Joint research project with Sophia University, Japan, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and The Essex University, UK
‘Evaluation of the Kerala Model Relief Centres: Integrating a Gender sensitive disaster management plan,’ a joint research project undertaken by St. Teresa’s College (Autonomous) and Sophia University, Japan along with Manchester Metropolitan University, UK and The Essex University, UK. The project is expected to be complete by September 2019. The project would progress in a three-step approach including a primary research and survey followed by a workshop involving different stakeholders (National, State and International) and finally formulation of a gender sensitive action plan with the gathered intelligence and data which could be instituted before the onset of next monsoon.
The research team comprises of Dr. NirmalaPadmanabhan, Associate Professor of the Department of Economics, St. Teresa’s College as the Primary investigator and Dr. ShobaArun, faculty Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK, Ms. Utthara G, research fellow and Ms. Sona Thomas, head of the Centre for Research and Development, St. Teresa’s College as the co-investigators. Dr. Keiko Hirao, Faculty of the Department of Sociology, Sophia University Japan, Dr. Mridul Epen, honorary fellow at Centre for Development Studies, Trivandrum, Dr. G. Raveendran, former Additional Director General, Central Statistical Organisation, Government of India and Dr. ShobaArun, faculty Department of Sociology, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK forms the advisory board.