Workshop review “Responsible Science in Natural Hazard Research & Management in Nepal”


 

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Impressions from the workshop on "Responsible Science in Natural Hazard Research & Management in Nepal"

 

On the 14th of February 2020, the second workshop on “Responsible Science in Natural Hazard Research & Management in Nepal” took place in Kathmandu to critically reflect the questions on “how” and “why” we do research in the field of natural hazards. The objective of the workshop was to give room for a substantial discussion on the adequacy of research with different actors and stakeholders from various backgrounds.

The morning started with a brief introduction to the programme of the workshop by Ass.Prof. Robert Steiger (University of Innsbruck), followed by an opening keynote on Responsible Science by Dr. Karl Michael Höferl (University of Innsbruck).

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After the keynote, a panel discussion including Prof. Sagar Raj Sharma (Dean of Kathmandu University), Mr. Rajaram Prajapati (S4W-Nepal), Dr. Dharam Uprety (Practical Action), Mr. Narayan Gurung (Kadoorie Aid), and Dr. Denis Samyn (ICIMOD) on the meanings, expectations and implications of Responsible Science took place.

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The afternoon was used for interactive World Café sessions covering the following topics:

  • Inclusiveness of research: involving local actors
  • Communicating research into practical action: dissemination strategies re-examined
  • Appropriate technologies in natural hazards research and management
  • Dealing with natural hazards in an uncertain, complex, and ambiguous future

The participants of these workgroups critically discussed these topics as well as their interrelations and assessed options for actions and innovations. The findings of these group discussions were presented by young scholars from Nepal and discussed in a final plenum with the audience.

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More than 60 participants – ranging from practical stakeholders, NGO representatives and young as well as experienced researchers working within the field of natural hazards research and management – joined our discussions on the meanings, expectations and implications of Responsible Science.

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The event was organized by the University of Innsbruck and kindly supported by Practical Action, Smartphones for Water Nepal (S4W-Nepal), ICIMOD and the Himalayan Research Center.

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The workshop was funded by the Austrian Academy of Science and the OEAD.

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