International Field Workshop as an S2 intensive course takes place online on August 8, 9, 12, and 17 to give students opportunities to discuss current public policy issues with practitioners from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). This year, we cover the following issues under the overarching topic of “Geo-economic challenges for sustainable, resilient, and inclusive Asia.”
While three enrolled students take the lead, those UTokyo students willing to participate as observers are most welcome.
Please register here by Wednesday, August 3. Participants will receive an invitation to Teams meeting.
Monday, August 8
12:00 – 13:00 (JST) “Digitalizing cross-border public infrastructures to mitigate the risk of geo-economic fractures Digital Technology” with Mr. Thomas Abell, Chief of Digital Technology for Development
15:00 – 16:00 (JST) “Developing economies’ contribution to the regional cooperation and integration” with Mr. Rolando Avendano, Economist, Regional Cooperation and Integration Division, Economic Research and Regional Cooperation Department
Tuesday, August 9
11:00 – 12:00 (JST) “Effective communication strategy by the public sector through social media” with Mr. Andrew Perrin, Principal Communications Specialist, Department of Communications
16:00 – 17:00 (JST) “Will rail-plus-property Public-Private Partnership be the key to sustainable urbanization in Asia?” with Mr. Markus Roesner, Principal Transport Specialist, Transport and Communications Division, Southeast Asia Department
Friday, August 12
11:00 – 13:00 “What is the strategic plan to balance wetland conservation and development along Asia’s urbanization journey?” with Mr. Akira Matsunaga, Principal Urban Development Specialist, South Asia Department, Mr. Stefan Rau, Senior Urban Development Specialist, Southeast Asia Department, and Mr. Alexander Nash, Urban Development Specialist, Southeast Asia Department
Wednesday, August 17
16:45 – 17:45 (JST) “Strengthening legal frameworks regarding sustainability impact in investor decision-making at the regional level to facilitate environmental financing further” with Ms. Christina Pak, Principal Counsel, Office of the General Counsel