GDS Students visited UNWomen

On November 13, 2019, students of courses Gender and Development: Principles and Concepts and Gender and Communication visited UNWomen Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok to learn about UNWomen’s work, especially around migration and violence against women. Students were able to make links for further action for gender equality!

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Gendered impact of cross-border agricultural investment: case of rubber plantations in Northern Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia

Type: Research Duration: 2014 – 2017 Faculty: Prof.Kyoko Kusakabe Description: The study analyzed the impact of rubber plantation in Northern Laos, Myanmar and Cambodia. It showed how different farmers are impacted and adjust in different ways, and often times, the burden of adjustment falls on women. Keywords: rubber, Laos, Myanmar, Read more…

Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability

AIT’s Dr. Indrajit Pal and Dr. Sangam Shrestha has co-edited a book titled Interdisciplinary Approach for Disaster Resilience and Sustainability”. The 28-chapter book (535 pages), published by Springer served as a reference book for researchers, academia, students, disaster managers, and policy makers from natural science, social science, engineering, and multidisciplinary backgrounds.

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Congratulations to the GAF Fellowship students

Prof.Kyoko Kusakabe (left), Ms. Sujata Timelsina, Ms. Nant May Than Htay
and Dr. Krishna R. Salin (right)

The 7th Global Conference on Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF7) was held at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand in October 2018. It has been agreed that part of the proceeds from GAF7 be converted to fellowship to support students study gender in aquaculture/ fisheries.

We would like to congratulate Ms. Nant May Than Htay from Myanmar, and Ms. Sujata Timelsina from Nepal to be awarded the fellowship.

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DDS Students attended the summer program at Tongji University, Shanghai, China

From left; Ms. Megha Bajaj (NRM, Master’s student), Ms. Chitralada Chaiya (RRDP Ph.D. Candidate), Ms. Nichcharat Rungruang (RRDP, Master’s student)

DDS students have many opportunities to participate in exchange programs with other universities. (See DPMM Students participated in the International Summer School)

In August 2019, DDS students attended the summer program at Tongji University, Shanghai, China, under the theme of “Sustainable Urban and Rural Development”.

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Congratulations for our new PhDs!

Shahab-E-Saqib (left), Supattra Yamsrual (center) and Manjunatha Venkatappa (right)

In August 2019, three DDS students completed their PhD. Congratulations! We are very proud to have Shahab-E-Saqib, Supattra Yamsrual and Manjunatha Venkatappa as new PhD holders who will be leaders in their own respective fields. It was an awesome month for us having three subsequent PhD public defence seminars in a month.

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PhD Colloquium for August 2019

Topic: Coastal Tourism Governance And Impact On Local Community: The Case Of Cha Am, Gulf Of Thailand

Presenter:        Ms. Sussaangana Unhasuta (Ph.D. candidate, UEM)
Moderator:      Mr. Mazhar Ali (Ph.D. candidate, DPMM)
Date:               Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Venue:            E-220
Time:              15:00 – 16:00 hrs

Left: Moderator Mr. Mazhar Ali, UEM Ph.D.Candidate

As a monthly event, The Department of Development and Sustainability organised a PhD colloquium for PhD students on 28 August 2019. The main objectives of the event are to exchange research ideas and to build the network between the PhD students.

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