Japan-ASEAN Collaborative Research Programme

Japan-ASEAN Collaborative Research Programme
(Photo courtesy of Professor Ishihara’s laboratory staff)

ESI Research Assistant, Ms Jacqueline Tao, participated in a four week programme that was hosted by Professor Keiichi Ishihara at the Department of Socio-Environmental Energy Science at the Graduate School of Energy Science, Kyoto University in Japan from 11 September – 8 October 2016.

Known as the Program for Advancing Strategic International Networks to Accelerate the Circulation of Talented Researchers, this programme is supported by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS) and proposed by Kyoto University’s Center for Southeast Asian Studies, with the aim of promoting research exchange among world-class ASEAN universities and Kyoto University to facilitate interdisciplinary research on the humanosphere. The programme targets research on three specific themes: (1) The Possibility of Hybrid Growth; (2) The Possibility of Environmental Recovery, and (3) the Realisation of Peaceful Society.

In Kyoto, Ms Tao participated in a variety of activities and contributed a book chapter on Energy Issues in ASEAN, with a focus on rural electrification and energy efficiency programmes in the region. She participated and presented in two symposiums on Energy Autonomy in the Aging Society – Aiming Self-governance of the Community Utilizing the Renewable Energy and the 2nd International Symposium on Engineering and Society in Energy Science 2016 as an invited speaker. In addition, she visited the Hidakako Shin Energy Park and the Sakaiko Power Station as part of the laboratory trip organised by Professor Keiichi Ishihara and Professor Hideyuki Okumura of Kyoto University.

(Posted on 10 October 2016)