In this issue:
1) Invitation to the Inauguration Ceremony of the International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL) Bangkok at AIT on 2 August 2023
Email from the Interim President on 27 July 2023.
Dear AIT Community:
It gives me immense pleasure to inform you of the launch of the newly established International Training Centre for Authorities and Leaders (CIFAL Bangkok) at the Asian Institute of Technology, in collaboration with the United Nations Institute of Training and Research (UNITAR).
CIFAL Bangkok aims to be the hub for capacity building and knowledge sharing between local and regional authorities, international organizations, civil society and the private sector for South and South East Asia. CIFAL Bangkok will focus its capacity building initiatives across AIT’s five thematic areas, namely: Climate Change; Smart Communities; Infrastructure; Technology, Policy, Society; and Water-Energy-Food.
The Inauguration Ceremony of the CIFAL Bangkok is scheduled on Wednesday, August 2, 2023 from 13:00 – 16:30 hrs. at the Robert B. Banks Auditorium, AIT Conference Center, AIT Campus, Pathumthani.
I would like to invite you all to participate at this important occasion for our institute and I look forward to seeing you at the event.
2) Webinar on "Earthquake Engineering" taking lessons from the hit in Türkiye
AIT Extension invites you in the webinar titled “Webinar on Earthquake engineering taking lessons from the hit in Türkiye“. Valuable insights for the insurance industry to effectively manage earthquake risks provide adequate coverage, and support policyholders during times of crisis. Apply this knowledge to enhance their seismic risk assessment, underwriting practices, risk mitigation efforts, reinsurance arrangements, and claims management.
Date: 11 August 2023
Time: 14:30 hrs. (Bangkok time)
For more information and registration please visit
3) Webinar on “Leadership without Formal Authority”
Date: Thursday, 17th August 2023
Time: 14:00 hrs. (Bangkok time)
Leadership does not always come with formal authority over the followers. In many instances, leaders do not have the authority like a senior executive in a government agency or a military commander. Emerging leaders often drive teams with little authority to direct them. Modern workplaces are becoming less hierarchical, enlisting lateral collaboration, and encouraging bottom-up thinking. Workplaces are agile and employed with task-based short-term employees. Professional associations, clubs and charities lead their members who are volunteers that cannot be directed. These setups create situations where leaders must achieve their goal without any power on their team. Several key attributes in a leader naturally direct followers without asserting formal authority on them.
For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/webinar-leadership-without-formal-aut...
4) Coming up - AIT Sustainability Expo 23-25 August 2023 - Join us to unveil sustainable opportunities
Email from the Director-OSC on 10 July 2023.
We are pleased to inform you that through the leadership of AIT Interim President Prof. Kazuo Yamamoto, he fosters to transform AIT into a Botanical Garden Campus Towards Net Zero by 2030. Keeping AIT’s vision in mind, the Office of Sustainable Campus is organizing the AIT Sustainability Expo featuring sustainable development on campus, to invite the interested AIT community, alumni, stakeholders, and organizations to join hands to achieve the mission of sustainability and Net Zero.
AIT Sustainability Expo is a three-day event that comprises of Inter-University Research fair, an Inter-University Hackathon, 6 workshops by the AIT research centers with talks in areas of water conservation, climate change, waste management, air pollution, sustainable buildings, remote sensing, sustainability social business, GIS, sustainable farming and many more by the external experts. We have booths of centers, schools, and a few organizations with exciting updates on technology and tools. As an added attraction, we have sustainable products, organic products, and a food market.
We would like to invite all interested individuals to join the expo for free, to explore the center's booths, research fair booths, and enjoy the sustainable market.
- For participating in the Inter-University Research Fair click here for registration.
- For participating in the Inter-University Hack Zero Hackathon click here for registration.
- For more details about the overall expo program click here
- For more information about various workshops and registration click here
This Sustainability Expo will take place on 23-25 August 2023 at AITCC and is organized by OSC through the generous support of the AIT alumni and mainly sponsored by Indorama Venture. For more details please visit http://osc.ait.ac.th/ or check the attached flyer. For further information or queries, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
For the above-mentioned event, we look forward to your participation to unveil and explore the opportunities to learn and to embark towards sustainable development and living.
Please feel free to disseminate this information to your friends and contacts who might be interested in participating.
5) AIT Harassment Prevention Training Program
Email from Office of Human Resources Services on 30 August 2023
As part of our ongoing commitment to fostering a safe and respectful workplace for all, we are now excited to announce the upcoming launch of our Harassment Prevention Training Program.
The Harassment Prevention Training Program plays a pivotal role in ensuring that our work environment remains conducive to growth, collaboration, and mutual respect. By equipping employees with the knowledge and tools to recognize, address, and prevent harassment, we aim to create a workplace where everyone feels secure and valued.
This training initiative is not only designed to empower individuals to respond effectively to harassment situations but also to highlight the collective responsibility we share in upholding a harmonious and inclusive atmosphere. We firmly believe that by promoting awareness and understanding, we can collectively create a workplace free from any form of harassment.
