July 15, 2014
Senior Research Fellow
In a session titled “Toward a Resilient Society,” Ms. Widyawati B. Sumadio of Universitas Indonesia presented on Social Capital Development in Strengthening Community Resilience. From Thailand, Dr. Jeeraporn Kummabutr of Thammasat University reported on a Thai case study on Developing Resiliency in Children through Life Skills Training. From JICA-RI, Senior Research Fellow Go Shimada attended and gave a presentation entitled “Natural Disasters and Resilience.” He introduced the result of quantitative research analysis on the role of social capital in the long-term process of reconstruction after the Great Hanshin Earthquake. He illustrated: social capital plays a significant role in generating job opportunities in tertiary industry; and securing job opportunities is a key factor in medium and long-term reconstruction.
The Q and A session reflected the participants’ great interests in this theme. They raised questions such as: how social capital can be interpreted in highly mobile societies like the urban cities in the Philippines; and the role of NGOs in the reconstruction process after Typhoon Haiyan, which struck the Philippines in 2013.
*GDN is an international body that aims to present and share recent research results through networking. The headquarters is based in New Delhi, India.
|Day||July 07, 2014(Mon) - July 08, 2014(Tue)|