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Every year The Grassroots Institute is to organize an “International Participatory Academy on Natural Resource Governance”.

This international training program is a hybrid of training and symposium modes. It will consist of moderation and facilitation by the Moderator Faculties side by side the short lectures by Faculty Speakers. The participants or delegates will not act as mute listeners or learners, but they will be given at least 50% time to speak and present their papers and articles through oral presentations using appropriate (audio-visual) aids. Such a hybrid combination (model) of capacity building in scientific domains rarely exist. Unlike conventional conferences, symposia or seminars, this innovative program will NOT conduct parallel sessions; instead, all sessions will operate in one lecture/conference hall where all participants/delegates will listen and attend all faculty members and all delegate/participant speakers.

The International Participatory Academy is to examine the linkages between development and natural resources, principles of managing natural resources, and governing the resources for sustainable conservation. Depicting on case studies from a wide range of the current natural resource across the globe, the course considers how different social, political, economic and cultural and gender aspects compete for and sustain the natural resources. The course also examines how environmental activists and their interventions conserved parks, energy, water and land in the face of climate variability basing on a gender perspective. The course program will consider how the current international and development system elaborates and processes to sustainably manage the available natural resources. The course aims at equipping researchers, students, practitioners and teachers seeking qualifications for planning sustainable development, with practical approaches, knowledge and skills necessary for meeting challenges of sustainable use of natural resources globally. The course takes place by streamlining a fine and competent expertise of European, North American, Asian and African professors and NGO practitioners and professional organizations.