A forum that moves mountains
MetadataShow full item record
CTA. 2002. A forum that moves mountains. Spore 97. CTA, Wageningen, The Netherlands.
Permanent link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10568/46444
Internet URL: http://spore.cta.int/images/stories/pdf/old/spore97.pdf
2002 might be the International Year of the Mountain (see also Spore 97), mountains have been in the spotlight much longer. The Mountain Forum, a global network for anyone working, living or interested in mountain areas, was established in 1995 to...
2002 might be the International Year of the Mountain (see also Spore 97), mountains have been in the spotlight much longer. The Mountain Forum, a global network for anyone working, living or interested in mountain areas, was established in 1995 to collect and exchange knowledge and information on mountain areas: different cultures, farming systems and natural resources. The Forum links more than 3,000 individuals and organisations, such as the Mountain Institute in the USA, the International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD) in Nepal, the International Potato Center (CIP) in Peru, and the International Center for Research in Agroforestry (ICRAF) in Kenya. Much of the output of the network is available in printed form, even if most communication is electronic. The forum hosts moderated email discussion lists and email conferences, on topics such as natural resources management, tourism, mountain laws and renewable energies. Some lists have a regional focus, for among others Africa. Others are thematic: on gender, geography and in-situ conservation of germplasm. Questions and news can be posted, for instance on plant uses, on specific mountain areas, on scholarships and courses, job openings, conference announcements, case studies and new publications (Note: no attachments allowed and messages not larger than 25 k). Becoming a member and subscribing to lists is easy and for free. Just send a blank email message to the list in which you want to participate (for instance: firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com; firstname.lastname@example.org ; email@example.com ) All discussion lists are shown on the Mountain Forum s website: www. mountainforum.org The website hosts a full overview of members, including contact details and fields of interest. You can also consult the mountain atlas and MF library of more than 7,000 publications: 2,000 in full text, the rest in bibliographic details. The Mountain Forum s print output includes three MF news bulletins annually and concise thematic papers, based on the email conferences, such as Mountain Laws & Peoples, Mountain People, Forests & Trees, and Mountains Energy & Transport ( US$ 5 or 5.70 each for ACP countries). Executive Secretary of the Mountain Forum, and Asia - Pacific Node (C/o ICIMOD, G O P Box 3226, Kathmandu, Nepal, Fax: +977 1 524 509, email: firstname.lastname@example.org, website: www.mtnforum.org) African Node (C/o ICRAF Headquarters, PO Box 30677, Nairobi, Kenya, Fax: +254 2 52 45 01, email: email@example.comWebsite: www.mtnforum.org/anmf) Mountain Forum Moderator (C/o The Mountain Institute, 245 Newman Avenue, Harrisonburg, VA 22801, USA , Fax: + 1 540 437 04 94 , Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)