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Landscape Resilience Workshop Open for Application

August 9th, 2017

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)

Organiser: XTBG

Registration:  8 September 2017, we only accept applicants within China Now!

Course fee: Free.

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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