NIE-SEAGA Conference 2006
28 to 30 Nov 2006
@ Nanyang Girls High School, Singapore
Colloquium on 29 Nov 2006
Jointly Organised by
|National Institute of Education||Southeast Asian Geography Association||Nanyang Girls' School|
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.
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.
|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|