UE-hosted Int’l Conference Gets CHED endorsement, Formidable Lineup of Speakers


It’s all systems go for the UE CAMANAVA Studies Third Biennial International Conference, which will be held on February 3 to 5, 2017, at the Multipurpose Hall 3 of the Dr. Lucio C. Tan Building in the University of the East’s Caloocan campus.

The conference theme is Emerging Discourses and Issues in Sustainable Development, as this year’s conference is aimed to help advance sustainable development by providing a venue for the exchange of ideas and findings of research on the emerging discourses and issues in such a development. As such, the Commission on Higher Education (CHED) has officially endorsed the event through a memorandum by the CHED Chairperson herself, Dr. Patricia B. Licuanan.

The coverage of the papers to be presented in plenary or parallel sessions of the conference includes the following fields: (1) Agricultural Science and Technology, (2) Business and Hospitality Management, (3) Environmental Science and Management, (4) Engineering and Technology, (5) Humanities and Communication, (6) Natural Sciences and Mathematics, and (7) Social and Behavioral Sciences.

Serving as Keynote Speaker will be Dr. William D. Dar, the President of the InangLupa Movement and former Director General of International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT).

There will be six Plenary Speakers, namely:

Dr. Badaruddin Mohamed, Head of the Sustainable Tourism Research Cluster and School of Housing, Building and Planning in Universiti Sains Malaysia, who will discuss “Sustaining Tourism Destinations amidst Regional Competition”;

Dr. Budi Guntoro, Faculty Member on Animal Science of the Universitas Gadjah Mada in Indonesia, who will tackle “Problems and Challenges of Livestock Development in Indonesia”;

Dr. Marlowe U. Aquino, Project Manager of the IFAD-APRACA FinServAccess Project in Bangkok, Thailand, who will talk about “The Inclusion of Rural Finance Access in Development-Oriented Initiatives in Sustaining Community Development in Selected Asian Countries” (IFAD-APRACA stands for International Fund for Agricultural Development-Asia-Pacific Rural and Agricultural Credit Association);

Dr. Weerapon Thongma, Associate Professor and Vice President at Maejo University in Chiang Mai, Thailand;

Arch. Tito Moses S. Encinas, President and CEO of Mohri and P. A. Associates Inc., Philippines, who will expound on “Typhoon-Resilient School Buildings: The JICA Experience” (JICA refers to the Japan International Cooperation Agency); and

Dr. Liza G. Battad, Chief for Planning and Information Management of the Philippine Carabao Center, who will share about “Milka Krem and Social Marketing: Building a Community-Based Dairy Enterprise Build-Up.”

Now on its third year, the UE CAMANAVA Studies Biennial Conference is a higher education forum organized and conducted by the UE CAS Caloocan that promotes basic and applied research in the arts, the humanities, the sciences and allied disciplines. The conference provides a venue for extensive presentations from a variety of paper presenters ranging from students to faculty members and school officials and hailing from within UE’s Caloocan and Manila campuses and other institutions within and beyond CAMANAVA.

For further details, please call (632) 364-1497 or email <crisol.bruza@ue.edu.ph>.

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