Slavery from space – how geographers do it


Hosted by the Nottingham branch of the Geographical Association – School of Education and School of Geography

Presented by Dr Doreen Boyd, School of Geography and Centre for Environmental Geochemistry, University of Nottingham

We all have an important role to play in helping achieve the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In this lecture I will discuss how geography can contribute to this with a focus on SDG no. 8.7: child labour, forced labour, modern slavery and human trafficking. In particular I will explain how technologies and geographically located data can help in providing evidence for sites of modern slavery, particularly in South Asia’s ‘Brick Belt’. In doing so I will also illustrate how the 17 SDGs are in fact linked and that a multi-disciplinary approach to addressing them is required. Something that geography as a discipline, and us as geographers, is well positioned to do

Dr Doreen Boyd is an Associate Professor of Earth Observation in the School of Geography. Her main research interests are in the optimal exploitation of remote sensing systems to understand ecosystem services provided by terrestrial systems, particularly tropical rainforests, temperate peatlands, boreal forests and mountains.

Refreshments will be provided after the lecture.

Wednesday 21 November, 5-7pm

A48 Clive Granger Building, University Park

This event is free, please book via the website.

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