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16th Conference Science Council of Asia

The Sixteenth Conference of the Science Council of Asia, Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, May 30th – June 1st, 2016

The Sixteenth Conference of the Science Council of Asia will be held at  Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka on May 30th – June 1st, 2016. The theme of the Conference is:Science for the People: Mobilizing New Technologies for the Sustainable Development in Asia. It will be hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, Sri Lanka.

The Conference will focus on all areas of emerging technologies, success in their use in national development. and  the challenges faced by developing Asian countries in mobilizing new technologies for sustainable development. Sub-themes of the Conference are as follows:

1. Opportunities in mobilizing biotechnology, information technology, nanotechnology and renewable energy technologies for national development

2. Social dimensions of these technologies including challenges faced by Asia in their use, risks in applying the technologies and technologies for protection and preservation of cultural heritage.

3. Technologies for climate change mitigation, adaptation to the impacts of climate change and prevention of natural disasters.

More information about the Conference and registration details may be obtained from http://nas-srilanka.org/the-sixteenth-conference-of-the-science-council-of-asia/

Workshop to Support SIMSEA Japan

Application Laboratory, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Center for International Collaboration Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo, and Japan Society of Ocean Policy organise workshop to support SIMSEA Japan in Tokyo on 5 February 2016
Workshop to Support SIMSEA Japan

Workshop on SIMSEA in Japan

The Application Laboratory, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Center for International Collaboration Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo, and Japan Society of Ocean Policy will co-organise a workshop to further promote the international program called Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA), in Tokyo, Japan on 5 February 2016. The SIMSEA Program (http://simseaasiapacific.org) was conceived by the ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific ( http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/simsea-steering-committee-meets-in-kuala-lumpur) and further developed by the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP) is an activity designed to support collaborative interdisciplinary solutions oriented research according to the framework of Future Earth, the new international platform for research on global sustainability (http://www.icsu.org/future-earth). Specifically SIMSEA will research the sustainability of the marginal seas in South and East Asia and develop a network of networks among researchers to initiate, develop and support interdisciplinary research under the framework of Future Earth.

Conference on anthropology, weather and climate change

The Royal Anthropological Institute and British Museum announce a major conference entitled "Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change" to be held in May 2016 in London

A major conference entitled "Anthropology, Weather and Climate Change" will be held in London on 27-29 May 2016. It is being organised by by The Royal Anthropological Institute (RAI) and the British Museum The organisers welcome participation and proposals for panels on all aspects of this timely and complex issue. Anthropology is understood here as being in its widest sense, including Archaeology, Biological Anthropology, Linguistic Anthropology and Social Anthropology. Cross disciplinary understanding of earth systems science is vital for success of the new global research platform  for global sustainability proposed by Future Earth.

Further details about the conference may be obtained from the following website:

https://www.therai.org.uk/conferences/anthropology-weather-and-climate-change-2016

Max Weber Foundation holds discussions with ROAP and KITA

Representatives from the Max Weber Foundation explore possibilities of future research collaboration in the area of social sciences/humanities with a regional focus on South East Asia.
Max Weber Foundation holds discussions with ROAP and KITA

Participants in discusssion with the Director of KITA

ROAP received Franz Waldenberger and Joachim Rohr of the Deutsches Institut fur Japanstudien (DIJ) Max Weber Foundation for discussions at ROAP and at KITA, the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Institute of Ethnic Studies (http://www.kita.ukm.my).  The purpose of the visit was to explore possibilities for future research collaboration in the area of social sciences/humantities with a regional focus on South East Asia. The Max Weber Foundation currently sponsors 10 research institutes globally including the DIJ in Tokyo (http://www.maxweberstiftung.de/en/institute.html). Plans are afoot to expand into other regions such as South East Asia by establishing research groups or transnational research centres. At ROAP the visitors were briefed about the work of ICSU and the Future Earth programme. At KITA, the Director of the Institute gave a warm and comprehensive account of the Institute's roles and functions, and its current and future research. All parties involved actively engaged in in-depth discussion of the research landscape in social sciences and humanities in Malaysia and Asia, the national and regional research systems, and the major international networks with which KITA interacts. After the Kuala Lumpur visit Franz and Joachim flew to Singapore to have similar talks with representatives of the science community there. We look forward to further discourse and the development of potential collaborative initiatives with the Foundation in the near future.

