Wednesday 27 October 2021
Online (Zoom)

This roundtable explored the challenges and successes of the Climate Connection trilateral grant programme which brought together researchers from ODA and non-ODA to focus on climate related research. There was a showcase presentation from each 4 projects.

This was followed by a Panel Discussion where Panellists discussed what researchers can learn from multilateral collaboration models, how they can be improved and what incentives should be put in place to bring together international research expertise to achieve maximum impact.

Date/time: Wednesday 27 October 2021, 9:30-11:30 (BST)
Venue: Online (Zoom)

1. Welcome message: Julia Longbottom, British Ambassador to Japan

2. Presentation of COP26 Trilateral Research projects

  • Go-GREEN: Next Generation Solder Materials for Power Electronics and Green Electric Transport (Liverpool John Moores University, Gunma University, Universiti Malaysia Perlis)
  • A Software Framework for Optimal Decarbonisation Planning for ASEAN Countries (University of Surrey, University of Tokyo, University of Nottingham (Malaysia campus))
  • Scaling-up Indonesian Bioenergy Potential through Assessment of Wallacea’s Plant Species: Data-Driven Energy Harvesting and Community-Centred Approach (Birmingham City University, University of Tokyo, Gorontalo State University (Indonesia))
  • Integrated Strategies for Water Resources Risk Management in the ASEAN Region Under Climate Uncertainty: A needs analysis (University of Southampton, Kyoto University, Chulalongkorn University (Thailand), Can Tho University (Vietnam))

3. Panel discussion

Chair   Assoc. Prof. Taufiq Asyhari (Birmingham City University)
Panel UK Dr Michael Short (University of Surrey)
  Japan  Prof. Yasuto Tachikawa (Kyoto University) 
  Malaysia Dr Flora Somidin (Universiti Malaysia Perlis)
  Indonesia Dr Iswan Dunggio (Gorontalo State University)
Provocateur   Dr Disni Gamaralalage (University of Tokyo)



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