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[VIRTUAL] Climate Resilience in the Global South

  8 - 10 a.m.
   Zoom (Off Campus)

Ram B. Bhagat
Kashif Majeed Salik
Manoj Thibbotuwawa
Tasneem Siddiqui
Sarah E. Vaughn
Madhukar Upadhya

In Fall 2022, the Institute for South Asia Studies at the University of California, Berkeley launches a multi-year Climate Change Initiative that brings together academic programs and think tanks from across UC Berkeley and in South Asia to foster interdisciplinary research and transformative policy impacts on climate change in the region. Read more about the initiative HERE

The inaugural program of the Climate Change Initiative, jointly organized by the Institute for South Asia Studies and the South Asia Centre for Labour Mobility and Migrants (SALAM), is a virtual webinar with academics and activists from Bangladesh, India, Nepal, Pakistan, and Sri Lanka. See agenda below.

DATE: Thursday, October 13, 2022
TIME: 8am Berkeley | Calculate your local time
REGISTER: On Zoom here



8 am: Event opens

8:05 am: Introduction and Welcome Address
Sugata Ray (Associate Professor of History of Art, UC Berkeley)
Kathy Yelick (Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley)
Linda Rugg (Associate Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Berkeley)
K. S. James (Director, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai)
Nansiri Iamsuk (Programme Specialist, UN Women, Dhaka)

8:25 am: Climate Resilience in the Global South
Ram B. Bhagat (International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai): Climate Change, Vulnerability, and Migration in India
Madhukar Upadhya (Centre for the Study of Labour and Mobility, Kathmandu): Climate-Induced Migration in Nepal
Kashif Majeed Salik (Sustainable Development Policy Institute, Islamabad): Vulnerability, Migration, and Well-being Outcomes in the Times of Rising Climate Extremes in Pakistan
Manoj Thibbotuwawa (Institute of Policy Studies of Sri Lanka, Colombo): Strengthening Climate Resilience of Vulnerable Communities in Sri Lanka
Tasneem Siddiqui (Refugee and Migratory Movements Research Unit, Dhaka): Framing of a National Strategy on Climate Change-Induced Displacement in Bangladesh

9 am: Response
Sarah E. Vaughn (Assistant Professor of Anthropology, UC Berkeley)

9:10 am: Round Table

9:30: Q&A

9:55: Closing Remarks
Kailash Das (Convenor, SALAM, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai)
Sanchita Saxena (Executive Director, Institute for South Asia Studies, UC Berkeley)

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The event is FREE and OPEN to the public.