Location

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Event Website

https://pacrim.coe.hawaii.edu

Start Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

End Date

3-2019 12:00 AM

Description

Climate change is predicted to disproportionately affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable groups of people like persons with disability (PWDs). While much research on climate change is ongoing, it’s yet to devote considerable attention to study its impact on PWDs. To this matter, China and Uganda remain susceptible to climate-induced disasters since they are located in the most affected regions. Also, the pace of the aging population in both countries is substantially increasing. Bearing this in mind, therefore, the project is set to explore what could be the risk of climate-induced disasters on the elderly PWDs in China and Uganda.

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Dr. Joseph Kimuli Balikuddembe, is a Ugandan holding a PhD in Disaster Public Health. He is a Postdoc at the Institute for Disaster Management and Reconstruction (IDMR), Sichuan University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University, China. Joseph’s research investigates injury prevention, disability rehabilitation, disaster displacement, climate change-induced disasters etc. He has published cross-cutting peer review articles related to emergency medical services, road traffic incidents, drought risk reduction and Sendai Framework in BMC Emergency Health, BMC Public Health, PLOS Disasters, Journal of Injury and Violence Research, African Perspectives on Disaster Risk Reduction etc.

This article is brought to you for free and open access by the Center on Disability Studies, ISSN 2641-6115. Licensed under CC BY 4.0.

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Climate Change, Aging and Disability: Life Experience of Being Old, Disabled and Affected by Climate-Induced Disasters in China

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States

Climate change is predicted to disproportionately affect the world’s poorest and most vulnerable groups of people like persons with disability (PWDs). While much research on climate change is ongoing, it’s yet to devote considerable attention to study its impact on PWDs. To this matter, China and Uganda remain susceptible to climate-induced disasters since they are located in the most affected regions. Also, the pace of the aging population in both countries is substantially increasing. Bearing this in mind, therefore, the project is set to explore what could be the risk of climate-induced disasters on the elderly PWDs in China and Uganda.

https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/pacrim/2019/Articles/1