The Annual Work Seminar (AWS) germinated in 2012 in one of the student meetings as a felt need for a platform where young researchers and practitioners within ATREE would get to communicate their work, interact and share insights and feedback. Since then AWS has been organised twice in the years 2013,2015 and 2017 making AWS 2019 the fourth edition. The AWS platform is open to faculty, students, research associates (RAs), and representatives of Community Conservation Centres (CCC) where they can disseminate and discuss their achievements, work findings, and discuss potential work proposals with the entire ATREE community.