Biodiversity Hackathon 2019

Date: 20 April 2019
Venue: S201 (subject to change)
Contact: Dr.Nophea Sasaki

Apply: http://bit.ly/2GmnY4M

Brief Background

  • Many fauna and flora species on earth play important roles in ecosystem functioning and services but conventional conservation would not achieve the maximum benefits that these species could potentially provide. With opportunities and markets created by the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and impact investments along with increasing available technologies, there are potential solutions for biodiversity conservation but Innovation Solutions are needed to make utmost use of technologies and to generate maximum yet sustainable benefits for biodiversity conservation and local livelihood improvement. Can we do that? Join us on 20 April 2019. We can accept 4 more teams (2-3 members each). Small prizes for the winning teams will be provided.
  • Biodiversity Hackathon aims to propose and design innovative solutions for biodiversity conservation. Biodiversity Hackathon is a tool for crowdsourcing ground-up innovation for biodiversity conservation.
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AIT Seminar: Inequality and development in developing Asia

Inequality and development in developing Asia

Date: 3 May 2019
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: S101, SERD Building, AIT

Seminar followed by discussion on collaboration between HKUST and AIT on public policy.
All are invited to join.

Background

Inequality in developing countries, including those in Asia, has increased in the last thirty years, even as inequality between developing and developed countries has narrowed. In-country inequality has increased in spite of the fact that in most of developing Asia, there has been a significant expansion of the middle class and a large reduction in abject poverty.

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NRM Students Win 2019 International Day of Forests Debate

A team of three students from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has won the 2019 International Day of Forests (2019 IDF) organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 21 March 2019.

The AIT team of Sarathanjali Manoharan, Pimolporn Jintarith, and Megha Bajaj, who debated on the topic “Providing the youth with an equal opportunities to study forestry will help reduce inequality issues in the world,” emerged as winners at the event, which was co-organized by the FAO, the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), and United Nations Environment.

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PhD Colloquium for March 2019

Topic: International Contract Labour Migration: The Experience of Vietnamese Migrants Returned from Taiwan Presenter: Ms. Nguyen Quynh Phuong, RRDPModerator:  : Ms. Alita Chaladdee, UEM Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019Time: 11:00 – 12:00 hrsVenue: S201, SERD Building, AIT

Dr.Nophea Sasaki (NRM) presented a presentation on “Technology Implementation for Smart Agriculture as a Case Study for Reforestation and Aquaculture.”

Dr.Nophea Sasaki, NRM Faculty

Dr. Nophea Sasaki (NRM Faculty) presented a presentation on “Technology Implementation for Smart Agriculture as a Case Study for Reforestation and Aquaculture.”

Speaking at the presentation of Dr. Nophea Sasaki, today, we release 40 billion tons of carbon per year, with about 2 billion acres of global food shortages that lead to this problem and a lack of data. Every year, 15 billion trees are destroyed by human and natural causes. Restoring Forests and Conservation in the Tropics, we lost 13 million hectares of forest in the last 30 years.

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Dr.Indrajit Pal (DPMM) quoted in The Times of India on flood resilience

Children across the world have realised it’s now or never.

As youth worldwide skip schools today in protest to demand action on climate change, a group of girls in the flood-prone Indian state of Assam has approached politicians to include concerns such as flood-resilient infrastructure in election manifestos for the 2019 general elections.

Over 500 children of the age group 14 to 19 years were consulted to work out a‘Children’s Agenda’ focusing on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and education and protection of children.

Schoolchildren In Assam Produce Their Agenda For The National Elections
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AIT Day Philippines 2019

Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand would like to invite all interested students and parents to participate in this AIT Day event. Please come and meet the faculty and senior officials of AIT, as well as our AIT Alumni from Philippines and get to know more about AIT. You Read more…

Ms. Way Way Hlaing (RRDP Student) is the winner of the AIT Students’ Blog Contest

“Each and Every Moment is Special”

Ms. Way Way Hlaing is the winner of the AIT Students’ Blog Contest (January 2019) semester. Her blog post titled “Each and Every Moment is Special” can be read here:https://www.ait.ac.th/2019/03/every-moment-special/

Ms. Way Way Hlaing is a student of Regional and Rural Development Program in our School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD).

The second prize goes to Treza Theint of the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), while Samudhbha Sharma from SERD wins the third prize.
Congratulations to our winners! We wish to thank M.L. Thanisa Choombala, Interim Director of AIT’s Language Center for evaluating the entries.

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AIT alumna Fathimath Yumna

AIT Alumna Appointed Deputy Minister in the Maldives AIT alumna Fathimath Yumna (Master’s in Gender and Development Studies, 2004) has been appointed as Deputy Minister of Gender, Family and Social Services, Republic of Maldives: She has previously served at the post of a consultant in the SAARC/UNWOMEN and also as Read more…

PhD Colloquium for February 2019

Topic: Legal Framework, Gender Binarism and Hijras’ Access to Human Rights in Pakistan Presenter: Mr. Aurangzaib Alizai, GDSModerator: Mr. Majunatha Venkatappa, NRM Date: Wednesday, 27 February 2019Time: 11:00 – 12:00 hrsVenue: S201, SERD Building, AIT