Geology for Global Development

Earthquake Education in Central Asia

Join us on Thursday 29th October at King’s College London, for a special documentary viewing and discussion with Solmaz Mohadjer, founder of earthquake-education charity ‘Parsquake’.

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Parsquake is an organisation working to develop, implement, improve and distribute earthquake education packages all around Central Asia, particularly Tajikistan, Afghanistan, and Iran. Solmaz Mohadjer, a seismic hazards researcher at the University of Tübingen (Germany), is the Founder of Parsquake. She is visiting London to speak at our annual conference (tickets still available) , and has agreed to speak at the first Intrepid ExplorersGeology for Global Development joint event.

Following some brief introductory remarks, we will show a documentary made by Solmaz called ‘Between Bulls and Mosquitoes – Earthquake Education in Tajikistan’. Solmaz will then share some reflections and answer your questions on topics such as working in Central Asia, seismic hazards, indigenous knowledge of natural hazards and communicating to build resilience.

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Joel is the Founder/Director of Geology for Global Development (@Geo_Dev) an organisation working to support geologists to make a sustainable contribution to the fight against global poverty. He is an interdisciplinary researcher, with a PhD in geography (natural hazards), and research interests in multi-hazard frameworks, disaster risk reduction, rural water projects, and sustainable development. This work has taken him to Chile, China, Guatemala, India, South Africa, Tanzania and Uganda. Joel is currently based at the British Geological Survey, and tweets at @JoelCGill.