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Introduction

In the last 50 years, the world has experienced changing climatic conditions which have begun to impact the global ecological and economic systems. Agricultural cultivation and livestock production have been heavily affected in many countries of the world, particularly in Vietnam. Its cropping patterns and livestock activities have changed and become irregular. Consequently, agricultural production and food security are seriously threatened, as well as the livelihoods of local people who experience high levels of poverty.

It is in this context that this international conference on “Livelihood Development and Environmental Management Strategies in the Context of Climate Change” was conceptualized to gather together participants from government, academia, civil society, and the development partners to reflect on and discuss this issue, focusing on both the Vietnamese experience and international experience in promoting livelihood  development and environmental management strategies in the context of climate change.

This international conference was conceptualized for a discussion among scholars, academics, student-researchers, NGOs and Government representatives with interest in, and concern for, scientific, policy, and strategic perspectives in environmental resources protection, climate change and livelihood development. Plenary speakers will include some of the seasoned thinkers in the fields of livelihood development, environmental management and climatology, as well as numerous paper, workshop, and colloquium presentations by researchers and practitioners.

Conference Objectives

This international conference was conceptualized to be able to:

        1. Explore the knowledge, systems and practices of the peoples relating to livelihood development and environmental management strategies under extreme weather conditions;

         2. Establish opportunities for exchanging ideas on international and local experiences and engagement with policy makers for decision making;

          3. Determine how the development approach in the Asian region could be enhanced; and

         4. Plan policies and projects about livelihood development and environmental management strategies in the context of climate change adaptation that could be implemented in the region and to the local authorities for their attention.

Conference Sub-topics

The Conference sub-themes include but are not limited to:
Topic 1: Community development, ethnic minority and climate change;
Topic 2: Natural Resource and environment management in the context of climate change;
Topic 3: Public health in the context of climate change;
Topic 4: Household Economic development and agribusiness;
Topic 5: High-tech Agriculture in climate change;
Topic 6: IT application in management and mitigation of natural disasters;
Topic 7: Global integration in human resource training and research.

Expected Output

This highly exciting and challenging international Conference is intended to be a forum for discussion, ideas exchange, maintaining existing connections, establishing new connections and partnerships, and sharing the achievements of research work. This event will give opportunities for participants to meet colleagues from around Asian countries.

This conference will facilitate interaction and networking among policymakers, experts, academics, and researchers in promoting the institutionalization of knowledge sharing on livelihood development and environmental management in the context of climate change in Vietnam and the Philippines as well as in Asian nations. After the conference, proceedings will be published covering the experiences, lessons learned, and recommendations and the results will provide plans for future regional dialogues.

Submission of Papers

The conference organizers welcome original research papers in various areas stated above. University students and recent graduates who are interested in research are particularly encouraged to respond to this call for papers.

Individuals interested to participate must submit a 300-word (maximum) abstracts electronically to the Conference Secretariat. Abstracts will be reviewed for approval by the Conference Organizing Committee and other subject matter experts. Authors will get a confirmation email within 24 hours after the submission.The papers selected for presentation at the conference will document and explore research results, recommended knowledge and capacity needs, case studies and/or other practical experiences under one or more of the sub-topics described above. Under each sub-topic, participants are expected to address opportunities and/or challenges with regards to policy and legal frameworks in the context of their work and to provide practical solutions/interventions that will serve to enlighten people’s understanding on the theme presented.