To build the capacities of future leaders (researchers, students, practitioners and scholars), The Grassroots Institute is announcing a 10-days international program namely FSc MER 2021 or “Summer Field School [Online] on Mountain Ecosystems and Resource Management” on 19-28 September 2021.
The natural ecosystems in mountain areas are crucial for the existence of humankind on this planet. The proposed program is to cover the contexts of mountain regions globally i.e., Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Rockies, Karakoram, Pamir, Carpathian, Fuji, Caucasus, Mount Kenya, etc.
This program will be conducted for international participants in English language covering the contemporary current topics on the following broad areas:
(1) Mountain Ecosystems;
(2) Freshwater Ecosystems;
(3) Forest Ecology;
(4) Grassland Ecosystems;
(5) Biodiversity Conservation;
(6) Wildlife Management;
(8) Park-People Interface;
(9) Participatory Resource Management;
(10) Watershed Management;
(11) Sustainable Agriculture & Organic Farming;
(13) Transhumance & Pastoralism;
(14) Livestock Production;
(15) Mountain Livelihoods;
(16) Mountain-based Conventions;
(17) SDGs & Mountains;
(18) Mountain Sustainability;
(19) Climate Change and Mountains.
This global program is co-organized by 61 universities, institutions and organizations belonging to 20 countries.
Purpose of the Program FSc MER 2021
This international training program examines the mountain ecosystems in contexts of human development and natural resources, principles of managing natural resources, and governing the resources for sustainable conservation. Depicting on case studies from a wide range of the current natural resources across the globe, the program considers how different social, political, economic and cultural and gender aspects compete for and sustain the natural resources in mountain ecosystems.
The program also examines how environmental activists and their interventions conserved parks, energy, water and land in the face of climate variability basing on a gender perspective. The program will consider how the current international and development system elaborates and processes to sustainably manage the available natural resources in mountain landscapes.
The program aims at equipping researchers, students, practitioners and teachers seeking learning about mountain ecosystems and sustainable development, with practical approaches, knowledge and skills necessary for meeting challenges of sustainable use of natural resources globally. This international training program will be executed in partnership of various academic and practice-oriented organizations.
Eligibility for Admission
The FSc MER 2021 is specifically designed for the following:
· Young teachers
· PhD students
· Research scholars
· Early career practitioners
· Degree or Diploma students
· Other having interests
Potential participants having education in the subjects like Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Geography, Anthropology, Conservation Biology, Agriculture, Forestry, Human Ecology, Resource Management, Economics, Wildlife, Water Science, Tourism, Animal Science, Cultural Studies, and allied subjects may join the program.
Duration and Location
19 – 28 September 2021. The program is proposed to take place in online mode. See the website for the deadline for applying.