RRDP Alumnus Dr. Sanaullah Panezai launches a new research journal: Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS)

Dr. Sanaullah Panezai, an RRDP Alumnus, has launched a new research journal in December 2019. The title of the journal is “Journal of Geography and Social Sciences (JGSS)”. He serves as Editor-in-Chief of the JGSS. This newly launched journal is an open access, peer-reviewed, multidisciplinary journal that publishes rapid publication of substantive and integrative research articles in all areas of geography and social sciences. JGSS has an International Editorial Board and uses online submission system for receiving articles. 

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Congratulations for our new PhDs!

Shahab-E-Saqib (left), Supattra Yamsrual (center) and Manjunatha Venkatappa (right)

In August 2019, three DDS students completed their PhD. Congratulations! We are very proud to have Shahab-E-Saqib, Supattra Yamsrual and Manjunatha Venkatappa as new PhD holders who will be leaders in their own respective fields. It was an awesome month for us having three subsequent PhD public defence seminars in a month.

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On the path to climate action

Why self-reflection is critical for Bangladesh

A major challenge of extremely vulnerable households is that they have lost their land to natural calamities. PHOTO: ICCCAD.NET

Firdaus Ara Hussain and Mokbul Morshed Ahmad

Through the UN Climate Action Summit on September 23, 2019, UN Secretary-General António Guterres is calling upon global leaders to come to New York with concrete, realistic plans to enhance their nationally determined contributions by 2020, in line with reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 45 percent over the next decade, and to net zero emissions by 2050. Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina has responded to the call of Secretary-General Guterres, and Bangladesh will join the summit being one of the country members of Track No 6 on resilience and adaptation.

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PhD Colloquium for March 2019

Topic: International Contract Labour Migration: The Experience of Vietnamese Migrants Returned from Taiwan Presenter: Ms. Nguyen Quynh Phuong, RRDPModerator:  : Ms. Alita Chaladdee, UEM Date: Wednesday, 27 March 2019Time: 11:00 – 12:00 hrsVenue: S201, SERD Building, AIT

Ms. Way Way Hlaing (RRDP Student) is the winner of the AIT Students’ Blog Contest

“Each and Every Moment is Special”

Ms. Way Way Hlaing is the winner of the AIT Students’ Blog Contest (January 2019) semester. Her blog post titled “Each and Every Moment is Special” can be read here:https://www.ait.ac.th/2019/03/every-moment-special/

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.

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DDS Faculties in two UKRI-funded Global Research Hubs

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…

RRDP Field Visit on 17 – 18 January 2019

ED77.17 Rural-Regional Development Planning Workshop by Dr. Thi Phuoc Lai Nguyen. The course provides conceptual framework, techniques and methodology in rural and regional planning to analyze problems and formulate a local development plan and project proposals of the study area, involving the active participation of people at the grassroots level. The course participants will be encouraged to use their practical expertise and applications of theoretical knowledge in development planning acquired earlier in conducting the field study in the study area.

On January 2019 semester, this course selected Kap Cheong district, Surin province with 4 T.A.O.Khu Tan, Dan, Ta Khian and Naeng Mut as the study area.

T.A.O. is Tambon Administrative Organisation as same as Sub-district Administrative Organisation (SAO). We used the word T.A.O. instead of SAO to call them.

Discussed with District Chief of Kap Cheong
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