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UN75+1 at NTU: The Challenge of Change

Join NTU academics and our international partners for a series of events, workshops and discussions to continue our engagement with the UN75 dialogue around how we can work together to tackle global challenges.

 

To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations (UN) launched the UN75 initiative to start conversations within and across borders, sectors and generations to better address the challenges we face as a society, spanning a wide range of topics from sustainable business and economics to climate change, and ensuring quality education to gender equality.

To continue our engagement with this initiative, NTU is proud to host its second three-day virtual conference, bringing together students, academics, activists and citizens from within the University and our international network of partner institutions.

Explore our UN75+1 at NTU events

The UN75+1 at NTU virtual conference will focus on the theme of The Challenge of Change. With the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals and the commitments made at the recent COP26 conference high on the agenda for international governments, businesses and organisations, this event will explore the challenge of how we change our individual and collective behaviours to make a real-world impact.

Taking place across three-days from Tuesday 30 November – Thursday 2 December 2021, the conference will comprise of a series of standalone workshops, roundtables and panel discussions to bring together a global audience with NTU and its diverse network.

Browse our UN75+1 at NTU events below and follow the links to book your place:

Tuesday 30 November 2021

Food security in a rapidly changing world - part one: Smart green grow vertical farming for improving food production and sustainability

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 9.00 - 09:45 am GMT
Type of event: Presentation
Related School: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Sciences

Session overview:

An increasing world population combined with climate change and pressure on nature resources provides a considerable threat to global food security. Rapid urbanisation is a phenomenon that is occurring worldwide in which the urban population has been forecasted to double between 2000 and 2030. There is an urgent need to identify and develop alternative and inexpensive methods for sustainable food production and supply, while mitigating and reducing as much as possible the impact on natural ecosystems. Sustainable agriculture can provide solutions to improve crop yields and quality with the most efficient use of non-renewable resources.

These two sessions will address some of the key themes in food security, focusing on current collaborative international research projects being undertaken by NTU researchers that are underpinning efforts to ensure the sustainability of the global food supply chain while mitigating or minimising the impact on natural environments. Topics to be addressed will include vertical farming research, soils and sustainability and new frontiers in food manufacturing.

Speakers:

Professor Chungui Lu , Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Resilience: The key to unlocking the puzzle of the 'Challenge of Change' 

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 9.00 - 10.30 am GMT
Type of event: Presentations and roundtable discussion
Related School: School of Social Sciences

Session overview: In the wake of ever-present challenges and incessant change, being able to cope with adversities on a psycho-social level may feel overwhelming or nearly impossible to handle.  To combat this experience of overwhelm and the psychological impacts that might ensue, we would like to introduce you to the ways in which everyone can cultivate a more resilient way of thinking, feeling, and acting.

We will give an overview of the elements of resilience and ten key factors that may enhance one’s resilience levels. Then, we will provide insights into how best to measure and recognise resilience; participants will be equipped with the knowledge to recognise resilience across cultures and to understand the dynamics behind resilience-focused interventions with different target groups. We will share with you some lessons gleaned from evaluating two practical community-based programmes among educators and youth.  We will also make a call for the need to develop resilience in young people, families, and communities long-term. We will argue that everyone has a part to play in making resilience a lasting and sustainable community-level priority, rather than a time-limited goal.

The final part of this session will start off with a brief panel discussion among all three presenters, before asking session participants to engage with conversations on how best to embed resilience in our everyday lives to master the ‘Challenge of Change’.

Speakers:

Dr Glenn Williams, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Maliha Ibrahim, Jindal Global University, INDIA
Dr Amalia Madihie, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak (UNIMAS), Malaysia

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International workshop on future mobility and applications  

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 9.30  - 11.30 am GMT
Type of event: Panel discussion
Related School: School of Science and Technology

Session overview: In this workshop, expert panel members will discuss cutting edge research and development for enabling future transport and mobility systems. Governments around the world have been supporting various measures of E-Mobility for both private and public transport, focusing on the contribution to UN future transport policy goals. Electric Vehicles (EVs) can eliminate road traffic-oriented pollutions and consequently could improve air quality, reduce noise pollution as well as carbon emissions. The number of EVs has witnessed significant growth in the last few years in the UK and some other countries around the world including China, and US. The growing network of EV charging stations or infrastructure pose a potential security threat as the pluggable charging architecture provides vulnerable links for cyberattacks.

