CNRD members gather together for future perspectives
The CNRD completed its 7th Annual Meeting, from the 20th to 24th November 2017 in Bali, Indonesia. This year’s network meeting, hosted by the Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM), brought together 17 CNRD university partners and the Adivsory board to plan the activities for 2018 and to revise the network fundamentals for a sound future perspective. The development of a sustainable network concept was a prevalent topic throughout the 5 days, and was adressed in the welcome notes by the vice-president of the TH Köln, Sylvia Heuchemer, the dean of the Faculty of Geography at UGM, Muh Aris Marfai and CNRD project lead and director of ITT, Lars Ribbe.
Three new CNRD partners were confirmed during the ANM, namely the University of Cape Coast, Ghana, the University of Wisconsin – Stevens Point, USA and the Shahid Beheshti University, Iran. The fact that all new partners will be integrated into the activities 2018 is a milestone in the consolidation of a prospering network. New working groups were formed and common interests have been transferred into joint workshops and other activities.