Schedule of the ForUm Expert Seminar 2012

 

ForUm Network - International Expert Seminar

Urban Natural and Social Risk Management in Southeast Asia

31 August - 8 September, 2012

University of Cologne, Germany

Friday, 31 August 2012
Arrival Day Cologne
19:00 Meeting at the Mado Hotel

Welcome by Dr. Johannes Müller, International Office of UoC
Registration and Common Dinner

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Saturday, 01 September 2012
Welcome, Reflections on the International Geographical Congress (IGC 2012)
Celebration of 150 years of Thai German Cooperation

07:00 Breakfast
09:00 Gathering at the University of Cologne, Institute of Geography, Rundbau Ü2

09:30 Welcome Notes
Prof. Dr. Josef Nipper, Head of the Institute of Geography
Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Chair of ForUm Network
Prof. Dr. Hans Gebhardt, Representative of German Geographers

10:15 Coffee break
10:30 Reflections on the IGC
ForUm participants: Country reports and IGC reflections
Discussion of the seminar programme

12:00 Lunch

13:00 Special Session: 150 years of German Thai Cooperation
University of Cologne, Institute of Geography, Lecture Hall
Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Germany
150 Years German Thai Cooperation
Dipl. Ing. Kwansuang Atipodhi, Thailand: Flooding in Bangkok 2011
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chaiyan Rajagool, Thailand: Autonomy Is One Thing, Privilege Another 
Prof. Dr. Sekson Yongvanit, Thailand: Participatory Tools for Social Risk Management: A Case Study of Khon Kaen Municipality

18:30 Welcome Dinner Thai Restaurant "Sirithai"

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Sunday, 02 September 2012
Natural Risks - Disaster, International Research and Managing Approaches
University of Cologne, Institute of Geography, Rundbau Ü2

07:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 09:45 Introduction of the Participants
- ForUm Network and guests
- Bachelor, Master and PhD Candidates of the UoC
(Short introduction of cooperation studies and junior research programmes)
09:45 - 10:00 Coffee break

10:00 - 13:00 Presentations and 30 min. Discussion:
Session Chair: Hlaing Maw Oo, Myanmar
Dr. Than Than Thwe, Myanmar: Managing Approaches for Natural Disasters in Costal and Delta Regions of Myanmar
Chantasack Bottapanith, Laos: Piloting Community-Based Fire Risk Assessment and Mitigation in Vientiane Lao PDR 
Dr. Zin Nwe Myint, Myanmar: Urban Disaster Risk Reduction and Management in Yangon City
Dr. Seng Aung, Myanmar: Urban Growth and Natural Disaster in Hukawang Valley, Kachin State, Myanmar
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Le Thu Hoa, Vietnam: Big Cities in Vietnam and Climate Change Linkages

13:00 Lunch

14:00 - 17:00 Presentations and 30 min. Discussion:
Session Chair: Dr. Goh Hong Ching, Malaysia
Noel Cornel Alegre, Philippines: Urban Flood Disaster Risk Areas of Cagayan de Oro, Philippines: A look into its implication to the city's built areas
Som Sanvasak, Cambodia: Institutional and Flood Management in Battambang City, Cambodia
Saykham Tammanosouth, Maysi Phommasone, Laos: Urban Flood Disaster Management vs. Vientiane City Development and Transformation
Dr. Rini Rachmawati, Indonesia: Community Coping Capacity and Resilience in High Risk Urban Area - Best Practices from Indonesia

14:30 - 15:15 Coffee break
18:00 Dinner

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Monday, 03 September 2012
Natural Risks - Networking in Education and Research
Excursion to HKC and UNU in Bonn

07:00  Breakfast
08:30  Leaving by tram No 9 at "Barbarossaplatz" to "Messe Deutz"
09:00  Gerald Fuchs, HKC - Flood Competence Center Cologne:
   Flood control and flood management - Cooperation of Practitioners, Scientists and Planners

13:00  Lunch at the UNU in Bonn
14:00  United Nations University Bonn
   Dr. Alice Fišer, Head of Communications: Introduction of United Nations University Bonn
   PD Dr.-Ing. Jörn Birkmann, Head Vulnerability Assessment, Risk Management & Adaptive Planning Section (VARMAP): Presentation
   of the Institute for Environment and Human Security (UNU-EHS)
   VARMAP Research Associates Neysa Setiadi, Matthias Garschagen & Niklas Gebert: UNU-EHS's research on urban risk in Southeast
   Asian cities

