Training event
United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Stories of resource scarcity, security and sustainability of South Asian Women

Organizer(s) Avoidable Deaths Network


13:30 SLST/ GMT+5:30.

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On the Wednesday, 31 May 2023, the Special Session on ‘Stories of Resource Scarcity, Security and Sustainability of South Asian Women’ will be held.

The Special Session will focus on sharing experiences and stories of resilience of South Asian women who have risen over and above the barriers and adversities related to limited resources, poverty, disasters and cultural barriers, to find solutions for their contextual problems, by engaging in activities related to sustainability. The Session would bring poor and vulnerable women’s testimonies to the forefront from Sri Lanka, Nepal and India. By doing so, the panel speakers will tease out their connections with the United Nations Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and Sustainable Development Goals at the interface with Climate Change agreement. 

The panel speakers include Professor Deepthi Wickramasinghe, Ms. Vihanga Amarakoon, Ms. Ashmita Thapa Magar, Ms. Debaleena Roy and Ms. Damithri Chathumani. 

This Special Session webinar is organised by the Avoidable Deaths Network in conjunction with the South Asia Alliance of Disaster Research Institutes (SAADRI) - Sri Lanka Chapter, and the University of Colombo.

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Themes Gender
Country and region Asia
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