Dr Lubna Naz
Assistant Professor, Economics, Institute of Business Administration, Karachi, Pakistan,
G.B. Pant National Institute of Himalayan Environment
North-East Regional Centre, Itanagar, Arunachal Pradesh, India
It has been a great experience to be a part of HUC in the capacity of an instructor, collaborator, and team lead on the Climate Risk TWG in Pakistan. The network provides excellent opportunities in research and training to young, early-career researchers, especially women scholars, to engage in evidence-based research on environmental issues in Asia. Given the escalating climate change threats in the region, the network is doing a great job in connecting scientists, strengthening collaborations, and promoting indigenous knowledge.
Lubna has been involved in the following activities:
- Participated in the HUC summer school ‘Bringing meaning to statistical practice in climate science using R’ as an instructor/facilitator with Ted Shepherd, Grantham Professor of Climate Science at the University of Reading, on 18–26 August 2021.
- Participated in the HUC members' meeting held on 30 December 2021 in Islamabad, Pakistan, in the capacity of HUC representative of the Climate Risk TWG in Pakistan and presented the vision and scope of HUC activities in Pakistan.
- Attended several virtual meetings with Ted Shepherd (held between 2021 and 2022) in collaboration with HUC to develop a concept note on climate risk study for Pakistan.
- Engaged as a co-lead on the Climate Risk TWG in Pakistan since 2021.