Episode 113: Interview with Jagdeesh Rao, Curator – Promise of Commons initiative, and former CEO FES

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 thousand village communities on 6 plus 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.