19-28 September 2021 | Virtual
To build the capacities of future leaders (researchers, students, practitioners, and scholars), a 10-day international program namely FSc MER 2021 or “Summer Field School [Online] on Mountain Ecosystems and Resource Management'' is being held virtually from 19th-28th September 2021. The program will be conducted for international participants in English, 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; (7) Ecotourism; (8) Park-People Interface; (9) Participatory Resource Management; (10) Watershed Management; (11) Sustainable Agriculture & Organic Farming; (12) Agro-Biodiversity; (13) Transhumance & Pastoralism; (14) Livestock Production; (15) Mountain Livelihoods; (16) Mountain-based Conventions; (17) SDGs & Mountains; (18) Mountain Sustainability; (19) Climate Change & Mountains.
This global program is being organized by The Grassroots Institute, Canada in collaboration with 63 universities, institutions, and organizations belonging to 20 countries including Royal Thimphu College.
The program invites interested 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. Learner Participants need not pay any fee, and the application form is available on the link https://www.grassrootsglobal.net/mer2020/apply-now.html
Delegate Participants will have to pay an Application Fee of USD 19 through credit or debit card. Interested Delegate Participants may apply before 23rd August 2021 and Learner Participants before 10th September 2021. Applicants should carefully read the variety of information placed on the website before applying: https://www.grassrootsglobal.net/mer2020/
Former Sr. Lecturer Dr. Jesse Montes will be presenting on "Indigenous Knowledge and Implications for Conservation":