Regional Committee meets in Chiangrai

The 20th Meeting of the ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific was hosted by the National Research Council of Thailand, an ICSU National Member, in Chiangrai, Thailand
Regional Committee meets in Chiangrai

RCAP members at 20th meeting in Chiang Rai

The 20th meeting of the ICSU Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific (RCAP) was held on 24 and 25 November in Chiang Rai, Thailand. It was hosted by the National Research Council of Thailand (NRCT), whose immediate past Secretary General, Soottiporn Chittmittrapap is a member. The Committee discussed progress of work in its 4 priority areas viz. hazards and disasters, urban health and wellbeing, ecosystems, and sustainable energy. Also discussed was recent developments in Future Earth, the new international platform for research on global sustainability. Two members of the RCAP, Soottiporn Chittmtrapap and Nordin Hasan, were recently appointed as members of the Future Earth in Asia, Regional Advisory Committee (RAC). Nordin Hasan was also elected Chair of the RAC. As part of its programme to interact with scientists in the local area, the RCAP members made a visit to the Mae Fah Luang University in Chiangrai on the second day of the meeting. Two RCAP members, Toshio Yamagata and Jung-Hye Roe gave lectures on recent advances in science for staff and students of the university at a seminar organised by the university. Prior to the start of the seminar the President of the University Dr Vanchai Sirichana gave a warm welcome to all members of RCAP and introduced the university which was established in 1998 to all present.

Psychological intervention after disasters workshop in Taipei

The 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters starts in Taipei
Psychological intervention after disasters workshop in Taipei

Participants of PIAD 2015

The 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters (PIAD 2015) was held at the International Centre of Excellence on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk (IRDR-ICoE), Taipei from 9 - 12 November 2015. The workshop is an annual activity spearheaded by the International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) with support from ICSU and its partners since 2012. This year, a total of 25 participants from eight Asian countries attended the workshop. Faculty for the workshop consisted of scholars from Australia, China, New Zealand, Taiwan and USA who are leaders in their fields of research. Core funding for the workshop was provided by IRDR-ICoE-Taipei with additional support from the Jacobs Foundation and the Chinese Society for Psychological Science. Organization of the workshop was undertaken primarily by the ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP) and IRDR-ICoE. Other partners included the Center for Applied Developmental Science of the Friedrich-Schiller University, Jena, and the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). Materials from the workshop can be downloaded from the links provided below.

 

Programme

Introduction - Rainer K. Silbereisen

Cross-cultural perspectives  - Douglas Paton

Intervention research with children – Abigail Gewirtz

Planning psychosocial interventions – Sarb Johal

Assessing effectiveness of interventions – Thomas Cook

Future Earth China co-design symposium

International Symposium on co-design for urbanization in China and Asia-Pacific region held in Xiamen, China
Future Earth China co-design symposium

Chinese Academy of Science representative Tan Tieniu giving his welcome remarks

A four-day international symposium on co-design for urbanization in China and the Asia-Pacific region was held in Xiamen, China, from 20 - 23 October 2015. The symposium was convened by the Chinese Association for Science and Technology (CAST) and its partners.to explore ways of meeting the urban challenge in Future Earth, the new platform for international research on global sustainability. In his presentation, Mark Stafford-Smith the Chair of the Science Committee of Future Earth outlined how Future Earth is developing globally and regionally and how urbanization can be used as a case to develop a more nimble global research and innovation agenda under Future Earth. Sustainable urbanization is one of the eight goals of the societal challenges in the vision of Future Earth. It is also a key in the UN sponsored Sustainable Development Goal (SDG), the unified vision for all nations to adopt in order to eradicate poverty and develop within planetary boundaries. According to Mark achieving sustainability in urbanisation in Asia is vital for global sustainability given the rate and magnitude of change in the region. More information about the symposium may be obtained from the following website http://cnc-fe.cast.org.cn/ISCUCA/index.asp



