|Sessions/Topics of Liking
|Indeed it was a great event that I believe did put forward mountains issue strongly, very wide and comprehensive so that it needs long time to go through all of it for evaluation.
|Mountain ecosystems, mountain biodiversity, agri-food in mountains, indeed good information provided. Situation of plant and animal species in world mountains, general view, mammals, insects, plants.
|Even that mountain issues are very wide but I think whole time should not be more than 5 days; it makes it hard to follow.
|Excellent experience to learn about cultural experiences and diversity.
|Eco-friendly constructions, how to organize transport in mountain areas.
|Simultaneous translation into the main languages would make it easier to communicate.
|I am totally satisfied with the summer school.
|Each technical session was interesting and contained a great amount of useful information. The list is full and has all important topics
|Keep going on such a high level.
|All the technical sessions were interesting. I learned a lot of new and useful things for me. Really good organization of technical sessions.
|All the technical sessions were interesting and useful for me. All the technical sessions were interesting and useful for me.
|I like everything.
|I have extraordinary impressions of the project. Positive atmosphere, interesting reports and lectures. Many thanks to the team and Dr. Hasrat for a really great job!
|Almost all technical sessions aroused considerable interest in me. They organically combined world experience, different cultures and traditions. It is difficult to make additions. The theme was well thought out by the organizers. It included various aspects.
|Session regarding climate change and biodiversity because it was very present situations and are important to be taken care of. All are interesting in one or other ways. Impact of the adverse activities in the mountain and the early precaution to take for the minimising the effects.
|Arrangement of technical perfection if it is online in future.
|Anil Kumar Joshi
|The school is a university in itself; it provides various dimensions of ecosystems and development.
|1, 2, 5, 7, 8, 3. Demand estimation of ecosystem services for downstream population.
|It should be offline with practical and hands on experiences.
|It was useful even in a pandemic era.
|4.3; 8. Cover crops management as a basic useful chain in a sustainable agriculture.
|The summer school was very well organized. Unfortunately, the current tasks at work did not allow me to attend most sections/ presentations.
|Transhumance; Pastoralism; Rangeland Governance. My concerns are within the theme addressed by this section. Thematic sections were well chosen. There is no need to change them.
|I appreciate the hard work done by the team, coordinated by Dr. Hasrat Arjjumend, the professionalism and availability. Congratulations!
|Session 9. All sessions were interesting as a whole. Maybe, global warming and biodiversity. Cause-effect relationship.
|Presentations that were not in English and that were difficult to follow and understand, sometimes boring and not in the topic of summer school should be avoided in the future.
|This kind of participating in teaching and learning process was a challenge and new experience for me, but very exciting and useful.
|Freshwater Ecosystems in Mountains including Wetlands. Basic Geological Understanding of Mountains. Invasive Alien Species as treat to biodiversity.
|An event moderated with splendid communication skills from the organizers.
|Technical session 7, digitalization in mountains All the technical sessions had elements of uniqueness. Entrepreneurship in the mountains: How to succeed?
|More interaction with the audience.
|I have a positive feedback on the organization and the topics that have been presented during the sessions.
|It is a very exciting experience and valuable opportunity for the budding as well as senior researchers.
|All of them
|Organise such events every year.
|Great team work! Excellent job! Wishing the best of luck and stand by for any support would be needed.
|Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems & Communities; Biodiversity Conservation; Wildlife Management; Ecotourism; Park-People Interface; Sustainable Agriculture; Organic Farming; Agro-Biodiversity; Sustainable Tourism and Cultural Exchange & Excursion. Although I like tourism, but it is out of my technical field. Social and economics on mountains.
|K. Raghavendra Rao
|Good attempt to bring speakers with different areas of expertise onto one platform! And that too virtually! Simply amazing!
|Ecosystem regeneration and management Issues dealing with policy frameworks
|Too much written material on the slides and the speaker attempting to read all of it is a waste of time!
|It was great learning source. I tanks to all team for organizing such a wonderful summer school.
|Tribal problems at global level.
|Technical session 1 - Mountain Ecosystems; Freshwater Ecosystems; Forest Ecology; Environmental Issues. It was very close to my field of study and I learnt a lot from - particularly the presentations from Delegate Participants - on various topics encompassed in one theme. There was no session I didn't enjoy.
|It is simply my opinion, just to add a narrative to study climate change, if we could also have ethnographical studies under a broad theme of climate change, it would give an added flavour to the study of climate change.
