The Grassroots Institute (Canada), Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania), Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania), World Agricultural Heritage Forum (Italy), NatRisk at the University of Torino (Italy), Lviv Polytechnic National University (Ukraine), Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University (Ukraine), Carpathian National Nature Park (Ukraine), Rural Development Fund (Kyrgyzstan), and Central Himalayan Institute for Nature & Applied Research (India) are co-organizing “Summer Field School (Hybrid) on Mountain Ecosystems & Resource Management 2023” (FSc MER 2023) at Mountain Igman in Bosnia i Herzegovina for 45 in-person Delegate Participants and for a thousand of (virtual) Speaker/Learner Participants. In addition to 10 Lead Partners, there are (and will be) a large number of General Partners and Collaborators.
The program aims at equipping researchers, students, practitioners, and young teachers seeking to learn about mountain ecosystems and sustainable development, with practical approaches, knowledge and skills necessary for meeting the challenges of sustainable use of natural resources globally. This international training program is executed in partnership with various academic and practice-oriented organizations.
Structure of the Program
The proposed program will constitute the following 10 thematic groups to be executed on 10 different days:
Day 1: 10 September 2023 - Mountain Ecosystems, Climate Change, and Local Communities
Day 2: 11 September 2023 - Water, Watershed, Wetland, and River Basin Management
Day 3: 12 September 2023 - Mountain Forest & Biodiversity Management, and Park-People Interface
Day 4: 13 September 2023 - Mountain Transhumance, Pastoralism, and Rangeland Governance
Day 5: 14 September 2023 - Livestock-Based Livelihoods and Veterinary Support in Mountain Areas
Day 6: 15 September 2023 - Developing the Mountain Economies, Livelihoods and Micro-Enterprises
Day 7: 16 September 2023 - Agrobiodiversity, Agroecology and Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems in Mountains
Day 8: 17 September 2023 - Mountain Sustainability, Renewable Energy, and SDGs
Day 9: 18 September 2023 - Sustainable Tourism and Socio-Cultural Integration in Mountains
Day 10: 19 September 2023 - Mountain Related International and National Laws & Policies
How to Participate in the Summer Field School?
The website https://www.grassrootsglobal.net/mer2023/ has all possible information about the Eligibility, Procedures, Application Deadlines, Faculties & Experts, Partners & Collaborators, Methodology, Certification, Cost & Fees, Scholarship, etc.
Call for Institutional Partnership
To engage more and more stakeholders and prepare intra-institutional and inter-institutional platforms from which mountain sustainability can be promoted regionally or globally, we invited many academic institutions, international organizations, national parks, local councils, and NGOs to partner/collaborate with the program. Interested parties can approach Partnership or Collaboration in this international program. Detailed information may be obtained on the link https://www.grassrootsglobal.net/mer2023/call-for-cooperation.html