Dhaneshwari Devi
President of women’s Self-Help Group - Lata (Chamoli, Uttarakhand)

As part of the women’s self help group for her village Lata, Ms. Dhaneshwari Devi has led the conservation efforts in her community to protect the natural heritage of the Nanda Devi Biosphere Reserve in the Himalayas. The women’s group cultivates rare and endangered medicinal plants, thereby reducing their dependence on the wild resources. She also works with her group to protect the cultural heritage of Niti valley and runs a rural crafts centre in her village.