|The summer field school was held very well in online mode despite the technical difficulties and I have gain new insights and knowledge on various topics from all the distinguished and knowledgeable professors in their own individual fields or subjects. The conference was a first for me and I am grateful to have got this wonderful opportunity. I also got to learned about each participants work carried out by them and being presented in this wonderful platform. The organization was very encouraging and helpful in every step, all the suggestions and advice that they have provided for the paper ( writing a paper and presenting it for a something like this was also a first for me). All the suggestions and corrections will help me a lot in the future.
|There were many interesting sessions presented by all the learned professors from all around the world from different fields and branches spoke on a wide range of topics and hence one cannot pinpoint on one particular session. From the beginning to the end, it has been a wonderful journey of learning such as in the technical session 1, the topic of diversity of ecosystems and landscapes covered by Petrit Sir was wonderful as to learn how tourism (exploring the Albania region by bike) and conservation can go hand in hand. The research carried out by Dr. Thi ThI Hiun on rice that led to the development of perennial rice 25 consisting a better growth and yield regardless of the season was very intriguing or in technical session 4, where the importance of yak pastoralism on the Qinghai-Tibetan Plateau and the benefits of yak milk as compared to cow or goat milk was highlighted by Dr. Danfeng Long. The rich nomadic life covered in technical session 5 presented wonderfully by Dr. Raziq Kakar was very interesting. I came to learn new things from each different session.
|Marcos Vinicius Bohrer Monteiro Siqueira
|Technical Session 6.1
Technical Session 3.1
Conservation Genetics and Genomics
|My constructive criticisms go through the time of the event, which I believe could be reduced further in the virtual format. Some delegate lectures became too short. The issue of time differences between countries is also a complex issue to be resolved.
|The real involvement and commitment of each speaker is highly motivating me to attend a lot of presentations.
|Very hard to decide. I consider that all sessions relevant and important subjects have been discussed.
|Very hard to define all burdens from administrative point of view for The Grassroots Institute. For the future we may share some tasks.
|I was impressed! I wish to organizer’s prosperity and implementation of all plans!
|Biodiversity Conservation; Wildlife Management; Ecotourism; Park-People Interface.
|It was very vide informative event. Each of the participants can find proper information for the professional interest as well as to establish new partnerships.
|All sessions were interesting and comprehensive.
|Very interesting event from many points of view.
|Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems & Communities; Participatory Resource Management; Watershed Management; River Basin Management
|The summer school was very interesting.
|I hope to talk about the effects of colonialism in mountain regions.
|To talk about other mountains.
|It was an excellent experience to be part of such an informative and interesting learning event.
|All sessions were interesting and informative but Technical sessions 5 and 6 were most interesting for me.
|Mthokozisi Sandile Mungwe
|It was an excellent program; I enjoyed almost all part of it.
|Just keep calm when you work with other people.
|Muhammad Mukhtar Alam
|Governments should be making attendance mandatory for all officials in order to orient them on the urgently needed cognitive development and action potentials since all is required in the development of policy and programs with reference to natural resource management, preparations for transition to post fossil fuel age survival equations, human security is being discussed in the Summer Field School on Mountain Ecosystems and Resource Management.
|The Special Session due to its integration of multiple themes. All sessions were designed perfectly well. Transition technologies for post fossil fuel age survival equations in the mountainous regions.
|Making governments know through multiple channels.
|Interesting work experiences were presented.
|Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems & Communities, Transhumance; Pastoralism; Rangeland Governance. The presentations are very interesting and very useful for me all sessions were interesting to add practical session
|Include practical work in training, to perform analyses or work on the example of successful implemented projects.
|Thank you for organizing and conducting Summer Field School. I gained experience, partners and friends, the prospect of scientific cooperation!
|All the technical classes were most interesting for me, especially Mountain Livelihoods; Rural Micro-Enterprises; Livestock-Based Livelihoods and Sustainable Agriculture; Organic Farming; Agro-Biodiversity.
|The organization and holding of the online conference went very well. The speakers prepared very interesting presentations.
|All the topics were very relevant and interesting. I was more interested in topics on ecology. All the topics were interesting depending on the direction.
|I would like to wish great success to your entire team. And the next time, if possible, put less presentation for one day.
|I think it is a very useful course program.
|I was particularly interested in the technical sessions 1, 2 and 3. These sessions formed the starting point for the mountains. I think the topics in technical sessions 1, 2, 3 and even 6 are important for a clearer understanding of other aspects of mountain environments (e.g. Mountain Livelihoods, Mountain Sustainability). I followed these sessions with interest as I worked on the basic elements that make up the mountain. The 8th technical session was less interesting to me. However, Organic Farming; Listening to Agro-Biodiversity issues in more detail created awareness for me.
