Scaling-up Agroecology in ASEAN Higher Education to meet SDGs and Ensure Climate Resilience
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วันที่ 26 - 27 มิถุนายน 2562 มหาวิทยาลัยแม่โจ้ จัดการประชุมระดับภูมิภาคในหัวข้อ "Scaling-up Agroecology in ASEAN Higher Education to meet SDGs and Ensure Climate Resilience" ณ ศูนย์การศึกษาและฝึกอบรมนานาชาติ โดยได้รับเกียรติจากรองศาสตราจารย์ ดร.ญานิน โอภาสพัฒนกิจ รักษาการแทนรองอธิการบดี มหาวิทยาลัยแม่โจ้ ทำพิธีเปิดการประชุม และศาตราจารย์ ดร.เกรียงศักดิ์ เม่งอำพัน รักษาการคณบดีวิทยาลัยนานาชาติ กล่าวต้อนรับนักวิชาการจาก 10 ประเทศ

26 - 27 June 2019 Maejo University welcome academic from 10 countries for technical workshop on "Scaling-up Agroecology in ASEAN Higher Education to meet SDGs and Ensure Climate Resilience" at International Education and Training Center, Maejo University.

This event is being held in partnership with Maejo University (MJU).as part of a small CU led multi-disciplinary educational, policy studies and dialogue project on “ASEAN Way Forward for SDGs and COP21 through Social and Sustainability Sciences” supported by the Office of the Higher Education Commission (OHEC), Thailand. It contributes to implementation of the ASEAN Work Plan on Education (AWPE), 2016-2020 AWPE Sub-goal 5: is to “Complement the efforts of other sectors in meeting the objectives of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD).” Project 47 of sub-goal 5 aims to: “Conduct multidisciplinary research on social and sustainability sciences for understanding social, environmental and economic issues and impacts of ASEAN integration including analyses of significant policy implications for governments.”
This activity will discuss how higher education and sciences can help achieve UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) while Thailand is Chair of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in 2019 under the theme: “Advancing Partnership for Sustainability.” This main goal of the workshop is to discuss evidence or data and analysis from experts about the state of agroecology learning, curricula, research and extension policies, priorities and activities of Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) across Southeast Asia. Two main workshop outputs will be: 1) Practical suggestions and policy recommendations to the Thai government and ASEAN for the higher education sector concerning plans to host two regional bodies: a SEAMEO Centre for Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) and the ASEAN Centre for Sustainable Development Studies and Dialogue (ACSDSD); and 2) Recommendations to FAO for project development and multi-year implementation of a higher education component for FAO’s new Scaling-up Agroecology Initiative launched in 2018. FAO defines agroecology (AE) as “an integrated approach that simultaneously applies ecological and social concepts and principles to the design and management of a sustainable and fair food system.” AE Approaches include: Agroforestry (AF), organic agriculture (OA), conservation agriculture (CA) and Integrated Pest Management (IPM) or Integrated Crop Management (ICM); Integrated Farming/Home Gardening as well as elements of Thailand’s unique Sufficiency Economy Philosophy (SEP) or New Theory. Another way to describe AE could be “Farming with Nature” (FN) or ecological agriculture (EA). MJU is uniquely qualified in the ASEAN region to host this event, given its commitment to become a fully 100 percent organic university.

VENUE: MJU International Education and Training Center (IETC)