Rotary Club Presentation - About the Rotary Peace Program & Making Peace Sustainable

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Published on March 6, 2014

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Rotary Club presentation on the Rotary Peace Program and how together we can make peace sustainable.

+ Presentation to Rotary Club Spencer Leung Rotary Peace Fellow 2013

+ Agenda  About Rotary Peace Chula Program  The Rotary Peace Program  About myself  Personal Peace Initiative  Post Fellowship Hope

+ Armed Conflicts 2012

+ About the Rotary Peace Program at Chulalongkorn University (Thailand)  Eleven week of intensive course in Bangkok  Designed as a comprehensive overview of the peace studies and conflict resolution fields.  Objective: To build up a global community of peace builders, Rotary Peace Center hopes to make a lasting contribution to peace and communities across the globe.

+ Rotary Peace Fellows - Class 15 (Jun-Aug 2013) The Rotary Peace Center at Chulalongkorn University 254 Viddhaya Pattana Building , 2nd Floor, Phyathai, Phatumwan, Bangkok 10330 THAILAND E-mail: peace@rotarychula.org Website: www.rotarychula.org JU N E T O A U G U ST 2013    20 Fellows 13 countries Profile:  Professors, Police, NGOs, Legal, Human Rights Activist, Peace Monitor, Consultants, Business, etc. Stephen Brimley, USA Director Penobscot National Judicial System M atthias Jaeger Germany Project M anager, Bertelsmann Stiftung Sunita M asani India L awyer George Chacha Kenya Director, people for Rural Change Trust (PRCT) Vibhavari Jani Canada Professor , Kansas state University A mal M asri Palestine Director of A dministrative development , Palestinian M inistry of Planning Tanya Crespo USA Director , International Operations , Global Volunteers Sangeeta Kakoty India A ssistant Professor in History , A rya Vidyapeeth college M ichelle M endez USA/ Colombia Staff Attorney, Immigration L eal Services Bibekananda Das India Deputy Superintendent of Police , Government of Assam Archimidis Kalatzidis USA Associate Professor, University of Central M issouri M ark Notaras A ustralia Peace building officer , NGO Belun, TimorL este Robert Emmons USA Assistant Dean/ Instructor , Rutgers University Camden A sma K hawaja Pakistan Assistant Professor Dept of Peace & Conflict studies, National Defense University Sanem Ozer Turkey Assistant Chair , Dept. of International Relations , A kdeniz University Sarah Garap Papua New Guinea Gender & Democratic specialist , Esso Highlands Limited Gururaj K umar USA ADR A dvisor , Federal Emergency M anagement Agency L uvy Rocha Rappaccioli Nicaragua Project Coordinator , Institute for Strategic Studies & Public Policy Rukmini lyer India Director, Exult! Solutions Spencer L eung Hong K ong International M arketing M anager , A dams Enterprises L td. Thailand Carolina Zocca A rgentina Spokesperson ,Ombudsman of the people, City of Buenos A ires

+ Study Objective  Centered on the core themes of conflict analysis and mapping, conflict tracking, conflict transformation, and peacebuilding.  Provide Fellows with a solid theoretical understanding of these concepts.

+ Our teachers

+ Our studies (Classroom)  About Peace  Security Sector Reform  Causes of Conflict  Conflict Transformation  Capacity building  Transitional Justice  Post Conflict Reconstruction  Gender Awareness  Conflict Analysis  Conflict Resolution  Trauma and self-care  Mediation  Case Studies:  Media  Southern Thailand

+ Field Trips Northern Thailand  Human Trafficking Cambodia  Genocide / Transitional Justice / Social Transformation  Chiangrai  Chiangmai  Phnom Phen NGOs  Battangban  Siem Reap     Prevention Care Law Enforcement (Police and Custom Dept)  Prevention  NGOs  ECCC, Eco-tourism, Human Rights, DC-Cam, Election Monitoring

+ Northern Thailand – Human Trafficking DEPDC Mai Sai Immigration Office New Life Center Gab Fai Community Theatre Project (GABFAI)

+ Northern Thailand – Community Building Hill Area Development Foundation (HADF) School sponsored by RC Mai Sai Sharing with Rotarians in Chiangrai Adventist Development and Relief Agency Thailand (ADRA)

+ Cambodia – Post War Reconciliation EK Genocide Memorial The Documentation Center of Cambodia (DC-Cam) Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) Friends Economic Development Association (FEDA)

+ Cambodia – Post War Development OSMOSE ADHOC Connecting Communities, Environment and Responsible Tourism (ConCERT) The Alliance for Conflict Transformation (ACT)

+ About myself  Born and raised in Hong Kong  Moved to Thailand about 3 years ago  Started Adams Organic in Thailand  Getting involved with local farmers and farming communities  Graduated from the Rotary Peace Program Chulalongkorn University (Thailand) in Aug 2013  Sponsored by Rotary District 3450  Current focus is on rural sustainable development and helping farmers to grow and market their organic produces