|Since the program content is quite full, maybe more breaks can be given. My suggestion is that a topic on mountain descriptions (GIS-based) be included in the first sessions. First, a mountain is a morphological unit in the lithosphere. But there is no common quantitative mountain definition in the world. Where does a mountain border begin and end? There are many morphological parameters that define the mountain. I am working on these definitions and in my opinion, it is necessary to look at the 'Definition of the Mountain' to understand the other elements that make up the mountain.
|Summer Field School is very useful and important not only for specialists on geography, geology and other natural sciences but for more wide audience (including historians:)).
|Technical Sessions Group-6 [Day.7: 25 September 2021]: Biodiversity Conservation; Wildlife Management; Ecotourism; Park-People Interface. Because I have developed some ecotourism programmes for my region. I study the most important positive and negative aspects of ecotourism, it`s influence on nature, All technical sessions were useful. Unfortunately I didn't have a lot of time enough to attend some sessions. History of ecotourism (because I`m a professional historian:)).
|Brilliant sessions, well structured, delivered and managed.
|Mountain ecosystems management; Hazard monitoring and mitigation; Inland potable and agricultural water management in a growing anthropogenic footprint scenario.
|Great job, not easy to bring so many people on board.
|Mountain ecosystems. Did not attend all but I read the posted resources, all are interesting and relevant. Urbanization in mountain.
|I would have liked that the representatives of mountain people to contribute to some field sessions or debates.
|I suggest “Mountain Food Heritage”
|Prakash Singh Thapa
|I can understand its very complicated task to bring many participants in a single forum during this COVID pandemic situation and working over an online platform, thus is a great job completed with lion’s heart. Further, I would like to thank organizing team, collaborators and all the contributors for this herculean job. I believe this summer school was a successful event and I am sure all the participants were benefitted in multiple ways. Personally, I am thankful to the organizers and HUC ICIMOD for providing me with the opportunity to engage in this academic forum which not only introduced me to many researchers and scientists but educated me with the world class knowledge and research findings.
|It seems almost all sessions were designed after deep research thus, this summer school highlighted all the burning issues in this planet earth and tried to bring different solutions from segregated research around globe to single forum. But from the view point of usefulness, being a researcher and practitioner related to the climate change, Disaster, Ecosystem and Watershed management were very useful. I am benefitted from the technical sessions entitled "Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems & Communities", and "Participatory Resource Management; Watershed Management; River Basin Management". I benefitted from all the sessions and all presentations made were useful directly or indirectly to my career and daily life. So, I did not find any reason to consider any session less interesting.
|Next time, let's make it face-to-face or classroom-style training.
Mountain region is suffering from disasters related to i) too much water such as Landslide, Flooding and Inundation, ii) too little water such as drying of springs and drought, agricultural loss, and starvation, iii)too polluted water such as river pollution and underground water pollution. So it would be great to include a session to bring similar researchers together through this forum which may provide examples and learning to address above issues.
|It is an interesting experience, to see a large gathering from all over the world without big cost of traveling.
|Ecosystem services: Economics and Policy issues
|May be to have parallel sessions.
|It was nicely organised summer field school. This type of activities are always helpful for academicians
|The technical session focussing on phenotypic changes due to climate change was most interesting. Climate refugees are to be taken care of during deciding the themes for workshops.
|It is a matter of great concern for everyone to reflect on climate change.
|It is well thought and methodically designed program. All efforts were put together to organise this program.
|All the sessions were very informative and well designed. Diversity in culture.
|Mountain biodiversity; Ethnology
|An important event. More young students and researchers need to be encouraged to get involved in protection of highly vulnerable mountain ecosystem. Very lucidly and in simple language the duty of citizen in maintain mountain ecosystem be included in syllabus of secondary students.
|Technical Sessions Group-8 on Sustainable Agriculture; Organic Farming; Agro-Biodiversity as there were many new emerging concepts which will help in addressing the present and future challenges.
|It should be conducted in different hill/mountain areas on rotational basis.
|Overall the entire programme was very interesting and informative.
|Technical session and lecture group 6. Mountain tourism and sustainable development.
|To be given more time to the presenters.
|The overall experience was very informative. It is helping me plan my future research studies.
|Technical Session 9.1 was most interesting for me as my research work has been concentrated on ecosystem services in mountains.
|If the number of days can be increased and number of lectures per day be reduced, it will be highly useful because attending the sessions for 10 hrs becomes difficult many times and valuable sessions are missed due to that.
|I am happy and satisfied with the presentation.
|Sustainable tourism and cultural ethnicity. I like it because it deals with improving the livelihood of mountain people and preserve the cultural heritage. Pastoralism and Transhumance; Hazards and effective solutions to revive the mountain ecosystem.
