The Loka Institute

Making research, and science & technology responsive to democratically-decided social and environmental concerns


Loka News

Nov 1 : The new Loka Institute website launches.


Community Research Network

The Community Research Network (CRN) is a trans-national network of research and grassroots organizations conducting community-based research for social change. 

The mission of the CRN is to create a system through which grassroots, worker, and public-interest organizations and local governments can -- by establishing the agenda and controlling the results of research -- find solutions to social and environmental problems and participate more effectively in public policy.

The Loka Institute's The Living Knowledge Database on Community-Based Research includes organizations and individuals around the world participating in community-based research activities. 


The Community Health Scholars Program, a post-doctoral fellowship program sponsored by the W. K. Kellogg Foundation, is accepting applications.

The Environmental Justice Resource Center has published the 2000 People of Color Environmental Groups Directory.  Visit or the directory’s website to download or order a free copy of the book.

Canadian Community Research Initiative. The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) is launching a pilot program to help organizations within communities and university institutions combine forces and tackle issues they have identified as being of common, priority concern.