BIRDS International Workshop (BIW) is an annual event that started in 2016. Till date 1 BIW has been organised and 3 more have been planned. Necessary funds have been secured.
“The purpose of these workshops is to strengthen the “BIRDS Network”, which is a human network of all BIRDS participants. Doing projects is useful — but a project is always ephemeral (一日の命の、一日限りの、短命な、束の間の、はかない). Projects come and go. Hence, we need a much better basis for staying connected and engaged with each other. Our network is our primary asset — more so than our hardware, software, and technical knowledge.”
The 1st BIW was held at Kyushu Institute of Technology in Japan. Details about 1st BIW can be seen here.
The 2nd BIW will be held @ Ghana in September, 2017.
The 3rd BIW will be held @ Mongolia in 2018.
The 4th BIW will be held @ Bangladesh in 2019.