BACKDROP SOI-Asia Fall Meeting 2017

 

Background

The AI3/SOI-Asia Joint Bi-Annual Meeting 2017 will be co-hosted by UNESCO Office Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific, with the support of the Japanese Funds-in-Trust (JFIT) and UNTL. In addition to the traditional AI3/SOI-Asia meeting agenda, a special session will be conducted to discuss about the role and the way to establish and strengthen national Research and Education Networks (RENs).

There is a growing recognition of the importance of integrating global experiences into traditional courses of study and providing graduating students with “global competencies”. However, the specific context of SIDS (Small Island Developing States) and their specific challenges, including small but growing populations, limited resources, remoteness, susceptibility to natural disasters, vulnerability to external shocks, and fragile environments require tailored solutions especially in ICTs for the delivery of SDG 17. Integration of ICTs with Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) can be an efficient tool for the customization of current practices for the delivery of SDG 17 and SDG 13 due to the remoteness and special vulnerability of SIDS to climate change. This workshop will be the occasion to discuss and document possible field of applications and policy recommendations for the region and for the particular context of Timor-Leste. Indeed, in Timor Leste as a SIDS, a least developed and a newly established country, mainstreamed LINKS based STI can be instrumental in overcoming developmental challenges, enhance resilience to climate change impact and deliver 2030 agenda in general.

Objectives of the Workshop

The regional workshop on Promoting Use of Local and Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) in ICTs to deliver SDG 17 in Timor-Leste will:

  • Identify possible fields of application of ICTs related to SDG 13 and 17
  • Draft policy recommendations for enabling ICTs as a powerful tool for the delivery of 2030 Agenda.
  • Recommend ways to strengthen the establishment and roles of RENs in particular TLREN

The Workshop will be located in UN House – Caicoli Street, Dili, Timor Leste  on Thursday, 12 October 2017 from 2 until 7.30 pm.

Agenda (tentative to be confirmed)

Session/ Time Programme Agenda
12 October 2017
14.00 – 15.30
(Dili Time)
Session 1: “Opportunities and role of Local Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) for Science Technology Innovation (STI) policies in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for climate change impact mitigation and sustainable development in Timor-Leste” (1 hour 30 minutes)

Chair: Dr Ai Sugiura, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

  • Dr. Antero Benedito da Silva, Director of Post Graduate in Peace and Conflict Studies, UNTL
    • Pedagogy of the Earth about Local Knowledge or  Pedagogy of the land and local knowledge (In Portuguese Pedagogia da Terra em Torno do Saber local)
  • Mr. Zenito Sandata, Director of Kdadalak Sulimutuk Institute, Timor-Leste
  • Ms Natalia Saeed, consultant UNESCO Antenna Office Dili, Timor-Leste
    • Asia-Pacific Facility for Accelerating Science and Technology in implementing SDGs and Timor-Leste
  • Panel Discussion
15.30 – 15.45
(Dili Time)
Session Breaks (15 minutes)
15.45 – 16.15
(Dili Time)
Workshop formal opening session (30 minutes)

  • Prof Shahbaz Khan (Director and Representative UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific)
  • Prof. Dr. Francisco Miguel Martins, M.Hum, Rector Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosae
  • Prof Jun Murai , Dean of Graduate School of Media and Governance, KEIO University, SOI-Asia / AI3)
  • Cedelizia do Santos, OIC for Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO
16.15 – 18.15
(Dili Time)
Session 2: “Lessons learnt from current management of Timor Leste RENs and how to strengthen TLREN” (2 hours)

Chair: Dr Husni Thamrin, Keio University

  • Dr. Jose Lay, Senior adviser for National Agency for Communication (from SKYPE)
  • Dr David Montalvao, Office of Prime Minister
  • Panellist from SOI-Asia
    • Prof Jun Murai, Keio University
    • Prof Md Saiful Islam, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
    • Dr Achmad Basuki, Universitas Brawijaya
  • Panel Discussion
18.15 – 18.30
(Dili Time)
Wrap-up Closing of the Workshop
18.30 – 19.30
(Dili Time)
Dinner Hosted by UNESCO in UN House

