Episode 108: Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in India.

Episode 108: Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, the Chief Executive of the Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) in India.

The Foundation for Ecological Security (FES) works on the ecological restoration and conservation of land and water resources in ecologically fragile, degraded regions of India, primarily through the collective efforts of village communities.  FES is currently working with more than 20,000 village communities on more than 6 s million acres of common lands across 10 states of India. 

Jagdeesh’s work has been widely recognized and he has received the Times of India Social Impact award, the Nobel Laureate Elinor Ostrom Award on Commons, UN’s Land for Life award, and the Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship. 

In this inspiring interview, Jagdeesh discusses the vital ecological restoration and conservation work that FES is doing in land and water resources in ecologically fragile, degraded regions of India, highlighting the distinctive way FES works with local communities, and its philosophy and approach to restoration.