OVERVIEW OF SUMMER FIELD SCHOOL (FSc MER)
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 resource 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.
The international program, FSc MER, will be delivered in English keeping in view the profile of participants joining from various countries of Asia, Africa, Europe, North America and Oceania. The program has been designed to address the contemporary topics of mountain ecology, sustainable development and traditional human niche over 9 days of the training by highly competent teachers, trainers and practitioners belonging to European, Asian and North American countries.