International Summer School in "Food Security and Climate Change" Kathmandu, Nepal


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2012-06-24 - 2012-06-24

Kathmandu

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1. Background:

International School of Advance Studies (ISAS), Himalayan College of Agricultural Sciences and Technology (HICAST) and University of Pavia, Italy are jointly organizing the Third edition of International Summer School in "Food Security and Climate Change" in Kathmandu, Nepal from June 12-17, 2011. International Summer School in Food Security and Climate Change (FSCC) is an intensive course taught in English. This summer school is designed for university students, researchers and members of governmental and non-governmental organizations wishing to have in-depth learning and understanding of food security and climate change issues.

2. The Objective:

The objective of the International Summer School in Food Security and Climate Change is to build understanding of participants on issues and problems related to food security and climate change; and to enhance analytical and planning capabilities of participants to address these issues.

3. Key aspects of the Course:

  • Introduction and analysis of food security, hunger, malnutrition and climate change
  • Definition of vulnerable groups and community food insecurity issues and impact of climate change
  • Policies, programmes and approaches for food security and climate change in the global environment and with specific reference to Nepal
  • Identification of the institutions which have a stake in the process of food security policy formulation and implementation.
  • Designing, writing and increasing the impact of food security reports in different contexts.
  • Designing and implementation of a communication strategy for food security information
  • Guidelines on how to communicate through the media and how to present information to policymakers in order to influence the policymaking process.
  • Living experience of the agencies working in food security and climate change issues.
  • Case studies

4. Cost for Participation:

NRS: 12,000.00 (Twelve Thousand only) for Nepali applicants.

Euro: €250 for international applicants which covers participation in the course, reading material, lunch and airport pick-up and drop-off. All other arrangements for accommodation, transportation and other expenses should be arranged by applicants on themselves.

5. Number of Participants:

Maximum 25 national and international selected candidates

6. Scholarship/Funding:

Organizers are not in a position to offer any scholarship to participate in summer school, therefore, all applicants are requested to seek alternative source of funding or scholarship to partake in this summer school. Letter of acceptance could be provided if required to interested applicants to secure funding.

7. Mode of Payment:

Payment has to be made after selection to participate in the summer school through bank deposit to ISAS, Kathmandu, Nepal (bank a/c will be provided to the selected candidate)

8. Resourse Person:

National and international experts working in the field of food security and climate change issues, professors from University of Pavia, Italy, HICAST and ISAS, Kathmandu, Nepal

9. Venue:

The summer school will be conducted in ISAS Seminar Hall in Jawalakhel, Lalitpur, Nepal. Interaction and seminar with concerned stakeholders will take place in The Hotel Yak Place, Pulchowk, Lalitpur, Nepal

10. Timing and course structures:

The lessons will conduct from 09:00 am to 16:00 pm in each day. There will be seminars in between with stakeholders working in the field of food security and climate change issues in Nepal.

11. Other details:

Course outline and other related information will be posted to the selected candidates in due time for necessary preparation and participation

Please contact anyone of following representative for further information

Prof Maria Sassi
Faculty of Economics
University of Pavia, Italy
Tel. +39-0382986465
Cell. +39-3496420807
Fax +39-0382986228
msassi@eco.unipv.it
Prof/Dr Binayak Rajbhandari
Chairperson
HICAST, Kathmandu
Tel: +977-1-6636047
Cell:+977-98510-13564
bprajbhandari@gmail.com
Mr Prakash Sharma
Executive Coordinator
ISAS, Kathmandu
Tel: +977-1- 5522669
Cell: +977-9841-224252
prakash.isas@gmail.com

Application:

Secretariat for Summer School in ISAS

GPO Box: 8975 EPC: 2744 Kathmandu, Nepal