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The Kailash Consortium of Academics and Researchers for Experience-sharing

Kailash CAFE 2.0: Sharing knowledge of a sacred landscape

Venue

Online

Date & Time

14 June 2022 to 17 June 2022

Contact

Srijana Joshi Rijal & Janita Gurung

Organizer: Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative

 

Abstract submission Call for abstracts Concept note

 

Kailash CAFE 2.0

 

The Kailash CAFE 2.0

The Kailash Consortium of Academics and Researchers for Experience-sharing (Kailash CAFE) is a digital platform that brings together researchers working across multiple disciplines within the Kailash Sacred Landscape. The UN has declared 2022 as the International Year of Sustainable Mountain Development. In line with this, Kailash CAFE 2.0 will highlight thematic topics related to mountain ecosystems and sustainable development of the Kailash Sacred Landscape. Special focus will be on the themes of regional cooperation, biocultural diversity, and post-pandemic recovery.

The Kailash CAFE (20-23 April 2021) brought together more than one hundred people from ten countries. Researchers presented on the themes of landscapes and biodiversity, ecosystem services and sustainable livelihoods, culture and heritage, technology, and gender and governance. Some of the research presented were published in a special issue of the journal Environmental Challenges.

 

Objectives

  • Share research findings and knowledge from the Kailash Sacred Landscape to a wider audience
  • Bring contemporary global perspectives into the Kailash Sacred Landscape
  • Build capacity in science communication

 

Research sites

The Kailash CAFE 2.0 is open to all stakeholders working or residing in the Kailash Sacred Landscape. Technical presentations will be limited to research conducted in the landscape as an entity, or a combination of the following sites: Pulan County in the Tibet Autonomous Region of China; Pithoragarh District in Uttarakhand State, India; and Baitadi, Bajhang, Darchula and Humla districts of Nepal.

 

Background

The Kailash Sacred Landscape Conservation and Development Initiative (KSLCDI) promotes transboundary cooperation and sustainable development in the Kailash landscape. This landscape is spread over 31,000 sq.km across Pulan County of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, Pithoragarh District of India, and four districts (Baitadi, Bajhang, Darchula and Humla) of western Nepal. The KSLCDI focuses on three components: transboundary cooperation, ecosystems management at scale, and resilient livelihoods.

Timeline

28 March 2022: Call for abstracts for oral presentations and lightning talks

13 May 2022: Deadline for abstract submission

20 May 2022: Notice of abstract acceptance

30 May 2022: Registration deadline for Kailash CAFE 2.0

14-17 June 2022: Kailash CAFE 2.0

Agenda (Tentative)

14-17 June 2022
All timestamps are in Nepal Standard Time (NPT, UTC+05:45)
Tuesday and Thursday (10:00–13:00), Wednesday and Friday (14:00-17:00)

 

Day 1 – Tuesday, 14 June 2022 (10:00–13:00, NST)
Time (in NPT) Programme
10:00-10:45 Kailash CAFE 2.0 opening
10:45–11:45

 

Session I: Biocultural diversity

  • 3 presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Q&A session
  • Closing by session moderator
11:45–11:50 Coffee break
11:50–12:50 Session II: Regional cooperation

  • 3 presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Q&A session
  • Closing by session moderator
12:50–1:00 Menu for Day 2
1:00 CAFE adjourns for the day
Day 2: Wednesday, 15 June 2022 (14:00-17:00, NST)
14:00–14:10 Kailash CAFE 2.0 re-opens
14:10–15:25 Session III: Resilient livelihoods and post-pandemic recovery

  • 3 presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Q&A session
  • Closing by session moderator
15:25–15:35 Coffee break
15:35–16:40 Session IV: Lightning talks
16:40–17:00 Feedback on Days 1 and 2

Menu for Day 3

17:00 CAFE adjourns for the day
Day 3: Thursday, 16 June 2022 (10:00–13:00, NST)
10:00–10:10 Kailash CAFE 2.0 re-opens
10:10–11:25 Session V: Landscape and ecosystem services

  • 3 presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Q&A session
  • Closing by session moderator
11:25–11:35 Coffee break
11:35–12:50 Session VI: Climate change

  • 3 presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Q&A session
  • Closing by session moderator
12:50–13:00

 

Feedback on Day 3

Menu for Day 4

13:00 CAFE adjourns for the day
Day 4: Friday, 17 June 2022 (14:00–17:00, NST)
14:00–14:10 Kailash CAFE 2.0 re-opens
14:10–15:25 Session VII: Gender and social inclusion

  • 3 presentations (15 minutes each)
  • Q&A session
  • Closing by session moderator
15:25–15:35 Coffee break
15:35–16:30 Session VIII: Communicating science
16:30–17:00 Closing session
17:00 CAFE adjourns for 2022
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