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Summer Field School on Mountain Ecosystems & Resources Management

The Grassroots Institute
capacity building
environmental education
natural resources management
sustainable development
sustainable livelihoods

The Grassroots Institute (TGI) aims to undertake education, capacity building, and innovative research, strengthen human development initiatives and take appropriate grassroots field action to empower students, practitioners, and local communities globally.


Goal OF FSc MER 2023: Building perspectives and capacities of young researchers, PhD students, teachers, field practitioners and future leaders on regional mountain ecology, sustainable development, local livelihoods and linking world’s climate by integrating principles of biologically inspired solutions.


Global Scope: The natural ecosystems in mountains areas are crucial for the existence of humankind on this planet. FSc MER 2023 program is to cover the contexts of mountain regions globally i.e., Himalayas, Alps, Andes, Rockies, Karakoram, Pamir, Carpathian, Caucasus, Mount Kenya, etc. About 40 participants are invited from all over the world to take part in-person and 1000 participants can join virtually on the Zoom.


Global Faculties: FSc MER 2023 will be delivered in English employing participatory training methodologies with the integration of regional ecological perspectives. Faculty members are internationally renowned professors, scientists and professionals who will impart their grounded experiences on respective topics.


FSc MER 2020-21 was conducted successfully and received overwhelming response from all over the world.

FSc MER 2023 will be a uniquely diverse global program being co-organized by The Grassroots Institute, Lead Partners, General Partners and Collaborators belonging to various countries of Asia, Europe, South America, Africa and North America. It is also uniquely designed to cover multiple dimensions of mountain sustainable development and resource conservation.