WEEK # 9, 27 February - 5 March, 2023

In this issue:

A. Announcements 

B. Workshops/ Conferences

C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement Signing 

D. Faculty & Staff Travel

E. Classified (Job)


A. Announcements


1) Living with snakes: A Comprehensive Training for Safe and Humane Co-existence


Join comprehensive awareness training for Safe and Humane Co-existence with snakes on 3 March 2023 from 9:00 am
Living with snakes: A Comprehensive Training for Safe and Humane Co-existence
Organizers: Natural Resource Management (NRM),

AIT Wildlife Watch Group (https://web.facebook.com/groups/160710754765049/)
Sponsors: Office of Sustainable Campus (OSC) and AIT Wildlife Watch

To register for the program, please fill out the registration form provided in the link below. Please read all safety protocols carefully before filling out the form.

Registration Link

Safety protocols


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2) Online the stakeholder workshop for the Plastic Free Rivers Mekong Project [7-9 March]

The UN Environment Programme in Asia and the Pacific is organizing the “Promotion of Community Resilience Against Plastic Pollution and Climate Change in the Mekong River Basin” stakeholder workshop on 7-9 March 2023. The Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) is one of the  partners in this project under the Office of Vice President for Knowledge Transfer. During the event, AIT is also supporting as a technical partner for the hybrid format.

AIT President Professor Kazuo Yamamoto will give his welcome remarks during the opening session on March 7. The Governor of Bangkok Dr. Chadchart Sittipunt and Ms. Dechen Tsering, Regional Director and Representative for Asia and the Pacific UN Environment Programme will give welcome remarks during the opening session as well.

AIT Professors and Experts will present during this three-day workshop. Emeritus Professor Chettiyappan Visvanathan will present the Technology & Innovative Solutions Inventory Report for Preventing and Managing Plastic Pollution. Dr. Atitaya Panuvatvanich will share the Assessment of Community Resilience and Capacity Building against Plastic Pollution and Climate Change. Mr. Sriram Reddy Mandhati will explain the AI-Enabled CCTVs for Monitoring Floating Plastic Litter in Thailand and Vietnam: Enhancing Community Resilience.

The event will highlight project achievements in driving capacity building on the assessment and monitoring of riverine plastic pollution while strengthening community resilience to plastic pollution and climate change.

In-depth discussions will cover the following:

  • Enhanced international cooperation and stakeholder engagement for investment growth and uptake of plastic pollution prevention measures by national and local governments, civil society organizations and financial institutions;
  • Increased investment, with participation of local businesses, in new technologies at the community level to mitigate climate change and plastic pollution, as demonstrated in specific riverine communities in Thailand and Vietnam;
  • A network of regional experts, stakeholders, and community representatives to effectively implement the protocols for Riverine Microplastic and Macroplastic Monitoring in the Mekong River/Basin, while understanding the impacts of climate change and plastic pollution on livelihoods in select communities during the COVID-19 Pandemic;
  • Capacity building plans including mapping of climate change and plastic pollution impacts on riverine communities in Lower Mekong, and ensuring access to national source inventories on marine litter and micro-plastic management;
  • Innovative technologies and best practices to reduce the impacts of climate change and plastic pollution, shown and documented in select communities in Thailand for replication; and
  • Strengthened community awareness, training and implementation plans on new technologies and best practices for plastic waste reduction, management and upscaling of best practices to mitigate climate change impacts

Find out how we can promote community resilience to the threats of plastic pollution and climate change. Join key stakeholders, including representatives of local and national governments, academia and research institutes, civil society organizations, international organizations, regional intergovernmental bodies, private sector actors, and representatives from bilateral and multilateral donors.

Learn more and register online: https://tinyurl.com/474w5sck

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B. Workshops/ Conferences  


1) NERPS Conference 2023

Following the success of the first Hiroshima International Conference on Peace and Sustainability (HICPS 2022), the Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) at Hiroshima University and the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) will jointly host the NERPS Conference 2023 February 28 to March 3, 2023 at the AIT campus in Thailand.

The NERPS Conference 2023 is a platform to facilitate continued inter- and trans-disciplinary research and policy conversations among students, researchers, and practitioners working on issues related to peace, sustainability, or their nexus. The conceptual and empirical linkages between peace and sustainability are widely recognized in academic and policy circles. The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development confirms this recognition. However, much of the initiatives on peace and sustainability operate in silos, undermining the positive and mutually-reinforcing relationship between them. An enhanced integration of peace and sustainability component is imperative for addressing complex challenges that come with global transformations that are manifested environmentally, socially, politically, and economically across levels. It is, therefore, crucial to identify the pathways that enhance the peace-promoting potential of sustainability and the sustainability-promoting potential of peace. The theme of this conference, “Bridging Peace and Sustainability amidst Global Transformations,” will focus on various pathways that bridge peace promotion and sustainable development. At the time of submission, authors will be required to choose one of the three main topics (i.e., peace, sustainability, or their nexus) and one of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) most relevant to their abstracts.

