Anil Kumar Anal, PhD
Assistant Professor
Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology
E-mail: anilkumar@ait.ac.th; anil.anal...
VISION
AIT strives to become
a leading and a unique regional multicultural
institution of higher learning, offering state ...
To develop highly qualified and
committed professionals who will
play a leading role in the
sustainable development of the...
Advanced
Technology
Appropriate
Technology
AIT
Local Bridging
Program
Regional
Research
World Wide
Partnership
AIT: REGION...
CHARACTERISTICS
• Focus on Postgraduate education with
strong research emphasis
• Internationality with an Asian
orientati...
SOME AIT PARTNERS:
GOVERNMENT AGENCIES
• Royal Thai Government (RTG), Thailand
• Swedish International Development Coopera...
SOME AIT PARTNERS: INTERNATIONAL
ORGANIZATIONS/FOUNDATIONS
• Asian Development Bank (ADB)
• Asian Disaster Preparedness Ce...
ACADEMIC STRUCTURE
School of
Engineering
andTechnology
(SET)
AIT
EXTENSION
AIT CENTERS
Vietnam
Indonesia
School of
Environ...
Research at AIT
Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change
Research at AIT has been consolidated under thrus...
Sustainable Development in the context of
Climate Change
Based on :
 Considerable experience in the region
 Working in t...
Broad Climate Change areas at AIT
 Climate Science – study of vulnerable areas
using GIS and RS, disaster preparedness, a...
AIT-Research strategy (2012-2016)
 Overall objective: “To significantly increase, by 2016, AIT’s
contribution towards sus...
Research Thematic Areas of AIT
Research focus areas of AIT under the platform of
“Sustainable Development in the context o...
Disaster Risk management
1. Disaster Risk Assessment
– Probabilistic risk assessment
– Multi-hazard risk assessment in the...
Sustainable Land and Water Resources
Management
1. Future climate and water resources
2. Forestry and land management
3. I...
Business and Innovation Models for a
Green Economy
1. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in
Business
2. Cl...
Urban and Rural Quality of Life and
Sustainability
1. Poverty, food security and sustainable
livelihoods
2. Eco-cities, In...
Low Carbon and sustainable Production and
consumptionTechnologies and Management
1. Green house gas mitigation
2. Energy a...
AIT Research Projects-Mitigation
Technologies for mitigation of greenhouse gas emission
 Power sector
 Transport sector
...
AIT Research Projects-Adaptation
Sector of Research in AIT Adaptation
 Agriculture
 Water Resources
 Coastal Zone Manag...
related project (Contd)
 Assessment of Co-Benefits on air Quality and climate resulted from various
control strategies in...
Contd..
 The Asia-Pacific Climate change Adaptation Forum
(Adaptation Forum 2010) -UNEP, Institute for Global
Environment...
Research at AIT
Sustainable development in the context of Climate Change
High Tech Research Areas
(EXAMPLES)
Robotics and ...
Research at AIT
Sustainable development in the context of Climate Change
Research Strengths
www.ait.asia
Inter-cross disci...
 “ ….Either we are going to rise to the level of leadership,
innovation and collaboration that is required or
everybody i...
THANK YOU
www.ait.asia
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Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change (SDCC) and AIT Research strategy for 2012-2016

  1. 1. Anil Kumar Anal, PhD Assistant Professor Food Engineering and Bioprocess Technology E-mail: anilkumar@ait.ac.th; anil.anal@gmail.com Your Resource and Partner for Sustainable Development Inception & Planning Workshop_ SRI-LMB AIT 9 April 2013
  2. 2. VISION AIT strives to become a leading and a unique regional multicultural institution of higher learning, offering state of the art education, research and training in technology, management and societal development. •position itself as a regional hub •a leading developer and provider of technical and managerial manpower •become a leading developer and provider of highly qualified researchers and faculties.
