PROGRAM

The 1st International Symposium on
King Bhumibol's Science: Critical Implications for Global Sustainability Movement
10-12 November 2017
at Bangsaen Heritage Hotel, Chonburi, Thailand

DAY 1: FRIDAY NOVEMBER 10, 2017
8:00-8:45 Registration
8:45-9:00 PROGRAM OVERVIEW:
Assistant Professor Dr. Titiporn Siriphant Puntasen,
Symposium Convener, Deputy Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
Acknowledgement of Symposium Partnership and Group Picture Taking:
Associate Professor Dr. Sitanon Jesdapipat,
College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
9:00-9:20 Video Presentation and BUU Chorus
9:20-9:45 OPENING CEREMONY
Report by
Associate Professor Dr. Sungsidh Piriyarangsan, Chair, Symposium Steering Committee and Dean, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand

Opening Speech by
General Paiboon Khumchaya, Privy Councilor
9:45-10.00 Traditional Thai Dance (Ram Uay Phon)
10:00 -10:20 Welcoming Address:
Dr. Arthit Ourairat, President of Rangsit University, Thailand
Dr. Wiwat Salyakamthorn, President of Sufficiency Economy Institute and Agri-nature Foundation, Thailand
President of Khon Kaen University, Thailand
President of King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
President of Burapha University, Thailand
Ambassador of India to Thailand, Thailand
10.20-10.30 BUU Chorus
10:30 - 11:00 Introducing Keynote Speaker: Dr. Mano Mettanando Laohavanich, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand

Keynote Address: Dhammaraja: The King of Sustainability
Venerable Dr. Phra Shakyavongsvisuddhi (Anil Sakya), Deputy Rector for Foreign Affairs, Mahamakut Buddhist University, Thailand
11.00-11.15 BREAK
11:15 - 12:15 OPENING PANEL DISCUSSION: King Bhumibol's Science as Alternative Development Paradigm: Implications for Global Sustainability Movement
1. Michiyo Furuhashi, International Coordinator of the Konohana Family, Japan
2. Professor Dr. John Nirenberg, School of Management, Walden University, USA
3. Mr.Geoffrey Longfellow, Director of Special Projects, Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation, Thailand
4. Dr.Dorji Penjore, Head, Research Centre for Bhutan Studies & GNH, Bhutan
Chair and Discussant: Assistant Professor Dr. Titiporn Siriphant Puntasen, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
12:15 - 12:30 Discussion and Questions
12:30-13:30 LUNCH
13:30 - 16:00
(Coffee & Tea served in the room)
FIVE CONCURRENT WORKSHOP SESSIONS

WORKSHOP 1: King Bhumibol's Science: Philosophical Premises and Applications for Sustainable Development

Workshop Resource Team:
  1. Professor Dr. Apichai Puntasen, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
  2. Mr.Geoffrey Longfellow, Director of Special Projects, Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation, Thailand
  3. Mr.Srey Chanthy, Agricultural Economist, Cambodia
  4. Mr.Kiatichai Pongpanich, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
Moderator: Professor Dr. John Nirenberg, School of Management, Walden University, USA
"Organizational Implications of Thailand's Sufficiency Economy Principles (SEP) and Buddhist Economics"
WORKSHOP 2: Sufficiency Thinking in the Business Sector: Social Enterprise for Sustainable and Just Development

Workshop Resource Team:
  1. Dr.Bunsom Kesapradit, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
    Bunsom
  2. Associate Professor Dr.Wanna Prayukvong, Mahidol University,
  3. Mr. Yohanes Usboko, National Research Centre, National University of East Timor (UNTL), East Timor
    "Microfinance in Timor-Leste: Contributions and Challenges"
  4. Dr.Amara Puangchompoo, Managing Director, Siamhand Co., Ltd (T-shirt brand Watermelon), Thailand (To be confirmd)
  5. Mr.Piroat Krajangpo, Bank for Agriculture and Agricultural Cooperatives, Thailand
Moderator: Assistant Professor Dr. Wiroj Pimanmassuriya, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
WORKSHOP 3: Social Innovations in Community Development, Natural Conservation and Natural Resource Management

Workshop Resource Team:
  1. Associate Professor Dr. Sitanond Jessadapipat, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
  2. Ms. Penchome Sae-Tang, Director of Ecological Alert and Recovery Thailand (Earth), Thailand
  3. Assistant Professor Dr. Lampan Khurnpoon, Faculty of Agricultural Technology, King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
    "Intercropping system concerned agricultural sustainability based on natural resources management"
  4. Mr.Jon Jandai, Pun Pun Center for Self Reliance, Thailand
  5. Prof. Dr. M. Ilhan Cagirgan, Akdeniz University, Turkey
    "Innovating On-farm for Sufficiency Agriculture by Participation"
Moderator: Assistant Professor Dr. Titiporn Siriphant Puntasen, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
WORKSHOP 4: Human and Social Development Policy Directions based on King Bhumibol's Science

