International Workshop “A Way for Enhancing History, Culture and Tradition for Rural Development in Myanmar and Southeast Asia: GNH and Perspective of Alternative Approaches”

Date: January 16 – 17, 2018
Venue: SEAMEO-CHAT OFFICE, Yangon, Myanmar

International Workshop “A Way for Enhancing History, Culture and Tradition for Rural Development in Myanmar and Southeast Asia: GNH and Perspective of Alternative Approaches”

Tuesday, 16 January 2018
13:00 – 13:30 hrs Registration Reception
13:30 – 14:30 hrs Opening Ceremony
  A.    SEAMEO Chorus
  B.    SEAMEO Song
  C.    Welcome Address by the Director of SEAMEO CHAT
  D.    Concept and Purpose of Workshop: Potential and Perspective of Direct Involvement of Educational and Research Institution for Community Development in Collaboration of National Extensional Agents by Dr. Kazuo Ando, Dept of Practice-oriented Area Studies, CSEAS
  E.    Keynot Speech: A Practical GNH Approach in Bhutan: Necessity and Potential of GNH Development Center in Sherubtse College by Mr. Tshering Wangdi, President, Sherubtse College, Bhutan
  F.    Opening Address of Workshop by Director General/Deputy Director General, Dept of Higher Education
SEAMEO CHAT Meeting Room
14:30-14:50 hrs Coffee Break  
14:50-18:10 hrs Ⅰ. Business Session 1: Reevaluation of Cultural and Total Life Value Approach in Agricultural and Rural Development


SEAMEO CHAT Meeting Room
    A.    Enhancing Intangible Cultural Heritage in Developing GNH: Cultural and History Values by Daw Myint Myint Ohn, Rtd Director, SEAMEO CHAT
  B.    Link Model Approaches in Bangladesh in Agricultural and Rural Development in Bangladesh by Koichi USAMI, Professor, Nagoya University
15:50- 16:10 hrs Coffee Break  
16:15-17:15 hrs   C.    Educational and Academic Exchange Program toward Future Rural Development: A Case of Bhutanese Young Scholars and Students in Japan by Yoshio Akamatsu, Assistant Professor, Kyoto University
  D.    Development Potential of Community Development Centre in Universitites by Dr Thein Tun, Rtd Rector, Co-operative University
18: 00 hrs Dinner SEAMEO CHAT
Wednesday, 17 January 2018
9:30 – 11:30 hrs Ⅱ. Business Session 2: Present Activities and Perspective by Agricultural Agent and University


Meeting Room
9:30 – 10:30 hrs   A.    Impacts on the biodiversity by living inside a protected area, Natma Taung National Park, Myanmar; A human perspective by Daw Khin Nyein San, Range Officer, Ministry of Natural Resources and Environmental Conservation
  B.    Activities and Potential of Department of Agricultural Extension of YAU by Daw Eithinzar Kyaw, Agricultural Extension, YAU
10:30 – 10:50 hrs Coffee Break  
10:50 – 12:30 hrs   C.    Increasing Water Productivity through Apply Tropical Rice Cropping System in Central Dry Zone, Myanmar by Daw Sanda Toe, Staff Officer, Department of Agricultural Research
  D.    D. Lay Monks and their Roles in the Community Karma Dorji Sherubtse College,
  E.    Digital Agricultural Extension by U Thein Soe Min, Co-founder and Director of Innovation, Greenvator Co., Ltd.
12:30 – 13:30 hrs Lunch  
13:30 – 15:00 hrs   A.    Present Activities in Relation to Community Development of Okayama Rika University by Shinji Miyamoto, Associate Professor, Okayama Rika University
  B.    Problems of Community Development in Cambodian Villages: A Case Study of Water User Association Project in Takeo Province by Heng Naret, Acting Dean, Department of Development Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
  C.    An Overview of Community Development in Cambodia: Practice and Education by Chap Nimol and Dork Vuthy, Lecturer, Department of Development Studies, Royal University of Phnom Penh, Cambodia
15:00 – 15:20 hrs Coffee break  
15:20 – 17:00 hrs Ⅲ. Potential and Perspective of the University from Learning Present Activities Collaboration Activities with NGO in Myanmar  
    A.    Agricultural and Rural Development : A Case Study of Hinthada Township by Myint Thida, Professor, Geography Department, Hinthda University
  B.    Present Activities on Rural Development in the Ayeyarwady Delta: A Case Study of Oakpo Kwinchaung Village by Okada Alexandar Natsuki, Ph. D. Student, ASAFAS, Kyoto University
  C.    Organic framing: Brief Case Studies in Japan by Dr Khin Lay Swe, Rtd Pro-Rector, Yezin Agricultural University
17:00 – 17:20 hrs General Discussion and Recommendation  
17:20 – 17:30 hrs Closing Remarks by Deputy Director, SEAMEO CHAT  


Study Tour( Excursion)
Jan 14-15 :
Maubin Area, Visiting the tipical Ayeyarwady Delta villages to learn the deltaic village settlement, cropping patterns, topography, rural development program etc

Jan 18:
Shwedagon Pagoda
National Museum


Organized/Supported by
This workshop is conducted in collaboration with and partially supported by the following research projects;

1. Kyoto University Grand (ZENGAKUKEIHI) program:Academic Collaboration Promoting Project for extending Kyoto University Area Studies Approach for setting up the practical issues with the major traditional agricultural countries in Asia.
2. JSPS(Japan Society for the Promotion of Science ) Kaken Project A:The Practice-oriented Area Study challenging to Global issues through Zaichi No Kyodo( Collaboration of Locally Exisiting) in Asia.
3. J SPS Hoga Kenkyu: Risk mitigation of Cyclones; Social Experimental Approach in Area Study on Transfer of “Local Existing Knowledge”.
4.Japan-ASEAN Platform for Transdisciplinary Studies
5.JSPS Core-to-Core Program, B. Asia-Africa Science Platforms:Program of Collaborative Research on Transitional Justice and Inclusive Economic Development in Developing ASEAN Countries