Final Presentations by UNU-IAS PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows 2014 (25 August)

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  • DATE / TIME:
    2014•08•25    14:00 - 17:00

    UNU-IAS PhD and Postdoctoral Fellows’ final presentations are an opportunity for postdoctoral and PhD fellows who are leaving the UNU-IAS fellowship programmes to share their research activities and findings with colleagues and the general public.

    On 25 August 2014, three UNU-IAS fellows will be giving final presentations on their research. Tonni Kurniawan’s presentation will look at how innovation could facilitate Indonesia to develop a variety of renewable energies, by turning to Japanese energy policies. Yasmeen TelWala will be identifying inconsistencies between external actors and local communities’ approaches towards forest programmes in India. Weena Gera’s research will examine how the Philippines’ existing decentralized metropolitan governance system and intergovernmental political structure aggravate institutional and political fragmentation in metropolitan disaster governance.

    The event will be in English only; Japanese interpretation will not be provided.


    14:00–14:25 “Indonesia at a Crossroads: How would Innovation Play a Role in Renewable Energy Development?”
    Tonni Kurniawan (JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow)

    14:25–14:55 Discussion
    Chair: Jose Puppim de Oliveira (UNU-IAS)

    15:00–15:25 “Is it the ‘JUST’ extra mile?”
    Yasmeen TelWala (JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow)

    15:25–15:55 Discussion
    Chair: Jose Puppim de Oliveira (UNU-IAS)

    16:00–16:25 “Institutionalizing Metropolitan Disaster Governance for Urban Resilience in the Philippines”
    Weena Gera (JSPS-UNU Postdoctoral Fellow)

    16:25–16:55 Discussion
    Chair: John Clammer (UNU-IAS)


    This event is open to the public, but advance registration is required. To register, please email with your name and affiliation, and with “Final presentation 25 August” in the subject line.


    Committee Room 3, 5F
    United Nations University
    53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
    Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925