27–30 May, Lobesa: The three days Pre-Congress International Student’s workshop was held in College of Natural Resources (CNR), Lobesa to train the future generations on methods and ethics to enable respectful research and to establish a sense of global community among the emerging ethno-biologist and mentors.
The Director General of CNR, Dorji Wangchuk, attended the opening ceremony and shared his experiences and words of wisdom to 30 participants including 5 mentors from 11 different countries. The participants were all invited from different learning and teaching backgrounds to facilitate learning from each other through different mediums like group works, talking circles, oral presentations which mostly consisted of learning and sharing of their experiences and challenges as an emerging ethno-biologist.
Since the International Society of Ethnobiology (ISE) Congress is a global collaborative to preserve the human society and nature by training the future generations, the pre-congress program was conducted in order to enhance the understanding on methods to carry out the respectful and ethical approaches in conducting a bio-cultural diversity research. During the pre-congress workshop participants discussed on several themes like Research Ethics and Partnerships, Research methods, balancing academic and practical research outcomes and shared their own experiences as an emerging professional. It also included exchange of foods among themselves and field trips to local places.
– Reported with photos by Tashi Yangzom, ICS
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