World Habitat Day Welcome Evening

The University has become part of a select group of institutions to hold UN-HABITAT partner status, and to raise awareness of the new opportunities for staff and students a welcome evening will take place on Monday 7 October.
Date: Monday 7th October 2013
Time: 6pm – 8pm
Location: EMMTEC Lecture Theatre
The University of Lincoln is now one of a select group of institutions to hold partner status with UN-HABITAT – a pioneering United Nations settlement programme, opening the door for staff and students to engage with humanitarian projects around the globe.
To introduce the programme and the new opportunities the partnership will bring, we would like to invite you to a welcome evening on Monday 7th October 2013, which will also mark World Habitat Day.
Refreshments will be provided and academics from a variety of disciplines will deliver short presentations on their experiences of human settlements around the world:
• Professor Hugh Byrd: The Upside Down World of Humanitarian Aid in the South Pacific
• Dr Lucy Easthope: Research into Active Practice: Reflections of a Disaster Response Researcher
• Dr Carl OCoill: The Missionary Position
Places do not need to be booked, and for information contact Professor Hugh Byrd: hbyrd@lincoln.ac.uk.
The University of Lincoln’s World Habitat Day event will introduce the programme, and its University Network Initiative, which will provide staff and students from the University of Lincoln with access to unique research opportunities and UN resources.
For more information on UN-HABITAT and the University Network Initiative visit www.unhabitat.org.