Host and moderator
Dr. Omprakash Kaiwartya, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Mufti Mahmud, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Speakers:
Prof. Eiman Kanjo, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Evtim Peytchev, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Vahid Vahidinasab, Nottingham Trent University, Prof.Yue Cao, Wuhan University, China
Dr. Mukesh Prasad, University of Technology Sydney, Australia
Dr. Sushil Kumar, Jawaharlal Nehru University,India,
Prof. M. Shamim Kaiser, Jahangirnagar University, Bangladesh

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Symposium on circular economy approach for sustainable products and services 

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 10:00 am - 12.30 pm GMT
Type of event: International symposium
Related School: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Session overview: The CIRC4Life project is supported by the European Commission’s H2020 Circular Economy programme, consisting of 17 international teams with total project budget approx. 7.3 million Euros, and NTU is the project coordinator. At this event, the overview and major outcome of the project will be presented, including the following:

  • A circular economy approach for sustainable products and services (CIRC4Life)
  • Mining consumer preferences from an online store based on big data technology
  • Decision Making Method for Sustainable Consumption and Product Service Based on Life Cycle Assessment
  • Development of a consumer mobile app for eco-accounting
  • System development for eco-shopping and eco-incentive
  • Life cycle assessment of industrial luminaires using product environmental footprint method
  • Implementation of the CIRC4Life circular economy approach for vegetable farming in Scilly Organics, UK
  • Implementation of the CIRC4Life circular economy approach for WEEE recycling and reuse in Getxo, Spain

Speakers:
Prof. Daizhong Su, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Wenjie Peng, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr You Wu, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Zijian Chai, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Prof. Hua Huang, Hunan University of Technology and Business, China
Dr Shuyi Wang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China
Jonathan Smith, Director, Scilly Organics, UK
Representatives of Indumetal Recycling S.A and Recyclia, Spain

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 Addressing the challenges of COVID 19 pandemic through statistics, nanomaterials and genomics

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 13:00 - 14.30 pm GMT
Type of event:  Lecture
Related School: School of Science and Technology

Session overview: This lecture will be led by academics from different departments within NTU's School of Science and Technology to discuss their research addressing the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic through statistics, nanomaterials and genomics. Talks include:

  • COVID-19 daily evolution of propagation: regional preference and persistence, variance structures, “super-spreaders” and “super-isolators”. (Jack Sutton/Dr Quentin Hanley)
  • COVID-19 host genetics initiative; international collaboration mapping the genetics architecture of COVID-19 (Dr Yasser El-Sherbiny)
  • Bayesian inference for risk comparison with application to COVID-19 mortality rate in the UK (Dr Golnaz Shahtahmassebi)

Speakers:
Jack Sutton/Dr Quentin Hanley, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Golnaz Shahtahmassebi, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Yasser El-Sherbiny, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Gareth Cave, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Food security in a rapidly changing world - part two: Tackling food insecurity - healthy soils for a healthy life

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 14:00 pm - 15:30 pm GMT
Type of event:  Panel discussion
Related School: School of Animal, Rural and Environmental Science

Session overview:

An increasing world population combined with climate change and pressure on nature resources provides a considerable threat to global food security. Rapid urbanisation is a phenomenon that is occurring worldwide in which the urban population has been forecasted to double between 2000 and 2030. There is an urgent need to identify and develop alternative and inexpensive methods for sustainable food production and supply, while mitigating and reducing as much as possible the impact on natural ecosystems. Sustainable agriculture can provide solutions to improve crop yields and quality with the most efficient use of non-renewable resources.

These two sessions will address some of the key themes in food security, focusing on current collaborative international research projects being undertaken by NTU researchers that are underpinning efforts to ensure the sustainability of the global food supply chain while mitigating or minimising the impact on natural environments. Topics to be addressed will include vertical farming research, soils and sustainability and new frontiers in food manufacturing.

Speakers:

Dr Marcello Di Bonito, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Livia Vittori Antisari, University of Bologna, Italy
Dr Gloria Falsone, University of Bologna, Italy
Dr Mauro De Feudis, University of Bologna, Italy

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Hate crime from a comparative perspective

Date and time: Tuesday 30 November 2021, 15:00 pm - 16:30 pm GMT
Type of event:  Panel discussion
Related School: Nottingham Law School

Session overview: Join us for three discussions relating to the important issue of hate crime. Prof. Barbara Perry will be discussing religious hate crime with an emphasis on rises in antisemitism. Dr. Tim Bryan will discuss his journey as a hate crime scholar and some of the issues around policing. Finally, Dr. Loretta Trickett will discuss extension of hate crime laws to include gender with a focus on how it can help improve safety for women and girls.

