DDS Academic Calendar for August 2019 Semester

Academic Calendar and Activities for August 2019 Semester We are welcome to new students. Please prepare yourself ready 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 Read more…

UEM Alum Appointed Mayor of Kandahar City

Md. Rafi Hayat, A Master’s graduate from Urban Environmental Management (UEM, 2018)

URM Alumni Appointed Mayor of Kandahar City

Md. Rafi Hayat, A Master’s graduate from Urban Environmental Management (UEM, 2018), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), has been appointed Mayor of Kandahar in Afghanistan.

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Ostrom Retreat 2019

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. 

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AIT Once Again Comes Out Top in International Orientation

AIT’s performance in U-Mulitrank: The longer the ray in the Sunburst, the better the performance.

The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) maintained its top position, with six perfect scores in the category International Orientation, according to the latest rankings released by U-Multirank on 4 June 2019. This is the third consecutive year that AIT has maintained its top position.

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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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AIT Seminar: Inequality and development in developing Asia

Inequality and development in developing Asia

Date: 3 May 2019
Time: 10:00 – 12:00
Venue: S101, SERD Building, AIT

Seminar followed by discussion on collaboration between HKUST and AIT on public policy.
All are invited to join.

Background

Inequality in developing countries, including those in Asia, has increased in the last thirty years, even as inequality between developing and developed countries has narrowed. In-country inequality has increased in spite of the fact that in most of developing Asia, there has been a significant expansion of the middle class and a large reduction in abject poverty.

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NRM Students Win 2019 International Day of Forests Debate

A team of three students from the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) has won the 2019 International Day of Forests (2019 IDF) organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations on 21 March 2019.

The AIT team of Sarathanjali Manoharan, Pimolporn Jintarith, and Megha Bajaj, who debated on the topic “Providing the youth with an equal opportunities to study forestry will help reduce inequality issues in the world,” emerged as winners at the event, which was co-organized by the FAO, the Center for People and Forests (RECOFTC), and United Nations Environment.

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Dr.Nophea Sasaki (NRM) presented a presentation on “Technology Implementation for Smart Agriculture as a Case Study for Reforestation and Aquaculture.”

Dr.Nophea Sasaki, NRM Faculty

Dr. Nophea Sasaki (NRM Faculty) presented a presentation on “Technology Implementation for Smart Agriculture as a Case Study for Reforestation and Aquaculture.”

Speaking at the presentation of Dr. Nophea Sasaki, today, we release 40 billion tons of carbon per year, with about 2 billion acres of global food shortages that lead to this problem and a lack of data. Every year, 15 billion trees are destroyed by human and natural causes. Restoring Forests and Conservation in the Tropics, we lost 13 million hectares of forest in the last 30 years.

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