UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction


Increasing Resilience to Environmental Hazards in Border Conflict Zones: Leh Workshop

16 October 2017

A joint workshop between UCL IRDR and University of Jammu Institute of Energy Research and Training (IERT) was held in Leh, India between 9-11 July 2017.

Researchers, practitioners, policy makers, students, and the interested public discussed field activities, prominent challenges, and resilience strategies at local, regional and international levels. Stakeholders and academics from the district, state, and the wider Hindu Kush Himalaya region represented the knowledge and perspectives of the resident populations. The workshop successfully created a dialogue around building resilience in the Hindu Kush Himalaya region as well as highlighted avenues for further collaboration and action. Greater detail around the topics discussed is included in the workshop report.