BACK UP: Bangkok Day 3, Sunday
SE Asia in Context & Urban Dev | TA: 10/12, TB: 11/23
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
Total estimated travel time: 2.5 hours
Estimated outdoor time: 4 hours
Average time between meals: 5 hours
Your Daily Checklist:
- Pen and pencil
- Supplementary handouts
- Room key
- Cash (drinks, souvenirs)
- 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
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.
- Tools for Conflict Analysis - simple analysis models that are critical to the development of projects and social enterprises.
- Contemporary Conflict Resolution - general Introduction to the tools that Jenn will be talking about.
Recommended Video (see below)
"The Danger of a Single Story"
Afternoon Session: Interactive Session with the Zero Baht Shop Community
Sunday, Nov. 23rd 2014 at 2pm
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.
Recommended Videos (see below)