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Sustainability & Beyond: Colloquium Series

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

The proposed themes for the colloquium are as follows

  • Theme 1: Sustainable Pathways for Disaster Risk Reduction and Multi-Hazard Resilience
  • Theme 2: Empowering Communities Through Sustainable Development and Resilience Building

About Amrita School for Sustainable Development

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.

About UNESCO Chair on Experiential Learning for Sustainable Innovation and 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
Engineering Geologist,
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
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