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Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation and Development is organizing Sustainability & Beyond Colloquium Series from October 13 – 31, 2021.
With less than a decade left to fulfill the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the coming years play a crucial role in making the world a sustainable place. With the world continuing to recover from the pandemic, it’s time to reimagine the conversations in a post-pandemic era. In this regard, a series of colloquiums are planned to be conducted as a part of the ongoing activities of the UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation and Development and Amrita School for Sustainable Development.
The colloquium will feature speakers from UNESCO, Amrita’s partner universities, industry, and academia covering topics in the areas of sustainability, innovation, experiential learning, education, etc.
The colloquium series will be conducted from October 13, 2021 to October 31, 2021. The first in the series is planned to be conducted on the week starting from October 13, the UN International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction. The colloquium series will feature speakers from UNESCO, Academia, National/ State Agencies, etc.
Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham along with its parent organization Mata Amritanandamayi Math has been a pioneer in the area of Disaster Risk Reduction for the past many decades.
The colloquium series aims to bring in thinkers, experts, and practitioners in various fields to garner ideas, explore technologies, challenges, and opportunities to devise sustainable pathways in the area of disaster risk reduction and multi-hazard resilience.
Organized By: Amrita School for Sustainable Development and UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation and Development
Dates and Times: October 13, 2021 – October 31, 2021, 5:30 PM to 06:30 PM IST
Amrita School for Sustainable Development knows that our strength lies not only in the words we stand by, but most importantly through the actions of our initiatives. Back in 2000, our Non-Profit Organization realized that by working together we could overcome our challenges much more efficiently, and that is why we ultimately decided to launch Amrita School for Sustainable Development.
The Chair addresses the Global Education 2030 Agenda with a distinct emphasis on Education that transforms life, building knowledge societies and thereby leveraging science and innovation for a sustainable future. The Chair will facilitate the development and implementation of a global curriculum, applicable to fourteen selected UN SDGs through an experiential learning framework that will enable a deeper understanding of challenges faced by members of remote communities, and better designing of sustainable solutions in collaboration with them.
|Date and Time||Speaker(s)||Topic|
|October 13, 2021||Dr. Sreevalsa Kolathayar
Assistant Profesor, National Institute of Technology
|Engineering Interventions in DRR towards Sustainable Well-being|
|October 13, 2021||Dr. Prem Kumar Nair
Dean, Faculty of Medical Sciences, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences
|Disaster Risk Reduction and Building Resilience in Healthcare|
|October 13, 2021||Dr. Manoj P.
Associate Dean, Amrita School of Business
|Evaluation of Relief Efforts – Way Forward for Effective Disaster Preparation|
|October 13, 2021||Dr. Maneesha V. Ramesh
Dean, Amrita School for Sustainability & UNESCO Chair for Experiential Learning in Sustainable Innovation and Development
|Disaster Resilience: Lessons from Implementing Technologies for Disaster Risk Reduction|
|October 18, 2021||Mr. Vikas Brahmavar
Founder Director, Transwater Systems
|Sustainable Pathways for disaster risk reduction and multi-hazard resilience|
|October 18, 2021||Prof. N. Vinod Chandra Menon
Chief Mentor and Data Evangelist, India Excellence Foundation
|Multi Hazard Risk Reduction in Covid Times and Post Covid World|
|October 21, 2021||Dr. Mauro Rossi
Senior researcher, CNR IRPI (Research Institute)
|Landslide early warning: lessons learnt after a 15-years’ experience in Italy|
|October 21, 2021||Dr. Sekhar Kuriakose
Visiting Scientist, the University of Twente, The Netherlands
|Empowering communities through sustainable development and resilience building|
|October 21, 2021||Dr. Chandra Sekhar Bahinipati
Assistant Professor, Indian Institute Of Technology Tirupati
|Do Socio-economic Factors Enhance Households’ Resilience to Climate Extremes? Empirical Evidence from Cyclonic Storms and Floods in India|
|October 22, 2021||Dr. Nava Subramaniam
Professor of Accounting, RMIT University
|Sustainable Development, SDG Localization and Community Resilience: Leveraging Collective Leadership and Social Capital|
|October 25, 2021||Christian Arnhardt
British Geological Survey
|Landslide Early Warning Systems – Some theoretical considerations and practical examples|
|October 26, 2021||Mr. Saibal Ghosh
Director (Geology), Geological Survey of India
|Spurt in recent landslide occurrences in India, and its impact to the infrastructure and the community|
Thank you for your interest in registering for Sustainability and Beyond – Colloquium Series. The registration is free for all. Please note that registration is mandatory for attending the colloquium. For registering as a participant, please fill in the following fields: