The Department of Development and Sustainability has a special seminar on two topics titled “Japan as an ageing and declining society” by Dr. Wako Asato and “Making sense of logic” by Dr. Takuro Onishi
Date: 14 February 2020, 15:00-16:00 hrs Venue: At Room S201, SERD Building
A special seminar titled “Disaster Recovery and Internal Displacement: Lessons from post-Typhoon Haiya in Tacloban, Philippines” was delivered by Mr. Michael Boyland, Research Associate, Stockholm Environment Institute, was held on 24 September 2019.
Department of Development and Sustainability has a special seminar on ‘Why does AI have a gender problem?’ by Prof.Pascale Fung, Faculty of Department of Electronic & Computer Engineering and the Department of Computer Science & Engineering Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) as detail below:
Date: 20 August 2019 Time: 14:30 – 15:30 Venue: S201, SERD Building
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…