Schedule of the Summer School in Malaysia

1

Sunday
1/03//2009

Arrival of participants The Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
"get-to-know-you" Dinner

2

Monday
02/03//2009

Welcome The Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
International Cooperation Activities
Presentations and Discussions on "Civil Society and its Role in Urban Development (I)"
8:30 Registration
9:00 Opening, Salutation and Welcome
Welcome address by Dr. Guenther Gruber, German Ambassador, German Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Lee Boon Thong, Nilai University College, Malaysia
Welcome address by Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Head of ForUm Network, University of Cologne, Germany
Opening Speech by Y.M. Prof. Emeritus Dato' Tengku Shamsul Bahrin, President, Nilai University College, Malaysia
10:00 Refreshments
10:30 Session 1: German-Malaysian Cooperation and Introduction to the Challenges of Urban Development in Malaysia
Mr. Alexander Lang, Head of the Cultural Department, German Embassy Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia: "Academic Exchange Activities"
Mr. Alexander Stedtfeld, Malaysian - German- Chamber of Commerce (MGCC): "Economic cooperation's and joint activities"
Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Head of ForUm Network, Department of Geography, University of Cologne, Germany: "The role of civil society in urban development"
Dato` Dr. Sothi Rachagan, Vice-President of the Nilai University College, Malaysia: "Towards social equity: accessibility for the urban underprivileged"
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session 2: The Role of Civil Society in Urban Development in Malaysia
Ms. Ellie Al Dagga, Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Malaysia: "The role of international agencies: the work of UNHCR among refugee communities in urban areas"
Mr. James Nayagam, Shelter Home Malaysia: "Shelter for the underprivileged children"
Dr. Neil Khor Jin Keong, Department of History, University of Malaya: "Civil society in George Town: an historical view".
15:30: Refreshments
16:00 Session 3: The role of civil society in urban development in Malaysia (III)
Mrs. Shariffah Bahyah Bte Syed Ahmad, School of Humanities and Social Science, Nilai University College, Malaysia: "The manifestation of civil society in new urban residential areas in Malaysia"
Assoc. Prof. Tiun Ling Ta, School of Social Science, University Sains, Malaysia: "The role of unit owners in managing high-rise residential buildings in Malaysia"
20:00 Welcome dinner

3

Tuesday
03/03//2009

The Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
City Excursion I: Intra-urban of Kuala Lumpur
8:30 Briefing on the "KL Structure Plan"
10:00 Briefing on "Managing the traffic in KL"
12:30 Lunch
14:30 Petronas Twin Towers
15:30 Kg Baru: a Malay residential area
16:30 KL Towers
17:30 Jinjang New Village (Chinese residential area) & Bukit Tunku (upper class residence)
19:00 Bukit Bintang Walk & Chinatown
Dinner

4

Wednesday
04/03//2009

The Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Presentations and Discussions on "Civil Society and its Role in Urban Development (II)"
09:00 Session 4: The role of civil society in urban development in Indonesia (I)
Ms. Yuni Windarti, Institute for Research and Community Services, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia: "The centre of excellence as a part of sustainable civil society in the challenge of disaster risk reduction"
Mr. Sukamdi, Centre for Population Studies, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia: "Economic crisis, political reform, and the rise of civil society in Indonesian urban development: an analysis from the good governance and decentralisation survey"
Mr. Djaka Marwasta, Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia: Strengthening of civil society by "Kampong Tourism" in Yogyakarta
10:30 Refreshments
11:00 Session 5: The role of civil society in urban development in Thailand (I)
Dr. Monsicha Bejrananda, Faculty of Architecture, King Mongkut Institute of Techonology Ladkrabang, Thailand: "Level of citizen participation in local tourism development planning: a case study of Srisakes Province"
Prof. Dr. Manat Suwan, Department of Geography, Chiang Mai University, Thailand: "Civil society and urban development in Chiang Mai City"
Dipl. Ing. Kwansuang Athipodi, Chulalongkorn University: "Thailand - A Multifarious Development Waves Society"
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Session 6: The role of civil society in urban development in Vietnam
Mrs. Ta Quynh Hoa, Faculty of Architecture & Planning University of Civil Engineering Hanoi, Vietnam: "Enhancing community participation to improve living environment in Hanoi's Ancient Quarters for sustainable development"
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thu Hoa, Faculty of Urban and Environmental National Economics University, Vietnam: "3R in Hanoi: can it become a "movement"?
Mr. Linh Dang, Vietnam: "Challenges of Vietnamese Companies in Dak Lak, Ha Tinh and TT Hue: The weakness and opportunities of the current education and qualification system"
15:30 Refreshments
16:00 Session 7: The role of civil society in urban development in the Philippines (I)
Dr. Anselmo Mercado, President of the Cooperative Business Institute in Cagayan de Oro City, Philippines: "Strengthening civil society: the Philippine experiences"
Mayor Dixon Q. Yasay, Mayor, Municipality of Opol, Misamis Oriental, Philippines: "Shared leadership, enhancing social capital: the Opol experience"
19:00 Bukit Bintang Walk, Chinatown and Central Market (Dinner)