3rd meeting SIMSEA Steering Committee

The Steering Committee of the Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia (SIMSEA) meets in Manila
3rd meeting SIMSEA Steering Committee

SIMSEA Steering Committee meeting at the SIMSEA Programme Office in Manila

The Steering Committee of the Sustainability Initiative in the Marginal Seas of South and East Asia,(SIMSEA), a regional  initiative developed by ICSU ROAP and its partners, the Marine Science Institute of the University of the Philippines, Diliman and the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC) (http://simseaasiapacific.org/) met in Manila on 6 and 7 October 2015. The meeting was hosted by the SIMSEA Programme Office located at the Marine Science Institute, University of the Philippines, Diliman (http://upd.edu.ph/). All members of the Committee attended. It noted progress made since its initiation in July 2014, reviewed plans to promote SIMSEA and decided on possible ways to enhance the participation of researchers in the programme. A regional symposium is planned for September 2016. It will have the following theme, sub-themes and objectives.

Overall theme: Towards the attainment of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) in the marginal seas of Asia

Symposium sub-themes

  • Ocean health, productivity of marine ecosystems and sustainable livelihoods
  • Climate change and variability, weather extremes, disaster management and adaptation in the coastal zones
  • Socio-ecological dynamics of sustainable use of oceans, seas and coastal resources
  • Coastal Pollution, degradation, and biodiversity loss
  • Ocean policy and trans-boundary flows

Objectives of the Symposium

  • to promote transdisciplinary research in  the context of SDGs focused on coastal and marine issues
  • to provide opportunities for research collaboration and networking towards sustainable development in the region
  • to promote transdisciplinary work in sustainable development by new scholars

Urban health - communicating results for policy and action

Science-policy workshop on modelling urban health and wellbeing: communicating results for policy and action
Urban health - communicating results for policy and action

Urban health and wellbeing workshop

A science-policy workshop on modelling urban health and wellbeing will be held in Xiamen China on 28 and 29 April 2016 to explore ways of enhancing the ability of the scientific community to communicate results of research and studies in urban health, for policy and action. The workshop is organised by the newly established International Programme Office (IPO) on urban health and wellbeing and is co-sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO), the Inter-Academy Medical Panel (IAMP), the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and ICSU. It aims to provide basic understanding of opportunities at bridging the information gap between science and policy by enabling communication and dialogue between modelers and policy/decision makers in the field of urban health. More information may be obtained from the brochure below.

Brochure: Urban health and wellbeing workshop in Xiamen

23rd Pacific Science Congress

Academia Sinica will host the 23rd Pacific Science Congress in Taipei on June 13 - 17 2016
23rd Pacific Science Congress

23rd Pacific Science Congress

The 23rd Pacific Science Congress (PSC-23) will be held in Taipei, Taiwan on June 13-17, 2016. It will be hosted by Academia Sinica. The main theme of the PSC-23 is “Science, Technology, and Innovation: Building a Sustainable Future in Asia and the Pacific.” Details of the Congress may be obtained from the following website:

http://www.psc2016.sinica.edu.tw/index.asp

The Organizing Committee of the 23rd Pacific Science Congress is calling for Symposium & Workshop Session proposals for the Congress. If you would like to propose a symposium or workshop session under the sub-themes of the Congress, please submit your proposal containing relevant information as requested on the website of the Congress.The deadline for submitting proposals  is 31 October 31, 2015.

Sub-Themes of the Congress are as follows:

  1. Climate Change and Earth System Sciences
  2. Biodiversity and Natural Resources
  3. Food / Water / Energy
  4. Human Health
  5. Human Diversity and Inclusive Development
  6. Disaster Risk Reduction
  7. Science for Society: Building Green Societies
  8. Emerging Technologies

Keynote speakers who will make presentations at the Congress are as follows:

- Dr. Takashi Gojobori of King Abdullah University of Science and Technology will speak on Biodiversity and Natural Resources

- Dr. Sandra Harding of the University of California, Los Angeles, on Human Diversity and Inclusive Development

- Mr. Lawrence Kent of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, on Food / Water / Energy

- Dr. Yuan-Tseh Lee of Academia Sinica on Science for Society: Building Green Societies