Starting August 2023, we will be launching an innovative and comprehensive online Harassment Prevention Training Program. We want to emphasize that completion of these online courses is a mandatory requirement for the renewal of your employment contract. We are dedicated to ensuring that all our employees are well-versed in the principles of respectful conduct and contribute to maintaining a positive workplace culture.
In the coming days, you will receive notifications from Percipio (email@example.com) with instructions on how to access the training courses. These courses will be scheduled gradually over the course of one year, culminating just in time for your contract renewal. We encourage you to actively participate in these training sessions, as they are a fundamental step toward creating a work environment that is respectful, inclusive, and conducive to professional growth.
Thank you for your participation, knowing that together we can create a workplace that reflects the highest standards of integrity, equality, and professionalism.
1) Online Course on IFRS Series: Understanding IFRS 17 (Insurance Contract)
IFRS 17 replaces IFRS 4 on accounting for insurance contracts. IFRS 17 is effective for annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2023. However, each country will differ in terms of the effective date of adopting IFRS 17. For example, IFRS 17 would be effective from 1 January 2024 in Thailand and from 1 January 2025 in Indonesia. The financial services authorities of each country encourages the insurance industry to adopt IFRS 17 as soon as possible. The features in insurance products are increasingly diverse which entails a sound accounting standards. IFRS 17 will make the Financial Statements of insurance companies more comparable with other industries such as banking and other financial services. The most significant thing in IFRS 17 compared to the previous standard IFRS 4 is that the premiums are not recognized directly as income. There are 3 methods of revenue recognition in the insurance industry, namely the Building Block Approach, Premium Allocation Approach, and Variable Fee Approach.
For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/ifrs-series-developing-ifrs-17-insurance-contract
Date: 6 September 2023
Time: 9:00 – 14:30 hrs. (Bangkok Time)
2) Professional Development Course on “Carbon Markets and Climate Finance”
Climate finance provides the means to the implementation of projects, carbon pricing provides the incentive to mobilize the most “cost-effective” mitigation options. Carbon pricing can be a source of climate finance: with emissions trading through the auctioning of allowances, with carbon tax through tax levied, revenues raised can be used for adaptation and/or mitigation activities.
Date: 2 – 13 October 2023
Venue: AIT Campus
For more information and registration please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/carbon-markets-and-climate-finance
3) Professional development on “Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership”
AIT Extension invites you to join the training on professional development on “Strategic Human Resource Management and Business Leadership”.
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 with 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 please visit https://extension.ait.ac.th/course/strategic-human-resource-management-and-business-leadership-0
Date: 16 – 20 October 2023
Venue: AIT Conference Center
4) The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD 2023)
The 3rd International Symposium on Disaster Resilience and Sustainable Development (DRSD 2023) is a continuation of previous symposia held in 2019 and 2021 and which were heralded as successful events. This year, DRSD 2023 will be a fully in-person event which will include keynote speeches, panel discussions, technical sessions, poster presentations and academic exhibitions.
The Symposium is open for participants from around the world and from various fields, such as researchers, practitioners, social motivators, innovators, IGOs, INGO/NGOs, civil society, early career academics, and students. The International Symposium aims to present a discourse on improving developmental practices to reduce long-term complex risks and promote equitable sustainability. This is reflected in the Symposium's six (6) thematic areas.
We are currently open for abstract submission for oral and poster presentations at the Symposium. Visit this link to submit your abstract: http://www.disaster-sustainability.org/paper-submission/
For more information on the Symposium, thematic areas, registration fees and processes, and submission of abstracts, please visit our website: www.disaster-sustainability.org
- Prof. Thammarat Koottatep, Faculty-SERD/ Jakarta, Indonesia/ 1 - 5 August 2023
- Dr. Pisut Koomsap, Faculty- ISE/SET/ Malaysia/ 18 - 21 September 2023
- Dr. K. R. Salin, Faculty-SERD/ India/ 27 July - 13 August 2023
- Ms. Nussarin Sudrohman, SET/ Taiwan/ 24 - 30 August 2023
- Dr. Hayat Ullah, Faculty-SERD/ Pakistan/ 18 July - 11 Aug 2023
- Dr. Haya Ullah, Faculty-SERD/ Pakistan/ 18 July - 11 Aug 2023
- Mr. Sanjeev Jayasinghe, Executive Director, OAAA /Hongkong/ 20 - 22 August 2023
- Mr. Hillson Ghimir, GIC/ Hungary/ 21 July - 9 August 2023
- Ms. Lucena Talaid, OAAA/ Hong Kong/ 20 - 22 August 2023
- Mr. Abhishek Reddy, AIT Solution/ Hyerabad, India/ 15 July - 6 August 2023
- Mr. Suraj Pradhan, EEC-SERD/ Jakarta, Indonesia/ 30 July - 12 August 2023
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