[act-ma] Democracy, Development and Displacement - NE India and Bangladesh Nov 3, 2:30 pm

Umang Kumar umkumar at gmail.com
Wed Oct 31 07:08:40 PDT 2012

Download Flyer:

The Alliance for a Secular and Democratic South Asia

Democracy, Development and Displacement – The Struggle of indigenous people
in Northeast India and Bangladesh

A panel discussion by youth leaders from Tripura, Manipur and Chittagong
Hill Tracts

Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, 2.30:4:00 PM

Eliot–Lyman Room,
Harvard Graduate School of Education
13 Appian Way
 Cambridge, MA

The talk will focus on the development and democratic advances (or lack of)
in the Northeast India and CHT Bangladesh, and underscore the unique
circumstance the region and its people find itself. The speakers, youth
leaders from the region, will address militarization, indigenous people’s
development agenda, and human rights violations in the region—NE India and
CHT, Bangladesh.

Pradyot Bikram Manikya is the Chief Editor, The Northeast Today Magazine,
the largest magazine in the Northeast India and Chairman, The Royal Tripura
Foundation, which pursues initiatives in social entrepreneurship, education,
environment, and advocating indigenous community rights.

Maung Nyeu is the founder of  “Our Golden Hour”, an NGO whose goal is to
develop a replicable framework for extending educational opportunities for
children in the Chittagong Hill Tracts, Bangladesh.

Erendro Leichombam is the founder of  The Manipur International Center, a
not-for-profit research, and advocacy group based in Boston that is the
overseas coordinating body representing organizations in the Northeast India
working to advance democratic values, human rights, and citizen empowerment
in the Northeast India.


"The woods are lovely, dark and deep"
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