- Dr. Gordon McBean of the International Council for Science, ICSU on Disaster Risk Reduction

- Dr. George Whitesides of Harvard University on Emerging Technologies

- Dr. Chi-Huey Wong of Academia Sinica, on Human Health

- Dr. David Wratt QSO the Chief Scientist (Climate), National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, New Zealand, will speak on Climate Change and Earth System Sciences

Urban health pilot project secures funding

Academia Sinica scientists secure funding for green transportation project
Urban health pilot project secures funding

Systems thinking workshop in Taipei 2014

In a milestone achievment, scientists from the Research Center for Environmental Changes, Academia Sinica, secured funding from the Ministry of Science and Technology, Taiwan, to undertake a pilot project developed through the ROAP sponsored work in its priority area on urban health and wellbeing. Entitled Planning Green Transportation for Better Urban Health Under Climate Change. The grant will enable several teams of researchers from the Center and elsewhere to collaboratively use the systems approach in research to better plan and manage urban health and wellbeing in Taipei. The systems approach  involves multidisciplinary collaborative research among scientists from several disciplines. In this pilot project it will involve environmental chemists, human health specialists and transportation scientists. The ICSU ROAP priority area on urban health and wellbeing developed a science plan in 2011 (http//:www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/publications/science-planning-reports/science-plan-on health-and wellbeing-in-the-changing-urban-environment-1/) that outlined why we need to move to more holistic approaches to urban health and wellbeing planning and management, and the tools available to do so. The pilot project will show how the use of the systems approach in urban health research will produce more holistic and comprehensive solutions. You can read more about the ROAP work on urban health and wellbeing from the following links:

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/top-news/symposium-on-urban-health-and-wellbeing?searchterm=urban+health

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/urban-health-dynamics-in-the-asia-pacific-region?searchterm=urban+health+

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/events/icsu-roap-urban-health-and-wellbeing-research-scoping-workshop?searchterm=urban+health

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/urban-health-and-wellbeing-steering-committee-meeting-1?searchterm=urban+health

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/breaking-new-ground-in-urban-health-research?searchterm=urban+health

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/short-course-on-urbanization-and-health-systems-approaches?searchterm=urban+health

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/latest-icsu-roap-and-the-academy-of-sciences-located-in-taipei-workshop-on-systems-thinking?searchterm=urban+health

Regional Steering Group on Natural Hazards and Risk meets in Singapore

The ICSU ROAP Steering Group on Natural Hazards and Risk (SGNHR) holds its fourth meeting in Singapore
Regional Steering Group on Natural Hazards and Risk meets in Singapore

Steering Group members present at the meeting

The Steering Group on Natural Hazards and Risk (SGNHR) of ICSU ROAP met in Singapore on 3 August 2015. This Steering Group was established to promote the scientific study of natural hazards and risk for the sustainability and human resilience in the region. The meeting was held in conjunction with the 12th Annual Conference of the Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS). The SGNHR acknowledged the support of AOGS for this 4th meeting by providing the meeting venue and complementary registrations to the 12th Annual Conference for its members . The meeting discussed on how to increase the Group’s participation and visibility, research, funding possibilities and grant applications, recruitment of new members into the Steering Group and also on the recent developments in the insurance / reinsurance industry, and the progress with enhancing industry ties. The members also had the opportunity to participate in AOGS conference and activities.

Workshop on co-design and co-production for early career researchers

Opportunity for early career scientists to explore methods in research co-design

The International Geosphere-Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the Future Earth Secretariat will hold a workshop for early career researchers around the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall meeting in December 2015. The workshop will provide an overview of recent understanding of the earth system through the IGBP lens and insights from other GEC programmes; evaluate how this has led to the Future Earth agenda; assess how society is challenged by current and projected changes; and explore methods to co-design research and development approaches to meet end user and stakeholder needs. You can obtain full details of the workshop from this link http://www.futureearth.org/news/workshop-early-career-researchers-co-design-and-co-production .

