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GfGD Annual Conference 2015 (2) – Present a Poster

DSCF3314 (1)We are offering seven people the fantastic opportunity to prepare and present an A1 poster at the next GfGD Annual Conference. We are looking for volunteers to take on each of the following themes:

Goal 2: End hunger, achieve food security and improved nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 9: Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.

Posters already allocated…
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.

Posters should describe and discuss the importance of understanding geoscience in the specific sustainable development goal.

Creating and presenting a poster at a national conference is a great opportunity, and good for your CV. It will profile your ideas and thoughts to a big, mixed audience – including students, professionals and our range of speakers and guests. We will print your poster (and you can keep it), you will get free registration at the event, and a prize will be given for the best poster.

Guidelines:

  1. Register to complete a poster by emailing conference@gfgd.org.
  2. Themes will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Available titles will be regularly updated on this page.
  3. To save you money and time – we will print and bring your poster to the conference – if it is emailed to us by Wednesday 30th September.
  4. Posters should be produced at an A1 size, and sent as a PDF.
    • Check that the page size is set to A1 (594 x 841 mm) before starting.
    • Do not place anything within 5mm of the edge of the poster.
    • Check that text is not too small, and images are of a high enough resolution.
Free registration will be given to those preparing posters. We will award a prize for the best poster. 
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GfGD Annual Conference 2015 (1) – Conference Theme

Promotional Image 2In September the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ will be agreed – an ambitious set of targets, building on the Millennium Development Goals. These goals and associated work plans will set out how the world will work to promote poverty eradication, change unsustainable consumption patterns and facilitate sustained and inclusive economic growth, social development and environmental protection over the next 15 years (2015-2030).


Specific goals are likely to include ‘ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all’ and ‘make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable’. Achieving these, and the other goals, by 2030 will require effective engagement by the geoscience community. We have a significant responsibility and exciting opportunity to work with other disciplines to promote strong stewardship of the Earth for the benefit of society and with the objective of global development.

 

Join us on Friday 30th October 2015, at the Geological Society of London, to consider our role over the next 15 years and share your ideas on how we can mobilise the wider geoscience community to join this fight against global poverty.

Hearing from a range of geology and development specialists, the 3rd Geology for Global Development Annual ‘Fighting Global Poverty’ Conference will:

  • Look back at what progress has been made through the Millennium Development Goals (2000-2015).
  • Consider the aims of the ‘Sustainable Development Goals’ (2015-2030), their relationship to the work of geologists, and likely obstacles that may hinder their progress.
  • Discuss what Geology for Global Development needs to do over the next 15 years, in parallel to these goals, to best support geoscience education, research and industry in the fight against global poverty.

We’ll be finishing the event with a drinks reception and opportunity for you to meet others from around the UK (and beyond) that have a similar interest in international development.

(This event is primarily aimed at students and early-career geoscientists, but limited tickets are available to others).

Further details, including tentative programme and speakers, will be made available on our website in the near future.

**Tickets available here from mid-July**

**Download a poster about the conference for your Department/Organisation**

Photo Diary – 4 Years of GfGD

We’ve recently celebrated our 4th birthday! Since our work started in 2011 we’ve had some great adventures, met some inspiring people and learnt a lot. Most of our work is taking place in universities around the UK. Through seminars and events we suspect that more UK geology students are being introduced to their role in international development than at any time previously. Alongside this university-level work we have organised two successful annual conferences, and smaller specialist events in the UK and overseas. We’ve been involved in a hazards education project in Ladakh, India and we are actively fundraising to strengthen resilience to volcanic hazards in Guatemala.

Here is a selection of photographs highlighting the range of our work:

Jeremy Lefroy MP opens the first ever GfGD Annual Conference (2013).

Jeremy Lefroy MP opens the first ever GfGD Annual Conference (2013).

GfGD Director, Joel Gill, gives a presentation at Plymouth University on geology and international development.

GfGD Director, Joel Gill, gives a presentation at Plymouth University on geology and international development.

GfGD Bristol spread the word about our work at the Bristol International Development Fair!

GfGD Bristol spread the word about our work at the Bristol International Development Fair in 2015.

School children in Ladakh (India) drawing on the theme of environmental change.

School children in Ladakh (India) drawing on the theme of environmental change (June 2014).

Rosalie Tostevin teaches children in Ladakh (India) about earthquake dynamics.

Rosalie Tostevin teaches children in Ladakh (India) about earthquake dynamics (June 2014).

Celia Willoughby and Katharine Sherratt talk to students about the impacts of landslides.

Celia Willoughby and Katharine Sherratt (UCL) talk to students in Ladakh (India) about the impacts of landslides.

Hazards in the Himalaya Course Book (Written by Joel Gill, Rosalie Tostevin, Paul Denton, Ekbal Hussain)

Hazards in the Himalaya Course Book (Written by Joel Gill, Rosalie Tostevin, Paul Denton, Ekbal Hussain)

GfGD Annual Conference 2014 - Working on Natural Hazards mini-seminar.

GfGD Annual Conference 2014 – Working on Natural Hazards mini-seminar.

Cultural Communication Workshop in Tanzania at the YES Network Congress (August 2014).

Cultural Communication Workshop in Tanzania at the YES Network Congress (August 2014).

Cultural Communication Workshop in Tanzania at the YES Network Congress (August 2014).

Cultural Communication Workshop in Tanzania at the YES Network Congress (August 2014).

The Lost World of Ladakh - A special event organised with the Geological Society of London (October 2014).

The Lost World of Ladakh – A special evening event organised with the Geological Society of London (October 2014).

Our 2015 Calendar, featuring many images from Guatemala.

Our 2015 Calendar, featuring many images from Guatemala.

Students from around the UK visit the British Geological Survey in January 2015 for a special workshop on 'best practice when working overseas'.

Students from around the UK visit the British Geological Survey in January 2015 for a special workshop on ‘best practice when working overseas’.