Speakers:
Dr Loretta Trickett, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Professor Barbara Perry, Ontario Tech University, Canada
Assistant Professor Timothy Bryan, Dalhousie University, Canada

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Wednesday 1 December 2021

The contribution of indigenous knowledge holders to mental health systems of care for Black African communities

Date and time: Wednesday 1 December 2021, 10:00 am - 11:30 am GMT
Type of event:  Panel discussion
Related School: School of Social Sciences

Session overview: The burden of mental ill health amongst Black Africans in the UK and Africa continues to increase and is projected to escalate because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This has led to a sharp focus in the gaps in knowledge about how respective actors in the health care system can contribute to a more coordinated and joined response that makes best use of a diverse care workforce.

Evidence from a recent project between 7 multi-country partners (Burkina Faso, Ghana, Nigeria, South Africa, Uganda, Zimbabwe and UK) has showed the need to

  1. Understand the existing collaboration between Traditional Healers (THs) and Biomedical Healers (BHs) in mental health
  2. Formally establish a multidisciplinary network of practitioners and researchers to provide innovative solutions to the gaps in mental health care for Black Africans.

We employed a bricolage methodology and gathered context-specific baseline data within the listed countries above.

The session seeks to discuss how the project identified a clear pathway for social, cultural, economic and academic impacts, and will also provide gathered information on the need to guide and implement effective prevention, treatment and care services that are evidence-based, incorporates indigenous knowledge and aimed at culturally appropriate and cost-effective management of common mental health conditions.

Speakers:
Prof Linda Gibson, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Dung Jidong, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Michael Brown, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Pan-African Mental Health Network which consists of speakers from:
Thomas Sankara University, Burkina Faso
University of Ghana
University of Jos, Nigeria
Limpopo University, South Africa
Makerere University, Uganda
University of Zimbabwe

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Two centuries of change: Stories of workers from within the Nottingham lace industry

Date and time: Wednesday 1 December 2021, 10.30 am – 12:00 pm GMT
Type of event:  Conference and discussion
Related School: Nottingham School of Art and Design

Session overview: This presentation will reflect on two hundred years of lace manufacturing in Nottingham through its focus upon the experience of people employed and trained to work in the Nottingham lace industry.

The presenters will highlight the social and economic changes that occurred during this period through; oral histories and historical and archival methods. Fabrice Bensimon will address the role of women and children in the emerging lace industry of the early 19th century in Nottingham and Calais. Gail Baxter interrogates business records to illuminate the hidden hands, the geographic reach, breadth of expertise and range of technologies and processes involved in lace manufacture. Nichola Burton uses oral histories to develop a narrative of memory to enable reinterpretation of past understandings of women lace designers who studied at Nottingham School of Art in the post war period. Tonya Outtram will outline participants who shared their stories through Textile Tales, a National Lottery Heritage Fund project, enabling the preservation for future generations their experiences of working within the broader textile industry as de-industrialisation transformed textile manufacturing in Nottingham and the region.

Speakers:
Professor Amanda Briggs-Goode, Nottingham Trent University, UKDr
Gail Baxter, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Tonya Outtram, Midlands 4 Cities Doctoral Candidate, UK
Nichola Burton, Doctoral Candidate, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Fabrice Bensimon – Université Paris-Sorbonne, France

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National identity in a multicultural society: What are the majority and minorities views on their identity concepts in Malaysia?

Date and time: Wednesday 1 December 2021,12:00 - 13:00 pm GMT
Type of event:  Lecture / discussion
Related School: School of Social Sciences

Session overview: Malaysia is home to a multicultural society where people with distinct cultural, racial and religious identities strive to live peacefully and harmoniously together. For decades, the image of unity in diversity was celebrated by all Malaysians as a beacon of pride. Even our international neighbours exalted Malaysia as an embodiment of unity. The thread binding this unity is the Malaysian identity, no less. However, despite the calls to embrace peace and unity in the nation, issues around integration and national cohesion continue to manifest itself.

The surge in 'hate speech' and associated disinformation that scapegoat and stigmatize ethnic and religious minorities in the pretext of defending one’s race and religion had created mutual suspicion and subsequently tensions that may explode any time. It is in this context and political climate that we explore how people of different ethnic backgrounds experience and understand what the national identity means for them and for their present and future lives, and discuss how contemporary multicultural societies should grow more sensitivity toward different experience of their citizens and how their identity concepts impact on their daily lives and citizenship.

