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…
The Head of Department, Kyoko Kusakabe, Professor was a discussant in the “Discussion of Thailand Migration Report 2019” at February 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm.
On 24 January 2019, the UN Thematic Working Group on Migration – comprised of 16 UN agencies and chaired by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) – launched the Thailand Migration Report 2019 at the UNESCO office in Bangkok. This report detailing the situation of migrants in Thailand is the latest in a series published on a regular basis by the Working Group since 2005.
This attention is warranted as Thailand is a key country of origin, transit and destination for migrants, displaced persons and asylum seekers, and a regional migration hub within South-East Asia. Since the report was last published in 2014, official data shows that migration to Thailand has intensified. The non-Thai population on in the country now stands at an estimated 4.9 million, a substantial increase from 3.7 million in 2014.
The report provides up-to-date information on migration trends and patterns in Thailand, as well as independent analysis of migration-related issues and policy developments. Each of the 11 chapters, written by a specific UN agency, delves into specific themes such as working conditions, access to services, migration and development, human trafficking and exploitation. It does not shy away from addressing sensitive issues, including the decriminalization of sex work and conditions of forced labor within key industries in Thailand.(more…)
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.
A presentation by Ms.Veena N., a PhD GDS student with her advisor, Dr. Kyoko Kusakabe, as co-author, was awarded the Best Paper Award at GAF7 (the 7th Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries: Expanding the Horizons).
Veena is a doctoral student of Gender and Development Studies in the Department of Development and Sustainability in AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development.
The title of this article was “Migrant Women’s Strategies to Cope with Exploitative Employment Practices in Thai Seafood Sector: A Case Study from Rayong and Trat”
2017: Lorina Sthapit and Philippe Doneys (2017), “Female Maoist combatants during and after the People’s War”, in Ashild Kolas (ed.), Women, Peace and Security in Nepal, London: Routledge. 2016: Kusakabe, Kyoko (2016) “Street vending in Phnom Penh: Flourishing but invisible” in Simon Springer and Katherine Brickell (eds) Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Cambodia, Read more…
The 7th Global Conference on “Gender in Aquaculture & Fisheries”
Expanding the Horizons
18 – 21 October 2018, at Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Elsevier Atlas Award for December 2017
Rajan is a doctoral student of Gender and Development Studies in the Department of Development and Sustainability in AIT’s School of Environment, Resources and Development. The article was coauthored by Rajan with his advisor Dr. Philippe Doneys, who serves as an Associate Professor at AIT.
Atlas was launched by Elsevier in January 2015 to showcase research that is of significant impact to people’s lives around the world. Every month, a single Atlas article is selected from published research from across over 3,800 journals on Science Direct by an external advisory board made up of individuals from NGOs. The panelists review the contribution to science and society, and analyze the societal impact of the article.
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.
On 18 September, students of Gender, Enterprise and Organization visited Thanyaporn Reception Home for Girls to learn from PTT’s CSR program under Power and Sustainable Future Foundation.