+ My Personal Initiative – Conflict within a country  Main drivers for conflict   Inequality  Human Rights abuse  Fight for national resources   Poverty Education and earning opportunities Conflict between Urbanization, Rural Development and Environment Protection.  Causes & Effect  Possible solution

+ Core Issues De-urbanization Urbanization Rebuild Rural Communities Deserting Rural Communities Economic Development & Industrialization Environmental Conflict Protect Our Environment Rural Livelihood Deprivation Improve Rural Livelihood Find solution in reversing the cycle

+ Post Fellowship Hope  Peace making is not a linear process.  Can only be attained through a web of interaction.  I shall continue enhance my knowledge in sustainable farming practices and peace.  To share my learned knowledge and expertise with farmers, students, consumers, local communities and business entrepreneurs across the region.  Seek help from the Rotarian Communities in building a peaceful web supporting network for sustainable rural development.  Promote conscious buying, consumption, trade and sustainable leadership  Aim to reduce inequality between the rural and the urban  Aim to reduce social inequality and conflict, and make peace sustainable

+ Solution “Making Peace by supporting sustainable living”

+ Proposal to the Rotary community  Support rural development through sponsorship  Support more vocational training in the agriculture sector  Focus on sustainable organic farming practice  Or simply coordinate and buy more organic produces

+ About the Organic Industry  It is not new but is growing rapidly with a good prospect  “Business aspect of the organic industry”  It is a green industry and is a good balance between economic development and environment protection.  It requires new technology and methodology  It needs young creative entrepreneurs and knowledgeable participants  It creates jobs and vocational training  It recreates community development and bio-diversity  It provides good quality food for public to consume.  By focus on local consumption, it reduces carbon footprints

+ Farming Communities Enviroment Weather BAD Externalities Communities Water GOOD Externalities Seeds suppliers Equipment suppliers Intruders Soil Fertilizer suppliers Pest Control suppliers Other farmers •Buyers •Government Farm Technology suppliers Financing Farm workers

+ Value Chain Bridging the gap and helping the industry to grow Downstream Upstream Inbound Logistics Farm Internal Logistics Buyer / Seller Outbound Logistics National Distribution Center Fertilzer Pesticide Collection Grade Local Water HR / Training Clean Package Overseas Soil Analysis Green House Finance Logistic Irrigation System Seeds HR / Training R&D Farm equipment Knowhow IT Marketing Regional Distribution Center Shops Supermarkets

+ Rotary’s Participation Subject Focus Area Some Possible Areas for Rotary’s participation Production Farm Level •Capital financing to farmers •Green house installation •Water management improvement, etc… R&D Tertiary institutions •Financial support to institutions •Vocational training, etc… Pest Control Bio-pest control development •R & D support •Capital financing to rural suppliers, etc… Fertilizers Compost and other organic fertilizers •R & D support •Capital financing to rural suppliers, etc… Seeds Seeds bank •R & D support •Seeds bank establish, etc… Technologies Renewable energy Social media Mobile technologies •R & D support •Capital financing to rural suppliers •Social internet network for info sharing •Buyer/Seller internet network •Mobile network for instant info, etc…. Logistics Distributive network •Provide logistic support to local NGOs, etc… Rotarians Buy / Consume •Community Support Agriculture (CSA), etc…

+ Rotary’s Participation in the Value Chain Bridging the gap and helping the industry to grow Downstream Upstream Inbound Logistics Farm Internal Logistics Buyer / Seller Outbound Logistics National Distribution Center Fertilzer Pesticide Collection Grade Local Water HR / Training Clean Package Overseas Soil Analysis Green House Finance Logistic Irrigation System Seeds HR / Training R&D Farm equipment Knowhow IT Marketing Regional Distribution Center Shops Supermarkets

+ Rotary’s Integrated Community Approach in supporting sustainable farming Enviroment Weather BAD Externalities Communities Water GOOD Externalities Seeds suppliers Equipment suppliers Intruders Soil Fertilizer suppliers Pest Control suppliers Other farmers Farm Technology suppliers Financing Farm workers Buyer / Consumer / Promoter / Sponsors / Community Developer / Trainers

+ Summary  Urge Rotary community to provide more support towards the agriculture sector  Help create jobs opportunities and entrepreneurship through e.g. microfinancing support  Help enhance research and technology development in organic development  Help provide vocational training to young farmers/graduates  Help facilitate cross-community/cross-border buying/selling and cooperation  Help create a fair trade market for organic produce  Help create the “missing link” for technology and knowhow sharing

+ Objectives  Promote develop sustainable rural development through collaboration and cooperation  Create jobs through supporting the green industry  Reduce inequality between urban and rural  Liberty, Equality, Fraternity and Self-Realization  Provide vocational training to younger generations  Protect our One Planet  Provide clean and good food for consumption  Promote mutual understanding, mutual learning  Promote PEACE

+ Thank you Rotary!

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