The 6th International Conference
The 6th International Conference
“Toward Enhancement of Economic, Social, Technological and Environmental Development for Welfare Implications in
the Greater Mekong Sub-region and Asia-Pacific”
2 – 3 August 2010,
The International Conference has been inaugurated from the “Inter-University Program aims to promote international understanding and to develop academic and cultural ties among universities in Asia-Pacific and the Greater Mekong Sub-region countries. This year, the 6th. International Conference was jointly organized with Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, under the leadership of Faculty of Economics and Business in conjunction with the cerebration of LUSTRUM XI. The 203 participants were from 36 universities; 30 from Thailand and 6 from Waseda University, Japan, Myanmar, United States of America, Socialist Republic of Vietnam, SNDT Women’s University, India, and Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia. There were 109 research papers; 19 papers from Faculty of Economics and Business of Gadjah Madah University and 90 papers from universities of Thailand comprising Chiangmai University, Prince of Songkhla University, Kasetsart University, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Suranaree University of Technology, Pathumthani University, Naresuan University, Mae Fah Luang University, Vongchavalitkul University, Srinakharintrwirot University, Thaksin University, Chandrakasem Rajabhat University, Dhonburi Rajabhat University, Rajabhat Mahasakham University, Uttaradit Rajabhat University, Loei Rajabhat University, Phranakhon Si Ayutthaya, Rajamangala University of Technology, Lampang Rajabhat University, Rajabhat Rajanagarindra Universit, Muban Chombueng Rajabhat University, Phranakorn Rajabhat University, Suan Dusit Rajabhat University, Suratthani Rajabhat University, Rajamangala University of Technology Srivijaya University, Walailak University, Chantraburi College of Fine Arts, and Chiangrai Rajabhat University.
The Administrative and Academic Staff from Faculty of Economics and Business, Gadjah Mada University as well as the Master of Science and Doctoral Program had taken part as the Co-Organizer to effectively facilitate the International Conference from the beginning until completion, their names have been recognized nationally and internationally; Dr. Marwan Asri, Dean of Faculty of Economics and Business, Dr. Eko Suwardi, Vice Dean, Dr. Supriyadi, Dr. Anggito Abimanyu, Dr. Soetatwo Hadiwigeno, Dr. Antonius Tony Prasetiantono, Dr. Amin Wibowo and Dr. Artidiatun Adji.
The Organizing Committee from Chiangrai Rajabhat University was consisted of Assistant Professor Dr. Manop Pasitwilaitham, President of Chiangrai Rajabhat University, as Chairman, all Vice-Presidents and Deans were Committee Members, Associate Professor Dr. Makha Khittasangka, Dean of International College of Mekong Region as Committee and Secretary and, Mr. Teerawat Wangmanee, Director of Foreign Relations Division as Assistant to the Secretary.
The Conference Program Moderators were comprised of Assistant Professor Dr. Sornchai Mungthaisong, Dr. Simmee Oupra and Mr. Albert Lisec, all from Chiangrai Rajabhat University.
The International Conference had invited three guest speakers; (1) Dr. Chandrakan Puri from SNDT Women’s University, Mumbai, India, “A Decade of Millenium Development Goals in Asia-Pacific Region: Challenge and Ways Forward”, (2) Professor Dr. Takeru Ohe, from Waseda University, Japan, “Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in ASEAN Universities based on COBLAS Program”, and (3) Dr. Anggito Abimanyu, from Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia, “Issues of ASEAN Infrastructure Project to Support ASEAN Integration 2015”.
This year the Conference had announced “The Best Practice Award”, as selected researches who have produced outstanding results with concurrence and under the review of the 5th. International Conference Organizing Committee “Toward Knowledge Networks for the Economy, Society, Culture, Environment and Health for the GMS and Asia-Pacific”. The award recipients and their outstanding papers are listed below.
1. Professor Dr.Anurak Panyanuwat
Highland Minority and Educational Approach for Development in Thailand
2. Associate Professor Dr. Chatchai Panananon
The Indian Model of Siamese Slavery
3. Assistant Professor Dr. Nathawut Thanee
Prevalence of Ectoparasites and Blood Parasites in Small Mammals at Sakaerat Environmental Research Station, Thailand
4. Assistant Professor Ranida Pingmoung
The Development of Learning Resource in Mae Khaow Luang Community Forest, Chiangrai Province
5. Dr. Supattanachai Phokaew
Strategy of Reimbursed Energy for Community: A Case Study of Making Use of Water Energy from Water Supply System to Produce the Electric Current
6. Dr. Idsaratt Rinthaisong and Dr. Jidapa Suwannarurk
Model of Conservation Tourism Enhancement of Old Urban Community, Muang District, Songkhla Province
The Conference Sub-themes were in conjunction with the current trends and correspond to the research policy of the countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and Asia – Pacific as these will be the policy implications for national development derived from the research results as followed:
(1) Poverty Alleviation and Welfare Policy
(2) Education in the Information Age
(3) Culture and Heritage, Ethnic Diversity
(4) Food Security and the Green Revolution
(5) Tourism Development in the Greater Mekong Sub region and Asia- Pacific
(6) Environment, Bio-Diversity and Shared Natural Resource Management
(7) Techno-Scientific Progress and the Energy Transition for Development
(8) Institutional Strengthening, Social – Economics and Politics
Challenges within the Greater Mekong Sub region and Asia – Pacific
(9) Human Development and Health Policy
(10) Resolutions and Agenda for Future Action
The last session of the Conference was the conclusions, resolutions and agenda for future action by which the representatives from Chiangrai Rajabhat University, Associate Professor Dr. Makha Khittasangka, and Dr. Artdiatun Adji, Faculty of Economic and Business, Gagjah Mada University, took part in this session in the joint conclusion.
The Joint Conclusion
As gleaned over from the paper presentation derived from the International Conference, it has been recognized that development has to keep pacing with the country’s development by which each country has performed different level of development. Similarly, level of research is also different in nature.
(1) Poverty Alleviation and Welfare Policy has indicated problems and situations from utilities requirement for enhancing the well being and also to the access ability of the people. The Green Economy of both microeconomics and macroeconomics had been presented as the exemplary works.
(2) Education in the Information Age has indicated some teaching and learning, language and new technology for assisted learning. It has been suggested that in the light of these developments the new focus should be explored relationships between these teaching techniques and the actual learning experience of the student who is exposed to them.
(3) Culture and Heritage, Ethnic Diversity has indicated ways of life of ethnic community, multicultural diversity as well local wisdom application.
(4) Food Security and the Green Revolution, some food consumption behavior to effective use of food for prevention of the insecticide purpose has been presented.
(5) Tourism Development in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and Asia- Pacific, there were many papers presented to indicate various types of tourism activities for increasing GDP as well as measures for sustainable development.
(6) Environment, Bio-Diversity and Shared Natural Resource Management, many papers have indicated good practices for protection and conservation of natural resources.
(7) Techno-Scientific Progress and the Energy Transition for Development, some innovation for architectural design has been proposed.
(8) Institutional Strengthening, Social – Economics and Politics Challenges within the Greater Mekong Sub region and Asia – Pacific, many have proposed approaches for strengthened organization capacity both socio-economic and political challenges.
(9) Human Development and Health Policy, approaches to Human Development in socio-economic, health, education, agriculture, and sufficiency economy philosophy, have been proposed for possible solution.
In conclusion, there will be ahead of organized efforts to connect among the participants to establish informally the Research Network and in particular to continue the Inter-University Cooperation for an exchange of the research findings which will be useful for policy formulation of the respective countries in the Greater Mekong Sub-region and Asia-Pacific.