5

Thursday
5/03//2009

The Swiss Garden Hotel, Kuala Lumpur
Excursion II: Mega-urbanisation issues in the Klang Valley
9:00 Putrajaya (briefing and tour)
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Cyberjaya (briefing and tour)
16:30 Suburbanisation and new towns
18:30 Dinner

6

Friday
6/03//2009

Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang
Transfer to Penang
8:00 Proceed to Penang via Cameron Highlands
12:30 Lunch
18:00 Arrival in Bayview Hotel Georgetown
19:15 Dinner

7

Saturday
7/03//2009

Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang
Presentations and Discussions on "Civil Society and its Role in Urban Development (III)"
09:00 Session 8: German-Malaysian cooperative and civil societies in urban development in Malaysia (III)
Mr. Karl Ebeinger, German Malaysian Society Penang: Programme and Activities
Dr. Goh Ban Lee, Fellow of the Socio-Economic and Environmental Research Institute Penang: "The role of civil society in urban governance in Malaysia"
Associate Professor Dr. Chan Huan Chiang, Centre for Policy Research, University Sains Malaysia: "Individual freedoms versus collective responsibilities in the advancing city: insights from looking about Penang"
10:30 Refreshments
11:00 Session 9: Challenges of Urban Development in Malaysia (IV)
Mohd. Bazid, Penang Development Cooperation: "Urban development in Penang"
Laurence Loh, Arkitek LLA Sdn Bhd: "Heritage issues and the role of Penang Heritage Trust"
12:00 Lunch
13:30 Session 10: The role of civil society in urban development in Indonesia (II)
Rini Rachmawati, Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia: "Achieving Civil Society in Indonesia"
Ms. Dyah Widiyastuti, Faculty of Geography, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia: "The role of community in urban water supply: a case study of Yogyakarta, Indonesia"
Dr. Eni Harmayani and Mr. Harsoyo Oedijono , Faculty of Agriculture, Gadjah Mada University, Indonesia: Farmer's Groups in Peri-Urban Areas as a Part of Civil Society Actions: The Rural-Urban Linkage
15:00 Refreshments
Session 11: The role of civil society in urban development in Thailand (II)
Dr. Chaiyan Rajchagool, Institute of Religion, Culture and Peace Payap University, Chiang Mai, Thailand: "Conflicts and Compromises within the Civil Society on the Battleground of Urban Development"
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sekson Yongvanit, Department of Geography, Khon Kaen University, Thailand: "Development of civil society in Khon Kaen Municipality"
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Daranee Bunchorntavakul, Faculty of Architecture, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Thailand: "Community Organization Movement towards Urban Development in Thailand"
19:15 Dinner/Cultural show

8

Sunday
8/03//2009

Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang
Excursion III: Metropolitan growth of George Town
9:00 Industrial development in Bayan Lepas/Bayan Baru
11:00 Industrial and urban growth on Mainland Penang
13:30 Lunch
14:30 Round Island (tourism belt, middle class housing etc.)
15:30 Refreshments
16:00 Round Island tour (Hillside development in Paya Terubong, Penang Hill)
18:00 Dinner

9

Monday
9/03//2009

Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang
Half-day excursion IV: Inner city development of Penang
Presentations and Discussions on "Civil Society and its Role in Urban Development (IV)"
8:30 Inner City Heritage Walk
11:30 Lunch at a traditional shophouse
13:30 Session 12: The role of civil society in urban development in Cambodia, Lao PDR and Philippines
Phann Sithan, Housing Rights Task Force, Phnom Penh, Cambodia and San Phyrum, Ministry of Land Management Urban Planning and Construction, GTZ/ IP-GOPA- LASED Kampong Cham, Cambodia: "An Overview of the Roles of NGOs and Government in Urban Development and Land Management in Cambodia"
Saykham Thammanosouth, Public Works and Transport Institute. Lao PDR: "Community empowerment on urban environmental sanitation services, Ban Hatsady Tai, Vientiane City Lao PDR"
Noel Cornel Alegre, CUREXO-IDS, Capitol University, Philippines: "Demystifying academics and urban poor development: the case of Capitol University extension programme"
15:00 Refreshments
15:30 Session 13: Plenary discussions on the role of civil society in urban development
16:15 Free time for preparation for dinner party
19:00 Dinner Party

10

Tuesday
10/03//2009

Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang
Workgroups and Discussion of Future Networking Activities, New Proposal, Evaluation
9:00 Session 14: Workgroups on tasks & planning for future activities & networking and future cooperation
10:30 Refreshments
11:00 Presentations of workgroup discussions, Report of the network partners on past activities Evaluation and final discussions on German-Southeast Asian cooperation
12:30 Lunch
13:30 Free
19:00 Dinner

11

Wednesday
11/03//2009

Bayview Hotel Georgetown, Penang
Departure day
8:00 Depart for KL/KLIA by bus
14:00 Departure of participants