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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Department in the NEWS: The GAF Website

Prof.Kyoko Kusakabe, Head of Department of Development and Sustainability

Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe, Head, Department of Development and Sustainability was quoted in the “Empowering, counting and hearing women: GAF7 showcases gender equality progress and challenges” published by Gender in Aquaculture and Fisheries (GAF) website.

The article also mentions GAF7 Volunteers from AIT, who helped all the events flow smoothly.

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Internship Experience from UEM Student, May 2018 – August 2018

Anjana Tiwari – I am an enthusiastic young architect from Nepal completing my masters program in urban environmental management from the School of Environment, Resources and Development at AIT. I aspire to contribute towards sustainable development through local level planning, green architecture and disaster-resilient infrastructure development. Hence, to expand my pragmatic approach and knowledge:

 

I joined RRCAP as a part-time intern for 3 months (May 2018- August 2018). I supported RRCAP in research and communications, particularly in analyzing approved funding proposals to the Green Climate Fund and distilling good practices in proposal writing and development. Apart from this, I got to research on programs and activities of south-south cooperation and triangular cooperation related to climate resilient development. From this internship, I learned about proposal writings, case studies analysis and time management.

 

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Internship Experience from DPMM Student with RIMES, June – July 2018

Internship Topic: Dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands

At the completion of my DPMM Professional Masters coursework, I was attached with the Regional Integrated Multi-Hazard Early Warning System for Africa and Asia (RIMES) at their regional office at AIT for my required internship.

I considered myself fortunate for I got to do a hands-on experience on multi-hazard early warning systems that have been applied and managed in Africa and Asia. As part of my project, I worked on dynamic flood risk forecasting in Ba province in the Republic of the Fiji Islands. It was a great learning experience as I got to realize the how flood risk forecasting using past rainfall data can prevent disastrous flood impacts and minimize losses.

 

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Internship Experience from DPMM Student with RIMES from June – July 2018

Internship Topic: Development of Flood Forecast using SMART system: 

A case study of Lomaiviti Province

The internship with RIMES from June – July has given experiences and deepen my understanding of their roles within the Asian Region. The Hands-on experience specifically in the collection of data and development of Early warning through SMART system has given me work experience especially in the field of disaster management in the country. Our country has limited human resources personnel to develop such system and this collaboration has assisted in the completion of 2 piloted provinces.

 

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