HCRI students complete educational visit to Mumbai, India

Undergraduates studying disaster management and humanitarian response spent 12 days on a research and educational visit to Mumbai, hosted by the Tata Institute for Social Sciences (TISS).

HCRI students complete educational visit to Mumbai, India 2
HCRI students complete educational visit to Mumbai, India 2
In January, students at the Humanitarian & Conflict Response Institute (HCRI) flew to Mumbai and took part in various educational sessions, field visits and walking tours.

The meticulously planned 12-day schedule also had space for the participants to wind down and enjoy their trip.

Hosted by HCRI’s partners at TISS, a multi-campus public university in Mumbai, the Winter School included visits to:
  • The mangroves in Airoli, to watch flamingos and understand the delicate ecosystems crisscrossing Mumbai.
  • The M-Ward area to understand the role of policy advocacy about migration, vulnerability and disaster risk reduction.
  • The 26/11 Mumbai Attacks sites to gain perspective on violence and conflict in the region.

Speaking about the Winter School, student Lizzie Beach said:

The trip to Mumbai was amazing. It opened my eyes to such an interesting city, and we had the opportunity to engage with some truly inspiring academics, rights activists, community leaders and students. We also had the chance to produce our own research projects and explore the city - I am so grateful for the experience and all the staff at UoM and TISS that made it happen.

The HCRI-TISS Winter School was organised as part of the undergraduate module Practical Approaches to Researching Disasters and Conflict.

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