This two-day virtual conference will bring together scholars, activists, policy makers, humanitarian workers and donors to share their evidence-based findings and actionable experience on the Rohingya crisis and humanitarian actions undertaken by national and international authorities.
This event is free and for all.
Book here for Thursday 3rd December (Day 1)
Conference programme (in GMT (Greenwich Mean Time))
|Day 1: Thursday, 3rd December 2020|
|10:00–10:15||Welcome speech – Prof Peter Sammonds & Prof Imtiaz Ahmed|
|10:15–11:15||Panel discussion on COVID-19 challenges in the camps (Moderator: Prof Amena Mohsin)|
|11:30–12:30||Keynote Speech by Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Moderator: Prof Imtiaz Ahmed)|
|13:30–14:30||Panel discussion on Natural Hazards Perspective (Moderator: Prof Peter Sammonds)|
|14:30–15:30||Rohingya case studies from India, Malaysia and Saudi Arabia (Moderator: Dr Kazi Fahmida Farzana)|
|15:45–17:00||Panel discussion on Human Rights and Refugee Advocacy: Activist Perspectives (Moderator: Dr Jessica Field)|
|Day 2: Friday, 4th December 2020|
|10:00–11:15||Panel discussion on Rohingya crisis and Bangladesh (Moderator: Dr Md Touhidul Islam)|
|11:30–12:30||In conversation with Rohingya activists (Moderator: Dr Niloy Biswas)|
|13:30–14:30||Panel discussion on ICJ & Justice Issues (Moderator: Professor Imtiaz Ahmed)|
|14:45–15:45||Rohingya Crisis: documentary, photo exhibition and arts (Moderator: Dr Bayes Ahmed)|
|15:45–16:00||Closing remarks by Prof Peter Sammonds & Prof Imtiaz Ahmed|
Sessions – Day 1
Keynote Speech by Mr Robert Chatterton Dickson, British High Commissioner to the People’s Republic of Bangladesh (Moderator: Prof Imtiaz Ahmed)Robert Chatterton Dickson
Sessions – Day 2
Rohingya Crisis: documentary, photo exhibition and arts (Moderator: Dr Bayes Ahmed)Edward Lawrenson
Please note: this event will be recorded and livestreamed on the UCL IRDR YouTube channel.
Acknowledgement: This conference is organised by Dr Bayes Ahmed at the UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction (IRDR) in collaboration with the Centre for Genocide Studies (CGS) at the University of Dhaka.
This conference is funded by the British Academy as part of the project, “Rohingya Journeys of Violence and Resilience in Bangladesh and its Neighbours: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives” (Award Reference: SDP2\100094), supported under the UK Government’s Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF).