Call to join the dissemination workshop on “Science Communication for Water Diplomacy in the Brahmaputra” this Friday, June 24th, 2022 — to strengthen understanding of the Brahmaputra River and discuss possible ways forward to strengthen the science-media communication through collaborative initiatives.
Water diplomacy has emerged as an approach that enables and often provides an opportunity to evaluate ways that can contribute to finding solutions for joint management of shared freshwater resources. However, such diplomatic initiatives and policy makings are considered to be disconnected from the ground reality. People-to-people diplomacy at the civil society or academic level is rapidly evolving and is being considered a game-changer in a multi-polar world.
This workshop will, for the first-time, bring the media and academic community into one platform, physically, and strives to strengthen the trust and confidence between these two communities. The workshop would also discuss the issues plaguing the basin for decades, such as floods and erosion in the lower Brahmaputra basin. It would bring varied perspectives from multiple stakeholders, bringing in knowledge from the ground via media and civil society organizations and discuss the relevant policies present for disaster risk reduction. In addition, to facilitate a cross-learning initiative, this workshop will also consider the Mekong River Basin and the Nile River Basin, which already has a formal mechanism of basin-level engagement in place.
: June 24th, 2022
: 9.30 AM – 16.30 PM
: Onsite at AIT, Robert B Banks Auditorium