Sunday, September 23, 2012

Training Workshop on Ecology and Economics at GIDR, Ahmedabad; Nov 29 - Dec 02

Training Workshop on Ecology and Economics
November 29 - December 02, 2012
Venue: Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmedabad
Co-organised by GIDR, INSEE and SANDEE

GIDR is hosting a four-day Training Workshop on Ecology and Economics during November 29 to December 02, 2012 at the Gujarat Institute of Development Research (GIDR), Ahmedabad. The Workshop is jointly organised by GIDR, Indian Society for Ecological Economics (INSEE) and the South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE).

The Workshop will focus on three themes in the broad domains of Ecology and Environmental Economics, viz., Ecosystems Management, Economics of Climate Change, and Policies and Instruments for Green Growth. The central aims of the Workshop are:
  • To give orientation to the young scholars/PhD Students on the foundations of ecological economics and domains of interdisciplinary research.
  • To provide practical guidance to the scholars for pursuing the specific research issues identified by them.

Who should apply
: Young scholars and teachers engaged in research, having MPhil/ PhD degree (or registered for PhD) in the relevant disciplines of Ecology, Environment and Economics and below the age of 35 years (relaxable under special circumstances) may apply.

Application requirements
: Applicants should send a short CV along with a write-up (not exceeding 1000 words) and a statement of purpose (with respect to participation in the Workshop) and evidence of prior/ on-going work in the field of Environmental and Ecological Economics. PhD students will also have to send a brief outline of their proposal (not exceeding 2000 words) including the research questions and methodology, along with a statement about the current status of their PhD.  
There is no Workshop fee. Out-station participants will be provided with partial travel support up to Rs. 1000 (or the actual cost of train fare for III tier AC to cover the shortest route). Boarding and lodging will be provided to the participants. Short-listed candidates will be required to submit a confirmation fee of Rs. 1000 by draft to GIDR, otherwise the seats will be offered to the waitlisted candidates. This fee will not be refunded in case of non-participation. It will, however, be re-funded on course completion.

The last date for submission of applications is September 30, 2012. Applications should be sent by email to Dr. P.K. Viswanathan <> and Dr. Jharna Pathak <>. The hardcopy may be sent to the following address:
Coordinator, 'Training Workshop on Ecology and Economics',
Gujarat Institute of Development Research,
Gota, Ahmedabad, 380 060, Gujarat.
Tel: 02717-242366/67/68.

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