Inception Workshop UKRI GCRF Living Deltas Hub

The Central Institute for Natural Resources and Environmental Studies (CRES), Vietnam National University, Hanoi, Vietnam and School of Geography, Politics and Sociology, Newcastle University in the UK are going to organize the second inception workshop from 25th February to 1st March 2019. There are more than 40 participants from 12 countries all over the world participating in the workshop. This workshop aims to scope out Work Package activities and timescales, engage with vital safeguarding training and finalize 2019 work plans.

 The Living Deltas Hub was recently awarded funding as one of only 12 UK Research and Innovation Hubs in the UK to tackle complex development challenges in ODA DAC-list countries. The new Hubs are funded through the Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF). River deltas comprise just one per cent of global landscapes yet support over half a billion people. Deltas are vital social-ecological systems and global food-baskets, but the terrain and the livelihoods of those who rely on them are under threat from human exploitation, environmental degradation and climate change. Focusing on the Red River and Mekong deltas in Vietnam and the Ganges Brahmaputra-Meghna delta in Bangladesh and India, this Hub will operate on a model of equitable partnership with delta-dwellers and the research community working together to develop new knowledge and policies. The aim is to safeguard delta futures through more resilient communities and sustainable development.

UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) is pioneering an ambitious new approach to tackle some of the world’s most pressing challenges through an investment across 12 global research Hubs. Over the next five years the Interdisciplinary Research Hubs will work across 85 countries with governments, international agencies, partners and NGOs on the ground in developing countries and around the globe, to develop creative and sustainable solutions which help make the world, and the UK, safer, healthier and more prosperous.

Over the next five years the Interdisciplinary Research Hubs will work across 85 countries with governments, international agencies, partners and NGOs on the ground in developing countries and around the globe, to develop creative and sustainable solutions which help make the world, and the UK, safer, healthier and more prosperous.

 

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