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Student Workshops

The NEF has held national and international workshops for NEF scholarship recipients since 2004 as support to younger generations of future conservationists. The aim of these workshops is to provide students with opportunities for expanding knowledge and practical skills in conservation and sharing cultures and experiences with other students in different cultures. These workshops are carried out with the supports of local communities, local NGOs, national parks, local researchers/experts, scholarship counterparts, and any other people who work for nature conservation. We sincerely appreciate their support and understanding for these workshops.

A workshop lasts for a few days to a week. During this period, the participants join a wide variety of programmes related to nature conservation. For example, they attend lectures, present their own research, visit research facilities, practice research skills in the field, and so on.

Workshops have been held in Indonesia and Vietnam, Malaysia, and Philippines to date.


Past Activities

NEF Student Workshop 2022 in Bangladesh

We had workshops for Bangladeshi scholarship students to present what they have learned about their environment, natural resources, conservation, and sustainable development twice in 2017 and 2019.

This time, it was held at Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University on February 11, 2023, with the participation of 120 scholarship students and 20 faculty members. Three representatives from NEF (Dr Hiroshi Kohno, President, Dr Makoto Komoda, Executive Director, and Ms Tomoko Oizumi) also joined the workshop online. Under the theme of “Nature Conservation in Context of Climate Change in the Perspective of Bangladesh,” representative students from each university gave oral and poster presentations and actively exchanged opinions. At the end of the workshop, the participants voted for the best presenters and praised each other's efforts. The award went to Monika Akhter (JU) and Mehedi Hasan (BAU) for the oral presentation and Imran Khan (DU) and Asraful Hoque (BAU) for the poster presentation.

This workshop was organized and possible by the NEF Bangladesh Committee, represented by the five universities eligible for scholarships (Bangladesh Agricultural University: BAU, Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University: BSMRAU, Dhaka University: DU, Jahangirnagar University: JU, Sher-e-Bangla Agricultural University: SAU).

Oral Presentation:

  • BAU "Conservation of Natural Resources in Agriculture"
  • BSMRAU "Ecosystem Restoration in Bangladesh Perspective"
  • DU "Urban Biodiversity"
  • JU "Water Resources and Ecosystem in the Context of Bangladesh"
  • SAU "Carbon Storage Response to Plant Floristic Characteristics in the Urban Vegetation: An Intensive Field Investigation in Dhaka City"

Poster Presentation:

  • BAU "Conservation Agriculture for Bangladesh: An Approach towards Environmental Stewardship and Sustainable Farming Development"
  • BSMRAU "Ecosystem Restoration – Be a Part of Solution"
  • DU "Urban Biodiversity"
  • JU "Water Resources and Ecosystem in Bangladesh"
  • SAU "Structure and Composition of Plant Across Different Urban Land Vegetation in Dhaka South City, Bangladesh"

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  • Field Activities 2011 in Indonesia and Cambodia
  • NEF Student Workshop 2010 in Indonesia
  • NEF Student International Workshop 2009 in Philippines
  • NEF Student International Workshop 2008 in Malaysia
  • NEF Student International Workshop 2007 in Vietnam
  • NEF Student Workshop 2004 in Indonesia




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