-to-local theme. Apart from India, it has active operations in UK, USA, Spain, Australia, Thailand, Bhutan and Japan.


  • Energy & Environment
  • Livelihoods
  • Human Rights
  • Food & Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Education
  • Health


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Projects in States

West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Delhi

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