Greetings and welcoming addresses from Mark Petersen, Utah International Mountain Forum Vice President; Rusty Butler, UVU Mountain Partnership coordinator and associate vice president for International Affairs & Diplomacy; and Karinjo Devore, founder of the Aspen International Mountain Foundation. The program will include a Native American cultural performance and a violin master class presented via Skype by the Gruppman International Music Institute, a Mountain Partnership member.
Presentations on the: a) Initiative to host the fourth international Women of the Mountains Conference in 2015 in Orem, UT. b) Project to create a global data base on SMD and conflicts prevention.
Presenters will lead participants in a discussion on the importance of sustainable mountain development as an essential part of the U.N. Sustainable Development agenda in 2015 when Millennium Development Goals will expire. The program will include a tribute to the late scholar and international mountain advocate Jane Pratt, a member of the organizing committee for the International Women of the Mountains conferences UVU regularly hosts.
Dr. Tabin is author of "Second Suns: Two Doctors and Their Amazing Quest to Restore Sight and Save Lives," which chronicles the Himalayan Cataract Project, dedicated to establishing sustainable eye care infrastructure in the Himalayas.