Abrar Chaudhury has been awarded funding to support project helping Pakistani researchers to publish in international journals.
Melting glaciers, drought, natural resources conflicts, agricultural vulnerability and natural hazards characterise the climate change challenges faced by Pakistan. Local researchers have a significant contribution to make in regard to furthering understanding around these challenges, where local risks can translate into global crisis.
Funding from the British Academy’s (BA) Writing Workshops programme will enable Abrar to bring together academics from Saïd Business School and the School of Geography and the Environment to run a workshop focusing on tackling climate change vulnerability in Pakistan. It will aim to build writing capacity amongst local Pakistani researchers, conduct peer review and writing mentorship, and produce a special issue geared toward the journal of Climate and Development.
Beyond the workshop, the project aims to foster connections between Pakistani and UK researchers to encourage ongoing academic exchange, collaboration and mentorship to bridge the research deficit. It will also equip local researchers to apply for global grants and to add their voice to the global disciplinary debates on climate change.