Wednesday , October 4 2023

Unpacking floods in the context of climate change | Afia Salam | TEDxMUET

Recent floods in Sindh have affected more than 10 million people, more than half a million have been displaced from their homes, many have lost their lives and 70 percent of the crops have also been destroyed. In this talk, Afia Salam uncovers the actual cause of the floods in Sindh. She shares the lessons we need to learn from climate change and our past mistakes. She also shares ideas to execute the rehabilitation process smoothly and avoid disasters in the future. Afia Salam is a journalist having vast experience in print, electronic, and web journalism. She has recently been more engaged in the field of development sector communications, focusing on the environment, climate change, labor, and gender issues. She has been highlighting these concerns through her writings, seminars, and various panel discussions and round tables. She is a member of the national coordinating body for Marine Protected Areas. She’s also a development practitioner and president of the Baanh Beli organization Chair Board of Trustees-Indus Earth Trust, Trustee of the helpline Trust, and has recently been appointed to the National Climate Change Council. During the 2010-11 flood she remained on the frontline. She is again covering various aspects of recent floods in Sindh. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at


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