Call for Nominations: Regional Advisory Committee for Future Earth in Asia

The Regional Centre for Future Earth in Asia is calling for nominations for members of the Regional Advisory Committee (RAC) for Future Earth in Asia. Deadline: 31 August 2015
Call for Nominations: Regional Advisory Committee for Future Earth in Asia

Call for nominations

Future Earth is now developing an organizational structure that includes National Committees, Regional Committees and Regional Centres. The role of Regional Committees is to be an effective advocate for Future Earth in their regions and to be an effective advocate for regional interests in the global Future Earth platform. For more information about this call please visit http://www.chikyu.ac.jp/future_earth/index_eng.html

Biologically-Driven Ocean Carbon Pumps

The 1st Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong
Biologically-Driven Ocean Carbon Pumps

Conference details

The 1st Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Ocean Biogeochemistry will be held at the Chinese University of Hong Kong on 12-17 June 2016. The topic of this first conference will be The Biologically-Driven Ocean Carbon Pumps.

Interested researchers, postdoctoral fellows and graduate students are invited to apply for participation as soon as possible on the GRC website (Online Application)

http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?id=17297


Workshop on Ocean Science and Technology

Second CHINA-ASEAN Workshop on Ocean Science and Technology will be held in Hangzhou in August 2015

The Second China-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Workshop on Ocean Science and Technology will take place from August 10 to 16 2015, in Hangzhou, China.  The Workshop is co-organized and co-hosted by Zhejiang University and the Second Institute of Oceanography (SOA) of China.  The theme of the Workshop is Science and Technology for a Blue Economy and Healthy Oceans.

The 8 topics that will be discussed are as follows:

  • Developing mode and key technologies for a Blue Economy
  • Protection and remediation of the marine environment and ecosystem
  • Marine disaster prevention and mitigation
  • Comprehensive management and utilization of marine and coastal resources
  • Information silk road and cross-border internet commerce
  • Advanced designing and manufacturing for small and middle sized ships
  • Marine education and talent training
  • Sustainable development of islands

The Workshop is highly relevant to the scope of work of SIMSEA, the new research programme under development in Asia that proposes to adopt a multidisciplinary co-design and co-production of research as suggested in the research framework of Future Earth, the new international platform for  research on global sustainability. The majority of topics for the workshop would benefit from regional and multi-disciplinary research toward sustainable development and transformations toward sustainability especially in the large marine ecosystems surrounded by Southeast Asian countries. SIMSEA will be represented at the workshop by its Programme Executive Dr Annadel Cabanban.

More details may be obtained directly from the coordinators of the workshop listed below:

Dr. Prof. Ying YE: 0571-88208825 (O), 15306530297 (M) gsyeying@zju.edu.cn; yeying.zju@qq.com

Dr. Yanan DI: 0571-88208540 (O), 18767108001 (M) diyn@zju.edu.cn

Mr. Jingsheng ZHU: 0571-88206576 (O), 18757586699 (M) zhujingsheng@zju.edu.cn

4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters

The 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters will be conducted in Taipei on 9-12 November 2015
4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters

3rd PIAD Workshop 2014

The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS), the Integrated Research on Disaster Risk International Centre of Excellence (IRDR-ICoE) located in Taipei, the Centre for Applied Developmental Science (CADS), University of Jena, and ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP) togetner with partners the Jacobs Foundation, Chinese Psychological Society (CPS) and the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH), will organise the 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters in Taipei on 9-12 November 2015. The 4-day workshop aims to:

  • present participants with the most recent scientific and applied scientific evidence and knowledge relevant for psychological intervention after disasters;
  • show the constraints and opportunities of working with particular target groups, such as children and adolescents;
  • provide knowledge for future inclusion in academic programs of psychology; and
  • help develop a regional network to support continuance in scientific research and training in mental health support following disasters.

It will use existing IUPsyS experience and its access to international scientific and applied expertise on resilience in the face of stressful and traumatic events to help researchers, educators and practitioners in the Asia and the Pacific increase their understanding of and ability to respond to the mental health consequences of disasters.in the Asia-Pacific region. It is intended for

  • Researchers, educators, and practitioners from across the entire Asia-Pacific region, who have an academic background, primarily in psychology and affiliated fields, and who are interested and experienced in work on disasters;
  • Psychologists who work with particular target groups, such as children and adolescents;
  • Young and early career scientists from Asian-Pacific countries.

