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CAN YOU HEAR IT?

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WE ENVISION A WORLD ...

Where human, animal, and environmental health are considered equal and interdependent for our well being.

Where the security and prosperity of our lands and communities also ensures the prosperity of our ecosystems.

Where the economic, societal, and environmental value of our ecosystems are considered in everything we do.

The Okas Experiment

A digital platform to gather, share knowledge, & discuss ways to sustain our planet 

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OUR GOALS

AWARENESS

 

To generate scientific awareness that motivates individuals to incorporate sustainability in our daily lives

ENGAGEMENT

 

To build a unique interactive environment for individuals from different sectors to connect, listen, and collaborate on S&T issues

INSIGHT

 

To catalyze human-centered and evidence-based solutions and empower a new generation of scientists to synthesize cross-sector viewpoints

INDIA IS CALLING

Thousands of us across the country are raising our voices for a better future for our human and environmental ecosystems - in classrooms, living rooms, cafes, courtrooms, and boardrooms. If you’re one of them, we’re listening. We strive to unite voices of tomorrow through collaborative scientific research.

Because the future of India is us - together.

 

The echo network is a unique movement. Nowhere in the world has there been a precedence for such a network. We believe that positive change will come only when individuals across society work together using science and technology to develop a shared purpose for our collective future.

GOALS

Our mission

To build a close-knit and collaborative community where bright minds can tackle real-world problems in human and environmental ecosystems

Our promise

Every organism on our planet is calling to us. We promise to listen to our society and our natural world and facilitate scientific research for a better tomorrow

Our essence

We are the science that listens with an open heart

ABOUT US

ABOUT

The echo network is a social innovation partnership with the specific focus of increasing trust between sectors, increasing the value of science for society, and instilling a sense of responsibility in everyone for our human and environmental ecosystems. Initiated by the Principal Scientific Adviser to the Government of India in 2019, we have built a 2400-member international community spanning 45 countries that connects communities, organizations, businesses, and academia to establish communities of practice that learn from each other, co-create standard solutions and iteratively enhance solutions through regular interaction and evaluation.

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2400 network members

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65,000

Hours of

Participation

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48 Ambassadors Trained in 2023

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45:55

Women:Men

Network Ratio

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118,559 

People Connected

WHAT WE DO

Our Founder & Global Director, Shannon Olsson, talks about how the echo network is an experiment to establish communities of practice for our sustainable development goals on a global scale.  The echo model is a deliberate, collaborative approach that leverages the scientific process to build trust among community members through observing community needs, identify shared goals and current efforts across our network, and fill knowledge gaps to address those community needs that are co-created with our communities and network members.

 

Join the echo network today and be part of building a global community to tackle our world's most pressing sustainability issues

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Sustainability Ambassadors

Global Exchange (SAGE)

The SAGE Senior Ambassadors program is a 10-week hybrid program starting in June 2024 for Indian and International Masters students from social, natural, physical, and engineering sciences, consisting of an immersive and interactive program to understand cross-sectoral and interdisciplinary research surrounding current on-ground issues in India.

WHY WE ARE NEEDED

HOW WE WORK

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AWARENESS

We engage in public conversations that create scientific awareness and provide small but meaningful steps to motivate sustainable actions in our daily lives

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ENGAGEMENT

Our platform stimulates meaningful interactions that increase trust, shared values, and a sense of responsibility for India's human and environmental ecosystems

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INSIGHT

We enable organisations and individuals to generate a shared purpose through collaborative science based activities that lead to on-ground solutions regarding India's systemic problems

How We Work

WHO WE ARE

We are a growing worldwide network of individuals from academic, government, industrial, NGO, service and philanthropic sectors.

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OUR CURRENT NETWORK

OUR SUPPORTERS

FOUNDATION FOR INNOVATION AND SOCIAL ENTREPRENEURSHIP

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LEADERSHIP TEAM

Prof. Shannon B Olsson

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Global Director

All life on Earth interacts through the language of chemistry. Prof. Shannon B Olsson is a chemical ecologist who listens to nature’s chemical conversations across India’s diverse ecosystems. A Fulbright Scholar, Ramanujan and INK Fellow, Shannon’s research has been featured by CNN, Inverse, Cosmos, TEDx, Syntalk, Sci-Illustrate, Dublin Science Gallery, V&A London, Chemical and Engineering News, and the DST Science Express train. 

Her love for nature’s communication is what brought her to conceptualise the echo network with the Principal Scientific Adviser in 2018. Echo represents the two things Shannon enjoys most - Nature and Communication.

 

Shannon loves spending time with her two loves - her husband Petter, and her daughter Grace. They teach her the meaning of empathy and trust every day.

Favorite toy as a kid

Legos

Desired superpower

Teleportation

Soul animal

A giraffe

TEAM

CONTACT

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We are listening...

For any inquiries, questions or commendations, please call: +91 9740201407 or fill out the following form

Offices

India Hub

Foundation for Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship, Social Alpha

No.3, 14th Main Rd, Agara Village 1st Sector, 5th Sector, HSR Layout, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560102

International Hub

The Danish Academy of Technical Sciences

ATV - Akademiet for de Tekniske Videnskaber
Frederiksholms Kanal 30, indgang A1, 1. sal
1220 København K. Denmark

Let's collaborate

To collaborate with the echo network please write to us at info@echonetwork.in

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