With the partnership and collaboration of 66 organizations (31 universities, institutes, and national parks, and 35 NGOs, local councils, and others), the Summer Field School was organized on 19-28 September 2021. The event was highly successful with the grand contribution of 118 lectures delivered by 99 Faculty Members and facilitated by 54 Chairs and moderators (all from 36 countries). Additionally, 117 presentations were done by the delegate participants. Among the learner participants, 405 people registered. Overall, nearly 700 people took part in the process of the Summer Field School from 70 countries.
To be conducted on 10-19 September 2023 in Ukraine for 40 Delegate Participants and virtually for a thousand of Learner Participants, The Grassroots Institute will organize this global program with Lead Partners: Valahia University of Targoviste (Romania), Lucian Blaga University of Sibiu (Romania), World Agricultural Heritage Forum (Italy), NatRisk at University of Torino (Italy), Hutsulshchyna National Nature Park (Ukraine), Yaroslav Mudriy National Law University (Ukraine), Carpathian National Nature Park (Ukraine), Rural Development Fund (Kyrgyzstan), ICIMOD (Nepal), Central Himalayan Institute for Nature & Applied Research (India). Applications are opening since March 2022.
Work has been in progress under this important initiative. Rangelands Initiative is to address weakening pastures’ governance and exclusion of pastoralist peoples. Primarily two works are going on: 1) Analysis of Existing Laws, Policies and Administration Mechanisms, and 2) Extended Usage of Technology by Nomadic Pastoralist Groups.
Heritage Initiative considers evolving partnership projects on Transhumance Heritage, Agriculture Heritage and Biodiversity Heritage in Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
Infusing 4-Quadrant model of MOOC, an Online Certificate Course on Mountain Ecosystems & Resource Management (81 hours, 27 days) is launched. Two other courses – Online Certificate Course on Natural Resource Law & Governance and Practical Diploma on Rangeland Governance – are in pipeline and will be launched in 2023.
This is a lecture series aimed at fostering global expertise and field experiences to be shared with students, young researchers, budding scholars, field practitioners and universities/colleges teachers while engaging them in thought-provoking discussions on diverse international topics. Join Global Lectures, Host Global Lectures.
Academic and Professional – two streams of Fellows – can propose a project to undertake at their own in their own territories for 3 years. 6 types of Fellows may work any of the 9 themes from their respective places of work: Mountain Ecosystem Management; Mountain Rural Development/Economics; Agrobiodiversity & Agroecology; Indigenous People’s Resource Rights; Natural Resources Law & Governance; People’s Centred Advocacy Tools & Methods; Pastures and Pastoral Peoples; Land, Livestock and Livelihoods; Development Communication for Policy Change. Apply Today.
Grassroots Global Network is to bridge the gaps between theoretical and discourse-based knowledge developed in academic institutions and the actual field milieu. This network aims at creating pool of likeminded international organizations, universities, institutes, national parks, local councils, federations, NGOs and individuals. This database portal is going to cater networking needs under 3 sub-sets of networks: ggN - Mountain Ecosystems & Resource Management; ggN - Natural Resource Law & Governance; and ggN - Pastures & Pastoralism.
Most of the initiatives and programs of The Grassroots Institute are undertaken in partnership and collaborations. A vibrant network of parts and collaborations has been evolved with nearly 100 universities, institutes, NGOs, local councils, national parks, and other organizations across the world, especially in Europe and Asia.
The Grassroots Institute publishes 4 different journals namely 1) Grassroots Journal of Natural Resources (since 2018), 2) Journal of Environmental Law & Policy (since 2021), 3) Journal of Policy & Governance (since 2021), and 4) Agrobiodiversity & Agroecology (since 2021). The first journal is indexed by Web of Science, CABELL, CABI, EZB, and other reputed databases. Second and third are indexed by HEIN.
Based on specialist lectures of various experts and scientists from across the world, this YouTube Channel provides free resources for students, teachers, researchers, scientists and activists. The Grassroots Institute is committed to enrich this repository further.
On regular basis, we update our latest information, announcements and important resources. It is a useful and great resource for everyone who is interested in our works.
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