“Water and its Many Issues. Methods and Cross-cutting Analysis”
– Can Tho University –
The goal of the annual ASEAN Water Platform (AWP) is to build capacity in research on water natural resource management (WNRM) within the partner countries’ institutions. The Graduate Academy of Social Sciences, Can Tho University and Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) have already organized similar event, “Tam Dao Days in Social Sciences” – http://www.tamdaoconf.com/en/presentation/.
The purpose of AWP is to gather together researchers with different backgrounds in order to have an exchange of multidisciplinary methodological approaches related to the analysis of WNRM sector. Therefore, facilitators specialized in various fields will be carefully selected. A second objective is to disseminate knowledge on WNRM and enhance collaboration between the participants.
The purpose is to support different groups of researchers specialized in different disciplines in order to accomplish a common goal that they have set themselves. Our aim is to increase the research collaboration between participants and to set the basis future long term partnership between the representatives of different institution in EU and in ASEAN. The AWP will strengthen the multidisciplinary research and make the institutions involved in the project more internationalized.
For each AWP, 72 Asian young researchers and 5 Europeans visiting scholars will be selected on the basis of transparent rules and clear criteria.
Thanks to additional funding from AUF and the French National Research Institute for Sustainable Development (IRD), some fifteen candidates outside WANASEA consortium will be selected, notably in Laos and Myanmar.
|AWP Main Goals:– Capacity building research on WNRM
– Transfers of methodological tools
– Multidisciplinary approaches (social sciences, sciences)
– Good balance between theories and practical work
– Interactivity between all participants
– Disseminate knowledge
– Build a collaborative network (academic and non-academic)
– intercultural exchanges