Regional Consultation on Innovation Strategies for Sustainable Development Through WATER-ENERGY-FOOD Nexus

28-29 June 2017 Conference Room 3 (CR-3), United Nations Conference Centre (UNCC), Bangkok, Thailand

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28 June 2017 (Wednesday)
08:15 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:30 Opening Address Mr. Hongjoo Hahm, Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP),Bangkok, Thailand
Welcome AddressDr. Luxsamee Plangsangmas,Governor, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)
Inaugural AddressDr. Pathom Sawanpanyalert, Deputy Permanent Secretary, Minister of Science and Technology of Thailand
Group Photo
09:30-10:00 Tea / Coffee
SESSION I: Sustainable Development through Water-Energy-Food Nexus – Global and Regional Perspectives
Water, food and energy are strategic resources sharing many comparable attributes. The current understanding on the interconnectedness of water-energy-food related challenges and their regional implications for achieving sustainable development goals is limited. This session elaborates on the complex and pervasive connections between water, food and energy security issues and their linkages with SDGs. This session also deliberates on possible policy interventions for accelerating progress in achieving SDGs related to water-Water, food and energy are strategic resources sharing many comparable attributes. The current understanding on the interconnectedness of water-energy-food related challenges and their regional implications for achieving sustainable development goals is limited. This session elaborates on the complex and pervasive connections between water, food and energy security issues and their linkages with SDGs. This session also deliberates on possible policy interventions for accelerating progress in achieving SDGs related to water-energy-food at the regional level.
Moderator: Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), India
10:00-10:30 Key Challenges for Developing Countries in Policy formulation and Implementation
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water (CEEW), India
10:30-11:00 WEF Experiences and Best Practices from ASEAN and East Asia
Mr. Anbumozhi Venkatachalam, Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
11:00-11:30 Challenges Related to Water-Energy-Food Nexus by Regions
Dr. Aiko Endo, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan
11:30-12:00 Examples of Nexus Approach from Different Regions of the World
Prof. Abdul Salam, Energy Field of Study, School of Environment, Resources & Development, Asian Institute of Technology (AIT), Thailand
12:00-12:30 Q & A
12:30-13:30 Lunch
SESSION II: Application of Science, Technology and Innovation for Sustainable Management of Water-Energy-Food Resources The nexus approach acknowledges the close relationships between water, energy and food and also the fact that the use and management of one of these systems can affect the others. Science, Technology and Innovation (STI) play a vital role in helping us to understand how these three systems are interconnected to ensure water, energy and food security and sustainability for the future. A nuanced understanding of the nexus between these three critical elements is at the core of policymaking and implementation of strategies to ensure sustainability. When the nexus becomes unbalanced, there are direct consequences for human security, economy and the environment. This session deliberates on various STI strategies and initiatives for understanding the interrelationships between water, food and energy and to promote regional cooperation.
Moderator: Ms. Susan F. Stone, Director, Trade, Investment and Innovation Division (TIID), ESCAP
13:30-13:50 Intergovernmental Networks for Collaboration in Water-Energy-Food
Mr. Anbumozhi Venkatachalam, Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
13:50-14:20 Fostering Innovation at the WaterEnergy-Food (W-E-F) Nexus: Challenges and Opportunities
Dr. Satyabrata Sahu, Coordinator, Technology Intelligence, APCTTESCAP
14:20-14:50 Human-Environmental Security in Asia-Pacific Ring of Fire - Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Dr. Aiko Endo, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan
14:50-15:20 Q & A
15:20-15:50 Tea / Coffee
SESSION III: Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Opportunities and Challenges for Policy Formulation from ASEAN+3
Effective governance of the Water-Energy-Food nexus is based on the integration of the complex interlinkages between these resources. Policy coherence is critically important for effective integration between the W-E-F sectors. This session critically examines experiences, best practices and failure cases for enhanced understanding on the challenges and opportunities for policy formulation and how does policy coherence affect resource governance under the W-E-F nexus. This session also deliberates on experiences and best practices from India, China, Republic of Korea and ASEAN countries related to policy formulation and national governance framework related to Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Moderator: Mr. Anbumozhi Venkatachalam, Senior Economist, Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA)
15:50-16:05 Policies and Programmes related to WEF in China
Prof. Junguo Liu, Southern University of Science and Technology, Guangdong, China
16:05-16:30 Water-Energy-Food Policy Formulation in India
Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, Chief Executive Officer, Council on Energy, Environment and Water, India
16:30-17:00 Water Food Energy Nexus: Changing Scenarios in Recent Decades (Via VC)
Prof. Subimal Ghosh, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India
17:00-17:15 National Policy Framework related to Water-Energy-Food
Dr. Sarjiya Antonius, Senior Researcher, Center for Biology, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI)
18:30-20:00 Welcome Dinner at Supamitr room 7th floor, Royal Princess Larn Luang Hotel
29 June 2017 (Thursday)
SESSION III: Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Opportunities and Challenges for Policy Formulation from ASEAN+3 (Contd.)