Speakers:
Dr. Miriam Sang-Ah Park, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Ryan Yumin Chua, Pusat Komas, Malaysia

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Gender, inequalities and the challenge of change

Date and time: Wednesday 1 December 2021,14:00 pm - 15:30 pm GMT
Type of event:  Roundtable
Related School: School of Arts and Humanities

Session overview: In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, the climate crisis and a global crisis of care, the challenge of change is acute. These crises are all gendered, in that their impacts are different for groups and individuals according to their location on gendered axes of inequality, which intersect with others, including race, class, disability and region. Gender equality is recognised as a crosscutting issue in Agenda 2030 and its sustainable development goals, but is often seen as a separate issue to be addressed solely through SDG5.

This panel of international gender, development and health experts addresses the question of how to bring about change in a gender-just and climate-just manner. What works in bringing about change? What obstacles need to be overcome? And how can this be achieved?

Speakers:
Professor Gill Allwood, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Andrea Casamenti, Just Transition Project Officer, Solidar Foundation, Belgium
Helga Eggebø, Nordland Research Institute, Norway
Laura Jung, Medical doctor, global health consultant, Leipzig University, Germany
Lila Sax dos Santos Gomes, CEO, Yarrow Global Consulting, Germany
Katharina Wiese, Policy Officer for Economic Transition for the European Environmental Bureau, Belgium

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Approaches to embracing change in heritage

Date and time: Wednesday 1 December 2021,15:00 - 16:30 pm GMT
Type of event:  Roundtable
Related School: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Session overview: This roundtable aims at exploring challenges that cultural heritage must face globally. The speakers will promote discussion and reflection on this matter by sharing their own experience and expertise, covering examples from Spain, Cyprus, Mexico and the UK:

  • Analysis of the necessary collaboration in heritage management in Cyprus, where both sides of the island are in dialogue to protect the heritage of the two communities
  • Reflection on the refitting of historic buildings in Spain, using an example of a current project in Madrid
  • Reflection on current issues of conservation and preservation of heritage in England, using Nottingham as a case study
  • Presentation of the work of Felix Candela in Mexico

Speakers:
Dr Christina Pieri, Lecturer in Heritage Management Neapolis University, Pafos 
Dr Marta Pastor, Escuela Superior de Diseño de Madrid, Spain
Alice Ullathorne, Lincolnshire Heritage, UK
Dr Marisela Mendoza, Nottingham Trent University, UK

The panel will be chaired by Dr Ana Souto, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Thursday 2 December 2021

Challenging materials: History, heritage science and digital humanities approaches for digitising, disambiguating and revealing manuscript rolls

Date and time: Thursday 2 December 2021, 09:00 - 10:30 am GMT
Type of event:  Panel discussion
Related Schools: School of Arts and Humanities, School of Science and Technology

Session overview: As an example of some of the research carried out within the University’s Cultural Heritage Research Peak, this session has as its main focal point a fifteenth century genealogical roll currently held at the University of Canterbury in Christchurch in New Zealand, the Canterbury Roll, taking it as a test case for exploring the challenges of representing complex and delicate material objects in digital form. The primary ambition of the wider roll project is to combine three research streams – History, Heritage Science and Digital Humanities – to better understand the impetus and processes behind the construction of genealogical rolls as well as establishing their wider socio-cultural and political importance. This will be achieved by the application of cutting-edge research techniques, historical, scientific, and digital, to explore complex construction and editorial processes in the medieval workshop, the use of pigment and colour, and the relationship between text and diagram.

Layers of historical interpretation have been added via the inclusion of a linkable prosopographical graph database highlighting new opportunities for network analysis and mapping data. In purely visual terms, recreating the viewing experience of a 5-6 metre roll including its curvature, bends and joins in digital form presents a considerable challenge. Libraries, archives and institutions holding rolls of all genres, especially those which combine diagrams and text, are the key beneficiaries to this research. At the end of the session, we will explore the future of digitisation and digital research infrastructure more broadly.

