The International Field Workshop (IFW) will move to a virtual format this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The overarching theme is “Strategic foresight in addressing public policy challenges in the post COVID-19 Asia.”
The number of students allowed to participate will be limited up to about 10 due to the nature of the course involving a series of intensive discussion with the counterparts. If more than 10 students are willing to take this course, a pre-registration screening will be conducted before registration (S2 course registration period: June 9-15). GraSPP Office will take care of registration for those who are allowed to register—students cannot register via UTAS by themselves. If the registration period with your school is different from GraSPP’s, please seek permission from your school office for registering in this course outside your school’s registration period.
The field workshop is tentatively scheduled to take place from August 17 to 21, 2020 (tentative) with a series of virtual meetings with counterparts in China, Philippines and Thailand, which might change depending on the COVID-19 situation. Our tentative target organizations are as follows.
China—Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB), Chinese Academy of Social Sciences (CASS), Fudan University, United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) China
Thailand—Mae Fah Luang Foundation under Royal Patronage, Thailand Development Research Institute (TDRI), United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP)
Philippines—Asian Development Bank (ADB)
To help students better understand the objective and procedure, an information session, originally scheduled for early May, will take place on Wednesday, June 3 (12:30-13:00) via Zoom. URL to the Zoom meeting will be given on UTAS.
Instructor: Toshiro Nishizawa, Professor
Credits: 2 credits
Category: Practical training
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