Science & Technology
- Science & Technology
- Inclusive development
Group ID: Inclusive Development
In the current neo-capitalism era, the gap between the rich region and the poorer ones is getting bigger. Such unbalanced wealth distribution increases the regional tensions, from which several regions become politically and economically unstable and are triggering local conflicts or regional war. The resulting impacts would include (1) increased fears of terrorism, (2) illegal immigrations, and (3) the hike of the security expenses in the rest of the world.
The Inclusive Development aims at reducing the gap between the low and high income communities, e.g. developing vs. developed countries, the rich and the poor within an individual region. It shall provide low-income communities with access to capacity development and sustainable environment as well as health and welfare benefits.
This year, the Inclusive Development group organises 3 sessions and aims at providing general introduction of the Inclusive Development to a large public including the Appropriate Technology Camp participants and at organising forums for habitation improvement and science and technology education for the developing communities in need.
Session ID 1: Inclusive Development and Appropriate Technology (Room: Estrel C2) 14:00 - 14:50, 27 July
Convener: Dr. Youngok Choi (Brunel University, UK; email@example.com)
Session description: This session aims to provide an overview on the Inclusive Development in the world. In this session, the definition of the Inclusive Development and the Appropriate Technologies will be presented and discussed. This includes the status of the current world efforts and related policies and ODA programmes, multidisciplinary approaches to address the need of global communities, and example applications of the appropriate technologies in various places.
14:00 - 14:20 "Goals for Appropriate Technology", Mr. Geun Sun PARK (I-DREAM Chad and Somang Society, Chad)_invited speaker
14:20 - 14:40 "Decision support for design and optimal operation of small household biogas digesters" Prof. Jin-Mi TRIOLO (University of Southern Denmark, Denmark)
14:40 - 14:50 "Great Science and Technology... only for 10% of World Population", Dr. Kevin K. CHOI (Eutelsat S.A, France)
Session ID 2: Improvement of African Housing Environment and Comfort (Room: Estrel C2) 15:00 - 16:40, 27 July
Convener: Mr. Seung-Ho Lee (groupe ZI:UM, France; firstname.lastname@example.org)
Session description: The improvement of living comfort is mainly reserved for the developed communities and in general in the urban areas in Africa, whilst the gap between the communities is very pronounced. Contemporary architecture in Africa is also changing with the improvements. Style, method of construction and the materials are not very different than those of developed countries, but they are not adapted to the local environment or their economic status. Moreover, most of the materials are imported, resulting in the very high construction cost and energy consumption bills. With experiences in the first I-DREAM building project in Africa to complete a training centre and its accommodation building in N’Djamena, Chad, this session aims to exchange reflections to address appropriate solutions on:
- How to optimize the cost, method of construction and material selection
- How to improve comfort of rural housing
- How to design a sustainable architecture adapted to the geographical and economic situation
- How to support the development of appropriate architecture
- How to exploit local potential
15:00 - 15:05 Session opening
15:05 - 15:35 "Chad Housing Problem" , Mr. Jaesu JEON (Honorable Consulate of South Korea in Chad)_invited speaker
15:35 - 15:55 "N’Djamena Training Centre", Ms. In-Sun LEE (ZED Factory, UK)
15:55 - 16:15 "Reflection of building materials and construction methods in developing countries", Mr. Seung-ho LEE (groupe ZI:UM, France)
16:15 - 16:35 "Appropriate approach for the built environment in Africa - Concept derived from vernacular traditions and current practice", Ms. Soyoung HYUN (Over Arup, UK)
16:35 - 16:50 Q&A and discussion
Session ID 3: Science education in Africa (Room: Paris) 09:00 - 10:40, 30 July
Convener: Dr. Eunjung Kim (CNRS, France; email@example.com)
Session description: This session aims to convene a discussion forum for the Science and Technology Education in Africa, where it’s mostly needed for their economic development, but so far excluded from a reasonable access to it. At start, the speakers will share the current educational situation in African countries, based on examples. Then Korean science teachers from Singwaram, an association of science teachers in Korea, would develop methods to consider to improve such situation, whilst members of I-DREAM would then seek for how to provide such improvement idea from Korea to the application field in Africa.
The main discussion agenda are as follows:
- What are the main priorities in science and technology education in African countries?
- What curriculum or programme can be available in each African country to support its science and technology education?
- What sort of teaching and learning resources are available to support them?
- What can scientists and engineers in Europe do to support them?
- What can Korean science teachers do to support the programme?
08:45 - 08:50 Session opening
08:50 - 09:10 "Science education in Africa", Dr. Eunjung KIM (CNRS, Université Paris-Dauphine, France)
09:10 - 09:30 "Science Education Situation in Chad", Mr. Eric GUEDENG LEDJEBGUE (I-DREAM Chad & Somang Society, Chad)
09:30 - 10:40 Q&A and discussion
ID-01 "Agriculture based Eco-industrial Development in Sarh, Chad"
Dowon Kim (TransScientia, United Kingdom)