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January 27th, 2014

FMIST had organized five international seminars. Over 100 professional papers relating to FMIS were published through the proceedings of the seminar. Following are the list of the international seminars organized by FMIST over period of time.

  1. Challenges to FMIS, 28-29 March 2000
International Seminar on Challenges to Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems 28-29 March 2000, Kathmandu

International Seminar on Challenges to Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems 28-29 March 2000, Kathmandu

 

Picture3 1st Seminar

 

Picture1 1st Seminar

 

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2. FMIS in the Changed Context, 18-19 April 2002

International Seminar on FMIS in the Changed Context, 18-19 April 2002, Kathmandu

International Seminar on FMIS in the Changed Context, 18-19 April 2002, Kathmandu

 

Picture1 2nd Seminar

3. FMIS and Governance Alternatives, September 2004

4.  Irrigation in Transition: Interacting with internal and external Factors and Setting the Strategic Action, November 2006

Fourth International Seminar, Irrigation in Transition: Interacting with Internal and External Factors and Setting the Strategic Action

 

plaque 4 seminar

5.  Dynamics of Farmer Managed Irrigation Systems: Socio-institutional, Economic and Technical Contexts, 25-26 March 2010

Fifth International Seminar on Dynamics of FMIS: Socio-Institutional, Economic & Technical Context, 25-26 March 2010, Kathmandu

Fifth International Seminar on Dynamics of FMIS: Socio-Institutional, Economic & Technical Context, 25-26 March 2010, Kathmandu

 

Shaligram by plaque 5 seminar

International Seminars and Recognition

FMIST established a tradition of recognizing outstanding persons who have contributed in preserving and widening the knowledge of farmer managed irrigation systems anywhere in the world. Following are the list of the “ICONS of FMIST” who were recognized during different periods of seminar organization.

Seminar Awardees/Icons of Honor Reason of Recognition
1st Professor Lucas Horst, Wageningen Agriculture University, The Netherlands Prof. Lucas Horst in recognition of his outstanding contribution in the area of farmer-centered research and development.
Professor Emeritus Linden Vincent, Wageningen Agriculture University, The Netherlands Prof. Linden Vincent in recognition of her outstanding contribution in the area of farmers-oriented human resources development.
Dr. Ujjwal Pradhan, Ford Foundation, Delhi Dr. Ujjwal Pradhan in recognition of his research and continuous support in the promotion of FMIS heritage and culture.
2nd Prof. Elinor Ostrom, Indiana University, USA Prof. Elinor Ostrom in recognition of her outstanding contribution in synthesizing international learning and crafting institutions related to FMIS.
Prof. Norman Uphoff, Cornell University, USA Prof. Norman Uphoff in recognition of his outstanding contribution in farmer-centered academic enrichment and knowledge building.
Dr. Robert Yoder, ARD, Inc., USA Dr. Robert Yoder in recognition of his research and continuous support in promoting the best farmer managed irrigation system practices.
3rd Dr. E. Walter Coward, Jr., formerly Cornell University, USA Professor Dr. E. Walter Coward, Jr. recognition of his outstanding contribution in conceptualizing and integrating the values of the natural resources into the fields of environment and development through locally managed irrigation systems
Mr. Charles Lindsay Abernethy, Consultant on Irrigation and Management, UK Mr. Charles Lindsay Abernerthy recognition of his outstanding contribution in transferring the hands-on managerial and technological innovations in irrigation systems.
Prof. Nyoman Sutawan, Udayana University, Bali, Indonesia Professor Dr. Nyoman Sutawan recognition of his outstanding contribution in enriching the indigenous knowledge and practices of farming community with sustainable economic development activities.
Dr. Emmanuel Reynard, Laussane University, Switzerland Dr. Emmanuel Reynard recognition of his outstanding contribution in interdisciplinary synthesis of geographic knowledge with water management in mountainous regions.
4th Prof. Nirmal Sengupta, Indira Gandhi Institute of Development Studies, India Professor Dr. Nirmal Sengupta recognition of his outstanding contribution to exploring and enhancing indigenous knowledge of institutional economics in the realm of common property resources through a multi-disciplinary approach”.
Prof. Ganesh Prasad Shivakoti, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand Dr. Ganesh Prasad Shivakoti in recognition of his outstanding contribution to broadening the knowledge and research base of farmer managed irrigation systems in the international arena”.
5th Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama, Iwata University, Japan Mr. Kenichi Yokoyama in recognition to his outstanding contribution in promoting and strengthening farmer-managed irrigation systems by modernizing their development and management capabilities through multilateral financing.”
Dr. Wai-Fung Lam, Hongkong University, Hongkong Professor Dr. Wai-Fung Lam in recognition to his outstanding contribution in crafting and applying institutional analysis design for comparing evolution of irrigation governance structure and policies about farmers’ common-pool resources”.
Mr. Shaligram Choudhary, Chairman of WUA of BudhiKulo of Bardiya, Nepal Mr. Shaligram Chaudhary, Senior Farmer, in appreciation of his lifelong contribution in a leadership role in organizing farmers to use their collective wisdom to achieve excellence in sustainable management of the Budhi Kulo Irrigation System, which is a sub-system of the Rajapur Farmer Managed Irrigation Network.”

 


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