Title: Cultivating Landscape Resilience in South East Asia Workshop
Venue: Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG), Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), in the Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Dates: 12 – 16 September 2017 (5 days)
Registration: open until 20 August and 30 August 2017 for application out of China and in China respectively.
Course fee: RMB 1,800 (or 300 USD), the fee will cover course materials, meals, lecture room renting, local transport at the training sites etc., we can help to book hotels but you need to pay yourself.
Course credits: Graduate students from the UCAS and the institutes under CAS will receive two course credits towards their degree program upon completion of this workshop. Other participants may be able to arrange recognition of these credits by their home institutions.
About: The workshop will consist of two days theoretical concepts and the resilience assessment framework illustrated with examples, one day practical exercise where students will work in five small groups to apply the framework to systems (forest, limestone forest, pomelo plantation, rubber plantation and banana plantation) represented in XTBG and surrounding area, one day presentations of each group’s exercise results, and the last day will be discussion on linking resilience assessment to RLE initiatives, the development of tools for assessment and teaching in China and south-east Asia and the application of the resilience assessment framework to real world cases.
Topics: Wicked problems, making sense of systems, simple and complex systems, resilience and sustainability, resilience assessment tools, project planning, red listing of ecosystems, applying the resilience assessment framework in the real world etc.
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