[Blueboard] Invitation to "Indigenous Knowledge Management: Response to Floods and Tsunamis in Bangladesh"

socio at admu.edu.ph socio at admu.edu.ph
Mon Sep 2 10:34:37 PHT 2013

The Department of Sociology and Anthropology
School of Social Sciences
Ateneo de Manila University

cordially invites you to

"Indigenous Knowledge Management: Response to Floods and Tsunamis in  

Prof. Shahed Hassan
University of Dhaka

Based on field data collected from Bangladesh, Japan and the USA, the  
presentation highlights the local perception, prediction and coping  
strategies of people affected by natural disasters. It further shows  
how the set of disaster management knowledge has been generated while  
living in close contact with nature and transmitted from one  
generation to the next, through oral tradition.  Regarding typhoons  
(as called in the Pacific, cyclone in the Bay of Bengal and Hurricane  
in the Atlantic coast) certain predictive indicators are similar,  
regardless of regional differences. Data has been collected from the  
frequently affected northeastern parts of Japan. In both calamities,  
biotic and abiotic indicators used by the people are revealed and  
presented in a matrix. The presentation is expected to enlighten the  
academic and program personnel to understand  the importance of  
indigenous knowledge for all practical purposes.

Leong Hall Rm. 206
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm
2 September 2013

Lecture Series on Society and Culture
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
Ateneo de Manila University
Ateneo de Manila University
School of Social Sciences
Loyola Schools
Rm. LH 100, 1/F
Ricardo & Dr. Rosita Leong Hall
Loyola Heights, Quezon City
1108 Philippines
Tel No.: (632)426-6001, Ext. 5270/5271
Tel/Fax: (632) 4265990
Email: socio at admu.edu.ph
Website: www.dsa-ateneo.net

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