Sustainable development and poverty reduction in the face of environmental uncertainty; capacity-building for change

15 October 2014, 4.00 PM - 15 October 2014, 4.00 PM

NEW VENUE: Hepple Lecture Theatre, Geographical Sciences, University Road, Bristol, BS8 1SS

Cabot Institute: 2014/15 Interdisciplinary Discussion Forum Series

Wednesday 15 October,  4 pm - 5.30pm (with Drinks Reception afterwards) 

Please note this event is for internal research staff/postgrads/postdocs only.

The Cabot Institute is supporting a regular internal discussion forum in order to foster an interdisciplinary network of staff and doctoral students whose research directly or indirectly relates to sustainable development and poverty reduction.  The series will support researchers in extending their research across disciplines and in responding to increasingly interdisciplinary research challenges.

If you are a scientist or social scientist and can contribute to this network, please come along to the first of this year’s discussion forums, followed by a drinks reception.

Each discussion forum will focus on research that contributes directly or indirectly to the capacities of people living in marginalised, poor or highly unequal societies around the world who are particularly vulnerable to environmental change.  Speakers will communicate their own research to an interdisciplinary audience, and raise questions that cut across different disciplines.  In small group discussions, participants will then be able to bring their own disciplinary insights to bear on the questions raised and new perspectives will be shed on the speaker’s work.

In the first of our series, Professor Wendy Gibson, from the School of Biological Sciences, will be talking about her work in the field of molecular parasitology.  She has undertaken extensive work in Africa, and undertakes research on the tsetse fly as a vector for trypanosomes, parasites which cause sleeping sickness and animal trypanosomiasis.  In addition to affecting animals in sub-Saharan Africa, it is estimated that the population at risk is about 70 million in 36 countries.

Contact: Elizabeth Fortin

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