The Guyana Human Rights Association (GHRA) is hosting a panel discussion with eminent environmental scientist and social activist from the Philippines Rev Dr Pedro Walpole on July 2.
According to the GHRA, Dr Walpole is active in disaster risk reduction related to climate change and ecological instability and will speak on ‘The impact of sea level rise in SE Asia: Lessons for social action in Guyana.’
Rev Dr Walpole, SJ, founded the Environmental Science for Social Change Centre based in the Ateneo de Manila University, Philippines. He works in disaster risk reduction and climate justice. Much of his work aims to facilitate greater understanding of the causes of landslides and flooding as they occur in the Philippines and Asia Pacific region, the release said. Dr Walpole lives in an indigenous community in Mindanao Province of the Philippines. The group has also invited local businessman Stanley Ming to share the “pioneering work” he has undertaken in this regard in response to threats of sea level rise in Guyana. The event is also being co-sponsored by the East Coast Clean-up Committee in view of their ongoing preventative efforts to avert flooding on the East Coast.
The seminar will take place in the Conference room of Cara Lodge, Quamina Street. It will be held from 6pm to 8pm. The public is invited.