MOUNTAIN FUTURES

Practical Info

Tentative Schedule

MOUNTAIN FUTURES 2018

JUNE 04-08, YUNNAN, CHINA

Sunday
June 03

Day 0

All Day

Arrival in Kunming, and Registration

Afternoon

(2 PM)

Early Departure to Honghe County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture*

  

Monday
June 04

Day 1

Morning

 

Regular Departure to Honghe County, Honghe Hani and Yi Autonomous Prefecture* (8 AM)

Morning Visit to Hani Rice Terraces*

Afternoon

Field Visits on Bio-resource Utilization
Cultural Visit to Yisa Old Town

Evening

Cultural Performances and Mountain Films

 

Tuesday
June 05

Day 2

Morning

Cornerstone Ceremony for Mountain Futures Site

Afternoon

Return to Kunming

 

Wednesday
June 06

Day 3

Morning

Opening Ceremony

      -Xu Jianchu, Principal Scientist & Regional Coordinator, East & Central Asia Regional Office, ICRAF

      -Yang Yongping, Professor & Deputy Director, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences (KIB/CAS)

      -Ranjit Barthakur, Founder, Balipara Foundation 

Mountain Futures High-level Leadership Roundtable

      -Ministry of Agriculture, China 

      -Chinese Academy of Sciences 

      -Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences 

      -Ministry of Science and Technology, China

      -National Natural Science Foundation of China

      -UNEP

      -ICIMOD

      -FAO

Plenary 1 - Ecosystem Rhythms

      -Pei Shengji (Professor, Kunming Institute of Botany, Chinese Academy of Sciences): People, Plants and Ecosystem, and Asian Highland Futures 

      -Kenneth Young (Professor, University of Texas, Austin, USA): Ecosystem Regime Shifts, Possible Syngergies, and the Andes Mountains of the Future

Afternoon

Parallel Session 1 - Ecosystem Rhythms

S1.1 Ecological Calendars & Ecosystem Responses to Global Change

S1.2 Ecosystem Monitoring 

S1.3 The Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP, Session 1)

Poster Presentations

Special Session 1: Global Land Programme  Special Session 2: The Balipara Foundation  Special Session 3: The Hindu Kush Himalayan Monitoring and Assessment Programme (HIMAP, Session 2)

 

Thursday
June 07

Day 4

Morning

Plenary 2 - Land Systems

      -Geoffrey Henebry (Professor, South Dakota State University, USA): Impacts of Institutional Shocks, Globalization, and Environmental Change on Montane Agropastoralism: The Case of Kyrgyzstan 

      -Yakov Kuzyakov (Professor, Georgia-August-University of Gottingen, Germany): Pasture degradation in Tibet: Drivers, mechanisms and consequences for ecosystem stability and functions 

Parallel Session 2 - Land Systems

S2.1 Changes in Land Use

S2.2 Landscape Management and Restoration 

S2.3 Sustainable Agriculture Systems 

Afternoon

Plenary 3 - Enhancing Livelihoods

      -Zhang Fusuo (Academician & Professor, China Agricultural University): Scientific Courtyard for a Bright Rural Future 

      -Nicole Robinson (Research Fellow, University of Queensland, Australia): Avenues to Sustainable Production with Optimal Nutrient Dynamics 

Parallel Session 3 - Enhancing Livelihoods

S3.1 Utilization of
Bio-resources

S3.2 Rural Livelihoods and Role of Gender

S3.3 Market and Business Solutions

Plenary Recap and Next Steps for the Mountain Futures Initiative

 

      -Andreas Heinimann, Senior Scientist, University of Bern
      -Subramanian Ramadorai, Former Vice Chairman - TCS & Chairperson - Tata Institute Of Social Sciences (TISS)

Closing Ceremony

      -Yang Yongping, Kunming Institute of Botany
      -Xu Jianchu, ICRAF

 

Friday
June 08

Day 5

All Day

International Mountain Film Festival

*Please note that if you are participating in the Field Trip to Honghe, you will need to be ready for an early morning departure from Kunming on Monday, June 4 at the latest. You can also opt for an early departure on the afternoon of Sunday, June 3, if you are interested in spending an extra night in Honghe, and visiting the Hani Rice Terraces on the morning of June 4.

 

Costs

We will not be collecting conference registration fees. The organizers will however only cover travel and in-country expenses for invited keynote speakers. All other participants should be prepared to cover the costs for their travels to and from Kunming, and transportation and lodging costs for the duration of their participation in the conference.

We estimate costs for all five days of the conference (excluding accommodations on June 3 and June 8) to be around 465 US dollars per participant. A detailed breakdown of this estimate is as follows:

 

Arrival in and Departure from Kunming

(in US dollars)

Ground Transportation (to and from airport)

50

Meals

20

Honghe Field Trip, June 3-5

(in US dollars)

Ground Transportation

100

Accommodations on June 4, 35 USD/night

35

Meals

30

Kunming Open Science Conference, June 6-8

(in US dollars)

Accommodations from June 5-7, 60 USD/night

180

Meals

50

 

 

Visa Info

All foreign nationalities need a visa to the People’s Republic of China in order to be granted entry. There is no visa on arrival! We insist that you apply no later than May 4, 2018.

 

Once your participation in the conference is confirmed, you will receive from us an invitation letter to assist with your visa application. We will need you to supply the following details before April 13 for issuance of your invitation letter:

  • A scan of the information page of your passport;
  • The name, city and country of the institute where you plan to apply for your visa;
  • The date of entry into China;
  • Duration of your stay (7 days maximum for official invitations to conferences);
  • If the country you are applying in is not your native country, a work certificate or valid contract from your employer.

 

If your stay in China extends beyond the duration of this conference, you might need to apply for a tourist visa to the country. Please contact us at katiereuther1@gmail.com if this applies to you.

 

Venue and Hotels

The Kunming Open Science Conference will be held at Shengshi Qianhe Hotel. All conference participants will be staying at the same hotel.

 

 

Its contact details, in both English and Chinese, are as follows:

Address: Crossroads of Xiaokang Avenue and Fengyuan Road

Tel: +86 871 6523 8666

 

晟世仟和酒店

地址:盘龙区小康大道与沣源路交汇处

电话:+86 871 6523 8666

 

 

 

Contact

Please contact Katie Reuther at katiereuther1@gmail.com if you have any questions.

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