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.
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.
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.
The workshop on “Future of graduate education in sustainable development: Fostering the next generation of professionals” will be organized on 29 November 2018 from 09:00-16:30 hours at Ambassador Hotel, Bangkok. The event is organized by the Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS) of the School of Environment, Resources and Development Read more…
We have the special lecture on “Uncertainty in migration forecasting – data, methods and challenges” by Dr. Arek Wiśniowski, Lecturer in Social Statistics at the University of Manchester Organized by: Dr.Sylvia Szabo, RRDP Faculty Photo credit: Ms Kyawt Yin Min Thein
November 1, 2018, AIT Student Union Organized workshop on “How to make our environment more sustainable” at Korea House, AIT. Our NRM PhD student Manjunatha presented the concept of “Green AIT: What you think and what we can do?”. Department Facebook: ddsserd You can find more info about Read more…
Expansion of tourism industry has brought benefits to the country’s economics both locally and nationally. Furthermore, tourism growth influences the development of more tourism degree programs worldwide. In tourism-dependent country like Thailand, higher education institutions are competing in promoting their tourism-related programs in the education market. Indeed, many tourism programs are being offered popularly in public and private institutions. The marketing campaign to attract new students become intense. While the competition is high, the challenge becomes worse with the news predicting education disruption in Thai society. Various scholars and education-based organizations are alerting educators for changes. This special talk will address some of these issues with its center on tourism education. It will also offer some ideas that tourism programs and other fields can adapt to possibly survive before becoming endangered.
The Department of Development and Sustainability (DDS) was pleased to thank you to Dr. Andreas Langner for the “REDD+ Special Class”
Dr. Andreas Langner is currently working at the Joint Research Centre, Directorate D—Sustainable Resources, European Commission, Italy (JRC) on the analysis/harmonization of forest biomass databases and on the development of transparent forest degradation monitoring systems.
On 22 August 2018: Our NRM PhD student, Manjunatha was invited to present on talk “Using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles for Forest Carbon Measurement” at the International Conference on Unmanned Aerial Vehicles in Environment. Organized by Hokkaido University, Japan
Speciallecture“Development Cooperation of the European Union: Priorities, Strategies and Methodological Considerations”
by Mr Jerome Pons, Head of Cooperation from the EU Delegation in Bangkok.
Prior to joining the European Commission, Mr. Pons worked for ten years with international and non-governmental organisations in the fields of development, good governance and humanitarian assistance in Europe, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. Mr. Pons has a Master’s degree in ‘Banking and International Finance’ and a PostGraduate Diploma in ‘Development Economics’ from the University of Dijon, France.