Documenting Bakarwal Nomads’ perspectives on Climate Change
Proponent: Syed Mahmood Nasir
The Bakarwal nomads struggle with the changing seasons/ climate and to retain access to their traditional grazing grounds. Due to poorly defined land tenure they have no recognized legal rights and they continue to struggle to retain their traditional nomadic way of life.
This project shall focus on the local experiences of the nomads with climate change and its impacts. It shall in the initial phase document the emic (insiders) observations on climate specifically to know whether it is changing as projected. it shall also focus on understanding the impacts of climate change on the Bakarwal community and their livelihood. As mentioned above the factors that impact the livelihoods other than climate change shall also be analyzed and briefly described so as to remove sources of errors and biases.
The following shall be the project outputs:
- A detailed report on the traditional knowledge on climate and the changes observed by the communities in the recent past
- Adaptation to climate change undertaken by the communities if any
- Photographs and video clippings