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TRAINING COURSE FOR SOUTH ASIAN RESEARCHERS AND PRACTITIONERS

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Objective of the Course

Why should I participate?

Who can apply?

What cost will incur?

How do I apply?

Deadline

About ISEC and CAPRi

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Property Rights, Collective Action and Environmental
Governance: The Links between State,
Community and Resources

16- 20 April, 2007, Bangalore, India

Co-organized by: Institute for Social and Economic Change (www.isec.ac.in) and the CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (www.capri.cgiar.org).

Hosted by: Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC), Bangalore, India.

Apply by: February 25, 2007

What is the objective of the course?

The objective of this training workshop is to highlight collective action and property rights issues in environmental governance, in order to better understand the considerations for improved natural resource management (NRM) that sustain rural livelihoods.

In the training course, environmental governance is, broadly, looked at to include environmental measures and policies, as well as the institutions for collective actions and property rights (both state and community arrangements) for participatory formulation, development, and implementation of policies for natural resource management and sustainable livelihoods.

The following is a list of key themes covered during the training workshop:

  • The Institutions of Collective Action, Property Rights, and Environmental Governance: Concepts and Application
  • Gender Aspects in Natural Resource Management
  • Multiple users and uses in dryland management
  • Research Methods in Natural Resource Management

Why should I participate?

Participants will gain a theoretical understanding of the concepts behind property rights, collective action, and environmental governance and the inter-relationships between them. They will further acquire skills in identifying and analyzing property rights, collective action, and environmental governance problems and, following the course, will be able to develop a realistic action plan to address related concerns.

Different approaches will be employed to foster maximum learning. This will include a combination of the use of theoretical materials, case studies from South Asia and interactive exercises to illustrate the applications, working group discussions, and field visits.

The materials will be presented through lectures and case presentations, but will also include individual reflections and panel discussions to stimulate active exchange of views and sharing of experiences among the participants and the trainers and the creation of a network that can last beyond the training.

Who can apply?

The course is designed for researchers and practitioners at national universities, agricultural research centers, NGOs and government programs who are involved in natural resource management programs such as watershed management, forestry, irrigation, fisheries, or other rural development programs. The workshop participants will be drawn from applicants among the SAARC (South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation) countries comprised of Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Afghanistan and India.

The course will use an interdisciplinary approach, with a combination of theoretical materials; interactive examples and case studies to illustrate the applications of the theoretical materials, working group discussions, and a field trip.

What cost will incur?

The program will cover the course fees including the use of the training facilities, trainers’ remuneration and training materials.

Participants need to secure their own funding for travel to Bangalore, transportation, accommodation, meals, visas, medical and life insurance, and all related expenses. Participants will make their own travel arrangements. Accommodation will be available on the ISEC campus in Bangalore. The prospective costs for accommodation and meals for 7 days/6 nights are US$180 which can be paid in US$ or Indian Rupees. Detailed and precise expense estimates will be sent to selected applicants. There is provision for a few full-support participants. Preference for this will be given to research students working on relevant issues.

How do I apply?

Applicants should fill out the application form at the end of this announcement and send it together with curriculum vitae by e-mail to:

Dr. Madhushree Sekher, Associate Faculty, Center for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources, Institute for Social & Economic Change (ISEC), Email: madhu@isec.ac.in or Prof. K.V.Raju, Head, Centre for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources, ISEC, Bangalore India. E-mail: kvraju@isec.ac.in

Deadline: February 25, 2007

The workshop can accommodate a maximum of 25 participants. Participants will be selected based on their background and the relevance of their current work to the theme of the training course. Applicants should be working in the South Asia region. Development practitioners and research students are encouraged to apply.

About ISEC and CAPRi

The Institute for Social and Economic Change (ISEC) is a premier institution in India for undertaking multi-disciplinary research in social sciences. Through both macro and micro-level studies, the Institute’s mandate is to generate knowledge and provide information to improve the quality of policy-making and to serve as a centre for research and training. For details, see the Institute’s website.

The CGIAR Systemwide Program on Collective Action and Property Rights (CAPRi) has made considerable progress in establishing the ways in which the key institutions of collective action and property rights influence agricultural innovations, natural resource management practices, and asset creation. The program has worked with CGIAR centers and their research partners in understanding how attention to these issues could improve the outcomes of programs such as watershed management, rangelands, irrigation, integrated pest management, agro-enterprises, and agro-forestry, to sustain rural livelihoods.

Coordinators

Dr. Madhushree Sekher,
Associate Faculty,
Center for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources
Institute for Social & Economic Change (ISEC),
Email: madhu@isec.ac.in

Dr. K.V.Raju, Professor and Head,
Center for Ecological Economics and Natural Resources,
Institute for Social & Economic Change (ISEC),
Nagarbhavi, Bangalore-560072
Email: kvraju@isec.ac.in

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