GOAL OF IPA 2020
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 9-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 2020 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 2020
IPA 2020 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: 03 December 2020
- 🕖 Opening,Introduction,Facilitation,Explanations (followed by Welcome Dinner)
Unit.1 : Understanding Natural Resources, Production Systems and Society
Day.2: 04 December 2020
- 🕖 Landscapes and Ecosystems : Terrestrial (mountains, alpine, grasslands, forests), aquatic (freshwater, marine, coastal)
- 🕖 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
Day.3: 05 December 2020
- 🕖Development of Natural Resources for Production Systems : Mining, oil & gas extraction, ranching, forest-based industry, hydropower, seed production, fish farming, agri-processing industry, ecotourism, coastal quarries, mangroves, marine resources, small islands
- 🕖 Problems and Issues : Individual/group works and special sessions by participants
Day.4: 06 December 2020
- 🕖Political Economy, Governance and Policy Dimensions of Natural Resources : Society and Natural Resources; Geopolitics and Political Economy of Natural Resources; Paradigm of Commons and Collective Governance for Conservation of Resources; Sustainable Utilization of Resources and Equitable Benefit Sharing
- 🕖 Cases of Degradation of Natural Resources : Cases explaining degradation and policy failure
Unit.2: Sustainable Natural Resource Management
Day.5: 07 December 2020
- 🕖 Principles and Frameworks: Principles of Community Participation & Leadership; Community Institutions and Local Governance; Traditional Ecological Knowledge; Roots of Social Arrangements; Community Outreach/practice; Sustainable Development and the Precautionary Principle
- 🕖 Participatory Resource Management : Watershed Management; Rainwater Harvesting; Biodiversity Conservation and Protected Area Management; ICCAs; Ecotourism; Sustainable Agriculture; Community Forest Management; Pastoralism; Cooperative Aquatic Resource Management; Agroforestry; Coastal Resource Management; Small Islands Development
Day.6: 08 December 2020
- 🕖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.
- 🕖 Case Study on Ecorestoration of Common Land : Facilitation of planning; Capacity building of institutions and actors; Technical proposals; Evolving community-governed tracking system (CGTS) of planning-allocation-implementation continuum
Unit.3: : Governance of Natural Resources
Day.7: 09 December 2020
- 🕖 Global Governance of Resources: 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
- 🕖 Cases of National Policies and Laws regulating Natural Resources: Forests, protected areas, agricultural lands, coastal zones, sea, water, irrigation, seed, genetic resources, etc.
Day.8: 10 December 2020
- 🕖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.9: 11 December 2020
- 🕖Showcase of Sustainable Solutions :Individual/group works and special sessions by participants
- 🕖 Conclusion of Program
- 🕖 Certification Ceremony