Webinar Series on
This online webinar series aims to inform all stakeholders of the climate crisis, especially public health and medical professionals, climate and energy professionals, government, academia, and youth and to catalyze action.
As the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC), The Paris Agreement and Action for Climate Empowerment demonstrates, education is a critical agent in addressing the issue of climate change. Studies have shown that more education about climate change and public health can help empower individuals and institutions to change their behaviors in ways that can profoundly shape the way we interact with our collective home.
In the face of climate crisis already happening and being the biggest single threat to public health, the importance of improving preparedness and resiliency of health and medical professionals is growing. The webinar series aims to address this gap of knowledge through considering individual interventions, as well as higher-level interventions that can be made at the organizational or policy-level for larger impact.
PhD Student, Information Science, Cornell University, Fulbright Alum
Joy Ming is a PhD Student in Information Science at Cornell University. She does critical design action research at the intersection of design justice, global health equity, and the future of work. She has over a decade of experience designing and building technology systems to reduce health inequities and fill resource gaps for entrepreneurs in South/Southeast Asia, Western Africa, and the US. She was a Fulbright-Nehru Student Research Scholar based in New Delhi, India in 2015-2016.
Medical Doctor, President, United National Medical Society of Nepal, IVLP Alumnus
Dr. Chandan Raman has 5 years of experience as a medical Doctor and he is also an International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) Alumnus of March- 2019. He is currently president of United
National Medical Society of Nepal.
He was chairperson of " External Affairs committee in 2011AD " in Kathmandu University School of Medical Sciences (KUSMS), Dhulikhel where he mobilised
more than 700 medical students. He was "President of KUSMS Students Council " from 2012 to 2014 AD.
He was elected as a " Secretary of NGO/ INGO federation in 2019 AD under Ministry of Youth and sports at National Youth Council(NYC). In the mean
time of pandemic ( COVID-19) he was appointed as a " Coordinator of policy making team for health issues at National Youth Council and directly reported
at PM office. He has worked on the issues of biohazards, waste management and community sanitation under his NGO programs to reduce impact on climate and environment.
He is a first person to write a book in simple Nepali language about "COVID-19 pandemic" focusing the facts, myths and Vaccination. His book " Introduction to COVID-19 “. MCID- Washington, recognized his work done during COVID-19 pandemic. He has received Certificate of appreciation from UNDP for spreading awareness on COVID-19.
Dr. Chandan has obtained his Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery(MBBS) degree from Kathmandu University School of Medical Science, Nepal.
PhD Candidate, Computer Science, Cornell University
Chinasa T. Okolo is a fifth-year Ph.D. Candidate in the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University. Before coming to Cornell, she graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Computer Science. Her research interests include explainable AI, human-AI interaction, global health, and information & communication technologies for development (ICTD). Within these fields, she works on projects to understand how frontline healthcare workers in rural India perceive and value artificial intelligence and examines how explainability can be best leveraged in AI-enabled technologies deployed throughout the Global South.
Medical Officer, Manu Hospital & State secretary for All India Medical Students Organisation
Compassionate Doctor with a successful background in diagnosis, treatment, and management of
patient illnesses and diseases. Acclaimed for making informed decisions to manage a variety of
patient ailments. Skilled in the delivery of medical advice with a focus on patient assessments,
correct diagnosis, and effective treatment. Experienced in the recommendation and prescription
of appropriate medication. Ensures adherence to healthcare guidelines and standard practice.
Passionate about public health and family medicine.