Pahar Aur Hum: A Workshop for Youth from the Himalayas @ Sambhaavnaa Institute, Palampur [Feb 16-23]: Register by Jan 20: Expired

About the Organiser

Sambhaavnaa Institute has been organizing political, economic, social and environmental justice program for past six years for social workers. Sambhaavnaa Institute is located in a village near by Palampur, Himachal Pradesh and the training venue and logistic arrangements are made in its premises.

About the Workshop

The format of the program includes talks, discussions, activities, field visits, theatre, manual labour, open spaces and silence.

The key themes that will be explored are:

  • Discussing our histories and exploring our collective cultural identity.
  • Understanding Mountain Geology and Ecology-State of our Rivers, Forests, Land
  • Politics of Development.
  • Re-imagining Mountain Economy and Society.
  • Conflict Zones in the Himalayas.

If you are a young person from the mountains and are looking to explore your ‘pahari’ identity as well as be a part of a collective journey with other youth to build a perspective on some of the above issues facing the Himalayan region today, then join this program.

Who is it for

This workshop is for the individuals of the age group 22 to 35, from (living or/and working in) the Himalayan region:

  • Himachal Pradesh (including Lahaul-Spiti)
  • Kashmir
  • Ladakh
  • Uttarakhand
  • Sikkim
  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Nepal
  • Bhutan
  • Pakistan

Note: Preference will be given to youth who already work or wish to work with communities/issues in the Himalayas.


The workshop will be organised at:

Sambhaavnaa Institute
Village-Kandbadi, P.O.-Kamlehad
Tehsil-Palampur, District-Kangra
Himachal Pradesh-176061

How to Register

The application form for the workshop is available on this page.


16-23 February 2019


The last date to register is 20 January 2019.

  • Phone: 8894227654
  • Email:
For further information about the workshop, visit the official website.


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