Sociology of the Monsoon Devastation by Man Bahadur Thapa

Sociology of the Monsoon

Sociology of the Monsoon Devastation
A talk by Man Bahadur Thapa, DRR Specialist

Due to the flash flood and landslide triggered by this year’s monsoon, 78 people have already lost their lives, 10 are missing, hundreds of houses have been swept, and more than two dozens of villages have been inundated. The monsoon is expected to be active still more than a month – the devastation and suffering may continue. Who is likely to suffer most when monsoon comes every year? What are the class, caste, ethnicity, gender and spatial terrains of this suffering? What are the institutional and policy dimensions of DRR in Nepal? Why is the state so ineffective in disaster risk reduction (DRR) even against such a predictable disaster?

We have invited Mr. Man Bahadur Thapa to give a talk amidst the havoc of 2016 monsoon.

Mr. Thapa has been working, for more than two decades, with UNDP as disaster risk reduction specialist in many countries (Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Nepal, Republic of Palau, and Sri Lanka). He completed his postgraduate study in Rural Sociology and Agri. Economics from the University of the Philippines, Los Banos, and as a Humphrey Fellow visited Cornell University, New York where he studied rural development, disaster-development linkages and natural resources management. He has a number of international publications to his credit.

2.30 – 4.00 PM, Clock Tower, Room No. 117, Kirtipur
Wednesday, 3 August 2016

Organized by:
Central Dept. of Sociology, Tribhuvan University, Kirtipur

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