TD training workshop, Aug 24-29, Sylhet, Bangladesh – Call for applications

The objective of the transdisciplinary (TD) training program is to expose participants to a range of issues, challenges and concerns related to fisheries and ocean sustainability, especially those affecting small-scale fisheries, as well as to deepen the understanding about their causes and effects, and to broaden the perspective about how to address them.
 

Structure: the TD training workshop will begin with a series of lectures on theories and main concepts, such as transdisciplinarity, wicked problems, stakeholders, governance, governability, and sustainability, accompanied by exercises and practical to facilitate learning. Participants will be working in small groups to analyze the case studies using the frameworks learned, including stakeholder analysis, institutional analysis, and governability assessment.

Target group: The TD training workshop in Sylhet is organized in conjunction with the 1st International Conference on Sustainable Fisheries (ICSF), which will take from August 26-28, in order to facilitate participation of scientists, practitioners, students and others who are already planning to attend the ICSF. The first two days of the workshop will happen prior to the ICSF, with the expectation that the workshop participants will attend the conference. The conference field visit to the wetlands on August 28th is an integral part of the TD workshop, and the last day of the workshop will be on August 29th. People interested in the workshop should have background and knowledge about fisheries, ocean and environmental issues. Participants will be asked to present a ‘case study’ on the issue(s) that they are dealing with or would like to resolve.

Cost: There is no lecture fee and the teaching/learning materials will be provided to the participants free of charge. The workshop will cover lunches and breaks. International participants will also be offered free accommodation on campus. However, participants are expected to cover their own travel, and other meals, as well as take care of their own visa arrangement. A small number of scholarships are available for participants whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the ICSF. Given the theme of the conference, "Wetlands Fisheries for Food Security", priorities will also be given to participants from countries where wetlands fisheries dominate.

Scholarship: A small number of scholarships are available for participants whose abstracts are accepted for presentation at the ICSF. Given the theme of the conference, “Wetlands Fisheries for Food Security”, priorities will be given to participants from countries where wetlands fisheries dominate.

Deadline to apply for a training workshop: June 30, 2019. Early application is strongly encouraged as space is limited. Applications will be evaluated by the selection committee and the notification of acceptance to the course will be sent on an ongoing basis. If you have any questions, please contact toobigtoignore@mun.ca.

Deadline to apply for the scholarship: June 17, 2019.


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