Faculty member of Disaster Mangement Depatment Lec. Somana Riaz along with two PG students Sidra Tabsassum and Mayram Asghar attended a two weeks summer visiting school (July 1st to July 14, 2017) at Gojal Valley, Hunza.
Laajverd visiting school provides a dynamic environment for students and researchers to have firsthand experience of working in areas that are vulnerable to natural hazards. Researchers from different fields and educational backgrounds worked with indigenous communities, local organizations worked rigorously in field to carryout interdisciplinary research to highlight the challenges faced by the community.
The two weeks field visit included detailed analysis of three villages of Gojal valley i.e. Gulmit, Ghulkin and Hussaini. The theme for 2017 Laajverd Visiting School was ‘Mapping Resilience’ and it focused on disasters, indigenous practices and mountain economies.
The concluding session comprised of project presentations that were designed by students as an outcome of their research conducted in field. The research opportunity provided training for senior students for their MS research projects and encouraged them in producing quality research.