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Seminar on Gender, Environment and Displacements to Observe the Climate Action Day

18 Oct 2023

Asia and the Pacific region, which is the home to most of the populations, are also the home of most disaster displacements.  Environmental disasters, such as large-scale tropical storms and floods, tidal surges, tsunamis, earthquakes, droughts, and volcanic eruptions, cause millions of people displaced annually within the region. South and Southeast Asian countries have recorded the highest incidence of climate-induced displacements, posing one of the biggest humanitarian challenges. As a result, the pre-existing inequalities and poor governance further exacerbate and give rise to new inequalities, including escalated poverty and socio-cultural inequalities, inequitable access and utilization of health, and risks associated with environmental degradation and climate change. Against this backdrop, the Centre on Gender and Forced Displacement (CGFD) at the Asian Institute of Technology will hold a seminar to observe the International Climate Action Day on 24 October 2023 to promote sensitization against global warming and its negative consequences.

The Center of Gender and Forced Displacement is organizing a Seminar and a Video Presentation and calls for particpants for the paper and video.

Call for Paper for Presentation

The CGFD is inviting young scholars to submit a paper of 2000-2500 words with an abstract of 100-150 words for presentation.

The deadline to submit the full paper is 18 October 2023.

The submission includes a paper for a 15-minute PowerPoint presentation to discuss and analyse one or more of the following themes:

  1. Types of environmental disasters cause population movement in South and Southeast Asia;
  2. Impacts of displacements due to climate disasters on women and men and different vulnerable population groups, such as children, the elderly, people living with disabilities, and people identified as LGBTQ+;
  3. Examples of good practices to preventing and responding to disaster displacements.

Please follow APA style in submitting the paper. The winners will be given cash prizes.

Please submit your paper to: [email protected]

Call for Video Presentation

The CGFD invites young scholars to submit a short video of four to five minutes. The CGFD invites young scholars to submit a short video of four to five minutes. The deadline to submit the video is 18 October 2023

The eligible participants are full-time students in any Thai university. Please include your proof of student status during your submission. 

Submission should present inspiring stories to illustrate one or more of the following themes:

  1. Types of environmental disasters cause population movement in South and Southeast Asia;
  2. Impacts of displacements due to climate disasters on different vulnerable population groups, such as women, children, the elderly, people living with disabilities, and people identified as LGBTQ+;
  3. Examples of good practices to preventing and responding to disaster displacements.

The winners will be given cash prizes. 

Name of Competition: Gender, Environment, and Displacements for Climate Action Day
Duration of the video: 4-5 mins
Submission Deadline: 18th October 2023
Prizes: First Prize:TBH 5000; Second Prize: TBH 4000; Third Prize: TBH 3000
Organized by: The Center on Gender and Forced Displacement (CGFD), The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT).

Please submit your video to: [email protected]