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 25-27, in order to facilitate participation of scientists, practitioners, students and others who are already planning to attend the ICSF. The first day 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 27th is an integral part of the TD workshop. The last two days of the workshop are held on Aug 28th and 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.
Scholarship: A small number of scholarships are available for participants of TD workshop training 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.