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


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"


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


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


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


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


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


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


Saturday, 08 September 2012
Departure Day

Individual Departure of Participants


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