Engaging Southeast Asia researchers on Climate Change Adaptation Science
25th December 2018
Southeast Asia Research-based Network on Climate Change Adaptation Science strengthen capacity of Southeast Asia universities and researchers in the area of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and natural resource management.
Southeast Asia Research-based Network on Climate Change Adaptation Science in VJU campus
In recent years, climate change impacts has increased significantly in every single corner of the planet in which requires the roles and strengthen of universities and research centers.
With the establishment of the Master’s Program in Climate Change and Development by the cooperation between VNU - Vietnam Japan University (VJU) and Ibaraki University in 2018, VJU will become one of the research centers between Vietnam and Japan in particular and in Asia generally which can promote activities of climate change mitigation by linking Japanese highly-technical science and researchers with universities and researchers in Southeast Asia region.
In 2018, Southeast Asia Research-based Network on Climate Change Adaptation Science (SARNCCAR) is set up for strengthening capacity of each university members and faculties via networking, information sharing, training workshops, and joining publications in the area of climate change adaptation, disaster risk reduction and natural resource management.
On December 21st and 22nd 2018, groups of researchers from Vietnam, Japan, Thailand and the Philippines came to Vietnam and attended the first workshop on engaging university members for promoting climate change resilience in the South East Asia region. 30 researchers from Vietnam Japan University, Ibaraki University, University of the Philippines Los Baños, Isabela State University (Philippines), Phuket Rajabhat University (Thailand) and 23 students of VJU’s Master’ Program in Climate Change and Development gathered in field trip in coastal area in Nam Dinh province and workshop in VJU campus, Hanoi.
The first workshop has raised outcomes of development of innovative adaptation science-based on localities, suggestion of practical adaptation which can distribute each countries and regions and encouragement and promotion of young researchers and research platforms.
Professor Juan M. Pulhin (University of the Philippines Los Baños)