Asian Institute of Technology is currently recruiting a Chair Professor who would be serving as an academic leader on Gender and Forced Displacement in Asia and start up a Center for the same purpose at AIT. The project is supported by IDRC Canada.(more…)
IGS International Symposium “Development, Education, and Gender” – Symposium celebrating 20 years of Ochanomizu University and AIT Workshop Programme
Institute for Gender Studies (IGS) Internation Symposium, “Development, Education, and Gender” Symposium celebrating 20 years of Ochanomizu University – AIT Workshop. This is to commemorate the 20th anniversary of exchange program between AIT and Ochanomizu University. Our PhD student (Mr.Song Changhui) will be speaking on behalf of the AIT students who participated in the exchange.(more…)
“Fisherfolk in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka — Migration, Gender and Well-being”, the first edition of the book co-edited by Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe
“Fisherfolk in Cambodia, India and Sri Lanka — Migration, Gender and Well-being”, the first edition of the book co-edited by Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe, Head of Department of Development and Sustainability, has recently been published.(more…)
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.(more…)
What is gender and development studies? Japanese professors at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) tell you!
Gender Studies video made by GDS Students (Chinese subtitle available)
Speaker: Professor Kyoko Kusakabe, Gender and Development Studies (GDS) of the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT)
Recording, editing, subtitles, etc by GDS Students(more…)
Professor Kyoko Kusakabe expresses concerns over gender equality on International Women’s Day 2020.
“We must acknowledge that there is diversity among women, and we must make sure that we understand this diversity and ensure equality across all societal substructures,” Prof. Kusakabe said.Prof.Kyoko Kusakabe, Head of the Department of Development and Sustainability
All are welcome to attend
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
The research focuses on gender mainstreaming in the nexus of climate change, land use, and informal livelihoods in Himalayan cities. Expected activities include:
1) survey and mapping to examine how women in informal settlements use the urban spaces for their livelihoods and what the impacts of climate change on their daily activities are;
2) stakeholder workshop and networking to address and inform the urban policy about women’s role in building climate change resilience in Himalayan cities.
Keywords Gender, Climate change, Informal livelihood, Urban space, Urban planning(more…)