HI-AWARE at the '33rd International Geographical Congress', 2016

A picture from the Congress.

Amina Maharjan, agricultural economist, and migration specialist with HI-AWARE, participated in the 33rd ‘International Geographical Congress 2016’, held in Beijing between 21-25th August 2016. The conference, organized by the International Geographical Union, was attended by more than 5000 participants from over 100 countries. There were several plenary and parallel sessions in the conference, covering the topic of human migration and mobility. Maharjan’s presentation was under the theme “Sustainability of Rural Systems – Environmental change and migration in rural-urban interactions”. Amina presented findings on, “Rescue, relief and recovery post Gorkha Earthquake in Nepal – the role of migration”. The study was conducted in Sindhupalchowk and Nuwakot districts in Nepal during the months of June-July 2015.