A Call for Action on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Engineering on Social and Economic Issues

Event Details

Tuesday 23 November 2021

6pm - 7:45pm

Room 112 in the Chemical Engineering Building

Join Engineers Without Borders for our second installment of A Call for Action on the Sustainable Development Goals: The Impact of Engineering on Social and Economic Issues on Tuesday 23/11/21 at 18:00 - 19:45, at Chemical Engineering, Room 112.

Join us for our second installment of A Call for Action on the Sustainable Development Goals! Akaraseth Puranasamriddhi will be joining us IN PERSON to speak on how engineering can make a real difference in the fight against social and economic issues such as global energy access, property, economic growth and more to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.

Akaraseth is a Researcher in Climate Risk and Sustainable Finance at the University of Cambridge, supporting the research on ways to mitigate climate change and inequality through sustainable finance. He is also an Affiliated Researcher at UCL where he examines the role of off-grid electricity access on local economic resilience in sub-Saharan Africa (SSA). 

Previously, Akaraseth worked at the University of Oxford, focusing on sustainable energy transitions in SSA, and at United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Mott MacDonald in delivering climate change mitigation projects towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals in countries across the Asia-Pacific region.

The talk will be followed by a workshop where we will discuss how we as students can drive positive change within the university and the local community. Join us for some FREE PIZZA and discussions on how to take action to become globally responsible engineers.

If you are unable to attend the event in person, the talk will be live-streamed on Zoom.