Extreme Heat Research Webinars

Extreme heat is deadly, on the rise globally, and its toll can be reduced. Despite the growing adverse impacts, there is a lack of global awareness, risk analysis, and action to combat heat risks. The Global Disaster Preparedness Center of the American Red Cross, the Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, and the Global Heat Health Information Network (GHHIN), launched a research grant program to increase knowledge on heatwaves and their impact on people, especially in low and middle-income countries. Watch the recordings of the series of webinars at the links below.

Webinar # 1: 24 January 2024
Temporal distribution of heatwave events and its concomitant effect of human health by Dr Bethwel Mutai, Lecturer at the Department of Earth and Climate Sciences, University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Towards Livable Cities: Extreme Heat Distribution in South African Cities by Timothy Chambers, Environmental and Geographical Science and Atmospheric Science at the University of Cape Town, S. Africa

Managing Heat Stress Among Ready-made Clothing Workers in Bangladesh by Farzana Yeasmin Assistant Scientist in the at the International Centre for Diarrheal Disease Research of Bangladesh

Local heat thresholds and triggers in Serbia Dr. Dragan Milošević Assistant Professor at the University of Novi Sad, Faculty of Sciences, Department of Geography, Tourism and Hotel Management.

Webinar # 2: 14 February 2023

identifying perceptions of climate induced heat among vulnerable population in Beitbridge district by Dr. Patience Chadambuka Lecturer in the Community Studies Department at the Midlands State University, Zimbabwe.

Assessing public perceptions of the health and social risk of extreme heat in northern Ghana by Victor Mogre, Head of Department of Health Professions Education and Innovative Learning, University for Development Studies, Ghana.

Identifying heat risk perception of outdoor workers in and outer areas of the city of Chennai by Dr. PK Latha, Research Associate at Sri Ramachandra Institute of Higher Education and Research, India.

Identifying heat risk perception of two communities in Guatemala by Dr. Edgar Miguel López Álvarez, Dean of the Health Sciences School of University Rafael Landívar, Guatemala.

Webinar #3: 11 April 2023


Differential impact of extreme heat on the vulnerable populations Delhi, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan in India by Niti Mishra, Assistant Professor at the Center for Disaster Management, Jamsetji Tata School of Disaster Studies Tata Institute of Social Sciences in Mumbai, India.

Heat risk perception of outdoor workers in Terai region, Nepal by Anjali Joshi, Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences, Dhulikhel, Nepal.

Heat risk perception of residents of informal settlements in Kampala City, Uganda by Hakimu Sseviiri, Researcher at the Urban Action Lab and the Centre for Climate Change Research Makerere University in Kampala, Uganda.

 Local heat health thresholds and triggers in Kenya’s three major cities by Joyce Kimutai, Principal Meteorologist at the Kenya Meteorological Department, Nairobi, Kenya.


Webinar #4: 25 April 2023

Heat risk perception of informal workers in the city of Nagpur in India by Dr. Rajashree S. Kotharkar from Dept. of Architecture and Planning, Visvesvaraya National Institute of Technology in Nagpur, India

Local heat health thresholds in different ecological regions in Vietnam by Tran Nu Quy Linh  from the Centre for Environment and Population Health, Griffith University, Australia.

Heat risk perception of agricultural workers and heat-risk communication strategies in Indonesia by Dr. Efi Yuliati Yovi Associate professor at the Faculty of Forestry and Environment at IPB University, Indonesia

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