Speakers:
Professor Haida Liang, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Natasha Hodgson, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Sotiria Kogou, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Catherine Gower, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Florence Liggins, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Chris Jones, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand

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Global heritage and change in face of global challenges and radical transformation

Date and time: Thursday 2 December 2021,10:30 am - 12:00 pm GMT
Type of event:  Roundtable and panel
Related Schools: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Session overview: Cultural heritage sites, traditions and objects across the world are deteriorating. They are being affected by war, climate change, and growing urban infrastructures. With every lost asset, we are erasing another chapter in our shared heritage of history, experiences, and traditions – the things that make us human, providing us with a sense of place and identity.

NTU researchers respond to challenges at home and across the globe. This session will offer a limited glimpse of the research underway at the Cultural Heritage Research Peak at NTU and led by our world-leading researchers and scholars. Through innovation and collaboration, we’re reimagining how we restore, protect and preserve cultural heritage assets around the world. We are shaping cultural heritage policy to safeguard traditions and cultural identity, and we’re redefining approaches to heritage science to conserve knowledge of previous generations for the future.

Host:
Professor Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Chair in Architecture, Director, Centre of Architecture, Urbanism and Global Heritage, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Speakers:
Professor Mike Robinson, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Professor Benachir Medjdoub, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Professor Ceri Ashly, Professor of Cultural Heritage, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Andrea Moneta, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Women's Equality: Digital Access and Rights to Expression (WE-DARE)

Date and time: Thursday 2 December 2021,11:00 - 12:30 pm GMT
Type of event:  Panel discussion
Related Schools: Nottingham Business School

Session overview: WE-DARE (Women’s equality: digital access and rights to expression) is an ongoing research consortium of stakeholders, including academia, NGOs, and corporates, working to address gender-based violence (GBV) in Africa. In this session, we will share our first-phase findings, the progress on our current second-phase community pilots, and plans for research in a third phase.

In the first phase of the project, our data uncovered the complex, intersectional roots of GBV alongside technological challenges. Our evidence suggests that specific solutions must be co-created with communities to achieve change.
In the current second phase of the project, we are running pilots with community leaders in disadvantaged communities. Workshops with 100 women aim to create safe spaces to positively engage on GBV while providing skills empowerment to address the economic challenges that perpetuate GBV. The workshops include trauma training and counseling, financial skills training, and sewing workshops to address period poverty, interwoven with digital tools and digital literacy training.

In the third phase, the project aims to understand the complex collaborations required to address GBV type systemic issues. What are the challenges and strategies to effectively manage diverse partnerships that address complex issues such as GBV? We envision that the research will contribute to studies of community leadership and organizing, systemic change, and complexity.

Speakers:
Professor Mollie Painter, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Elmé Vivier, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Anna Ozolina, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Mumin Abubakre, Nottingham Trent University, UK

Gideon Pogrund, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria
Dr Theresa Onaji-Benson, Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria

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Migration and Integration in a Changing World

Date and time: Thursday 2 December 2021,13:00 - 15:00 pm GMT
Type of event:  Roundtable
Related Schools: Nottingham Business School

Session overview: The global pandemic has brought about new migration challenges as many countries placed border restrictions on the movement of individuals during the height of the pandemic. Nonetheless, the 2030 agenda for sustainable development recognises migration as an important driver for global sustainable development. Migration benefits include transnational skills transfer, investments, remittances to migrants’ local communities in their countries of origin and migration fosters socio-cultural diversity in developed countries.

To unlock the many opportunities and possibilities positive migration bring to societies, we need to (re)engage with the concept of migration, exploring a multi-disciplinary perspective to migration and societal integration in a post covid era. This roundtable discussion will look to engage scholars on the following subthemes

1. Migration, MNCs and talent mobility
2. Migration and remittances
3. ‘New’ actors of migration - transnational entrepreneurs; migrant entrepreneurs; refugee entrepreneurs.

Speakers:

Prof. Ursula F. Ott, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Olu Aluko, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Ofelia Palermo, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Juliana Siwale, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Ugbede Umoru, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr. Maria Elo, University of Southern Denmark
ISCTE (Lisbon University Institute):
Prof Ana Lucia Martins, Director of the MSc in Humanitarian Action, ISCTE (Lisbon University Institute)
Prof Annalisa Zanola, Brescia University
Dr Nicola Pontarollo, University of Brescia
Dr. Roxanne Barbara Doerr, University of Brescia
Dr. Noemi Sinkovics, University of Glasgow
Dr. Indianna Minto-Coy, University of the West Indies, Jamaica and London School of Economics

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The impact of the global pandemic on the fashion and textile supply chain: Stories from Bangladesh and Guatemala

