GOAL OF IPA 2021
Building perspectives and capacities of university teachers, young researchers, PhD students, field practitioners, policy workers and future leaders on natural resources, sustainable development, environmental policy and linking world’s sustainability by integrating principles of biologically inspired solutions and governance perspectives.
This 5-days international training program will be executed in partnership of various academic and practice-oriented organizations. The course will take place in Mumbai (India) by streamlining a fine and competent expertise of European, North American, Asian and African professors and NGO practitioners and professional organizations.
IPA 2021 will be delivered in English employing participatory training methodologies with the integration of regional ecological perspectives. Our faculty members are internationally renowned professors, scientists and professionals who will impart their grounded experiences on respective topics.
Don't miss this unique opportunity!
Join the discussions on managing and governing the natural resources, with practical approaches, knowledge and skills necessary for meeting challenges of sustainable use of natural resources globally.
The Most Awaiting
Event of the Year 2021
IPA 2021 will be a uniquely diverse global program being co-organized and sponsored by renowned, reputed and premier universities, institutions, international organizations, public foundations, local councils and government bodies belonging to various countries of the world. It is also uniquely designed to cover multiple dimensions of natural resource conservation and governance.
Day.1: 07 December 2020
- 🕖 Opening, Introduction, Facilitation, Explanations (followed by Welcome Dinner)
Day.2: 08 December 2021
- 🕖 Concepts and Interconnections of Natural Resources : Land resources, rangelands, transhumance, agroecosystems, water resources, forests, wildlife, biodiversity, aquatic & coastal resources, marine resources, mineral & energy resources, other resources
- 🕖 Political Economy, Governance and Policy Dimensions of Natural Resources : Society and Natural Resources; Political Process, Market, and the Government; Geopolitics and Political Economy of Natural Resources; Natural Resource Economics; Paradigm of Commons and Collective Governance for Conservation of Resources; Sustainable Utilization of Resources and Equitable Benefit Sharing; Natural Resources and Public Access
- 🕖Principles and Frameworks : Principles of Participation & Leadership; Community Institutions and Local Governance; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Roots of Social Arrangements; Sustainable Development and the Precautionary Principle; Sustainability Principles; Policy Analysis
Day.3: 09 December 2021
- 🕖 Institutional & Policy Processes in Natural Resource Governance : Natural Resource Policy Instruments; Institutional Framework and Analysis; The Players and their Role in the Policy Process; Basics of Government, Types of Laws, Rulemaking, etc.; Issue framing, venue shopping, and interest groups; Climate Change and Adaptive Governance; Collaborative Governance; Diversity, Inclusion, and Environmental Justice; Communicating Policy Solutions
- 🕖 Global Governance of Resources : Evolution in Environmental Governance; Key Global (Multilateral) Agreements related to varied Natural Resources; Organizations of Global Environmental Governance; International Governance of Natural Resources (food and agriculture, biological diversity, forest-based natural resources, wetlands & water, energy resources, fisheries and wildlife); Greening the Economy and Trade
- 🕖 National Policies and Laws regulating Natural Resources : National Policies and Laws in relation to forests, protected areas, agricultural lands, coastal zones, sea, water, irrigation, seed, genetic resources, etc.
- 🕖 Special Case of Rangelands : International Legal and Policy Instruments on Rangelands and Pastoral Peoples; National or Sub-National Rangeland Policies or Laws; Integrated Resource Restoration; Stewardship Contracting in Rangelands; Resilience and Adaptive Governance; Case Studies
Day.4: 10 December 2021
- 🕖 Community Organization and Institutional Processes : Joining the Dots; Empowering the Powerless; Enabling the institutionalization process and inclusion of excluded social groups; Capacity building of the local institutions; Evolving a sustained interface and stewardship; Integration of customary norms; Evolving robust benefit sharing mechanisms.
- 🕖 Civil Society and Environmental Movements : Civil Society Activism in Globalized World; Emergence of the Environmental Movement; Environmental Movement and Cultural Politics; Examples of People’s Movements Related to Environment and Natural resources
- 🕖 Issues surrounding contentious projects : Projects such as hydropower, mining, oil & gas extraction, tourism, urban centres, etc. Rights frameworks such as land rights, right to life, UNDRIP, etc.
Day.5: 11 December 2021
- 🕖 Showcase of Sustainable Solutions : Individual/group works and special sessions by participants
- 🕖 Conclusion of Program
- 🕖 Certification Ceremony