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Association of American Geographers (AAG) Annual Meeting

21 - 25 April 2015, Chicago, Illinois, USA

The AAG annual meeting is one of the largest annual geographical congresses worldwide. This year, almost eight thousands geographers, GIS specialists, environmental scientists, and other registrants participated from around the world for sharing the very latest in research, policy, and applications in geography, sustainability, and GIScience.

In fact, it was a great opportunity to discuss and share different research ideas within the international community. I gave an oral presentation of my PhD work, especially on conceptual framework and methodology in the context of household resilience to cyclone and storm surges. I got feedback and suggestions from international intellectual audience regarding the conceptual framework and methodology and had several informal discussions about my PhD project afterwards.

I diffused my works and ideas within the international community; several experts, PhD students and editors of international journals were present. I also built wide networks with the veteran geographers.

Abdullah Al-Maruf

PhD Candidate

Institute of Geography, University of Cologne.

Abstract title: Enhancing Resilience through Human Capital: Prospects for Adaptation to Disasters in Coastal Bangladesh (oral presentation)

Session title: Livelihoods, vulnerability and resilience in South and South East Asian Deltas (Part 1) (Organizer: Dr. Amelie Bernzen-University of Cologne and J. Craig Jenkins - Ohio State University, Chair: Prof. Dr. Boris Braun).