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Rethinking Development in the Context of Climate Change

Event Start Date:
2nd October 2018
Event End Date:
3rd October 2018
Event Venue:
Kochi, Kerala


The Network of Women in Media, India (NWMI) & Kerala Media Academy jointly organise

Rethinking Development in the Context of Climate Change

A 2-day workshop for media professionals, students and civil society groups and the public

Date:  October 2 & 3, 2018

Venue: Kerala Media Academy Hall, Kakkanad, Ernakulam. 

(All sessions except the talk by Dr. Sagar Dhara will be in Malayalam)


Time: 9.30 -10 am
Welcome address :

Geetha Naseer, Member, NWMI
Speaker : R.S. Babu, Chairperson, Kerala Media Academy

Session 1
Time: 10-11 am

Climate Change, Development and DisastersThe Way Forward
Speaker : Dr K G Thara (Former Head, Kerala Disaster Management Centre, Thiruvananthapuram)

Interaction 30 minutes

Session 2
Time: 11. 30 am -12.30 pm

Climate Change, Resource Depletion and Widening Inequality
Speaker : Dr. Sagar Dhara (Climate Change & energy expert, Cerana Foundation, Hyderabad)

Interaction : 30 minutes


Session 3
Time: 2 -3.30 pm

Rebuilding Kerala:  The Role of Local Bodies & People’s Planning
Dr. J Devika, Centre for Development Studies (CDS)
Dr. Joy Elamon, Kerala Institute for Local Administration (KILA)

Interaction 30 minutes

Session 4
Time: 4 pm to 5 pm 

Discussion: Covering Climate Change and Disasters
K.P. Sethunath, Senior Editor, Deccan Chronicle leads discussion
(Media persons and others share their experiences and views)


Session 1
Time: 9.30 – 10.30 am

Re-imagining Rivers and Water Resources
Speakers :
Dr George Abey, Centre for Water Resources Development & Management
S P Ravi, River Resource Centre, Chalakkudy

Interaction 15 minutes

Session 2
Time: 10.45  to 11.15

Climate Science and Predictions: Empowering Media and Society
Speaker : Dr Abhilash, Cochin University of Science & Technology (CUSAT)

Interaction 15 minutes

Session 3
Time: 11.30 am – 12.30 pm

Shifting Landscapes: Views From the Western Ghats
Sibi Munnar, farmer, Idukki (Perspective on eco-restoration)
Geetanandan,activist, Wayanad(Dalit – adivasi perspective)

Interaction 30 minutes


Session 4
Time: 2 pm to 5 pm

Discussion: Post-flood Kerala – New Vision, New Paths
Moderated by : Sharat, Editor – Keraleeyam
(Youth volunteers, Fisherfolk, Dalit-adivasi groups, Kudumbashree, Environmental activists and various civil society groups take part)

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