A cumulative risk assessment (CRA) of the factors responsible for near-extinction of an ethnic group with only 59 heads surviving. See film for overview.
Experts (scientists, sociologists and multimedia crew) are visiting the population periodically from 2000-present. A medical dispensary was set-up in 2009. More
Using the ethnic group facing extinction as study-base, Sichendra Bista has been investigating the effectiveness of any formula or method in predicting vulnerability for human population and communities since 2000 with the help from a battery of social and natural scientists, and local experts and volunteers.
So far, thorough field surveys with special emphasis on poverty mapping in reference to the UN's HDI, HPI and IP standards have been carried out. The survey also assessed health, nutritional and ecological aspects. More
The books and documentaries (post-production pending) shall be based on several field-visits, surveys and audio-visuals collected from 2000-present.
Approximately 6500 high resolution images and some 30 hours of HD video are already in our archives.
Different set of publications and documentaries are planned to be produced for casual readers and scientific community, but pending due to financial constraints for post-production. To support click here, to sponsor, contact.
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"Bista is the most intelligent person I have ever had the privilege of knowing as a good friend. He has vast learning on versatile subjects. In the 1500’s he would have been among the brilliant colleagues of Michelangelo and DaVinci."
—Dr. Edward A. Morris, Former Regent of University of California (December 7, 2010)
"Learn the art of revolution from Sichendra."
—Aaajako Samacharpatra national daily (published September 18, 1997)
"Sichendra Bista is a legendary man who spontaneously pops up novel thinking and development innovations which are always practical at the grassroots."
—Biswobhoomi national daily (published May 8, 1998)
"I salute the indefatigable man and an organizing guru with multifarious experiences who conceived the silent revolution while leaving the burgeoning 'chattering' class to dedicate himself to grassroots activism."
—The Kathmandu Post national daily (published June 20, 1999)
"He (Dr. Sichendra Bista) believes in himself and his selfless action to transform the society by working on the simple aspects of life. He does not promise for gigantic infrastructures or enormous funds but did assure radical changes into the meaning of life. He believes in action, not words. He makes simple, specific and realistic goals, then work for it to come true. He works silently, yet much effectively."
—The Rising Nepal official national daily (published October 4, 2002)
"I am really impressed with what you've been doing to overcome refugee crisis. Outstanding job...particularly when "the world is likely to see more refugees within their own domicile because of insecurity originated from the terror aftermath September 11" (the words in inverted commas are of Dr. Sichendra Bista, Founder and President of Global Initiatives International Secretariat at http://giis.org.np/). I would love to draw attention to a similar organization like ARC which has been silently acting i.e. Global Initiatives for Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Action (GI). The attributions currently available may not be enough to praise your works as well as that of GI, I guess. Selfless activities like yours and that of Dr. Bista would certainly put the humanity as a priority in global agenda."
—American Rescue Commitee guestbook (published November 17, 2001)
"The effort you have given to the [Human Ape] project is remarkable. It speaks a lot of how brave you are to do what most people would rather overlook and be partial to evolution than preservation."
—Mary Kennette Carla Esta, 2D artist, Philippines (September 28, 2010)