Program Specialty Group Meeting South Asia – 2nd and 3rd of February 2024 at the University of Augsburg

Time Table / Program
Friday 02.02.24
9.00 – 10.30 Forenoon session A
Welcome by Markus Keck (University of Augsburg)
Keynote by Anindita Datta (in person)
10.30 – 11.00 Tea/coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Forenoon session B
Panel 1: Indigenous environments

Erosion of the commons in the Karakoram of northern Pakistan?
(Matthias Schmidt)

Socio-Ecological Dynamics of Rohingya Influx-led Deforestation:
Evidence from Ukhia, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh (Nahreen I. Khan,
Mohammed Rasel)

Resisting extractivism: Thari Indigenous people’s struggles
against the Belt and Road Initiative (Usman Ashraf)
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Soup and bavarian breads
-> thematic tables

13.30 – 15.00 Afternoon session A
Panel 2: AgriFood scapes

Belonging versus Ownership: Paniyas in Agrarian Landscape
(Swathi Manalodiparambil)

Nothing to Eat but Cherries and Apples: Politics of Wheat
Subsidies in Ishkoman Valley, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan
(Fizza Batool)

Assembling fair labour in Indian tea and granite industries.
Transformations through voluntary sustainability standards?
(Miriam Wenner)
15.00 – 15.30 Tea/coffee break
15.30 – 17.00 Afternoon session B
Panel 3: Risk scapes

Spatio-Temporal Evaluation of Urban Pollution Islands and
Variability of Urban Heat Islands in Lahore, Pakistan
(Muhammad Nasar-u-Minallah) (online)

Diversity and complexity of protracted disaster displacement in
urban areas of Kathmandu Valley, Nepal (Alexandra Titz)

Disrupting Colonial Trauma through the Hyper Consumption of
Outside Foods in India? A Digital Food Consumer Citizenship
(Merle Müller-Hansen)

annual reunion of the members of the AK Südasien
19.00 Dinner at Sangam Restaurant (on participants’ own expense)

Saturday 03.02.24
9.00 – 10.30 Forenoon session A
Keynote by Ejnavarzala Haribabu (online)
Panel 4: Water scapes

Influence of Place Attachment on Flood Risk Perception: A study
of Kosi River Basin in Bihar (Tulika Kumar) (online)

A comprehensive approach to disentangle climate and land cover
change impact on water resources (DECLARE) (Paul Wagner,
Athira Pavizham, Bs Soundharajan, Sreeraj Sreenivas, Kristin
Peters, Nicola Fohrer, Jens Kiesel)

10.30 – 11.00 Tea/coffee break
11.00 – 12.30 Forenoon session B
Panel 5: Health scapes

Healthcare Facilities as Therapeutical Landscapes –The
Importance of Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (Annalia Gminder)

Gap in Awareness Generation and its impact on the Utilisation: A
case of RSBY in India (Priya Singh) (online)

Farewell by Prof. Dr. Markus Keck
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Lunch boxes -> for in-house or to go

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