If you are interested in applying to attend the workshop please see full details of the workshop and how to apply from the documents accessible from the links given  below.

Announcement: 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters

Application form

STS Forum meets in Kuala Lumpur

STS Forum holds the ASEAN-Japan Workshop for Innovation, Science and Technology Cooperation in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia
STS Forum meets in Kuala Lumpur

STS Chairman Koji Omi making a point during a table discussion session

The Science and Technology in Society forum (in brief STS forum http://www.stsforum.org/?lang=en) held the ASEAN-Japan Workshop for Innovation, Science and Technology Cooperation in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia on 11 June 2015. This is only the second time the forum has organized a meeting outside Japan. The first was in Singapore last year. STS fora are annual events held in Kyoto, in the month of October. It provides a mechanism for high-level open discussion to build concensus and networks to resolve issues arising from the use and application of science and technology around the world. The forum in Kuala Lumpur was officiated by the Deputy Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation of Malaysia, Datuk Dr Abu Bakar Md Diah. The forum was divided into two workshop sessions that consisted of plenary presentations and group discussions. The first workshop session discussed what was required for an innovative Asia and how cooperation between ASEAN and Japan can facilitate further development of innovation in the region. The second session examined how youth and women can be further empowered through innovation, science and technology. Details of the forum may be downloaded from the links below.

PROGRAMME: STS ASEAN-Japan Workshop on Innovation, Science and Technology Cooperation

STATEMENT: ASEAN-Japan Workshop for Innovation, Science & Technology Cooperation (Released 23 June 2015)

 

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Draft Synthesis of Session on Urban Health and Wellbeing at UGEC 2 now available

Session 20 - Urban Health and GEC: Interdisciplinary Perspectives
Draft Synthesis of Session on Urban Health and Wellbeing at UGEC 2 now available

ROAP Regional Science Committee on Urban Health and Wellbeing at UGEC-2 with Dr Barry Newell

The draft synthesis of the presentations made by members of the Urban Health and Wellbeing Regional Science Committee of ROAP at the 2nd International Conference on Urbanization and Global Environmental Change held in November 2014 in Taipei is now available.   One of the most important components of this Conference was its focus on synthesis. As this work is important for the further development of the system approach to research in urban health and wellbeing, the draft is published here for the information of urban health and wellbeing researchers worldwide. You can download the draft synthesis from the link below.

Draft synthesis session on urban health and wellbeing UGEC-2

Psychology: Building Individual and Organizational Capacity in the Asia-Pacific Region

4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters

The International Union of Psychological Science (IUPsyS) and its partners the programme on Integrated Research on Disaster Risk, International Centre of Excellence (IRDR-ICoE) located in Taipei, the Center for Applied Developmental Science (CADS) of the University of Jena, and ICSU Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ICSU ROAP) will be organizing the 4th International Workshop on Psychological Intervention After Disasters (PIAD) on November 9 - 12 at the IRDR-ICoE located in Taipei. The Workshop is also supported by the Jacobs Foundation, the Chinese Psychological Society (CPS), and the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH). It will

  • present participants with the most recent scientific and applied scientific evidence and knowledge relevant for psychological intervention after disasters;
  • show the constraints and opportunities of working with particular target groups, such as children and adolescents;
  • develop relevant knowledge provision, education and training in academic programs of psychology.

It is also expected to further the longer-term plans in the region to establish a regional network and infrastructure for advanced studies in psychological intervention after disasters.

The Workshop is intended for for::

  • Young and early career scientists in psychological science in Asia-Pacific countries;
  • Researchers, educators, and practitioners from across the entire Asia-Pacific region, who have an academic background, primarily in psychological science, and who are interested or experienced in work on disasters; and
  • Psychologists who work with particular target groups, such as children and adolescents, in the Asia-Pacific region

More information about the Workshop and the report of the workshop held in 2014 are available from the following links:

1st announcement PIAD 2015

http://www.icsu.org/asia-pacific/news-centre/news/copy_of_IUPsyS_PIAD_2014_Report.pdf

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