Yulong Culture and Gender Research Center is conducting two projects about Naxi language.The purpose is to provide an exchange platform for people from different Naxi commnunitie. The Center organgized the workshop from April 8-9l in Lijiang. In the workshop, 30 experts of children's songs sat together and shared their knowledge, experience and art. During the other workshop, organizers shared achievements of the project to date such as problems identified and solved from the field surveys. On the afternoon of the 9th, the experts divided into two groups and visited two kindergarten classess. In the evening of that day, they organized one culture evening for the participants.
The Kangmei Institute of Community Development and Marketing, with support from WWF, organized one exchange visit between a number of different herbal medicine projects to improve the sharing of knowledge and experience. Kangmei facilitatated work between Forestry Department of Sichuan Province, delegates fromthe project areas, Yulang nature protection area, and Chengdu University of Traditional Chinese Medicine and one group from Daci village. Through 5 daysof field study, the participantswere asked to widen their train of thought. This exchange visit improved villagers’ participation and initiative. It also increased their capacity to manage their work independently in thefuture, and as such ensure sustainable development, and reduce threaten environmental damage caused by certain community practices of herb collecting.