#SDGtalks featured Jon Jandai: Self-reliance and sustainable living

On Wednesday, 6th May (1:30pm India time/ 3pm Thailand), the Sustainable Development e-Talks (#SDGtalks) series, co-hosted by CNS and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore, featured Jon Jandai, who shared his insights on "self-reliance and sustainable living."
watch the recording (YouTube, Instagram TV, Facebook)
listen to podcast

Jon Jandai (Jo) co-founded Pun Pun Centre for Self-Reliance in northern Thailand. "During his younger days, Jon was drawn by the bright lights of big cities and left his family farm to seek the richness of Bangkok, but after a number of years there, he decided to return to his village." Pun Pun doubles as a centre for sustainable living and seed production, aiming to bring indigenous and rare seeds back into use. "We believe in learning by doing and that there is not only one way of doing things. We do not believe in experts, but in learning together by sharing our collective experience. We have seen that through opening the door for further exploration, new developments can occur. 'Mistakes' are simply opportunities for more learning." (listen to his TEDx Talk here, read this article featuring Jon Jandai)
Sustainable Development e-Talks (#SDGtalks), is a special series of online talks featuring insights from thought leaders on range of issues around sustainable development.
CNS and Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Indore (India) are co-hosting these online talks and conversations with senior thought leaders (from India and around the world) on a range of issues around United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). SDGs enshrine promises made by India along with 193 countries globally to achieve by 2030. With 128 months left to deliver on these SDGs, these talks are aimed to promote eLearning, online knowledge sharing, information exchange, dialogue and debate and discussion, with respect for dissent, around sustainable development, where “no one is left behind”.

These talks are made possible with support from students of IIM Indore (work-from-home internship students) and CNS team during April-May 2020.