Abrar Chaudhury’s winning proposal will support early career researchers in Pakistan to publish research on climate change vulnerability.
The British Academy this week announced its 2023 International Writing Workshop awards which aim to support early career researchers in developing countries and are this year focused on critical areas, including sustainable development. Abrar Chaudhury, a Research Fellow at Saïd Business School is honoured that his workshop proposal was one of the chosen ones. It builds on his earlier work in Pakistan, which last year suffered devasting floods as a result of human induced climate change. The workshop is designed to provide the Pakistani early-career research community with the necessary toolkits and networks to become fully participating members of the global academic community. The programme will deliver a multi-faceted experience, including a virtual launch, a four-day writing workshop, virtual writing sessions, and a one-day presentation conference to researchers at a Pakistan partner university.
Abrar Chaudry is the the lead member of ‘Climate Change and Crisis: The Pakistan Publishing and Mentoring Workshop’, and is affiliated with Oxford’s Environmental Change Institute (ECI). Responding to the announcement, Abrar commented: ‘I am grateful and humbled that the British Academy has awarded us The International Writing Workshops Alumni Funding, demonstrating their confidence in our climate engagement in Pakistan. The tragic floods that struck Pakistan in 2022 highlighted the pressing need to combat human-induced climate change.’