The Loka Institute

The word “loka” is derived from the ancient Sanskrit word lokasamagraha which means unity or connectedness of the worlds. The Loka Institute (TLI), a national 501 (c) 3 non-profit research, advocacy, and training institute, has been in operation for more than a decade:

  • Highlighting the social and political repercussions of science & technology
  • Providing processes, protocols and best practices for democratic decision-making in organizations, community projects, and policy-making
  • Promoting and practicing participatory research
  • Advocating appropriate design of technology to reflect democratic concerns

Partnering with community based organizations, local, state and federal government agencies, and universities.

Read a message from The Loka Institute’s (TLI’s) new National Coordinator, Dr. Nilesh Chatterjee.


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