Disaster and Development Centre (DDC) of Northumbria University started its higher education focused activities in a form of pilot project in Nepal since 2003. The programme is supported by British Council and DFID. The local partners are Disaster Management and Sustainable Development Centre (DMSDC), Kathmandu University, B.P. Koirala Institute of Health Sciences (BPKIHS) and Ministry of Local Development, Nepal.
To celebrate World Environment Day-2008 Disaster and Development Centre organises (with its local partners) an event UK-South Asia Young Scientists and Practitioners Seminar on Climate Change and Disaster Impact Reduction in June 2008 at Kathmandu .
1.Climate Change and Health
Key speaker: Dr. Andrew Collins, Director, Disaster and Development Centre, Northumbria University
2.Climate Change and Emergency Management
Key speaker: Professor Phil O'Keefe, Disaster and Development Centre, Northumbria University
3.Climate Change and Gender
Key speaker: Dr. Maureen Fordham, Programme Leader MSc Disaster Management and Sustainable Development Programme, Northumbria University
4.Climate Change and Geo Physical Hazards
Key speaker: Prof. David Petley, Durham University, UK
5.Climate Change and Biodiversity
Key speaker: TBC
6.Climate Change and Resilience
Key speaker: Professor Ben Wisner (TBC).
This seminar will be attended by climatic disaster risk reduction scientists and practitioners from Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brazil, Turkey, Nepal, India, Japan and the United Kingdom.
Final date of submission of abstracts: 15 March 2008
Selection of papers by the scientific committee: 25 March 2008
Deadline for submission of full papers: 15 April 2008.
For further information please contact:
Komal Raj Aryal
Disaster and Development Centre
Northumbria University ,UK
Alternative email: aryalkr[at]aol.com
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