Herder's Forum

forum centreIn 2004, Claudia Feh was awarded a grant from the Rolex Award for Enterprise to build a center for knowledge exchange between scientists and local people of Khomyn Tal. This project was called "Wild Horse Mesh" as a tribute to Przewalski's horse.
Since then, this building is regularly used for workshops or meetings with herders, in particular the annual Herder's Forum.

Past Herder's Forums included:

  • 2005: Biodiversity
  • 2006: The horse and other equids
  • 2007: Pastoralism
  • 2008: Reedbeds and Khomyn Tal transhumant grazing system
  • 2010: Creation of a Pasture User Group (PUG) for collective management of pastures
  • 2011: Pasture Use Forum: discussing collective management of pastures
  • 2012: Pasture Use Forum

Summer School for Khomyn Tal children

Since 2008 the Forum Centre has also been a site for an annual science summer school for the children of Khomyn Tal. Nearly 30 children gather for one week variety of science topics, from the water cycle and plant identification to making water bottle rockets.

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