Cityscape Transformation And Crisis Of Conservation: A Comparison Of Kolkata Wetlands And Bangalore’s Lake Systems.

Date: Thursday the 27th of August 2020   5-6.30 pm IST

Speaker Profiles

Dr. Sana Huque has a Masters degree in Geography from Delhi School of Economics and Ph.D. in Sociology from Indian Institute of Technology Bombay. In her Ph.D. thesis, Sana has studied wetland loss, as well as its conservation, from a sociological perspective, and with a special focus on the East Kolkata Wetlands. Sana is associated with ESG as a Senior Research Associate.

Vinay Kumar is an Intellectual Property consultant, specializing in the area of medical devices. He has been involved in civic activism with various citizen groups in Bangalore. His areas of interest are local self-governance, environment and heritage conservation.

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Why these Conversations?

In a world where the new normal is of masks, ‘social  distancing’ and work from home, and almost everyone is still adjusting to lockdowns, containment zones, isolation and quarantine of family, friends, colleagues and acquaintances, just about everything about us demands a fresh rethinking.  As national and globally economies plummet, unorganised and informal communities who constitute a majority of the economic population are left grievously impaired. 

In this climate of despair, various young researchers and activists have been working on emerging trends in Interdisciplinary Action Research which address some of the most pressing issues of our times, and that from various sectors: urban planning, public health, sociology, ecology and environment, digital commons, public education, migration studies, entrepreneurship, informal economy, and more.

Such ideas and explorations deserve public focus.  Given the post-pandemic situation, and difficulties to meet and discuss such ideas,  CFA and ESG collaborate to bring to focus various exciting explorations by young researchers from across India.  In this webinar series we draw attention to such quiet and inter-disciplinary efforts by emerging researchers and leaders, through in-depth and engaging conversations. In the process, the series aims to create spaces for interaction between academia and civil society, and also students and the wide public.

These webinars will be scheduled every Thursday, 5 pm – 6.30 pm IST, and are open to all with prior registration.

Organised by:

Environment Support Group – www.esgindia.org

Centre for Financial Accountability – www.cenfa.org

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