Workshop Resource Team:
  1. Assistant Professor Dr. Sataporn Roengtham, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
    "Sufficiency Economy and Enhancing of Local Development Planning Process"
  2. Dr.Sauwalak Kittiprapas, Faculty of Economics, Rangsit University and International Research Associates for Happy Societies (IRAH), Thailand
Moderator: Assistant Professor Dr.Molraudee Saratun, Thailand Sustainable Development Foundation, Thailand
WORKSHOP 5: Leadership for Peace, Self-Reliance and Sustainability

Workshop Resource Team:
  1. Dr.Preecha Piampongsarn, Faculty of Political Science and Law, Burapha University
  2. Ms.Tiemtip Kitibut, Local Leader in Sufficiency Economy, Chiang Mai
  3. Associate Professor Sophana Srichampa, Research Institute for Languages and Cultures of Asia, Mahidol University, Thailand
  4. Associate Professor Surat Horachaikul, Director, Indian Studies Center of Chulalongkorn University and Deputy Director, MAEUS, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand
  5. Khagendra Raj Dhakal, Specialist, King Mongkut's University of Technology North Bangkok, Thailand
    "The Essence of Transformational Leadership: Reflections from Thai King Bhumibol Adunlayadet"
Moderator: Dr. Mano Mettanando Laohavanich, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
17.30-21.00 PM Dinner Banque, Blue Fin restaurant
DAY 2: SATURDAY NOVEMBER 11, 2017
8:30-9:00 Field Trip Check In
9:00 Departure from Bangsaen Heritage
10:00-12:00 An overview and a tour of Mab Euang, Agri-nature Center by Ms. Eaumporn Loypradit & and Staff.
Field-Based Learning Activities:
Field-Based learning activities will take place on November 11, 2017 at Mab Euang Agri-nature Center, 30 kilometers from Bangsaen Heritage Hotel.
FBL is designed to enhance participatory and collaborative learning between participants and group facilitators who are knowledgeable and experienced in applying His Late Majesty's sufficiency economy philosophy in agricultural practice and in developing sustainable livelihoods.

Participants can choose one of the six themes as follow:
Group 1 Natural Resource Management: Karen Community of Chiangmai
Group 2 Eco-Village Movement:
A Comparative Perspective: Mab Euang Community, Konohana Family and Rajathani Asok Community
Group 3 Hill, Swamp and Rice Field Model:
Dr. Wiwat Salyakamthorn, President, of Agri Nature Foundation Dr. Pichet Sowittayasakul and Team from King Mongkut's Institute of Technology Ladkrabang, Thailand
Group 4 Seeds Revolution :
Mr.Jon Jandai, Pun Pun Sustainable Living and Learning Center.
Group 5 Alternative Education for Sustainability:
Venerable Phra Sangkhom Khunsiri, Director of Mab Euang Meditation Center, Samma Sikka School of Rajathani Asok Community.
Group 6 Alternative Media Landscape and People's Action for Sustainability
Mr. Pipope Panitchpakdi, Thai PBS Deputy director-general, Thailand.
12:00 - 13:00 LUNCH
13:00-16:00 Field-Based Learning Activities Continued & Debriefing Sessions by Workshop Facilitators
18:00 DINNER at your own leisure in Bang Saen
DAY 3: SUNDAY NOVEMBER 12, 2017
9:00 - 9:30 Field Trip Check In
9:00 PLENARY SPEAKER II:
Mr.Lhundup Dukpa, Head, Leadership Professional Development Division, Royal Education Council, Bhutan
9:30 - 11.30 CLOSING PANEL DISCUSSION:
Lessons Learned and Way Forward
Appointed Speakers from five workshops
Chair: Dr. Mano Mettanando Laohavanich, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
11:30 - 12:00 Discussion and Questions
12.00 - 12:30 Reflection on Way Forward:
Professor Dr.Apichai Puntasen, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand

CLOSING CEREMONY:
Summary and Declaration:
Assistant Professor Dr. Titiporn Siriphant Puntasen, College of Social Innovation, Rangsit University, Thailand
Video Presentation of the Symposium

Closing Speech:
Dr. Wiwat Salyakamthorn, President of Sufficiency Economy Institute and Agi-nature Foundation, Thailand
12:30 - 13.30 pm LUNCH

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