Date and time: Thursday 2 December 2021,14:00 - 15:30 pm GMT
Type of event:  Panel discussion
Related Schools: Nottingham School of Art and Design

Session overview: This presentation and panel discussion presents case studies and findings from two projects undertaken in 2021 to gauge the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the lives of textile artisans in Guatemala and garment workers in Bangladesh. Outcomes from the research in Guatemala include a short film (12 mins) documenting case studies based on interviews with five (not-for-profit) organisations working with textile artisans, who explain the significant role of online communication and e-commerce; how they adapted their working practices and coordinated resources including the delivery and sharing of essential supplies. The research in Bangladesh was undertaken as part of a Collaborative Online International Learning Initiative (COIL) at NTU with the BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology (BUFT), involving academics and masters’ students who also explored issues relating to the pandemic and its impact on the fashion and textile supply chain. The findings highlight the fundamental humanitarian weaknesses in the existing fashion system and specifically the impact on garment workers from the perspectives of fashion brands and suppliers.

The panel discussion hosts members of both research teams and their collaborative partners, who will compare the challenges faced, the solutions put in place and potential lessons for the future sustainability of the sector, in support of the SDG’s, particularly 5. Gender equality; 8. Decent work and economic growth and 12. Responsible production and consumption.

Speakers:
Dr Katherine Townsend, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Dr Anne Peirson-Smith, Nottingham Trent University, UK
Luciana Jabur, Friends of the Ixchel Museum of Indigenous Textiles and Clothing, Guatemala and US
Ruth Alvarez-DeGolia, Founder and Executive Director, Mercado Global
Cheryl Conway-Daly, Interim Executive Director, Multicolores, Guatemala
Madeline Kreider Carlson, Creative Director, Multicolores, Guatemala
Rayed Barkat, Assistant Professor & Head, Department of Fashion Studies, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Bangladesh
Prof. Dr. Ayub Nabi Khan, Pro Vice Chancellor, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Bangladesh
Mr. Humayun Kabir, MSc Fashion Design, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Bangladesh
Fahad Mahmud, MSc Fashion Design, BGMEA University of Fashion and Technology, Bangladesh
Liberty Piker, MAFMMC graduate, Nottingham Trent University, UK

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Virtual conference overview

Explore the full schedule

DateTime (GMT)Event TitleEvent FormatBooking
Tuesday 30 November9.00 - 09:45 amFood security in a rapidly changing world - Part One: smart green grow vertical farming for improving food production and sustainabilityPresentationRegister here
09:00 - 10.30 amResilience: The key to unlocking the puzzle of the 'Challenge of Change'Roundtable discussionRegister here
09:30 - 11.30 amInternational workshop on future mobility and applicationsPanel discussionRegister here
10:30 am - 12.30 pmSymposium on circular economy approach for sustainable products and servicesInternational symposiumRegister here
13:00 - 14:30 pmAddressing the challenges of COVID 19 pandemic through statistics, nanomaterials and genomicsLectureRegister here
14:00 - 15:30 pmFood security in a rapidly changing world - part two: Tackling food insecurity - healthy soils for a healthy lifePanel discussionRegister here
15:00 - 16:30 pmHate crime from a comparative perspectivePanel discussionRegister here
Wednesday 1 December10:00 - 11.30 am

The contribution of indigenous knowledge holders to mental health systems of care for black African communities

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10:30 - 12:00 pmTwo centuries of change: Stories of workers from within the Nottingham lace industryConference  / discussion

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12:00 - 13:00 pmNational identity in a multicultural society: What are the majority and minorities views on their identity concepts in Malaysia?Lecture / discussionRegister here
14:00 - 15:30 pmGender, inequalities and the challenge of changeRoundtableRegister here
15:00 pm - 16:30 pmApproaches to embracing change in heritageRoundtableRegister here
Thursday 2 December09:00 - 10:30 amChallenging materials: historical, heritage science and digital humanities approaches for digitising, disambiguating and revealing manuscript rollsPanel discussionRegister here
10:30 am - 12:00 pmGlobal heritage & change in face of global challenges and radical transformationRoundtable and panel discussionRegister here
11:00 am - 12:30 pmWomen's Equality: Digital Access and Rights to Expression (WE-DARE)Panel discussionRegister here
13:00 - 15:00 pmMigration and integration in a changing worldRoundtableRegister here
14:00 - 15:30 pmThe impact of the global pandemic on the fashion and textile supply chain: stories from Bangladesh and GuatemalaPanel discussionRegister here

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