Chozin is from the Changthang region of Ladakh. She is founder of the Jangsa initiative and co-organized the Ladakh Economics of Happiness conference. With Local Futures she is helping to raise awareness of the systemic roots of contemporary ecological, cultural and social issues in Ladakh, and to strengthen the local agrarian economy.
Ladakh – high on the Tibetan Plateau at the northern extreme of India – is the place we call home. The vast majority of Ladakhis are villagers, who have, for centuries, provided for most of their physical and emotional needs through interdependent webs of relationship with the land and with community. We remember running through fields as children, picking freely from the orchards of apples and apricots that we came across as we played. Significant changes took place when Ladakh [...]