HCRI roundtable on climate change and disasters, with BBC's Navin Singh Khadka and University of Cambridge's Dr Ayesha Siddiqi
Navin Singh Khadka - A senior environmental correspondent for the BBC, who specialises in climate changed-related reporting and recently collaborated with HCRI colleague's on work around climate resilient infrastructure in South Asia.
Dr Ayesha Siddiqi - Asst. Professor in Human Geography at University of Cambridge. Dr Siddiqi's research uses hazard-based disasters, floods, typhoons, and landslides to interrogate political relations and power dynamics on the margins of the postcolonial state. She is the PI on a British Academy project on El Niño and flash floods in Peru.
The Chair will be Dr Nimesh Dhungana, Lecturer in Disasters and Global Health at HCRI.
Navin will discuss the wider context of climate science vs climate politics, climate impacts on the Global South in terms of disasters and resilience, and touch on the role of geopolitics in the Himalayan region vis-a-vis disaster response.
Dr Siddiqi will discuss her recent research, such as work on the intersection between climate-related disasters and armed insurgency in the Philippines and Colombia, as well as the temporarily and infrastructure of floods in Peru. She will also be available to answer questions on her work around disaster politics in Pakistan.
In-person venue is University Place Lecture Theatre A. Online is via Zoom.
There will be opportunity for Q&A and discussion
This is a public event, open to all.
The event will be followed by an alcohol-free reception in Room 2.220 in University Place
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