(Dec 19) The 3rd TAOYAKA International Symposium will be held

(Dec 19) The 3rd TAOYAKA International Symposium will be held

We are happy to announce that the 3rd TAOYAKA International Symposium will be held at Hotel Hiroshima Garden Palace on Saturday, 19 December, 2015. The theme of the symposium will be “Sustainable Development Goals and Peace: Clearance of long-term damages of the past war and conflict in Cambodia and Lao PDR”. We will invite Prof. Kenneth R. Rutherford, Director of the Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, James Madison University, who is widely recognized as a global leader in international efforts to combat the effects of landmines and unexploded ordnance and is dedicating efforts to rehabilitating post-conflict societies. We’ll also invite practitioners from governmental organizations in Cambodia and Laos and Japanese organizations that are making endless efforts for clearance of landmines and explosive remnants of war by applying advanced technologies. All those interested are invited to attend!

<The 3rd TAOYAKA Program International Symposium, Hiroshima University>

Sustainable Development Goals and Peace: Clearance of long-term damages of the past war and conflict in Cambodia and Lao PDR
Time & Date: 13:00-18:30, Saturday, 19 December 2015
Venue: Hotel Hiroshima Garden Palace
1-15-21 Hikarimachi, Higashi-ku, Hiroshima City, Hiroshima, 732-0052

Program:
13:00-13:05 Opening Remarks
13:05-13:10 Guest Speech
13:10-14:10 Keynote Speech
“Achievements and challenges for relief measures for victims of landmines and unexploded ordnance in the world”
Speaker: Kenneth R. Rutherford, Professor, Center for International Stabilization and Recovery, James Madison University
14:10-14:25           Break
14:25-16:45           Reports from related institutions
14:25-15:05           Reports from Laos (Lao National Unexploded Ordnance Program (UXO Lao))
15:05-15:45           Reports from Cambodia (Cambodian Mine Action Center (CMAC))
15:45-16:25           Support from Japan (JICA, Japan Mine Action Service)
16:25-16:45          Inputs and updates from Afghanistan (Graduate School of International Development and Cooperation, Hiroshima University)
16:45-17:00           Break
17:00-18:25           Panel Discussion
Theme: Sustainable Development Goals and Peace: Clearance of long-term damages of the past war and conflict in Cambodia and Lao PDR
18:25-18:30           Closing Remarks

Registration: Contact us for registration with your name, affiliation and contact information by 11 December, 2015
Seating capacity: 100 person (for free)
Email: taoyaka*hiroshima-u.ac.jp  (replace*with@)

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