The Grassroots Institute
The Grassroots Institute aims to undertake innovative research, strengthen human development initiatives and take appropriate grassroots field action to empower marginalized communities and Indigenous people to bring about environmental and social consciousness as a societal change agent. The Grassroots Institute envisions effecting positive change through participation in a world in which local communities and First Nations who have been marginalized by environmental degradation, poverty, conflict and other forms of injustice gain control over their natural and biocultural resources, lives and livelihoods, and the policy decisions that affect their lives directly or indirectly. The Grassroots Institute was founded in 2005 in India and over these many years the Institute organized capacity building programs, studies and summer field schools. The Grassroots Institute is recently shifted and established in Canada. In Canada, the Institute considers field-based training and action programs in First Nations territories. The Grassroots Institute is strategically evolving partnerships in South Asia, Central Asia, and Eastern Europe. Currently, the Institute is focusing on Trainings [Summer Field Schools, International Academy], Research, Publication [mainly the Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources] and Biodiversity Governance Information Bank. For further information about our activities, please browse the website: www.grassrootsinstitute.net . To see our trainings or events, please see our unique platform: www.grassrootsglobal.net .
Leadership, governance and oversight
Board Members will consider connecting and linking The Grassroots Institute with philanthropic foundations, resource agencies, CSR groups or funding agencies. It will enable the organisation to credibly solicit contributions from foundations, organizations, and individuals.
Board Members will serve a three-year term to be eligible for re-appointment for one additional term. Board meetings will be held as and when required, but at least once a year. However, communications with Board Members will be very frequent.
This is an extraordinary opportunity for an individual who is passionate about our mission and who has a track record of organisational leadership. Selected Board Members will have achieved leadership stature in business, government, philanthropy, community, or the non-profit sector. His/her accomplishments will allow him/her to attract other well-qualified, high-performing Board Members.
Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:
Service on Board of Directors of The Grassroots Institute is without remuneration, except for administrative support, travel, and accommodation costs in relation to Board Members’ duties. This position is voluntary and does not require your physical presence, except for the Board Meetings.
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