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Virtual book launch

Climate change and community resilience: Insights from South Asia

Venue

Zoom

Date & Time

22 October 2021

Contact

Mani Nepal

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Organizers: SANDEE in collaboration with East West University (Bangladesh), Goa University (India), and Oberlin College (USA)

SANDEE CCR Book Launch

 

Background

The South Asian Network for Development and Environmental Economics (SANDEE), International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD), in collaboration with East-West University (Bangladesh), Goa University (India), and Oberlin College (USA), are jointly launching the book “Climate change and community resilience: Insights from South Asia” on 22 October 2021.

This open access book contains 29 chapters documenting the myriad of ways community-based climate change adaptation and resilience programmes are being implemented in South Asian countries. The narrative style of writing enables the book to be accessible to diverse audiences from academics and researchers to practitioners in various governmental, non-governmental, and international agencies. At a time when climate change presents humanity with a gloomy future, the stories of innovation, creativity, grassroots engagement, and locally applicable solutions highlighted in this book provide insights into the hopeful ways of approaching climate solutions. South Asian countries have been dealing with the impact of climate change for decades and thus offer valuable learning opportunities for developing countries within and beyond the region as well as many western countries that are confronting the wrath of climate-induced natural disasters more recently. After the launch, the readers will have free and unlimited access to this book.

The volume will be published by Springer Nature (Singapore) and is dedicated to the late Professor Karl-Göran Mäler, one of the founding members of SANDEE. The book is edited by A K Enamul Haque, Professor, East West University, Bangladesh, Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Goa University, India, Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator, SANDEE/ICIMOD, Nepal, and Md Rumi Shammin, Professor, Oberlin College, USA.

 

Objectives
  • Virtual launch of the book by Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey, Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK, and Basanta Raj Shrestha, Director – Strategic Cooperation, ICIMOD.
  • Speakers from the seven South Asian countries and beyond will highlight the key climate change-related challenges and how the countries are dealing with it.

 

Agenda

22October 2021 | 18:00-19:45 (Nepal Standard Time)

Hosted by: Priya Shyamsundar, Lead Economist, The Nature Conservancy

Time (in NPT) Programme Speakers
18.00–18:05 Welcome remarks Priya Shyamsundar, Lead Economist, The Nature Conservancy
18:05–18:10 Introductory remarks Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator, SANDEE, ICIMOD
18:10–18:20 Opening remarks Basanta Raj Shrestha, Director – Strategic Cooperation, ICIMOD
18:20 Book launch by Sir Partha Dasgupta and Basanta Raj Shrestha
18:20–18:35 Remarks by the Chief Guest Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK
18:35–18:40 Remarks – Bangladesh Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, BRAC University, Dhaka
18:40–18:45 Remarks – India Joyashree Roy, Bangabandhu Chair Professor, AIT, Bangkok
18:45–18:50 Remarks – Maldives Waseema Fikuree, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Maldives National University
18:50–18:55 Remarks – Nepal Mahesh Banskota, Professor, School of Arts, Kathmandu University
18:55–19:00 Remarks – Pakistan Rehana Siddiqui, Professor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics
19:00–19:05 Remarks – Sri Lanka Lucy Emerton, Environmental Economics and Finance Director, Environment Management Group
19:05–19:10 Remarks – USA David Orr, Professor Emeritus, Oberlin College, and Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, USA
19:10–19:35 Open discussion Moderated by Priya Shyamsundar
19:35–19:45 Wrap up C. Rammanohar Reddy, Editor, The India Forum, and Former editor, Economic and Political Weekly

 

Editors

A K Enamul Haque, Professor, East West University, Bangladesh

Mani Nepal, Programme Coordinator, SANDEE/ICIMOD, Nepal

Md Rumi Shammin, Professor, Oberlin College, USA

Pranab Mukhopadhyay, Professor, Goa University, India

 

Speakers

Ainun Nishat, Professor Emeritus, BRAC University, Dhaka

C. Rammanohar Reddy, Editor, The India Forum, and Former editor, Economic and Political Weekly

David Orr, Professor Emeritus, Oberlin College, and Professor of Practice, Arizona State University, USA

Joyashree Roy, Bangabandhu Chair Professor, AIT, Bangkok

Lucy Emerton, Environmental Economics and Finance Director, Environment Management Group

Mahesh Banskota, Professor, School of Arts, Kathmandu University

Priya Shyamsundar, Lead Economist, The Nature Conservancy

Basanta Raj Shrestha, Director – Strategic Cooperation, ICIMOD

Rehana Siddiqui, Professor, Pakistan Institute of Development Economics

Sir Partha Dasgupta, Frank Ramsey Professor Emeritus of Economics, University of Cambridge, UK

Waseema Fikuree, Dean of the Faculty of Education, Maldives National University

 

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