Von: Muruganandam Muthiah [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Gesendet: Dienstag, 21. Mai 2019 09:11
Betreff: Invitation for the RTC 2019: National Seminar cum workshop at ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun
Sub: Request to participate in the National Seminar-Cum-Consultation-Workshop on “Revisiting Traditions and Culture (RTC-2019): Impacts on Environment, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Natural Resources” during 14th and 15th June 2019 at ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun-reg.
We are happy to inform you that the ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (ICAR-IISWC) is organizing a two days National Seminar-Cum-Consultation-Workshop on “Revisiting Traditions and Culture (RTC-2019): Impacts on Environment, Ecosystems, Biodiversity and Natural Resources” during 14th and 15th June 2019 at ICAR-IISWC, Dehradun with the partial financial support from the United States India Educational Foundation (USIEF), New Delhi and the INTACH, New Delhi.
This Consultation workshop being unique and different from others attracts multi-stakeholders and sandwiches the abilities and traditional wisdom of local farmers-fishermen and scientific advancements to augment traditional knowledge and conservation of aquatic and terrestrial biodiversity and ecosystems.
Around 100 participants including university professors, scientists, elected Panchayat representatives, civic activists, field functionaries of line Departments, and NGO professionals besides few research scholars and informant-farmers from Uttarakhand and other states are expected to participate in the seminar-cum-workshop. The participants will deliberate on various indigenous technical knowledge (ITK), and the impacts of traditions and culture on environment, aquatic ecosystems, and terrestrial biodiversity, especially on riverine fish harvesting, impacts of centuries-old community-based fishing festivals (mound), conservation of fish species and timru (Zanthoxylum armatum) through consultative discussion and arguments at the context of scientific and socio-cultural perspectives.
The facilitated participatory deliberations on the enriched syntheses of farmers’ and experts’ views, lessons and experiences shall bring out the status on traditional practices, actionable research areas, policy and development ideas forming way forward-recommendations, legal and policy frameworks to conserve the associated natural resources and promote responsible harvestings.
It is our pleasure to have your presence and deliberations during the seminar-cum workshop. Now, call for abstracts and discussion points are open.
Your inputs will definitely set the stage for the discussion and bring out useful output.
With kind regards, we look forward to have your inputs and active participation,
Encls: 1) First circular of the National Seminar-Cum-Workshop for wide circulation and participation
Note: Please send an article, stories or abstract suitable for any one of the themes given in the brochure of RTC 2019 attached here.
Broadly the themes are
1. Association of traditions and culture with environment, ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources
2. Impacts of traditions and culture on environment, ecosystems, biodiversity, and natural resources
3. Traditions of fishing and fishing festivals (mound) and their impacts
4. Technological options and legal and policy guidelines to manage, promote or contain tradition based influences.
Own experiences and wisdom based inputs besides the research outcome will benefit the program greatly.
Please articulate the observations and discuss the points in line with the context and themes of the program.
Looking for stories or observations pertained to the themes.
Also, simple counts, lists and discussion on the prevailing traditional practices of harvesting, natural resource management,.....that are having specific influences on resources, ecosystems,......Data needs on traditional knowledge and management issues...would also bring a much-needed consultation….please give a thought and participate....
With best wishes, hoping to get your inputs and participation.
M. MURUGANANDAM, Ph.D., ARS
Principal Scientist, Fisheries and Aquaculture,
ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil and Water Conservation (ICAR-IISWC; Formerly, CSWCRTI)
218 - Kaulagarh Road, Dehra Dun- 248 195, India.
Ph: 91-135-2757212 (O); M: 91-9411106447; Fax: 91-135-2754213
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USGS Coop. Fish and Wildlife Research Unit,
Department of Natural Resource Management,
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