Fieldtrips, within the course of Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP) workshops instructed by Dr Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen, are designed to provide RRDP Master students opportunities to interact and work with local communities on local development planning. It encourages students to be curious, inquiring, to apply theoretical knowledge into practices, and to enjoy learning. This activity is to promote the connection between our research and teaching with community.(more…)
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!(more…)
Inception Workshop on Monitoring, Evaluation and Learning for the UKRI GCRF Trade Hub
Date: 29 – 31 July, 2019
Venue: AITCC, B204
Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand
Academic Calendar and Activities for August 2019 Semester Welcome new students Please prepare yourself by reading (download) this instruction below. Admission GuidelineGUIDANCE FOR APPLICANTS OFFERED ADMISSION Download Department of Development and SustainabilityTentative Timetable & Courses offered August 2019 Download Instruction for AllocatingAccommodation to new Students Download 1 Dorm Allocation Download Read more…
Context and Background
Elinor Ostrom received the 2009 Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences for her research proving how the commons are vital to the world based on the rhetoric of the “tragedy of the commons”, which focused on private property and centralization as ways to protect finite resources from depletion. She turned over the “conventional wisdom” by validating by what means local resources could be effectively managed by commons without ruling by central government or privatization. Ostrom identified 8 design principles for how common-pool resources could be governed sustainably and equitably in a community. Similarly, the Institutional Analysis and Development (IAD) framework summarizes the ways that institutions function and adjust over time. The framework observes institutions to be created by humans whereby individual choices made render consequences of particular choices made. This is one of a “multi-level conceptual map” that may offer to study a specific hierarchical section of interactions made in a system. The part of the framework includes action arena identification, formed through interactions between actors and actor situations.(more…)
Date: 20 April 2019
Venue: S201 (subject to change)
Contact: Dr.Nophea Sasaki
- 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.
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.
On 14-15 September, GDS faculty members delivered a workshop on research methodology to faculty members and students at Yangon University of Economics, under a IDRC supported project.