The Event in Jakarta will start on Thursday, 12 October 2017 at 08.00 am and will end on Saturday, 14 October 2017 at 12.00 pm. All participants are expected to arrive in Jakarta, Indonesia on Wednesday, 11 October 2017

GrandKemang Hotel

Meeting room WIVA, 1st floor

Agenda (tentative to be confirmed)

Session/ Time Programme Agenda
Day 1 – 12 October 2017
08.00 – 08.30
(JAK Time)
Registration of participants 
08.30 – 10.00
(JAK Time)
AI3/SOI-Asia Meeting :

  • Operators meeting
  • Site update
10.00 – 10.15
(JAK Time)
Coffee break
10.15 – 11.00
(JAK Time)
Task Force Meeting (Part -1)
11.00 – 12.00
(JAK Time)
Lunch break
12.00 – 13.30
(JAK Time)
Session 1: “Opportunities and role of Local Indigenous Knowledge Systems (LINKS) for Science Technology Innovation (STI) policies in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) for climate change impact mitigation and sustainable development in Timor-Leste” (1 hour 30 minutes)

Chair: Dr Ai Sugiura, UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

  • Dr. Antero Benedito da Silva, Director of Post Graduate in Peace and Conflict Studies, UNTL
    • Pedagogy of the Earth about Local Knowledge or  Pedagogy of the land and local knowledge (In Portuguese Pedagogia da Terra em Torno do Saber local)
  • Mr. Zenito Sandata, Director of Kdadalak Sulimutuk Institute, Timor-Leste
  • Ms Natalia Saeed, consultant UNESCO Antenna Office Dili, Timor-Leste
    • Asia-Pacific Facility for Accelerating Science and Technology in SDGs and Timor-Leste
  • Panel Discussion
13.30 – 13.45
(JAK Time)
Session Breaks (15 minutes)
13.45 – 14.15
(JAK Time)
Workshop formal opening session (30 minutes)

  • Prof Shahbaz Khan, Director and Representative UNESCO Regional Science Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
  • Prof. Dr. Francisco Miguel Martins, M.Hum, Rector Universidade Nacional de Timor Lorosae
  • Prof Jun Murai , Dean of Graduate School of Media and Governance, KEIO University, SOI-Asia / AI3)
  • Cedelizia do Santos, OIC for Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO
14.15 – 16.15
(JAK Time)
Session 2: “Lessons learnt from current management of Timor Leste RENs and how to strengthen TLREN” (2 hours)

Chair: Dr Husni Thamrin, Keio University

  • Dr. Jose Lay, Senior adviser for National Agency for Communication (from SKYPE)
  • Dr David Montalvao, Office of Prime Minister
  • Panellist from SOI-Asia
    • Prof Jun Murai, Keio University
    • Prof Md Saiful Islam, Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology
    • Dr Achmad Basuki, Universitas Brawijaya
  • Panel Discussion
16.15 – 16.30
(JAK Time)
Wrap-up Closing of the Workshop
16.30 – 16.45
(JAK Time)
Photo session
16.45 – 17.45          (JAK Time) Task Force Meeting (Part -1)
18.00 – 20.00          (JAK Time)  Dinner Hosted by UNESCO (Hotel Grand Kemang)
Day 2 – 13 October 2017
09.00 – 11.30
(JAK Time)
Research Presentation
Questions and Answers(presentation:15 min, Q&A:-15min)Research Presentation: (Total:5)https://docs.google.com/document/d/1-L8R4dpbhF88AYdEovOp0LUxqr5RF2FR19sbgMMaS_I/edit?usp=sharing
 11.30 – 13.30
(JAK Time)
Lunch Break and Friday Prayer
 13.30 – 18.00
(JAK Time)
-Steering Committee meeting

-Planning Discussion for Academic Session 2017
-Director Meeting (Part-1)

 -Suguru Award

 18.30 –
(JAK Time)
Dinner Hosted by SOI/AI3
Dinner Venue : to be confirmed (tbc)
Day 3 – 14 October 2017
10:00- 11:00

