Student Assistantship – NVivo Data Analysis (Period July-September 2020)

We are looking for an AIT student who wants to be a part (as a student assistant) of an international project “Understanding Barriers and Working Pathways Towards Women Political Participation in Myanmar”.

The project aims to understand the barriers and working pathways towards women’s political participation by using qualitative data analysis. Your work consists in assisting the co-investigators with qualitative data analysis by using the NVivo software.

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[video] What is gender and development studies?

What is gender and development studies? Japanese professors at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) tell you!

Gender Studies video made by GDS Students (Chinese subtitle available)
Speaker: Professor Kyoko Kusakabe, Gender and Development Studies (GDS) of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)

Recording, editing, subtitles, etc by GDS Students

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Student Assistant (SA) Opportunity for AIT students

1. Background

1.1. Funder: UKRI (The United Kingdom Research and Innovation)
1.2. Scheme: GCRF (Global Challenges Research Fund)
1.3. Project: Trade Hub (Trade, Development, and the Environment Hub)
1.4. Lead: UNEP-WCMC (The UN Environment Programme World Conservation Monitoring Centre)
1.5. Objective: To achieve sustainable trade of agricultural and wildlife products
1.6. Target countries: Indonesia, China, Brazil, Tanzania, R Congo, DR Congo, Cameroon, Gabon.
1.7. Role of AIT: MEL (Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning)

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Latest special issue of Gender, Technology & Development examines new learnings on women and fisheries

26 May 2020 | Bangkok, Thailand: Women work in all stages of the fish value chain, producing, processing and selling fish and through their work support the economy, their households, and communities in rural and coastal regions. They are said to make up half the fisheries workforce, yet their work goes unrecognized in most official statistics, policies and development programs which frequently are designed from a gender-blind standpoint.

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The COVID-19 Outbreak: A Testing Time for NGOs in Bangladesh

One of the few good things Bangladesh is known for around the world is NGOs and their work. About fifty years ago, when the country became independent, the oldest NGOs started their work by providing relief to the people affected by the war of independence by helping to rebuilding their livelihoods. In the last few decades NGOs in Bangladesh have travelled a long way: reaching the remote areas, mobilizing the poor into groups for making them aware about health, education, running schools, providing loans to start their small businesses. With the improvements in Bangladesh’s social indicators and its economic condition, the fortunes of the NGOs have also changed.

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AIT Ranks 19th in World in SDG1—No Poverty in Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2020

AIT participated for the first time in the Times Higher Education (THE) Impact Rankings, which looks at global universities’ commitment and performance in furthering the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).  Over 850 universities from 89 countries participated in this ranking exercise by submitting input during 2019, and the results were just published on April 22, 2020 by THE.

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