International Biodiversity Congress 2018

In this context, the International Biodiversity Congress (IBC 2018) is being organised as a joint initiative of Navdanya, Centre for Innovation in Science and Social Action (CISSA), Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Forest Research Institute (FRI), Wildlife Institute of India (WII), Uttarakhand Biodiversity Board and Uttarakhand Council for Science and Technology, with the support of various international and national governmental and non-governmental organisations.

IBC 2018 will be held at Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE), Dehradun during 4-6th October 2018. IBC 2018 is organised in Dehradun, the capital city of the Himalayan state Uttarakhand, where ecology is highly synonymous with the cultural practices. Further, IBC is being organised during the Wildlife Week (2-8 October) celebrations in India, starting with Gandhi Jayanti, the birthday of the birthday of Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, who always propagated the idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam. ..


International Seminar

IBC-2018 includes a wide array of programmes including International Seminar led by prominent speakers from all around the world

ORIGINS: The International Biodiversity Expo

The International Biodiversity Expo (IBE 2018) to be held in conjunction with IBC 2018, is an attempt to bring together the government and non-government organisations, academic and R&D organisations,

Diverse Women For Diversity: A Women And Biodiversity Festival

Recognizing women’s roles as primary land and resource managers is central to the success of any biodiversity policy.

Youth Biodiversity Congress (YBC 2018)

This event is organised with a view to inspire global youth and future leaders of conservation to work for the sustainable use and conservation of biodiversity for a healthy planet and healthy society.

Civil Society Meet

Civil Society Organizations (CSOs), including non-governmental organizations (NGOs), indigenous people’s organisations, social/people’s movements, etc..

Wildlife Documentary Film Festival

The event will showcase some of the finest films made on the biodiversity richness of Planet Earth

Photography Competition

An All India Photography Competition and Exhibition on Biodiversity will be organised in connection with IBC 2018