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. 109 Lectures by 100 Professors & Experts from 36 Countries, and 117 Presentations by 117 Delegates. Overall, 694 people from 73 Countries will attend 27 Sessions over 9 Days


19 TO 28 SEPTEMBER 2021
19 September 2021
Welcome and Reception
20 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-1
Mountain Ecosystems; Freshwater Ecosystems; Forest Ecology; Environmental Issues
21 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-2
Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems & Communities
22 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-3
Participatory Resource Management; Watershed Management; River Basin Management
23 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-4
Mountain Livelihoods; Rural Micro-Enterprises; Livestock-Based Livelihoods
24 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-5
Transhumance; Pastoralism; Rangeland Governance
25 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-6
Biodiversity Conservation; Wildlife Management; Ecotourism; Park-People Interface
26 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-7
Mountain-Based Conventions; SDGs & Mountains; Mountain Sustainability
27 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-8
Sustainable Agriculture; Organic Farming; Agro-Biodiversity
28 September 2021
Technical Sessions Group-9
Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Exchange & Excursion