Special Session – December 2022 – GORILLA Conference

Special Session on Neglected Areas of Disaster Loss and Damage at the 2nd International Conference on Geographical Science for Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Global Environmental Change 

This page contains the Description, Concept Note, Speakers, Facilitator, Registration and Blog

 

Description

The Special Session on Neglected Areas of Disaster Loss and Damage will take place on Wednesday 07 December 2022 at 11:30 – 13:30 GMT (UK) which equates to 14:30 – 16:30 EAT (Uganda).

This highly topical and timely Special Session at the 2nd International Conference on ‘Geographical Science for Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Global Environmental Change (GORILLA)’ in Kampala, Uganda addresses the neglected areas of Loss and Damage.

Facilitated by the ADN Uganda Hub this Special Session on ‘Neglected Areas of Disaster Loss and Damage’ will engage with policymakers, policy influencers, politicians, researchers, climate activists and climate scientists to bring the neglected areas to the fore. Some of the neglected areas that the Expert Panel will explore (although not limited to) are:

  • direct and indirect losses as well as their cascading effects on people’s health, nutrition, lives and livelihoods
  • limits of coping and adaptation from recurrent loss of livelihoods and depletion of natural resources based on local evidence
  • capacity-building needs for local and national actors for loss and damage
  • strengthening governance for loss and damage
  • understanding loss and damage at the intersection of Sustainable Development Goals, Climate Protocol, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction and the Health Emergency Disaster Risk Management Framework.

Concept Note

To download the Concept Note for the Special Session on Neglected Areas of Disaster Loss and Damage, please click here.


Event

 

2nd International Conference on Geographical Science for Resilient Communities, Ecosystems and Livelihoods under Global Environmental Change (GORILLA)

 

The conference seeks to address two fundamental questions; (1) “how can science, research and the academia contribute to the expedited achievement of global targets and resolve societal challenges? (2) how can local, regional and international partnerships as well as interactions between science, policy and practice enhance the delivery and achievements of the global development targets? Guided by these fundamental questions, the GORILLA conference will take stock of the emerging technologies, innovations and evolving knowledge streams to make a contribution in resolving the pressing societal problems and challenges to achieve sustainability. The conference is a great opportunity for conceptual, empirical and theoretical conversations on pressing sustainability and resilience issues from several perspectives. 


Facilitator

 

ADN Hub Uganda

Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze

Associate Professor, Department of Geography, Geo-Informatics and Climatic Sciences (GGCS), Makerere University, Uganda.

 


Speakers

 

RT Honourable Shawn Edward, Government of Saint Lucia

A senior member of the Government of Saint Lucia who currently serves as the Minister of Education, Sustainable Development, Innovation, Science, Technology and Vocational Training. He is also the Second Deputy Political Leader of the Saint Lucia Labour Party. Mr. Edward is passionate about poverty alleviation, youth empowerment, gender equity, disaster risk mitigation, and disaster response, focusing on relief and recovery. Mr. Edward holds MSc in in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, UK.

 

Ms. Pamela Komujuni, Office of the Prime Minister, Uganda

A Senior Disaster Management Officer with the Office of the Prime Minister, Government of Uganda. She is a passionate Disaster Risk Management practitioner, a profession she has enjoyed for over 13 years, working with communities, government and non-government technocrats, policy makers and humanitarian actors to support risk reduction, disaster preparedness and response interventions. She received a Bachelor of Social Science degree from Makerere University Kampala; a Master of Arts in Development Studies from International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University, The Netherlands, specializing in Peace and Conflict Studies; and recently graduated with Merit in Master of Science in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management from the University of Leicester, United Kingdom.

 

Ms. Aliza Ayaz, UN Goodwill Ambassador and Climate Action Society

 

Dr. Golam Rasul, International University of Business Agriculture and Technology

Dr Golam Rasul is currently working as a Professor, Department of Economics at the International University of Business Agriculture and Technology (IUBAT), Dhaka. He has over 30 years of experiences in research, development, and teaching in Bangladesh and abroad. Prior to his appointment at IUBAT, he was the Chief Economist, at International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development (ICIMOD).  He worked for more than 15 years in the Bangladesh Civil Service in different ministries.  He has been actively involved in research in economic and environmental issues. He contributed to over 200 papers. His research findings incorporated in many national and global policy papers. He served as a Coordinating Lead author of the IPCC. He appeared as one of the top 2% most cited researchers in the Global Top Scientists list and one of the most popular development researchers in Bangladesh. 

 

Mr. Samuel Akera, UNDP – Ethiopia

Mr. Akera is the Senior Resilience Advisor at UNDP Ethiopia. A Programme Specialist with over 15 years of professional experience in disaster risk reduction, climate change and development nexus. Holds a MSc in Risk, Crisis and Disaster Management, a M.A in Development Studies and Project Management Professional (PMP®) certification. A Commonwealth Scholar and winner of prestigious UK’s Adult Learners Award, 2014.

 

Dr. Anil Gupta, National Institute of Disaster Management, India

 


Chairs

– Dr. Yazidhi Bamutaze, Makerere University

– Dr. Nibedita S. Ray-Bennett, University of Leicester and ADN

– Dr. Hideyuki Shiroshita, Kansai University and ADN


Registration

To register for the Special Session on Neglected Areas of Disaster Loss and Damage, please complete the form below.

 


    Blog

     

    01 December 2022 – Blog on ‘COP27 Round-Up’

    Mr. Tom Caley wrote a blog entitled ‘COP27 Round-Up’. The blog features a quick round up of takeaways from the annual climate change meeting.

    To read the blog on our website, please click the following link: https://www.avoidable-deaths.net/2022/12/01/cop27-round-up/

    Picture: Members of an Indigenous delegation from Brazil take part in the Walk for your Future Climate March ahead of COP27 in Brussels, Belgium on 23 October 2022 © Shutterstock (2022)

     

    10 November 2022 – Blog on ‘Loss and Damage at COP27

    Mr. Tom Caley, Dr. Nibedita Ray-Bennett and Mr. Alex Skinner wrote a blog entitled ‘Loss and Damage at COP27’. The blog features definitions of loss and damage; the importance of loss and damage; a brief history of debate and policy; and the future of loss and damage at the UNFCCC.

    To read the blog on our website, please click the following link: https://www.avoidable-deaths.net/2022/11/10/loss-and-damage-at-cop27/.

    Picture: COP26 March in Glasgow © Shutterstock (2022)