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.
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.
Children across the world have realised it’s now or never.
As youth worldwide skip schools today in protest to demand action on climate change, a group of girls in the flood-prone Indian state of Assam has approached politicians to include concerns such as flood-resilient infrastructure in election manifestos for the 2019 general elections.
Over 500 children of the age group 14 to 19 years were consulted to work out a‘Children’s Agenda’ focusing on health, nutrition, water, sanitation and hygiene and education and protection of children.
Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) in Thailand would like to invite all interested students and parents to participate in this AIT Day event. Please come and meet the faculty and senior officials of AIT, as well as our AIT Alumni from Philippines and get to know more about AIT. You Read more…
Ms. Way Way Hlaing is a student of Regional and Rural Development Program in our School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD).
The second prize goes to Treza Theint of the School of Engineering and Technology (SET), while Samudhbha Sharma from SERD wins the third prize. Congratulations to our winners! We wish to thank M.L. Thanisa Choombala, Interim Director of AIT’s Language Center for evaluating the entries.
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…
News source: https://www.ait.ac.th/2019/01/ait-partners-two-uk-research-innovation-global-research-hubs/ The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is partnering in two global research hubs funded by UK Research and Innovation (UKRI). These interdisciplinary hubs will work across 85 countries together with governments, international agencies, the private sector, and NGOs with the aim of developing creative and sustainable solutions 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.
Topic: Public health risks of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in humanitarian emergencies in North Darfur of Sudan. Presenter: Elfadil Mohammed Mahmoud, DPMMModerator: Chitralada Chaiya, RRDP Date: Wednesday 30 January 2019Time: 15:00 – 16:00 hrsVenue: S201, SERD Building, AIT Introduction Population migration and displacement resulting from manmade disasters is likely to Read more…
AIT is organizing an Academic Writing Placement Test to be held on 12 February 2019 from 13:00 – 14:00 hrs Please kindly send your information together with the proven payment of your registration fee by 7 February 2019 via email. Important Date:Date: 12 February 2019Time: 13:00 – 14:00 hrs. Available Test Read more…