Part-time Consultancy Opportunity for an Institute-wide Project

1. Background

1.1. Funder: ADB (Asian Development Bank), JFPR (Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction)
1.2. Project: Climate Change Adaptation in Agriculture for Enhanced Recovery and Sustainability of Highlands
1.3. Lead: AIT and Nippon Koei Co.
1.4. Initiator: Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperatives, Thailand.
1.5. Objective: To strengthen the capacity of local governments and communities to address climate change and to demonstrate climate-smart agriculture (CSA) practices
1.6. Target Area: Nan Province, the Kingdom of Thailand

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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 for August 2019

Topic: Coastal Tourism Governance And Impact On Local Community: The Case Of Cha Am, Gulf Of Thailand

Presenter:        Ms. Sussaangana Unhasuta (Ph.D. candidate, UEM)
Moderator:      Mr. Mazhar Ali (Ph.D. candidate, DPMM)
Date:               Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Venue:            E-220
Time:              15:00 – 16:00 hrs

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A national survey on experiences of discrimination and social attitudes towards LGBT people in Thailand

There is a lack of comprehensive research on attitude toward LGBT people and challenges they face, making it difficult for advocates, development partners and policy makers to promote effective policies and make informed decisions. To address this the ‘Being LGBTI in Asia’ UNDP program, which is aimed at advancing the well-being of LGBTI people and reducing inequality and marginalization on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity, supported a study in collaboration with Love Frankie and AIT. This national study examined the experiences of and social attitudes towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people. It involved a survey with 2,210 participants from across the country, including 1,349 LGBT people and 861 non-LGBT people, and focus group discussions in Bangkok, Chiang Mai, Phitsanulok and Pattani. The study found that there are overall favourable attitudes towards LGBT people in Thailand and significant support for inclusive laws and policies, but also persistent experiences of stigma and discrimination, violence and exclusion.

Keywords LGBT, SOGIE, Gender Equality, Thailand

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Into the light: Female youths migrant workers in fishing industry and their access to decent work, education, and social protection

There are many young migrants from Cambodia to Thailand, who migrant alone or with their family members. The study explored the opportunity cost of such decision to migrate and the advantage that they might get by migrating. The study showed the struggle that young women migrants face to balance their own aspiration and their family responsibilities. There is an opportunity cost for youths to migrate and they need to forego their chances of higher education and network building back home.

Keywords migration, women, youths, fishing community, Cambodia, Thailand, education

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