Asian Science and Technology Forum - Challenges for Science and Technology in Achieving Sustainable Development in Asia
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Reports of the 3rd Asian Science and Technology Forum


"tokyo conference center shinagawa"


AREA Shinagawa 3rd - 5th floor
(Konan, Minato-ku, Tokyo, JAPAN)
Large Hall, room 402, room 406, room 501


October 5, 2007 (Friday)


9:30-17:30 (Reception from 18:00)

Program on "The 3rd Asian Science and Technology Forum"

Time Agenda
9:00- Doors Open

Opening Remarks : Koichi KITAZAWA, President, Japan Science and Technology Agency

Guest Speech : Kenshiro MATSUNAMI, Senior Vice Minister of Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT)

Key Note Speech : "Japan in Asia -From "Japan and Asia" to "Japan in Asia"
Hiroyuki ABE, Counselor, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Former Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, Former President of Tohoku University

10:30-12:30 Session1:
Science and Technology Policy
Environment and Energy Issues
Theme :
"Perspectives on Science and Technology Policy for Sustainable Development in Asia"
Hiroyuki Abe, Adviser, Japan Science and Technology Agency, Former Member of the Council for Science and Technology Policy, Former President of Tohoku University, Japan
Theme :
"R&D in the area of Environment and Energy for Sustainable Development of Asia"
Makoto Taniguchi, President, Iwate Prefectural University, former Ambassador to the United Nations, former OECD Deputy Secretary-General, Japan
Speakers / Panelists Speakers / Panelists
(Korea) Sungchul Chung, President, Science & Technology Policy Institute
(Thailand) Said Irandoust, President, Asian Institute of Technology
(Thailand) Sakarindr Bhumiratana, President, National Science and Technology Development Agency
(Indonesia) Jan Sopaheluwakan, Deputy Chairman for Scientific Services, Indonesian Institute of Sciences
(Vietnam) Le Dinh Tien, Deputy Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
(UN)A.H. Zakri, Director, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies
(India) Naresh Kumar, Head, R&D Planning Division, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research
(Japan) Motoyuki Suzuki, Professor at the University of the Air, Special Programme Advisor at the United Nations University
(China) WU Zongjie, Professor, Shandong University of Technology
(EU) Aires Soares, Head of Unit, Directorate of Energy, Directorate-General for Research, European Commission
(Japan) Ryo Kimura, Director, National Institute of Science and Technology Policy

(China)AI Likun, Deputy Director, International Program Office of Monsoon Asia Integrated Regional Study (MAIRS), Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences

  (On behalf of Prof. Fu Congbin
Member of Chinese Academy of Sciences
Research Professor, Institute of Atmonpheric Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences)
(Japan)Kotaro Inoue, Principal Fellow, Center for Research & Development Strategy, Japan Science and Technology Agency
Natural Disasters, Society, Development, Science and Technology
Measures against Infectious Diseases
Theme :
"How to establish Partnership in Asia"
Chair :
Tsuneo Katayama, Professor, Tokyo Denki University, Ex-President, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention, Japan
Theme :
"Bilateral/Multilateral Joint Efforts and Networking to Cope with Infectious Diseases for Sustainable Development in Asia"

Chair :
Yoshiyuki Nagai, Director, Center of Research Network for Infectious Diseases, RIKEN, Japan

Yoshifumi TAKEDA, Professor, Okayama University, Japan

Speakers / Panelists Speakers / Panelists
(USA) Haresh Shah, Professor Emeritus, Stanford School of Engineering, Stanford University
(Thailand) Nicholas J. White, Chairman, Wellcome Trust Southeast Asian Tropical Medicine Research Units, University of Oxford
(USA) David Piesse, Head, Global Insurance, Sun Microsystems
(Thailand) Nicholas Day, Director, Mahidol-Oxford Tropical Medicine Research Unit
(Sri Lanka) Upali Tissa Vitarana, Minister, Ministry of Science and Technology
(Thailand) Pathom Sawanpanyalert, Director, National Institute of Health
(Japan) Hiroyuki Kameda, Visiting Researcher, National Research Institute for Earth Science and Disaster Prevention
(Malaysia) Hasan bin Abdul Rahman, Director of Disease Control, Ministry of Public Health
(Japan) Eiji Torisu, Counsellor for Cabinet Office
(Thailand) Yoshitake Nishimune, Director, Thailand-Japan Research Collaboration Center on Emerging and Re-emerging Infections
(UN) Craig Duncan, Head of the Information management unit, United Nations Inter-Agency Secretariat of the International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UN/ISDR)
(Japan) Tatsuo Miyamura, Director General, National Institute of Infectious Diseases
(India) R. Kuberan, Senior Advisor, Global Open Learning Forum on Risk Education (GOLFRE)
(Japan) Koichi Morita, Professor, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Nagasaki University
(Nepal) Dr. Amod Mani DIXIT, Executive Director, National Society for Earthquake. Technology- Nepal (NSET)
(Laos) Paul Brey, Regional Adviser, Institut Pasteur International Network, Asia-Pacific Region
(Malaysia) Jemilah Mahmood, Chairperson, Asian Disaster Reduction & Response Network (ADRRN)
(China) Weihua Fang, Assosiate Professor, Academy of Disaster Reduction and Emergency Management, Ministry of Civil Affairs & Ministry of Education, Beijing Normal University
(Belgium) Guha-Sapir, Debarati, Director, Centre for Research on the Epidemiology of Disasters (CRED)
(Iran) Mohsen GHAFORY-ASHTIANY, Professor/(former President), International Institute of Earthquake Engineering and Seismology (IIEES)
(USA) Stan Goosby, Chief Scientist, Pacific Disaster Center (PDC) of Maui Hawaii
(Sri Lanka) Sirimali Fernando, Chairperson, Board National Science Foundation
12:30-13:30 Lunch
13:30-16:20 Afternoon Session *Continuing from Morning Session
16:30-17:30 16:30-17:10
Proposals from Session
Summarization and Closing Remarks: Fumiaki Takahashi, Executive Director, JST
18:00- Reception