Empowering Women for Sustainable Climate Resilience

Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/352720

The (https://htb.ieee.org/) Ad Hoc Committee on SIGHT Best Practices is cooperating with a number of IEEE OUs including IEEE Philadelphia Section SIGHT, IEEE SSIT IST-Africa SIGHT, IEEE Bahrain Section SIGHT, IEEE Karachi SIGHT and (https://www.ieee-ukandireland.org/chapters/society-on-social-implications-of-technology/) to organise this Lecture as part of a Series of Webinars. IEEE Members, SIGHT Members and SSIT Members as well as non-IEEE Members are invited to (https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/352720) and participate. IEEE Members should include their IEEE Membership Number when registering. This Webinar will take place online at 10am Eastern Time / 3pm GMT+1 on Wednesday 14 June. Click (https://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/fixedtime.html?msg=Empowering+Women+for+Sustainable+Climate+Resilience&iso=20230614T10&p1=179&ah=1). Registered participants will be provided with the link prior to the event. FOCUS Climate change and disasters are major challenges in most Asia Pacific regions. It is deeply shaping the lives of communities, women are extremely sensitive to these changes given their lack of access to essential resources such as land, finance, or information, and also affects food security, nutrition, clean water, health, and livelihood. In particular, remotely habitant women, children, the elderly, people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, and other disadvantaged groups bear the brunt of climate change due to the social inequalities that limit them. Climate change, in turn, widens the social and economic space, trapping communities in a vicious circle. This webinar will focus on how women can be empowered for tackling climate change, especially by using their knowledge, skills, and abilities to adapt and mitigate climate change. Speaker(s): Parkash Lohana , Agenda: 10am - 10:40am ET / 3pm - 3:40pm GMT+1 Introduction and Presentation 10:40 - 11am ET / 3:40pm - 4pm GMT+1 Discussion, Q&A Virtual: https://events.vtools.ieee.org/m/352720