|The Grassroots Institute should spread the good work in implementing effective solutions to mountain regions (where support is not provided and people are looking for solutions) for a favourable outcome to save the planet.
|Congratulation, this summer school was a success
|In my opinion, everything was perfect
|A hybrid summer school, offline and online too.
|The economic aspects related to climate change and mountain livelihood because as environment services are mostly considered intangible so economics is not considered much but the studies showed how important it is.
|Short sessions per day with more engaging presentations. The new innovations or the sustainable renewable approaches coming up in mountain regions. A brief session on that might be interesting. And more on traditional cultural relationship to the adoption of mitigation strategies. Would also like a few group activities that will help learners engage and connect with each other.
|Syed Hafizur Rahman
|Online summer field school is very challenging in terms of management issue. The Grassroots Institute organized and managed it successfully. Hope next year, hybrid system will be applied to make it more attractive.
|Technical session 1.1 and 1.3 were most interesting. Technical session 1.1 was very helpful as it was resourceful. I have learnt new things from the lectures. Technical session 1.3 was interesting as I chaired the session. All technical sessions were relevant and resourceful.
|Coastal area is an important part of the earth. Next summer field school could be arranged on coastal zones of the world.
|Thangavelu, Vasantha Kumaran
|I honestly liked some and was disinterested in a few. Some presentations from Europe, Canada, Nepal and India were good. I appreciate all the speakers irrespective of their presentation styles.
|All sessions, about 4 lectures a day, were useful to me. Some presentations, honestly, were drab and uninteresting (3 presentations as far as I could remember). All sessions were interesting except for a few because the speakers were not inspiring in their presentations. Because all presentations were sort of lectures, some indeed long. There should be some changes to the format next time around: (1) Small group discussions (say 5 experts to a group) on a given social life contexts in the mountains could be interesting; (2) A poster session of some select papers with presenters answering audience questions could be inspiring; (3) an online/print in-house journal of 4-page spread summarising the previous day discussion points and some photographic documentation of events could be worthwhile.
|I feel that each day may have no more than THREE presentations, just ONE Small Group discussions (especially on problems and challenges of social life on the mountains) and ONE 1-hour Panel discussion. I think this format would make the school interesting and inspiring for the delegates as well as learners. A yearly edition would be ideal (preferably with one year online and another year offline).
|Thi Thi Htun
|The language barrier is a challenge for Asians. But by the time I got to summer school, it was strength for me. I found that some expertize used in lecture, and presentation with their mother tongue.
|All technical sessions were interesting and useful for me. Because all sessions are related with each other and required for ecosystem and environment. Not only the lecture but also practical works should be done.
|I would like to suggest that two sub- sessions should be done in one day. When we attended the whole day, we cannot absorb all the information.
|Promptness, understanding, openness, professionalism.
|All of them were useful, because we also found information from the fields related to our study. Biodiversity of zootechnical ecosystems- Implications for agriculture and food. Food waste prevention.
|I liked very much the format, the diversity of lectures and faculty members. Inviting not only academicians, but also practitioners were great.
|Group 1, Group 2 and Group 4
|Very useful in my academic work.
|Groups 1, 7, 9. Development of Sustainable Tourism and Hospitality in Context of Mountains
|The tourists impact on Mountains, so add the issue of sustainable tourism and hospitality, please.
|It was indeed an awesome experience. Dr. Hasrat has contributed a lot in the successful completion of this programme.
|All were interesting as well as knowledgeable.
|Gender topics can be included.
|It was an excellent programme, well organised and diverse topics relevant to mountain ecosystem and communities were discussed. Unfortunately, interaction part among fellow participants and faculty was limited because it was conducted in online platform. At least we can reach out through the Google group, thanks to the organisers.
|Technical Sessions Group -2 (Climate Change and Mountain Ecosystems & Communities) and Group-8 (Sustainable Agriculture; Organic Farming; Agro-Biodiversity). They are relevant to my current area of research.
|Yogesh Y. Sumthane
|Great platform I really impressed.
|Forestry related; Non Timber Forest Produce
|Everything is Perfect.
|Zhyldyz Orozobek kyzy
|My impression was great, of course, to perform in a big auditory, to take a part with great and better people! I would like to wish you just grow and grow to do more summer schools for foreigners. It will be great if we will visit your country and engage your experiences, new knowledge.
|All sessions were interesting for me, all participants performed very interesting and told us useful things, which we need in current times. All problems which we have today, useful things, interesting facts, maps, diagrams. I can’t say that something was wrong, everything was great!
|I think it’s about time, to manage the time, to warn participants especially delegates who will to perform before beginning the session. Some participants in far can confuse with time.