International Workshop – Island Tourism: Resilience and Development

Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE Center)
Published
October 3, 2019
Location
Magoodhoo Island, Faafu Atoll, Maldives
Closing date
15th November 2019

Description

The Marine Research and High Education Center (#MaRHECenter) is a marine field station devoted to carry out research and teaching activities in the fields of marine sciences and marine biology, science of tourism and human geography, with the common mission of protect this fragile environment and its biodiversity. In addition to providing a base of operations for laboratory research activities in the Maldives, the MaRHE Center is open to any marine research or education programs. The facility is located within easy access to a broad variety of habitats, including reefs, sea grass beds, and terrestrial communities.

Duties

During this 9-day intensive full-time 80-hour hands-on practical program to deliver general knowledge on Island tourism aspects.

The main purpose of the workshop is to study the multiple aspects of tourism in the Small Island States of the Maldives. A specific focus is dedicated to the small islands tourism as a driver of development. The course will be divided into a series of lessons and field activities (visits to resorts, “site inspections”,
meetings with local management and small group activities) coordinated by international teachers, researchers and experts of “luxury tourism”. Lessons will be held at the Marine Research and High Education Center. All field activities in the sea will be carried out in snorkeling and in any case it is not expected throughout the course that students plunge with diving equipment.

The logistic base for the activities is the Marine Research and High Education Center (MaRHE Center) of Milano-Bicocca University in Magoodhoo: field activities will be held on the island and in the sea nearby Magoodhoo.

MaRHE Center is situated on Magoodhoo Island in Faafu Atoll, one of the central atolls of the Maldivian archipelago. The island is located on the southern edge of the atoll and it covers around 22 hectares.

Almost 700 peoples live in the small village behind the MaRHE Center. This close relationship with the local population allows guests of the Center to immerse themselves in the Maldives lifestyle. In addition to providing a base of operations for laboratory research activities in the Maldives, the MaRHE Center is open to any marine research or education programs. The facility is located within easy access to a broad variety of habitats, including reefs, sea grass beds, and terrestrial communities.

By attending the workshop, participants will receive a digital certificate of practice and knowledge on marine space planning through an international virtual credit called Open Badge issued by the University of Milano-Bicocca. For more details, please visit: www.openbadges.org

Lessons will be given in English

Teachers:
1. Godfrey Baldacchino, University of Malta
2. Alexander Trupp, University of the South Pacific
3. Mizna Mohamed, International Centre for Environment, Development and Operational Research
4. Elena dell’Agnese, University of Milano-Bicocca
5. Marcella Schmidt di Friedberg, University of Milano-Bicocca·

Application process
To proceed with the registration you are required to complete the questionnaire, which you can find at the following link: https://forms.gle/8Y6emqkdopPKmyWQ7

After completing the registration form, we kindly ask you to send an email to the following addresses: marhe@unimib.it, specifying in the object: “Name Surname - Registration workshop”.

We kindly ask you to send us a good quality scan of your passport.

Start Date: 24 Januray – 1 February 2020

The cost of the International Workshop is 900 (+100 for VISAs) euro.

Detailed program (downloadable), related info and registration form at http://www.marhe.unimib.it/activities/education/island-tourism-resilience-and-development/

IMPORTANT: You will have to wait for our confirmation before proceeding with the payment of the instalment and the purchase of the flight. A maximum number of participants is also provided.

The deadline for registration is fixed for 15th November 2019.

Contact email
Responsible: Beatrice Ruggieri – bearuggieri.br@gmail.com

Project coordinator: Anna Marchetti – anna.marchetti@unimib.it

Marhe Center: marhe@unimib.it

 

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