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Parallel Session 2: Engagement with community for global impact

Wednesday 23 November 2022
14:00 – 15:30
Kantary Hotel (Lamtakong 3)

Sub-themes in focus – sharing global perspectives: Engagement with community for global impact

What: Round Table Discussion: Parallel Session

Overview In these sessions we will explore the three sub-themes identified for the Congress through a range of short presentations leading into round table discussions. 

Each parallel session will have a Chair to facilitate the discussion and we hope the conversations might spark areas for future WTUN collaboration and workstream developments.

Chair: Prof Miryala Muralidhar – Board of Council, Shibaura Institute of Technology, Chair WTUN Operational Board


  • Prof. Abdulla Al Hawaj – Ahlia, Managing Director‘Ahlia University’s approach for local and international engagement with communities’  (Remote)
  • Assistant Prof.Nanthana Boonla-or, Head of Social and Cultural Innovation Lab, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi‘Cultural Mapping : Collaborative Tool to Leverage Community Art and Cultural Assets to Achieve Sustainable Creative Economy’ 
  • Dr Jacek Lewandowski- Campus Director for Coventry University Wroclaw and the Managing Director of a Coventry University Research Institute Europe (CURIE)‘Coventry University Wroclaw’s engagement with local communities to make EU global impact’ 
  • Prof. Prathivadi Anand – Professor of Public Policy and Sustainable Development and Head of the Department of Peace Studies and International Development (PSID), University of Bradford Sustainability ethics: Nudging the Universities with the help of students 
  • Professor José Daniel Diniz Melo – Reitor, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Norte – ‘UNESCO Global Geopark, a case study
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