Urban marginality and resilience expectations – ARISE at the Gobeshona Global Conference

The Gobeshona Global Conference on Research into Action is taking place from the 27 March to the 1 April. GOBESHONA provides an opportunity to bring together multidisciplinary scholars, policy-makers, researchers and practitioners from around the world to share their knowledge, research, and practical experiences on climate change issues with a broad range of themes, focusing on Locally – Led Adaptation Action (LLA) across different geographical regions. ARISE is delighted to host a session on, ‘Urban Marginality and Resilience expectations learning from ARISE – accountability action research in health.’ Please do register for the conference on this link and come to the ARISE session on this link.

31 March 2022, India Time: 10:30 AM – 12:00 Noon, BD Time: 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM, Kenya Time: 08:00 AM – 09:30 AM, SL Time: 05:00 AM – 06:30 AM, UK Time: 05:00 AM – 06:30 AM

Lately there has been a lot of focus on Urban Resilience, which expects actions from duty bearers and policy makers in investing into thinking building resilience among communities, particularly the poor who disproportionately bear the brunt of catastrophic and slowly induced climate related and other urban vulnerabilities. But what does our experience in engagement with poor urban communities tell us about their vulnerabilities, organically developed resilience strategy, and their expectations from others, particularly those that are accountable to their well being in general?

Do we need to look at urban resilience with a new lens and challenge some of the problematic viewpoints that have a potential to reduce the role of governance and accountability and replace them with self-resilience? This session, through examples of community engagement will present and discuss on this crucial but less discussed aspect of Urban Resilience.

Panel speakers

– Shrutika Murthy and Inayat Kakkar – researchers at The George Insitute for Global health. Shrutika and Inayat have been working with waste picking communities in Shimla and Vijaywada.
– Wafa Alam – is a researcher at BRAC university’s James P Grant School Of Public Health based in Bangladesh. Wafa has been working with slum communities in Dhaka around poverty, health and livelihoods.
– Dr. Aditya Pradyumna teaches at the Azim Premji University is working on Public Health with recent publication on
Health Care inequity in Urban India.
– Smruti Jukur is a trained Architect and Urban Planner by education and a researcher at SPARC. Smruti has been
deeply involved in urban planning and infrastructure development planning in large informal settlements in India and Kenya.

Hope to see you there!