18:15 - 20:00 Dinner and Boat trip back to Cologne

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Tuesday, 04 September 2012
Social Risks - Understanding and Managing in Southeast Asia
Presentations and Discussions, University of Cologne, Institute of Geography, Rundbau Ü2

07:00 Breakfast

09:00 - 12:00 Presentations and 30 min. Discussion:
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas
Prof. Dr. Lee Boon Thong, Malaysia: Urban Social Risk (Mis-) Management: Seeing Colours in Cities
Dr. Hieu Nguyen Ngoc, Vietnam: Large-scale Land Acquisition - Lessons Learnt from the Ecopark, Vietnam
Dr. Goh Hong Ching, Malaysia: ‘Moving In, moving Out': The Old and New Forms of Social Risk in Kuala Lumpur
10:00-10:15 Coffee Break
12:00 Lunch

13:00 - 15:00 Presentations and 30 min. Discussion:
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Sekson Yongvanit
Lorna S. Manila, Philippines: Minimizing Social Risks in Flood Prone Urban Areas: A Review of the Urban Planning and Environmental Management Practice, Process and Methodologies in the Philippines
Ta Quynh Hoa, Vietnam: Management Policy on Housing for Migrant Workers in Industrial Zones in Vietnam Urban Areas to Mitigate Social Risk
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eni Harmayani, Indonesia: Urban Food Insecurity Risk Management in Yogyakarta
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Chaiyan Rajagool: Solving the riddles of the flood in Central Plain, Thailand in 2011
14:15 - 14:30 Coffee break
Dinner

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Wednesday, 05 September 2012
Special "Urban Heritage Day"

Presentations and Discussions, University of Cologne, Institute of Geography, Rundbau Ü2

07:00 Breakfast
09:00 - 10:45 Presentations and discussions
Session Chair: Dr. Hieu Nguyen Ngoc
Tan Thean Siew, Malaysia: Conservation Efforts in Heritage Cities in Southeast Asia - Urban Coherence and Social Cohesion at Risk
Le Thi Thuy Ha, Vietnam: Urban Heritage Management in Vietnam - Natural and Social Risk - A Case Study on Central Sector of the Imperial Citadel of Thang Long - Hanoi
10:45 - 11:00 Coffee break

11:00 - 12:45 Presentations and discussions
Session Chair: Prof. Dr. Lee Boon Thong
Wahyu Utami, Indonesia: Cultural Heritage Landscape in Indonesia. Case Study of Magelang, Central Java
Dr. Zaw Latt Tun, Myanmar: Green spaces for Sustainable Urban Environment in Yangon City, Myanmar
Hlaing Maw Oo, Myanmar, Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas, Germany: Conserving the Soul: Understanding Environmental and Socio-Economic Risks of Yangon Downtown Heritage

12:45 Lunch
14:00 Cultural Programme - optional: Rautenstrauch Joest-Museum, Schnütgen Museum, Wallraf Richartz Museum, Melaten Friedhof, Smend Galerie

19:00 Dinner

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Thursday, 06 September 2012
Excursion to Chorweiler: "Challenges and Opportunities of City Transformation"

Visiting the Foreigners' Registration Office Cologne
Evaluation of the Programme

07:00 Breakfast
08:00 Excursion "Chorweiler" led by Prof. Dr. Frauke Kraas and Benjamin Caspar
11:30 Lunch

13:30 - 15:30 Foreigners' Registration Office Cologne, Köln Kalk
Frank Wohlgemuth: Integration challanges and concepts of Cologne City

17:00 - 19:00 Evaluation of the Seminar
19:30 Dinner

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Friday, 07 September 2012
Excursion to the DAAD in Bonn, Closing and Farewell

07:00 Breakfast

10:30-12:00 DAAD Southeast Asia Division - Introduction and Programs
12:00 Lunch in Bonn
13:30-14:30 Discussion of current resaerch ideas and Funding Approaches

14:30 Individual programme
19:30 Closing and Farewell Dinner in Brühl - Invitation by Frauke Kraas

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Saturday, 08 September 2012
Departure Day

Individual Departure of Participants

 

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