Asian Congress on the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) 2014 Hiroshima

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  • The PRESDA Foun­da­tion is kindly invit­ing you to par­tic­i­pate in the 2014 Asian Con­gress on the Mil­le­nium Devel­op­ment Goals (MDGs), held on August 6 – 8, 2014 in Hiroshima, Japan at the Koku­sai Hotel Hiroshima in par­al­lel to the Asia Sym­po­sium on Health­care With­out Bor­ders.

    Con­fer­ence Description

    The 2014 Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goals Con­gress in Asia is an inter­na­tional event that will coin­cide with the 69th Hiroshima Peace Memo­r­ial Cer­e­mony. Par­tic­i­pants of the con­gress will be pro­vided with a spe­cial invi­ta­tion to the memo­r­ial cer­e­mony. There will also be a free guided tour and a pre­sen­ta­tion by a sur­vivor of the atomic bomb­ing.

    It has been fif­teen years since the the lead­ers of 189 coun­tries estab­lished the Mil­len­nium Dec­la­ra­tion which out­lined eight tar­get areas of con­cern to be achieved by the year 2015. The MDGs empha­size shared account­abil­ity and rec­i­p­ro­cal oblig­a­tions among devel­oped and devel­op­ing coun­tries for key devel­op­ment out­comes. In addi­tion, the global MDG effort rests on the premise that par­tic­i­pa­tion of every mem­ber of soci­ety is essen­tial to the attain­ment of these goals. Not only is coop­er­a­tion needed between coun­tries, but cam­paigns need to mobi­lize soci­ety and bring together dif­fer­ent actors of soci­ety – gov­ern­ments, pri­vate sec­tor, civil soci­ety, the gen­eral pub­lic and the media – to be successful.

    The 2014 Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goals Con­gress in Asia invites schol­arly inter­ac­tions among aca­d­e­mics, researchers, doc­toral stu­dents, and rep­re­sen­ta­tives from indus­try, entre­pre­neurs, and non-​profit and non-​governmental orga­ni­za­tion professionals.

    Authors are wel­come to sub­mit from a range of top­ics, per­spec­tives, and dis­ci­plines. The range of research sub­mis­sions may include con­cep­tual, empir­i­cal, exper­i­men­tal, and case studies.

    The con­gress theme of The Future We Want: Per­spec­tives on the Mil­len­nium Devel­op­ment Goals for Asia seeks to explore such issues and their links to the notion of sus­tain­abil­ity through the com­bined and holis­tic lenses of an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary approach.

    Con­fer­ence Topics

    Tak­ing into account the wider themes of the goals and sus­tain­able devel­op­ment, in gen­eral, the con­gress will focus on the fol­low­ing sub-​themes:

    • Edu­ca­tion for Sus­tain­able Development
    • Agri­cul­ture and Food Security
    • Agribusi­ness and Sus­tain­able Fishing
    • Cli­mate Change and Sustainability
    • Sus­tain­able Busi­ness, Pro­duc­tion and Consumption
    • Global Gov­er­nance of Sus­tain­able Development
    • Sus­tain­able Energy Policies
    • Uti­liza­tion of Nat­ural Resources
    • Envi­ron­ment and Technology
    • Econ­omy and Sustainability

    Also wel­come are pro­pos­als related directly to the eight MDGs:

    • Erad­i­ca­tion of Extreme Poverty and Hunger
    • Achiev­ing Uni­ver­sal Pri­mary Education
    • Pro­mot­ing Gen­der Equal­ity and Empow­er­ment of Women
    • Reduc­ing Child Mortality
    • Improv­ing Mater­nal Health
    • Com­bat­ing HIV/​AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases
    • Ensur­ing Envi­ron­men­tal Sustainability
    • Devel­op­ing a Global Part­ner­ship for Development
    • Uni­ver­sal Pri­mary Education

    Ple­nary Speaker

    Dr. Yuan-​Fu Wang holds an M.D. in west­ern med­i­cine from Chung Shan Med­ical Uni­ver­sity, as well as an M.D. in tra­di­tional Chi­nese med­i­cine from Nan­jing Uni­ver­sity of Chi­nese Medicine.

    His prac­ti­cal med­ical expe­ri­ence includes serv­ing as a vis­it­ing physi­cian at the Depart­ment of Inter­nal Med­i­cine at the Tainan Munic­i­pal Hos­pi­tal as well as work­ing at and own­ing the pri­vate prac­tices Wang Yuan-​Fu Med­ical Clinic and Ever­green Med­ical Clinic. Cur­rently, he is a physi­cian at Chen-​Hsing Clinic in Taoyuan City, Taiwan.

    Apart from his med­ical duties, Dr. Wang is pas­sion­ately involved with Rotary Inter­na­tional. He served as the 2011 – 2012 Pres­i­dent of the Rotary Club of Pa-​Te Yang Te, Tai­wan. Fol­low­ing the Great East Japan Earth­quake, Dr. Wang led sev­eral mis­sions to Japan to assist with human­i­tar­ian efforts.

    Fea­tured Presentation

    Mr. Isao Aratani, an A-​Bomb sur­vivor, will dis­cuss his life and the hor­rific events he wit­nessed on August 6, 1945, when Hiroshima was sub­jected to the world’s first atomic bombing.

    Mr. Aratani was born in Hiroshima in 1931. He was exposed to the bomb­ing at the East Drill Ground, 2.2 km from the hypocen­ter when he was a second-​year stu­dent at Sec­ond Hiroshima Pre­fec­tural Hiroshima Junior High School. After grad­u­at­ing from uni­ver­sity, he began work­ing as a chemist at a paint com­pany. For much of his life, Mr. Aratani has never told his story; how­ever, after mov­ing back to Hiroshima at the age of 69, he decided to share his story in the hopes that future gen­er­a­tions will learn the hor­ror of wars and embrace peace for eternity.

    2014 Advisers

    • Chair­man: Gabriel Barhaim, PhD – Soci­o­log­i­cal Insti­tute for the Study of Com­mu­ni­ties, Bar Il-​lan Uni­ver­sity, Israel
    • Ridhi D’Cruz, ABD – Depart­ment of Anthro­pol­ogy, Port­land State Uni­ver­sity, USA
    • Matthew Krys­tal, PhD – Depart­ment of Soci­ol­ogy & Anthro­pol­ogy, North Cen­tral Col­lege, Naperville, USA
    • Prof. John Latzo – Divi­sion of Human­i­ties & Social Sci­ences, Pohang Uni­ver­sity of Sci­ence & Tech­nol­ogy, Pohang, Repub­lic of Korea
    • Bhi­maraya A Metri, PhD – Inter­na­tional Man­age­ment Insti­tute, New Delhi, India
    • Oliver Rabara, PhD – Col­lege of Fine Arts, Knowl­edge Man­age­ment, Uni­ver­sity of North­ern Philip­pines, The Philippines
    • Sal­vador Peniche, Ph.D. – Pro­fes­sor of Envi­ron­men­tal Eco­nom­ics, Uni­ver­sity of Guadala­jara, Mexico
    • Prawit Pud­dhanon, Ph.D. – Fac­ulty of Agri­cul­tural Pro­duc­tion, Maejo Uni­ver­sity, Thailand
    • Senior Advi­sor: John Stay­ton – School of Busi­ness and Eco­nom­ics, Sonoma State Uni­ver­sity, USA
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