The Kincentric Leadership project ended 2023 with an in-person retreat at Auroville in India, “Leading from within the wider web of life.” This journey of inquiry welcomed multiple intelligences from our world both within and without, exploring what it means to step into Kincentric leadership. Read on to meet our guest speakers and explore the wisdom they carry.
Our amazing guest speakers brought indigenous perspectives, personhood, rights of nature, and kincentric elements to peacebuilding. We hope you enjoy reading about our amazing guests and the wealth of resources each being carries. We hope you are as inspired by their work as we are.
Alyen Leeachum Foning resides in her ancestral home, Kalimpong – the Lepcha community, with its sacred mountains and rivers, at the foothills of the Eastern Himalayas. Inspired by her roots, she uses art and storytelling as a medium to help others remember their ecological connections.
Sahil Nijhawan is an interdisciplinary anthropologist researching wild animals, people, and the relations between the two. He works with and alongside the Idu Mishmi people of Arunachal Pradesh on locally-led initiatives towards rights-based, ethical bio-cultural conservation and research.
Rukmini Iyer is a leadership consultant and peacebuilder, serving on the Boards of Creators of Peace International and the Rotary Peace Fellowship Alumni Association.
Shrishtee Bajpai is a writer, activist, researcher working at the intersections of environmental justice, more-than human governance, indigenous worldviews and systemic alternatives.
Dive deeper: What leadership emerges from inter-being, from a relational space of connection with the more-than-human?