As part of the monthly lectures of the V2V research collaboration, on 27 August 2021 Prof C. Emdad Haque of the University of Manitoba, Canada, and Dr M. Salim Uddin, Postdoctoral Research Associate at the University of Waterloo, Canada, spoke on the topic "Post-disaster livelihood reconstruction and resilience enhancement by the small-scale fishers and transformative changes in coastal Bangladesh". They looked a regions in the country which have experienced severe shocks over several generations and have developed capabilities to bounce back mostly through strong social bonds and mutual help.

The two scholars investigated the different types of assets people have and found that social and financial capital were of greatest importance in order to cope with the disruption of small-scale fishers' livelihoods from climate change and related extreme events.

The found that social learning and diversification of occupations were among the most important factors in putting people's lives together again after major disasters such a highly destructive typhoons or storm surges.

Watch the entire lecture by clicking on the poster announcement.