  3. 3. To develop highly qualified and committed professionals who will play a leading role in the sustainable development of the region and its integration into the global economy MISSION
  4. 4. Advanced Technology Appropriate Technology AIT Local Bridging Program Regional Research World Wide Partnership AIT: REGIONAL HUB SOCIETY MUTUAL COLLABORATION
  5. 5. CHARACTERISTICS • Focus on Postgraduate education with strong research emphasis • Internationality with an Asian orientation • Interdisciplinary, agile academics • Real-life development problems & industrial practice • Capacity building for sustainable development • Orientation towards professions • Global network of partners (top international universities & research institutes)
  6. 6. SOME AIT PARTNERS: GOVERNMENT AGENCIES • Royal Thai Government (RTG), Thailand • Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), Sweden • Finnish International Development Agency (FINNIDA), Finland • Canada International Development Agency (CIDA), Canada • Ministry of Foreign Affairs, France • Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affair, (NMFA) • German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) • Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA), Korea • Government of Japan • Netherlands Ministry for Development Corporations, Netherlands • Ministry of Human Resource Development, India • Higher Education Commission (HEC), Pakistan • Ministry of Education and Training (MOET), Vietnam • Government of Philippines • Ministry of Science and Technology, (MOST), Nepal • Ministry of Public Works, Indonesia
  7. 7. SOME AIT PARTNERS: INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS/FOUNDATIONS • Asian Development Bank (ADB) • Asian Disaster Preparedness Center (ADPC) • European Commission (EC) • Ford Foundation • International Development Research Centre (IDRC), • Open Society Institutes • Rockefeller Foundation • Starr Foundation • The MacArthur Foundation • United Nations: UNEP, UNESCO, UN ESCAP, FAO • World Bank (WB) • World Wide Fund (WWF)
  8. 8. ACADEMIC STRUCTURE School of Engineering andTechnology (SET) AIT EXTENSION AIT CENTERS Vietnam Indonesia School of Environment, Resources and Development (SERD) School of Management (SOM)
  9. 9. Research at AIT Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change Research at AIT has been consolidated under thrust area with creation of a center of excellence on “Sustainable Development in the Context of Climate Change” (SDCC)
  10. 10. Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change Based on :  Considerable experience in the region  Working in the area of sustainable development for more than three decades  Consolidating this research for Climate Change under broader umbrella of Sustainable Development to create niche for ourselves.  A core critical mass of faculty and staff strength in the thematic area.  Endorsed by various donor agencies and stakeholders 10
  11. 11. Broad Climate Change areas at AIT  Climate Science – study of vulnerable areas using GIS and RS, disaster preparedness, air quality monitoring and modeling, etc.  Adaptation – e.g.. major problems in the coastal areas and islands as well as in agriculture production of Asia, urban, rural and coastal areas, etc.  Mitigation – renewable energy and carbon neutral economies, etc. 11
  12. 12. AIT-Research strategy (2012-2016)  Overall objective: “To significantly increase, by 2016, AIT’s contribution towards sustainable development of Asia and beyond through participatory research in relation to climate change, and, implementation of applications to address real life challenges and fill knowledge gaps”.  Strategic principles:The four Strategic principles of the AIT Research Strategy (2012-2016) are : 1. Research Focus 2. Research Quality 3. Quality Collaboration in Research 4. Research Resource Mobilization 12
  13. 13. Research Thematic Areas of AIT Research focus areas of AIT under the platform of “Sustainable Development in the context of Climate Change (SDCC)”. 1. Disaster Risk Management 2. Sustainable Land and Water Resources Management 3. Business and Innovation Models for a Green Economy 4. Urban and Rural Quality of Life and Sustainability 5. Low Carbon, Sustainable Production & Consumption Technologies & Management 13
  14. 14. Disaster Risk management 1. Disaster Risk Assessment – Probabilistic risk assessment – Multi-hazard risk assessment in the context of cumulative environmental impacts – Environmental and Health Risks – Drought Risk Assessment  2. Disaster Management – Preparedness, (Prospective/corrective/compensatory risk management) – Response (Scenario analysis,Applications of Information and Communications Technology for emergency response) – Recovery (Damage and need assessment, etc) – Ecosystem-based risk management 14 Sub – thematic areas
