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GfGD Annual Conference 2014

The 2nd GfGD Annual Conference took place on Friday 19th September 2014, at the Geological Society of London. Following the huge success of our first annual conference in October 2013, this one-day event gathered students and recent graduates from around the UK to 
    (i) Learn more about the crucial role that geologists play in international development, 
    (ii) Consider the practical skills required to make an effective long-term contribution, 
    (iii) Hear more about our work, as well as the latest ways you can get involved in the fight against global poverty. 

Speakers were drawn from NGOs (CAFOD and WaterAid), academia, the British Geological Survey and The Geological Society.

Reports, Media and Resources

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Presentations and Further Reading (In Progress)

Session 1: Progress and Challenges in Development (Neva Frecheville, CAFOD)
Session 2a: Communicating Across Cultures (Arjen Naafs, WaterAid)
Session 2b: Strengthening Technical Capacity (Joseph Mankelow, British Geological Survey)
Session 2c: Engaging with Policy (Nic Bilham, The Geological Society)
Session 3: Reframing Volcanic Risk to Strengthen Resilience (Jenni Barclay, University of East Anglia)
Session 4: GfGD in the Himalayas (Rosalie Tostevin, Geology for Global Development)