Gidiku Vapathu is an ethnographic research documentary about the Indigenous Kattunayakan (Nayaka) people of India co-directed by Helina Jolly and Priya Thuvassery as a part of Helina's PhD research. It was supported by the Institute for Resources Environment and Sustainability and UBC Public Scholars Initiative.
These photovoltaics panels provide this village with energy now, but they could become obsolete when the main grid arrives. (Shutterstock) Vikas Menghwani, University of British Columbia; Hisham Zerriffi, University of British Columbia, and Sandeep Pai, University of British Columbia In 2005, a small hydropower plant was installed in the Sukajaya district of West Java, Indonesia. […]
Congratulation to IRES’ very own Helina Jolly for receiving the prestigious National Geographic Young Explorers award! This award is in support of Helina’s proposed project, “De-mystifying the Adivasi knowledge of forest and wildlife in India,” which will be used to help her conduct her field study on the Kattunayakar communities of the Western Ghats […]
In an op-ed published by The Conversation, RES PhD student Abhishek Kar and IRES Faculty Associate Hisham Zerriffi argue that the best way to get people to act on climate change is through their wallets.
Graham McDowell, Rae Cramer, Vinni Ricciardi and colleagues highlight the shortcomings in adaptation action and research in mountain regions and identify measures needed to more fully meet the challenge of climate change.