The climate resilience of SEZ employees in Koh Kong, Cambodia

Jason Horlings (Master’s Candidate, School of International Development and Global Studies, University of Ottawa) spent Fall 2016 in Koh Kong, Cambodia, exploring the climate resilience of employees at the Special Economic Zone in Koh Kong. He shares his experience through photographs taken during his research trip. Access the album here.

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Successful UCRSEA Virtual Seminar begins third year

The UCRSEA Virtual Seminar re-started in September for its third year. The second meeting of the year will be held on Thursday, 27 October 2016. The seminar series comprises an international group of students and junior professionals working in similar areas: climate change resilience, urban environmental management, service provision — particularly in Southeast Asia. The seminar meets once per month…

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U of T students tackle climate change in Southeast Asia

“Cities are both the cause of and the solution to environmental change,” says Nathan Stewart, a University of Toronto urban planning graduate student. Since April, he has been conducting research in Thailand on the effects of climate change on the population of a city called Khon Kaen, located in one of the poorest regions of the…

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U of T Sustainability Student Visits Vietnam to discuss communities in need – Mayur Mukati, UCRSEA intern

“At a Symposium lecture “Our World is in Need” by David Begbie, the topic of how the feeling of powerlessness instills inaction was discussed. Begbie argued that even wealthy and powerful people feel that – Jasmine An they are “not big enough” to bring about change. From the C-level executive to the middle manager to…

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Battambang Field Report

As part of the UCRSEA project activities, a field site visit to Battambang town was arranged by the Cambodia country team, led and coordinated by Dr. Chanrith Ngin, Mr. Heng Naret from the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP) and Mr. Try Thoun (PhD student at Chiang Mai University).  The full report by Furqan Asif (University…

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Congratulations Dang Ly Quoc, Partnership’s second scholarship recipient

UCRSEA is very pleased to announce Dang Ly Quoc as the Partnership’s second scholarship recipient. He is currently a researcher in the Department of Socio-Economic and Policy Studies, Mekong Delta Development Research Institute at Can Tho University in Vietnam. He hails from Soc Trang Province, one of the provinces in the Mekong Delta that is most affected by…

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Congratulations Try Thuon – First recipient of a UCRSEA PhD scholarship

The UCRSEA Partnership is pleased to announce that Thuon Try of Cambodia has been selected as the first recipient of a UCRSEA PhD scholarship. Mr. Thuon, a consultant, field researcher, evaluator and team leader with over a decade of experience in Cambodia and neighbouring countries, will begin his PhD studies at the Regional Centre for Social Sciences…

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Apply now for PhD scholarships open to Thai and Vietnamese students

The Urban Climate Resilience Southeast Asia Partnership invites applications from candidates from the countries of Thailand and Vietnam with a passion for innovative research, and a commitment to build the research and teaching capacity of universities in the region. Two PhD scholarships are available for students to be registered at a university in the region, and…

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Call for Applications | UCRSEA Masters Scholarship for candidates from Myanmar

The Urban Climate Resilience in Southeast Asia Partnership (UCRSEA) is now accepting applications from candidates from Myanmar with a passion for innovative research, and a commitment to build the research and teaching capacity of universities in the region. One Masters scholarship is available for one student to be registered at a university in the region, and to conduct research…

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UCRSEA welcomes Thai new partner

The Partnership is pleased to welcome the Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahasarakham University (Thailand) as its newest partner organization. The Faculty offers undergraduate and graduate (Masters and PhD) degree programs in Environment and Resource Studies and Environmental Technology. It aims to promote research activities, community services and integration of local art and culture for…

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