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nitiative is a challenge, but achievable,” she said, adding that at the heart of this challenge lies great potenti
al for innovation and creativity, such as new disaster risk prediction and analysis, and disaster-resilient infrastructures.
Huang Runqiu, vice-minister of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment, said dis
aster risk reduction of natural hazards along the initiative is crucial for its success and sustainability.
Regions at the heart of the initiative, such as the Tianshan-Pamir Platea
u, the Himalayas, eastern parts of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau and South Asia, are facing serio
us disaster threats due to tectonic movements, fragile ecosystems and extreme weather, he said.
Henrik Slotte, a senior disaster management expert from the UN Environm
ent Program, said poorly managed infrastructure projects can damage the ecosystem.
ng slides, I didn’t allow enough time for the transition between them, so Pan gently pointed
out how I should express myself when I changed slides so the students would understand more nat
urally. I was very impressed,” said Namgal, who like many Tibetans only uses one name.
Zhang Dazhong, her second mentor, taught her how to get the best results from th
e papers she assigned her students. Now, the average score for her class has jumped to second place in the grade.
“The Jiangsu teachers are all very nice and willing to tutor me. They all
have their own teaching techniques and tips that I always want to learn,” Namgal said.
In addition to providing teaching guidance, the Jiangsu teache
rs introduced a prestudy system. At the beginning of every semester, teachers of the
same subject sit together to analyze the textbooks and compile a document that outlines the key points of each lesson.
When the students read the document, they know what they should focus on and the problems they will be expected to solve in class.