SEAGA2006

 

NIE-SEAGA Conference 2006
28 to 30 Nov 2006
@ Nanyang Girls High School, Singapore

Colloquium on 29 Nov 2006

Jointly Organised by

Co-hosted by

 

SEAGA, the Southeast Asian Geography Association, celebrated its 16th year as an association of geographers and professionals in related fields like history, the geo and environmental sciences, urban planning and others in academia, education, government and the private sector in the region, in 2006. The SEAGA Conference 2006 wass also the 8th conference that is being organised since the association was established in 1990.

 

The 2006 Conference was held in Singapore and was very well received. Sustainability and Southeast Asia is the conference theme in 2006 and we had 11 keynote and plenary addresses, 14 specialist panel session comprising 52 papers and 78 open session papers presenting multidimensional perspectives of sustainability from scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs as well as researchers and teachers. There were in all 141 papers and presentations over three days of the conference which will be attended by more than 300 academics, social activists, teachers and students from over 23 countries in Asia and beyond.


The conference aimed to debate the progress which the Southeast Asian region has made towards sustainability. Such assessment concerns national governments, local processes in cities and the agricultural areas as well as the business sector. This debate should translate the concept of sustainability into terms relevant for all who have worked to advance the cause. Sustainability is however, a contested concept and there is an urgent need to provide the terms upon which citizens and governments alike, consumers and producers can engage effectively with processes of realising the goals that have been set.

 

 

Conference Theme
Sustainability and Southeast Asia is the conference theme in 2006 and we are inviting multidimensional perspectives of sustainability from scholars, policy makers and entrepreneurs as well as researchers and teachers. The aim of the conference is to debate the progress that has been made towards sustainability in the Southeast Asian region ?by national governments, in cities and the agricultural areas and among its businesses. This debate should begin with the translation of the concept of sustainability into terms relevant for interested parties and vested interests. While recognising that sustainability is a contested concept, there is nonetheless the urgent need to provide the terms upon which citizens and governments alike, consumers and producers can engage effectively with processes of realising the goals set.

 

 

Programme

Click here for the programme

 

Conference Local Fieldtrips
The following field-trips were been scheduled.

 

 

 
 


 

Visit to a new town and Singapore's heartlanders and heartlands

 
 
Visit to Water Reclamation Plant - NEwater
 
 
Rainforest skywalk in a global city

Partners & Sponsors

TAN EAN KIAM FOUNDATION 

 

Organising Committee

Chair Prof Ooi Giok Ling
Secretary As/P Chang Chew Hung
Treasurer A/P Kalyani Chatterjea
Programme A/P Wong Tai Chee
  As/P Ivy Tan
A/P Elisabeth Bui
Dr. Philip Tieh
Logistics Ms Lian lay Cheng
Publicity Ms Esther Cheong
Fieldtrips As/P Yan Liu
Schools Rep Mdm Ang Siew Hong
Advisor Prof Goh Kim Chuan

Click here for a copy of the first call and conference poster.