CLIMATE MIGRANTS: SELF-RELIANT COMMUNITIES AFTER NATURAL DISASTERS/
Date:8 June, 2023
Organiser:Ecocity World Summits
Thursday 8 June, 9.30 – 10.30, Main Hall (Level -1)
Yasmeen Lari, Co-Founder and CEO, Heritage Foundation of Pakistan
Prof. Hanif Kara, Co-Founder and Design Director, AKT II
Owen Hopkins, Director, Farrell Centre at Newcastle University (chair)
In the summer of 2022, one-third of Pakistan was flooded. Due to the effects of climate change, Pakistan is today one of the most vulnerable countries in the world. Over the last decades, humanitarian architect Yasmeen Lari has built, together with climate refugees and the landless, tens of thousands of flood- and earthquake-resistant houses, sanitation infrastructure, and community facilities. A lecture by Yasmeen Lari followed by a conversation with Prof. Hanif Kara OBE, AKT II’s Co-founder and Design Director, will examine the importance of her work; building architecture to resist climate disasters and training more resilient communities.