11:00-12:00

Director Meeting (Part-2)

Meeting follow-up and resolutions

Closing

12.00-13.00 Lunch
13.00- Participant Departure

 

 

Event Location

Date : 12 – 14 October 2017 (two and a half day meeting)

Grand Kemang Hotel
Kemang Raya 2H, Kebayoran Baru
Jakarta 12730
INDONESIA
Website : http://mesahotelsandresorts.com/grandkemang/

Visa Information

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Passports and Visas

All travelers to Indonesia must be in possession of a Passport that is valid for at least six (6) months from the date of arrival, and have proof (tickets) of onward or return passage.

Free Tourists Visa

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Tourist Visa Free Facilities are valid for 30 days, are non-extendable and cannot be transferred into any other type of of stay permit.
The visa exemption facility can be used for tourism, family visit, social visit, art and cultural, government duty, to deliver a speech or attend a seminar, international exhibition,meetings with head office or representative office in Indonesia, or transit.

Visa-on-Arrival

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More Information

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Accomodation Information

The main venue and hotel location is in the Grand Kemang Hotel (http://www.mesahotelsandresorts.com/grandkemang/), but around  the venue location there’s some other options of hotels to suit every budget within walking distance for all participants.

Meals

Lunch and coffee breaks (snacks) will be provided during the event. Welcoming dinner will be hosted by UNESCO on Thursday 12 October at 18.30 pm at  the same hotel where participants will stay. While the second dinner on 13th of October will be hosted by SOI

Transportation

  • The recommended Taxi from the airport to the hotel is Blue Bird Taxi.
  • Transportation services between the airport and hotel could be arranged at Participant own cost upon confirmation with the Hotel. The cost is IDR 370,000 per car per way.
  • Estimate time from the airport to the hotel is about 1 (one) – 1.5 hours (depend on the traffic).
  • Airport transfer on the departure day could also be arranged by the participant at their own cost with the hotel.

Public Transport

  • If participants wish to visit the Jakarta-area city in spare time, they are recommended to use meter-Taxi provided by the Hotel, like Blue Bird.
  • Other public transportation are available around the Hotel area. Participant may consult the organizer or contacting the Hotel for the recommendation.

Weather and Climate

The climate is tropical and generally hot and humid. It is characterized by start of raining season. Clothing should be comfortable. Smart casual is required for most restaurants especially during evening meal service.

Communication

  • Basic internet wifi access exist in the Venue. Broadband access can also be found in are near hotels, thorough Kemang Area many cafe and public place providing free wifi access. .
  • Jakarta country code is +62 and the international code is 00 and the emergency service number is 112.
  • Prepaid SIM card can be locally purchased with variety of Telecommunication operator.

Currency and Banking

  • Currency: IDR (Indonesian Rupiahs)
  • Banking : Various ATM Banking are available around the venue
  • Major international credit cards, such as American Express, Diners, Master Card and Visa are accepted by major banks, restaurants, hotels and shops..
  • The Indonesian unit of currency is the Rupiah. Currency notes are in 1,000 Rupiah, 5,000 Rupiah, 10,000 Rupiah, 20,000 Rupiah, 50,000 Rupiah and 100,000 Rupiah denominations.  Indonesian coins are in the following denominations:  500 Rupiah and 1,000 Rupiah.  One US dollar is approximately 13,515 Rupiah (floating exchange rate)

Language

Official languages: Bahasa (Indonesian Language). However, the meeting presentations and printed materials will be conducted in English

Registration Information

If you want to confirm your attendance and/or need an invitation letter, please Register Here

Contact Information

For Jakarta

  • Ai Sugiura
    Programme Specialist Science Policy & Capacity Building, UNESCO Jakarta Office
    Email: a.sugiura[at]unesco.org
  • Indradi Widyanto
    Project Assistant
    Email: i.widyanto[at]unesco.org

For Timor Leste

  • Junaid Naseem
    Coordinator of Dili Antena Office, Timor Leste
    Email : j.naseem[at]unesco.org