Moderator: Dr. Aiko Endo, Associate Professor, Research Institute for Humanity and Nature (RIHN), Kyoto, Japan
09:00-09:20 Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Policy Perspectives from the Asia Pacific Region : Keynote Presentation
Mr. Hongpeng Liu, Director, Energy Division, ESCAP
09:20-09:35 Water-Energy-Food Nexus Approach in Malaysia
Mr. Yun Shiang Ho, Principal Assistant Secretary, Foresight Division, Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MOSTI), Malaysia
09:35-09:50 Policy Formulation and Governance related to WEF in Philippines
Mr. Norberto G Ambagan, Chief Science Research Specialist, Food Processing Division, Industrial Technology Development Institute(ITDI), Republic of Philippines
09:50-10:05 Water-Energy-Food Foresight for Sustainable Economic Developement and Eco-Resilience in ASEAN Countries
Mr. Surachai Sathitkunarat, Senior Director, STI Information and Foresight Centre, National Science Technology and Innovation Policy Office (STI), Thailand
10:05-10:20 Policies and Programmes related to WEF in Viet Nam
Mr. Van Chinh Le, Department of Social and Natural Sciences, the Ministry of Science and Technology of Viet Nam
10:20-10:35 Q & A
10:35-10:45 Tea / Coffee
SESSION IV: Promoting Partnerships among Key Stakeholders for WEF Nexus There is increasing competition for resources among WEF, combined with a growing population, changing climate and land use. Technical and policy solutions that just address the challenges in one sector can have minimal impact or even be detrimental, as disruption and change in one part of the system can destabilize another part.. The water-energy-food nexus provides an opportunity to overcome sectoral “silos”, and to strive for interdisciplinary solutions when developing projects and initiatives that can have cross-sectoral benefits while being socially, economically and environmentally sustainable. Nonetheless, gaining continuous and stable momentum for cross-sectoral cooperation needs long-term commitment and adaptive and practical national, regional and global policies. This session deliberates on how innovative partnerships could transform the WEF scenario and help in achieving SDGs.
Moderator: Ms. Michiko Enomoto, Head, Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT- ESCAP)
10:45-11:15 Technology Transfer Platforms and Mechanisms for Achieving SDGs 2, 6 & 7
Dr. Krishnan Srinivasaraghavan, Coordinator, Technology Transfer, APCTT-ESCAP
11:15-11:45 Promoting Partnership among Key Stakeholders for WEF Nexus: TISTR Perspectives
Ms. Aparat Mahakhant, Deputy Governor R&D for Sustainable Development, TISTR
11:45-12:15 Innovation Strategies for Sustainable Development through Water-Energy-Food Nexus
Mr. Pornsil Patchrintanakul, President, Thai Feed Mill Association
12:15-12:30 Role of Knowledge Networks in Promoting Partnerships in WaterEnergy-Food Nexus (W-E-F)
Mr. Satyabrata Sahu, Coordinator, Technology Intelligence, APCTT-ESCAP
12:30-13:00 Q & A
13:00-14:00 Lunch
SESSION V: Policy Recommendations and Preparation of a Roadmap for Fostering Regional Cooperation on WEF
Moderators: Dr. Arunabha Ghosh, CEEW and Ms. Michiko Enomoto, APCTT-ESCAP
14:00-15:00 Summary of Technical Sessions by Moderators
Session I
Session II
Session III
Session III (continue)
Session IV
15:00-15:30 Panel discussion
All experts
15:30-15:45 Closing Remarks
Ms. Michiko Enomoto, Head, Asian and Pacific Centre for Transfer of Technology (APCTT)
Dr. Aparat Mahakant, Deputy Governor, Thailand Institute of Scientific and Technological Research (TISTR)
15:45-16:00 Tea/Coffee