Geology for Global Development

Himalaya Conference

GfGD in the Himalaya (7) – Conference

From today (Tuesday 24th June) until Thursday 26th June, a conference is being held in Leh on Sustainable Resource Development in the Himalaya. Delegates and participants are expected from across the Himalayan region –including India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal and Bhutan. Furthermore, international delegates will come from across the UK, USA and beyond. Topics will include the geology of the reg ...[Read More]

GfGD in the Himalaya (6) – Student Posters

As part of the geology education programme, run in Leh on 20-21st June, students were invited to produce a poster reflecting one of the core themes of the event (energy, natural resources, climate change, geohazards and disasters). The topics of climate change global warming were the most popular selected by students. Here is a small sample of some of those produced:  

GfGD in the Himalaya (5) – Students’ Programme Overview (Leh)

Over the past few days some of the GfGD team have been taking part in a geology education project in Leh (Ladakh, India). The project gathered students from a number of schools in the region – with participants from a wide variety of backgrounds. The programme introduced students to topics such as natural resources, climate change, energy efficiency, disaster risk reduction, landslides and seismol ...[Read More]

GfGD in the Himalaya (4) – Some Initial Photos!

The GfGD team are safely in Leh, having arrived yesterday morning. The flight from Delhi took us over some amazing landscapes and very visible geology. Upon arrival we were informed that the Dalai Lama would also be arriving soon – giving us a fascinating insight into some aspects of local culture. We’ll be starting our project in the local schools on Friday – with the GfGD team ...[Read More]