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August 28, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Call for Papers Closing Soon

The Society for Human Ecology’s 21st international conference (SHEXXII) is themed Envisioning Pathways to Just and Sustainable Futures: Celebrating diversity, pursuing integration, and developing livable communities. There are four focus sub-themes in Health, Ageing, and Demographic Change, Sustainable Cities and Landscapes, Food and Water Systems, and Communities in Transition: Implications for rural resilience, biodiversity, and tourism. There are over 30 organized symposia and workshop sessions from all around the world now confirmed, plus dozens of individual papers. Keynote speakers include ASEAN Deputy Secretary General for Socio-Cultural Affairs with his opening address on Mega Trends in South East Asia. There is still time, and space, for you to join what is building to be a really great Human Ecology Conference, but the call for papers closes on 15 September, so get your abstracts in. Hope to see you as the College of Human Ecology at University of the Philippines Los Banos hosts Society for Human Ecology’s 21st international conference 28th November to 1st December.

Details, including submission of abstracts and travel grant opportunities, at

August 17, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Conference Travel Grants Available


The University of the Philippines Los Banos (UPLB) is a member of the South East Asian University Consortium for Graduate Education in Agriculture and Natural Resources.
Consequently, any graduate faculty and student from a member of the University Consortia (UC) is eligible to apply for a Travel Grant to the Society for Human Ecolo
gy Conference (SHEXXII) hosted at UPLB if they have had a paper accepted for presentation.

Grants of up to $US1,200 for the UC Faculty Travel Grants will be awarded. For successful graduate students, the round trip airfare to the Philippines and a stipend of up to $500 will be provided.

The Southeast Asian Regional Center for Graduate Study and Research in Agriculture (SEARCA) Travel Grant is also open for Southeast Asian working in non-profit development professionals and graduate students of other agricultural universities, who will present their research and projects in the conference. SEARCA fellows, alumni, researchers, and scholars are also eligible. The travel grant is up to US$1,200. You need to submit your application to this grant by September 7, 2017.

For Southeast Asian graduate students or young early career lecturers who will present under the Food and Water Systems theme, funding support from the Food Security Center – Hohhenheim University through SEARCA is also available. You should indicate interest in this in your abstract submission and the conference technical review committee will evaluate all applications.

Calls for Papers for SHEXXII close September 15 2017. SHEXXII will be held at UPLB from 28 Nov to Dec 1

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For the UC Student Travel Grant

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August 17, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Keynote: ASEAN Deputy Secretary General for Socio-Cultural Affairs Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee

ASEAN_pic_CROPSHEXXII Organizing committee is delighted to announce His Excellency Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee , ASEAN Deputy Secretary General for Socio-Cultural Affairs,  as keynote speaker in the conference launch address Megatrends in the ASEAN region towards ONE VISION ONE COMMUNITY in a Global Context. This address is part of the opening program and reception, which will commence at 3pm on Tuesday November 28th. Be sure to have arrived and registered in good time. H.E Vongthep Arthakaivalvatee is appointed as the Deputy Secretary General (DSG) of ASEAN for Socio-Cultural Community from 12 October 2015 – 11 October 2018 to support the ASEAN Secretary-General in implementing the ASEAN Socio-Cultural Community Blueprint, as well as managing relations with ASEAN Dialogue Partners and the International community.

August 8, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Keynote: Ranell Dedicatoria

DedicatoriaSHEXXII Organizing committee is delighted to announce Ranell Martin M. Dedicatoria as keynote speaker in the theme Sustainable Cities and Landscapes. Mr. Dedicatoria brings with him a decade of professional experience in development work, most of which is focused on climate change and cities. At present, he serves as the Regional Program Manager of ICLEI Southeast Asia, a global movement of local governments committed to promote sustainable development. As such, he provides strategic direction and implements various climate change adaptation and mitigation projects as well as urban sustainability (water-food-energy nexus) projects.He has assisted cities in the Philippines in preparing local climate change action plans, specifically in terms of conducting urban systems analysis as well as climate and disaster risk assessment. Further, he also supports cities in doing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions inventory having received professional training from ICLEI and Greenhouse Gas Management Institute (GHGMI).Prior to joining ICLEI, he worked in various foreign-assisted climate change projects supported by the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and European Union. He was also formerly part of SEARCA’s Knowledge Management Department working on advancing agriculture and rural development through the development of various knowledge products.

August 3, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

Earth Stewardship Demonstration Project at ESA

Earth Stewardship Initiative Demonstration Project at the Ecological Society of America Annual Meeting August 6th –11th, 2017 Portland Oregon

The Earth Stewardship Initiative (ESI) Demonstration Project is organizing as a “learning from the city” program. Working in conjunction with the City of Portland Bureau of Environmental Services (BES), we will evaluate Portland’s green infrastructure (GI) design and implementation practices and propose designed experiments to inform their process. We will use a transdisciplinary education, and training program engaging ecologists with the City of Portland to learn about green infrastructure design, engineering and maintenance and to propose research.

For more information, see this attached flyer

August 3, 2017 / societyforhumanecology


LopezSHEXXII Organizing committee is delighted to announce Regina Paz L. Lopez as keynote speaker in the theme Communities in Transition: Implications on Rural Resilience, Biodiversity and Ecotourism.

Regina Lopez is a Filipino environmentalist and philanthropist who is the incumbent Chairperson of the Pasig River Rehabilitation Commission. She served as Secretary of the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) in an ad interim basis under President Rodrigo Duterte. She is also a former yoga missionary and a pioneer for corporate social responsibility.

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July 27, 2017 / societyforhumanecology

SHEXXII Keynote: Stacy Jupiter

JupiterSHEXXII Organizing committee is delighted to announce Dr Stacy Jupiter as keynote speaker in the Sustainable Food and Water Systems theme.

Stacy Jupiter is the Melanesia Program director for the Wildlife Conservation Society, based out of Suva, Fiji, where she previously directed WCS’s Fiji Country Program. Originally from the U.S., Stacy completed her undergraduate studies at Harvard University and doctoral research at the University of California, Santa Cruz and at the University of Queensland, while on a Fulbright scholarship. She first became interested in community-based management and conservation while serving as a Peace Corps rural fisheries volunteer in the tropical rainforests of Gabon, Central Africa. Her research has focused on impacts of human activities on linked tropical coastal ecosystems and ecosystem services in Australia, Hawaii, Fiji and Solomon Islands, and the effectiveness of local management actions in achieving conservation, livelihood and well-being outcomes. She has authored several guides on good practices for holistic management in Pacific islands contexts. In working with local communities and governments, Stacy deeply recognizes the importance of incorporating local knowledge and traditional practice and beliefs into management planning

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