The deadline for abstract and optional full paper submissions is November 30, 2022. Visit the conference page for more information: https://nerps.org/thailand_nerps2023/



2) Professional Development Course on “Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership”

Date: 27 – 31 March 2023

Venue: AIT Conference Center, AIT Campus

This training course is designed to support HR leaders and professionals in their quest for best practices that will
be more beneficial to their organization’s human resources and for the achievement of business targets. By providing them
a better understanding of how to be both strategic and human-centered in their HR strategies and initiatives, and giving them
opportunities to explore various frameworks, tools and techniques,they will be able to translate strategic thinking into actionable outcomes that will make all stakeholders happy.

For more information and registration pls. visit: 



3) Professional Development Course on “Connecting Learning with Monitoring and Evaluation: A Strategy for MEL Operationalization and Result-Based M&E“

Date: 13 – 24 March 2023

Venue: AIT Conference Center, AIT Campus

Learn from practitioners on how to develop M & E pathways that foster measurement of results and respond to current changes of M&E contexts. Broadening perspectives for innovative ways to develop tools and reporting mechanisms that help to make decisions for project implementation.

Learning Modules and Contents Module-3: Project Impact Analysis and Evaluation

Certificate: approach

Successful candidate will receive AITE certificate and eligible for online coaching

Contact information: Ms. Worawan Sumroetrum, (+66-81) 801-8575 or worawan@ait.ac.th

For more information and registration pls. visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/connecting-learning-monitoring-and-ev...





C. Visitors/ MoU/ Agreement 




D. Faculty & Staff Travel


  • Prof. Mukand S. Babel, WEM-SET/ Mauritius/ 26 February 2023 - 3 March 2023
  • Dr. Kuo Chieh Chao, GTE-SET/ Tokyo, Japan/ 27 February - 8 March 2023
  • Ms. Supamas Untui, GTE-SET/ Tokyo, Japan/ 27 February - 8 March 2023
  • Ms. Chanidaporn Chaimongkol, GTE-SET/ Tokyo, Japan/ 27 February - 8 March 2023
  • Mr. Viraphan Samadi, intERLab/ Manila, Philippines/ 25 February - 2 March 2023
  • Mr. Pavel Farhan, intERLab/ Manila, Philippines/ 25 - 28 February 2023
  • Ms. Kimberly Tupaz, SERD/ Ivory Coast, Africa/ 16 - 25 February 2023
  • Mr.Raunak Mukhia, intERLab / Kathmandu, Nepal/ 11 - 18 March 2023
  • Prof. Nophea Sasaki/ Tokyo, Japan/ 24 February 2023 - 3 March 2023
  • Dr. Indrajit Pal, SERD/ Kyoto, Japan/ 12 - 19 March 2023
  • Prof. Kyoko Kusakabe/ Phuket, Thailand/ 3 - 8 March 2023
  • Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, SERD/ Republic of Fiji/ 4 - 13 March 2023
  • Mr. Md. Anishar Rahman, AITX / Hanoi, HCMC, Vietnam/ 22 February - 1 March 2023
  • Prof. Anil Kumar Anal, SERD/ India/ 26 February - 7 March 2023
  • Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 6 - 8 April 2023
  • Ms. Sirikate Dwasit, OAAA/ Taipei, Taiwan/ 6 - 8 April 2023
  • Prof. Vilas Nitivattananon, Dean, SERD/ Democratic Republic of Congo/ 2 - 7 March 2023
  • Dr. Faiz Shah, Executive Director, Yunus Center/ Dubai, Pakistan/ 14 February - 5 March 2023








EClassifieds (jobs) 

Faculty Position:

1. Assistant Professor, School of Engineering and Technology

2. Assistant/ Associate Professer, SERD-CCSD

Staff Position:

  1. Accountant - General Ledger, Finance Office
  2. SEAGS Society Administration and Journal Assistant
  3. IT and Marketing Officer, SERD
  4. Manager Editor, SERD
  5. Motorpool DriverOFAM
  6. Assistant Accommodation Officer / Accommodation Clerk, OFAM
  7. Business Analyst, AI Center
  8. Project Manager, AI Center
  9. Senior Program Office, IA (Office of International and Public Affairs)
  10. Assistant Internal Auditor, Internal Audit Office (IAO)
  11. Assistant Teacher, AIT International School (AITIS)
  12. Class Teacher, AIT International School (AITIS)