GfGD National Conference
Posted on 22/10/2013
In his role as Founder/Director of Geology for Global Development, PhD student Joel Gill, will be coordinating a conference at the Geological Society of London. . On Wednesday, 23 October, this one-day event has an expected 150+ delegates from across the UK - primarily undergraduates and postgraduates - but also some more experienced professionals. It is being hosted by the Geological Society, the oldest such society in the world.
The conference title 'Fighting Global Poverty - Can Geologists Help?' will explore the role of geoscience within international development. It aims to help young geologists better understand the ways in which they can make an effective contribution throughout their careers, the skills they need to develop and the opportunities open to them.
Speakers will be coming from NGOs, industry, policy, academia and the public sector. They include Jeremy Lefroy MP (member of the international development select committee) who will be opening the proceedings, Dr Martin Smith (Science Director BGS Global Geoscience) who will be giving the keynote address on 'urbanisation - managing the subsurface' and Dr Aaron Goater from the Parliamentary Office for Science and Technology. In the afternoon we have a panel discussion on 'effective communication for effective development', which will be chaired by myself and includes Professor Bruce Malamud on the panel.