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Apurba Basumatary I Assam I 2016
Apurba belongs to the Boro community and is from Rangapara in Assam. He had worked with several NGOs working on conservation, prior to Green Hub. During his fellowship he helped initiate the identification list for the documented biodiversity clips by the fellows. He is working currently with MASK - Mahila Shakti Kendra, an NGO working on women’s self help groups and sustainable livelihoods in Balipara, Assam.
Akash Harizan I Assam I 2016
Akash had worked as a photojournalist with The Mileage, a monthly news magazine from Guwahati. He was also a member of Aaranyak, a wildlife and environment NGO, and was working for Prag News on feature stories. Akash loves snakes and does a lot of snake awareness workshops. One of the reasons for him to join Green Hub was to combine his love for camera with his love for snakes, and see if he could make some films related to that. He had to leave the fellowship midway due to personal reasons. Currently he is working with a health agency, and continues to work on snake awareness workshops and photography.
Franklin Rongphar | Assam | 2016
Franklin is from Rongphar Senot Village, West Karbi Anglong, Assam. He completed schooling from Don Bosco High School, Satgaon. He did his Higher Secondary and B.A from Diphu Govt. College and holds a Diploma in Journalism from the same college. He has interned at local newspapers (The Hills Times) and All India Radio (AIR) Guwahati. He has also worked as a coordinator with the People’s Initiative for Rural Development (PIRD). Post Green Hub he is worked as an Assistant Researcher in The Karbi Project, which was on Karbi Shifting cultivation practice. Currently he is working for a news channel in New Delhi. Franklin loves composing his own songs and is quite active on social media where he has his own youtube channel.
Geeta Timsina | Assam | 2016
Geeta is from Morisuti village in Sonitpur District, Assam. A graduate from Kusumtola College, she was a field worker with Assam Mahila Samata Society and worked on Human Trafficking before joining Green Hub. During the fellowship Geeta documented the Pygmy Hog project of Ecosystems India. She rejoined Green Hub as a training assistant in 2019 and continues to work with the technical department. Geeta has a very open and independent personality, and is keen to work with her community in Morisuti village. She has formed a small collective there called Monalisa Kishori Manch.