International Workshop on Sustainability Science 2013

DSC_0489_editedAs part of on going about the UNESCO Sustainability programme, UNESCO Jakarta with the support of Japanese Fund-in-thrust and in collaboration with The National University of Malaysia, especially with the Institute for Environment and Development (LESTARI) and other institutions such as International Science, Technology and Innovation Centre for South-South Cooperation under the  Auspices of UNESCO (ISTIC), Humid Tropic Centre Kuala Lumpur (HTCKL), UNESCO-IHP Malaysia, National Council of Professors (MPN) and Ministry of Higher Learning Malaysia (KPT) is organizing an International Workshop on Sustainability Science: A Science Based Approach to Realize the Future We Want for All.

Thursday   04 April 2013
08:00   – 09:00 Registration  
09:00 – 09:40 Opening   SessionUNESCO, Gretchen Kalonji, Assistant   Director-General for Natural Sciences  
LESTARI, UKM,   Mazlin bin Mokhtar ISTIC,   Samsudin Tugiman H. E. Crispus   Kiamba, Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and   Technology, Kenya (tbc)

H. E. Gebhard   Benjamin Kandang, Namibia High Commissioner to Malaysia (tbc)

MEXT,   Shigeharu Kato, Secretary General of the Japanese National Commission for   UNESCO



Plenary   Session Global   Challenges and Post-2015 Development AgendaChair: Gretchen Kalonji, ADG/SC, UNESCO  
09.40 – 09.55  Keynote Speech: Post-2015   Development Paradigms and FrameworksJeffrey Sachs, Director of The   Earth Institute at Columbia University   
 09.55 – 10.10 Keynote Speech: Building a   Sustainability Science through Global Meta-NetworkKazuhiko Takeuchi – Senior Vice-Reactor, United Nations University, and Director, IR3S, The University of Tokyo   
10.10 – 10.25  Contribution of Sustainability   Science to the Post-2015 Development AgendaHubert Gijzen – Director and Representative UNESCO Regional Science   Bureau for Asia and the Pacific    
10.25 – 10:45 Questions and Answers  
10.45 – 11.15

Tea/Coffee Break


11:15-12:00 Role   of sustainability science to deliver SGDs through creativity, innovation and   entrepreneurship?Chair: Mazlin bin Mokhtar UKM, Lestari  
11:15-11:30 The Evolution of Sustainability   Science:  Ideas and PracticeNancy   Dickson, Co-Director, Sustainability Science Program, Kennedy School of   Government, Harvard University  
11.30 – 11.45 Presentation of the Review   Paper by Zainal Abidin Sanusi

  •   Concept   of Sustainability Science
  •   Emerging   sustainability issues


11.45 – 12:00 Questions and Answers  
12:00-13:00  Breakout Groups   Session-1 on Sustainability Science Chair: Keizrul   Bin Abdullah, NARBO     
13:00 -14:00


14:00 – 14:30 Reports   from Breakout Session-1 and Summary in Plenary
14:30-15:30 UNESCO   High Level Panel Discussion (Panellists: ADGs + Directors) Moderated   by Hubert GijzenSustainability   Science for the Post 2015 Agenda



Tea/Coffee Break

Plenary   Session Through   Video Conference Video Conference Link with Addis   Ababa Asia-Africa   Cooperation lead by H. E. Crispus Kiamba and   Abdalla Abdelsalam Ahmed in KL  
16:00 – 17:301730 – 1830



South-south   Cooperation for Post 2015 AgendaWelcome Reception by UNESCO and   UKM


Dinner (outside of the hotel)


Friday   5 April 2013  
08:30 – 09:00   Opening   Remarks and Keynote SpeechUNESCO Pilar   Álvarez-Laso, Assistant Director-General for Social and Human Sciences

Zakri Bin Abdul Hamid, Prime   Minister’s Science Advisor

 Keynote Speech: Climate Science, Policy and   Sustainable Development Interface: Rajendra   Kumar Pachauri, The Energy and the Resources Institute TERI

09.00 – 10.00 














Thematic Case Studies on Sustainability Science in   the Asia-Pacific RegionChair: Pilar Álvarez-Laso, ADG/SHS1. Craig   Hutton – Assistant Prof. Dep. of Geography, University of Southampton: “ESPA DELTA: Assessing Health, Livelihoods,   Ecosystem Services And Poverty Alleviation in Populous Deltas in Bangladesh.”

2. Pedro Walpole  – Research Director and Chair, Board of   Trustees, Environmental Science for Social Change (ESSC): Towards greater human security in Mindanao   by establishing strategic research partnerships to strengthen local   governance in land and water management.

3. Soontak   Lee – Yeungnam   University. UNESCO IHP   Bureau Governor, World Water Council (WWC) – Sustainability in the Hydrology for the Environment, Life and Policy   (HELP)

4. Sivanappan   Kumar Asian Institute of Technology Bangkok: Case Study on Energy

10.00 – 10.20 Questions and Answers  
10.20 – 10.40

Tea/Coffee Break


10:40 – 12.00 Breakout   Group Session-2 on Implementing Sustainability Science Chair: Mohamed Roseli Bin Zainal Abidin, Director UNESCO HTCKL    
12:00 – 12:30 Breakout   Group Reports and Summary in Plenary  
12:30 – 14:30

Lunch   and Friday Prayer Break

Plenary   Session How to uplift   the role of science? Chair: Lee Yee Cheong, ISTIC  
14:30-15:00 Discussion   opening remarks byGretchen Kalonji, ADG/SC, Pilar Álvarez-Laso,   ADG/SHS, Sharifah   Hapsah, Vice Counsellor UKMHow to develop a new contract between science and society, including   policy-makers and other stakeholder groups?


15:00-16:00 Discussion  
16:00-16:30 Concluding   RemarksGretchen Kalonji, ADG/SC Pilar Álvarez-Laso, ADG/SHS

Sharifah Hapsah, Vice   Counsellor UKM

Lee Yee Cheong, Chairman ISTIC   Governing Board


16:30 Drinks   and informal discussions  


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