Learning Is A Journey

“Learning Is A Journey” is a telling story from Ms.Chitralada Chaiya. She is a PhD (Candidate) at the Regional and Rural Development Planning (RRDP), Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS), School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD), AIT. In a telling story, she shared her experiences as an exchange student at LUT University, Finland to us.

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“COVIDization”, Presented by DDS Student Miss Chitralada Chaiya at the 11th National Public Administration Conference

The epidemic of the COVID-19 has dramatically changed the world in every dimension. Consequently, it can be said that this is an era of “COVIDization”. This complete change of lifestyle has “disrupted” people into “New normal” especially in the public health service, which has been a direct responsibility since the beginning of the pandemic. 

Ms.Chitralada Chaiya, PhD candidate in RRDP/DDS/SERD
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PhD Colloquium: Gender Challenges to Climate Change Adaption and Food Security: Evidence from Nepal

The Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS) organized a Ph.D. colloquium for Ph.D. students on 24 June 2020 as a monthly regular event of the Department. Before the presentation started, Mrs. Wachira Petcho, a Ph.D. candidate as a moderator shared that DDS had already conducted 21 sessions of Ph.D. Colloquium so far since it was started august 2017 as monthly basis. The main objectives of the colloquium to interact with the Ph.D. students under DDS to share their research, findings, experience, challenges, solutions.

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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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Learning “participatory rural development planning” with community

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.

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