BACK UP: Bangkok Day 3, Sunday

SE Asia in Context & Urban Dev | TA: 10/12, TB: 11/23

Let's go!

In the morning, we'll learn about peace and conflict in the SE Asian context through a workshop at the Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, Thailand's oldest and most prestigious university. In the afternoon, we will visit an urban poor community and learn about how some entrepreneurs from this community are turning recyclable trash into a valuable commodity that creates opportunities for others.


Meet for Breakfast: 7:00 am

Departure time: 8:15 am


Please Note:

Total estimated travel time: 2.5 hours

Estimated outdoor time: 4 hours

Average time between meals: 5 hours


Your Daily Checklist:

  1. Pen and pencil
  2. Notebook
  3. Folder
  4. Supplementary handouts
  5. Room key
  6. Cash (drinks, souvenirs)
  7. Sunglasses and sunblock


Suggested Hashtags and Twitter Handles:

Morning Session: #RotaryPeace, @RotaryChula


Afternoon Session: #0BahtShop


and of course, #DSILcourse, @DSILcourse, @sarusprogram, #Thailand are always encouraged.

The Field Itinerary

Activities at a Glance

6:00 am (Track B) - Optional Jogging at Lumpini Park led by Lea-Kristin Martin. Meet in the lobby of the guesthouse.


7:00 am - Breakfast


9:00 am - Rotary Peace Center session with Jenn Weidman at Chulalongkorn University


12:00 pm - Lunch


2:00 pm - Depart accommodation


3:00 pm - Zero Baht Shop session with the YMCA of Bangkok and the Zero Baht Shop community


5:30 pm - Depart community


7:00pm - Dinner (on your own)

Morning Session: Peace and Conflict in the Context of Southeast Asia

Sunday, Nov. 23rd 2014 at 9-11am

13.741927, 100.527083

Jenn Weidman, Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University, will talk about the importance of conflict sensitivity in project design in the Southeast Asian context. She will introduce the principles of the "Do No Harm" framework for considering the impacts of aid on conflict and the experience-based learning process "Reflecting on Peace Practice" to explore how to make peacebuilding more effective. Throughout the session, she will draw on a variety of examples throughout SE Asia.

Morning Session: Getting Ready!

The Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University was established in 2004 with support from The Rotary Foundation. Its flagship program in Peace and Conflict Studies hosts 3-month professional development certificate programs twice a year.


Pre-session Readings


Recommended Video (see below)

"The Danger of a Single Story"

Morning Speaker: Meet Jenn Weidman from The Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University

Jenn Weidman has been the Deputy Director of the Rotary Peace Center for almost 6 years.

Afternoon Session: Interactive Session with the Zero Baht Shop Community

Sunday, Nov. 23rd 2014 at 2pm

13.691962, 100.691356

Hosted by the YMCA of Bangkok, we will learn about and interact with an urban poor community. We will have the opportunity to collect recyclable waste around the area, which can be exchanged for consumer goods at the Zero Baht Shop, with members of the local community.

Afternoon Session: Getting Ready!

The community we are visiting this afternoon is mostly comprised of domestic migrants who had previously settled in different areas of central Bangkok. After their eviction, they were resettled in the urban periphery. The Zero Baht Shop was started by a member of this community and is an example of grassroots social entrepreneurship. The Zero Baht Shop provides essential commodities and items for members of the community in exchange for recyclable waste items.


Pre-session Reading


Recommended Videos (see below)

Winding Down and Optional Activities