  15. 15. Sustainable Land and Water Resources Management 1. Future climate and water resources 2. Forestry and land management 3. Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM) 4. Sustainable agriculture and aquaculture intensification 5. Integrated coastal management 15 Sub – thematic areas
  16. 16. Business and Innovation Models for a Green Economy 1. Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility in Business 2. Climate Change Policy and Corporate Compliance 3. Social responsibility, Behavioral Change and Social Impact 4. Innovation in Green Products and Services 5. Technology needs assessment and transfer 16 Sub – thematic areas
  17. 17. Urban and Rural Quality of Life and Sustainability 1. Poverty, food security and sustainable livelihoods 2. Eco-cities, Infrastructure and transport 3. Human security, social equity and gender 4. Information and communication technologies for sustainable development (ICT4D) 5. Governance viz. a viz. urban and rural changes 17 Sub – thematic areas
  18. 18. Low Carbon and sustainable Production and consumptionTechnologies and Management 1. Green house gas mitigation 2. Energy access and security 3. Sustainable energy sources and access to energy 4. Urban solid waste management 5. Non- hazardous industrial waste management for energy intensive industries and processes 18 Sub – thematic areas
  19. 19. AIT Research Projects-Mitigation Technologies for mitigation of greenhouse gas emission  Power sector  Transport sector  Small and medium industries Barriers to promote clean coal technologies and energy efficient technologies  Power sector  Transport sector  Small and medium industries Promoting selected mature/nearly mature renewable energy technologies.  Cook stoves efficiency improvement  Briquette-fired Stoves  Low cost PV system components  Solar, biomass and hybrid dryers 19
  20. 20. AIT Research Projects-Adaptation Sector of Research in AIT Adaptation  Agriculture  Water Resources  Coastal Zone Management Several Centers within AIT working with Adaptation Projects:  CoE SDCC  The Wetland Alliance  Water Center  CSR Asia Some Adaptation research in AIT:  Climate Change and System Rice Intensification (SRI)  Sustainable Wetland Management Lower Mekong Countries (Cambodia, Lao PDR andVietnam)  Various research on water resources management throughout Asia 20
  21. 21. related project (Contd)  Assessment of Co-Benefits on air Quality and climate resulted from various control strategies in southeast Asia  LICORICE (Life Cycle Assessment of Cotton and Rice) Production of Bio-ethanol and Biomaterials from Oil Palm Biomass:A study of Feedstock Sustainability,Technological Efficiency and Social Applicability.  Sustainability Issues Due to Coal Ash From Coal Fired Power Plants  Action towards Resource-efficient and Low Carbon Cities in Asia” program - French Environment and Energy Management Agency (ADEME) , May 2011  Integrated Sustainable Solid waste Management in Asia  Air quality and climate impacts of Switching to Natural Gas fueled Public TransportationVehicles in Bangkok
  22. 22. Contd..  The Asia-Pacific Climate change Adaptation Forum (Adaptation Forum 2010) -UNEP, Institute for Global Environment Strategies (IGES), AIT/UNEP RRC.AP, Asian Development Bank (ADB) in partnership with other key actors in the region.  The UNEP Risoe Centre (URC), Denmark engaged the Centre of Excellence for Sustainable Development in the context of Climate change (SDCC), AIT, for implementing Technology Needs Assessment (TNA) in developing Asian countries.  Thailand’s Institutional and policy landscape on climate change Mitigation
  23. 23. Research at AIT Sustainable development in the context of Climate Change High Tech Research Areas (EXAMPLES) Robotics and Sensor Networks for Intelligent Environment MECHATRONICS, MICRELECTRONICS and NANOTECHNOLOGY Bioprocess Technology for Sustainable Food Production and Green Technology www.ait.asia
  24. 24. Research at AIT Sustainable development in the context of Climate Change Research Strengths www.ait.asia Inter-cross disciplinary • Technology • Socio-economic aspects • Managerial aspects • Policy development . • Public sector • Private sector • Development agencies • Government consultations. • Intimate knowledge of region • Strong network of collaborators and partners Various Centers at AIT for RESOURCE MOBILIZATION
  25. 25.  “ ….Either we are going to rise to the level of leadership, innovation and collaboration that is required or everybody is going to lose – big. Just coasting along and doing the same old things is not an option any longer.” Thomas L. Friedman in :“Hot, Flat and Crowded” Three time Pulitzer Prize- Winning Author Research at AIT Sustainable development in the context of Climate Change
  26. 26. THANK YOU www.ait.asia

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