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Workshops and Trainings

Indian Forest Service officers training

  • One-Week Compulsory Training Course on "Improvement of Ecosystem Services for Livelihood Development through Community Participation" for Indian Forest Service officers has been held at Indian Institute of Bio- Social Research & Development (IBRAD), Kolkata from 16th to 20th January, 2017.The training was assigned by the Ministry of Environment, Forest & Climate Change, Government of India. 25 participants were present in the training. The officers come from different states like Andaman and Nicobar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, New Delhi, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and were of the ranks of Additional Principal Chief Conservator of Forests to Chief Conservator of Forests, Conservator of forests to Divisional Forest Officer.

  • IBRAD has been assigned by Tripura JICA Project to conduct training on "Gender Issues and Building Capacity for Sustainable Joint Forest Management Committee" for about 200 trainees including Range Officers, Beat Officers, Livelihood Coordinators and Community Organizers of Tripura in seven batches. Three trainings have already been held from 13th – 17th December 2016, 3rd – 7th January 2017, 9th – 13th January 2017 at Agartala covering 80 participants. Rest of the training will be complete within March, 2017.

A one week residential training was organized for the Indian Forest Service Officers on "Development of Formal and Informal Networks for Effective Conservation of Natural Resource" from 23rd to 27th November 2015. 14numbers of officials from the states of Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Manipur, Nagaland, Odisha, Telengana, Tamil Nadu, and West Bengal participated in the workshop.



A workshop on "Challenging Issues of Participatory Biodiversity Conservation of the Mangroves and Sustainable Livelihoods" was organized by IBRAD in collaboration with Botanical Survey of India on the 10th September 2016, at IBRAD Campus, Kolkata. 25 participants were present in these workshop. Sri R. K. Sinha, Director Sundarban Biosphere Reserve has chaired the session and Dr. Sanjay Kumar Climate Parliament's global Executive Director was the key note speaker.

A workshop on "Communication Skills and Focus Group Discussion (FGD)" was organized by IBRAD on 11th and 12th September 2016, at IBRAD Campus, Kolkata. Students from Indian Institute of Social Welfare and Business Management, Calcutta University, West Bengal State University and fellow from Anthropological Survey of India have participated in the workshop.

A residential training on Organic Farming with the modules on 1) Good Agricultural Practices for Climate Change and 2) Soil & Water Management”was held on 10th and 11th September 2016 at IBRAD campus. There were 45 participants from Sarenga, Ranibandh and Onda blocks of Bankura district.

Another residential training on Organic Farming with the modules on 1) Integrated Farming and 2) Crop Diversification With Emphasis of Oil Seeds” was organized on12thand 13th September 2016. There were 47 participants from Sarenga, Ranibandh and Onda blocks of Bankura district.

Both the trainings were sponsored by the Department of Agricultural Marketing, Government of West Bengal.


What happened after the trainings

After the training participants have formed their groups, built their places for community training (Prashikshan Shibir), started preparing organic composts. They have also identified the land where they will start organic cultivation.