Coral Woman Impact Project

Presents

COASTAL COMMUNITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

 VIRTUAL OCEAN TOUR -3 

30 JUNE, 2021 | 6-7 PM

State in focus- ODISHA

#AMOVIETOMOVEMENT

To create awareness and build youth ambassadors, through the medium of cinema and other art forms, and help revive the blue heart of our planet. Our belief lies in inspiring action, responsibility, and hope through knowledge.

Aerial Shot of the Ocean

1-hour virtual conversations on marine life and sustainability. Each session will have passionate conversations with specialists driven by a desire to create positive change.​

COASTAL COMMUNITY AND CLIMATE CHANGE

ABOUT THE VIRTUAL
OCEAN TOUR

When it comes to climate change Odisha has special relevance because of its location and geophysical conditions. Frequent Cyclones, increasing sea level, droughts, floods… Odisha is stumbling under climatic chaos. A coast famous for the Olive Ridley turtles nesting and the breeding ground is under various threats. What are the impacts of climate change on the community, marine species and economy? This session focuses on all of it. Hear first-hand stories from the community, researchers, and experts. 

30 JUNE, 2021

6-7 PM IST

 

OUR SPEAKERS

M Parvati

Secretary, Samudram Women's Federation Odisha

Samudram is a federation of 160 women's self-help groups across 50 villages in Ganjam and the nearby districts of Orissa, India. The Federation works at the intersection of biodiversity conservation and poverty reduction, empowering its more than 1,500 economically marginalized members with income generation activities while conserving Olive Ridley Turtle nesting sites.

Muralidharan M

Field Director, Dakshin Foundation

Muralidharan’s work focuses on sea turtles and other marine flagship species including sea snakes and sharks along the Indian coast and their interactions with fisheries. His research includes topics related to population dynamics, genetics, trophic ecology using these varied study systems. His main interests lie in sea turtle biology, marine conservation, fisheries-wildlife interactions and models of community-based conservation. Currently, he is a field director of an NGO Dakshin Foundation, where he carries out most of his conservation and outreach-related work.

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Sharon Sebastian 

freelance media practitioner

Sharon Sebastian is a freelance media practitioner who has worked in multiple media platforms like television, documentaries, and content writing. Having acquired her post-graduate degree in Mass Communication from  AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia University in Delhi, she started her career with broadcast television at Star India network. As a qualified UGC Net lecturer, she moved back to Academics briefly teaching postgraduate students of the media department in Garden City College, Bangalore, and also worked on documentaries and corporate video scripts. She has been freelancing ever since she moved to the USA doing voice-overs, anchoring,and as a part- time Producer  Flowers TV USA, along with independent video production on social themes close to her heart, like gender equality, culture and communities.

Ramya  Rajagopalan

Researcher

Ramya Rajagopalan has nearly 17 years of experience working with the fishing communities in different parts of India, as part of the International Collective in Support of Fishworkers. Research interests on the need to have inclusive governance measures in marine protected areas in India led to documentation of issues in protected areas, especially those affecting small-scale fishing communities, including in Gahirmatha national park in Odisha.

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Moderator

Anupama Mandloi

Coral Woman impact Producer

Presenter 

UPCOMING VIRTUAL OCEAN TOURS

COASTAL COMMUNITY
AND CLIMATE CHANGE

30 JUNE, 2021

6-7 PM IST

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