Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Asia and Pacific Student Essay Competition on Sustainable Development

Twenty-five students from 15 ADB member economies won prizes in the student essay competition sponsored by ADB and ROAD, a network of Japanese university students concerned about development issues.

A three-member independent jury reviewed each of the more than 600 essays submitted in the competition's three categories. Each essay is the independent work of the student and reflects their personal views.

The winning essays are featured below:

Topic 1: Do Economic Growth and Environmental Conservation Go Together?

Reconstructing the Corporate Ethic to Realize Corporate Social and Environmental Responsibility (CSER) in Indonesia [ PDF: 91kb | 4 pages ]
Syaiful Afif (Indonesia) of Brawijaya University, Malang, East Java, Indonesia

Return of the Swamp Thing: Epilogue [ PDF: 117kb | 5 pages ]
Sreya Bagchi (India) of Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, Lynchburg, Virginia, US

Connection between Ecology and Economy [ PDF: 145kb | 5 pages ]
Bayarlkham Byambaa (Mongolia) of Akita International University, Japan

Bhutan: Balancing Growth and Environment Conservation through Hydro Power [ PDF: 96kb | 4 pages ]
Thinley Choden (Bhutan) of University of Hawaii at Manoa and East-West Center

Sustainability and the Environment: Back to the Definition [ PDF: 89kb | 4 pages ]
Carl Renan E. Estrellan (Philippines) of Tokyo Institute of Technology, Tokyo

Manila Sky [ PDF: 84kb | 3 pages ]
Terumi Ishii (Japan) of University of Tokyo

Waste Treatment System by International Cooperation [ PDF: 89kb | 3 pages ]
Akiko Iwamoto (Japan) of Gakushuin University, Tokyo

The Alternative Solution: Economic Growth and Environmental Conservation for Sustainable Development [ PDF: 81kb | 3 pages ]
Fundow Jerasakanon (Thailand) of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu City, Japan

Promoting Cambodia’s Environment and Economy [ PDF: 90kb | 4 pages ]
Chanprathna Leng (Cambodia) of the International University of Japan, Niigata, Japan

Turning Waste into Resources [ PDF: 147kb | 3 pages ]
Leung Yih-Terng (Taipei,China) of University of Hong Kong

Economic Growth, Environmental Conservation and the Asia-Pacific Region [ PDF: 102kb | 4 pages ]
Tin Yadana Moe (Myanmar) of Yangon Institute of Economics in Yangon

Topic 2: How Should we Develop Human Resources and Institutions?

Decentralization of Education in Rural Kyrgyzstan [ PDF: 100kb | 5 pages ]
Elvira Bobekova (Kyrgyz Republic) of University of Auckland, New Zealand

Which One First for ASEAN: Economic Development or Democratic Governance? [ PDF: 100kb | 4 pages ]
Rotha Chan (Cambodia) of International University of Japan, Niigata

Since No One is Superman Yet Everyone is a Hero: Immensity of Achieved Citizens Participation: Looking through the Gawad Kalinga Initiative
[ PDF: 103kb | 4 pages ]
Charybel De Ocampo Magbuo (Philippines) of De La Salle University, Dasmarinas, Manila

The Importance of Human Resource Development: Context of Fiji [ PDF: 134kb | 5 pages ]
Shana Khan (Fiji Islands) of Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand

Multicultural Human Resource Model of Sustainable Development for Asia [ PDF: 95kb | 4 pages ]
Megumi Koba (Japan) of the International University of Kagoshima, Japan

Human Resource Development and Management of Rural Areas of the People’s Republic of China [ PDF: 90kb | 3 pages ]
Li Xing (People’s Republic of China) of China Agricultural University, Beijing

Empowering Women [ PDF: 93kb | 4 pages ]
Muniba K. Mahmud (Pakistan) of Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Of People, Places and People’s Places: Human Resources Development and Institutions in the Context of Sustainable Development in Asia and the Pacific [ PDF: 98kb | 4 pages ]
Kalyani Ramnath (India) of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, India

Better Brain Drain than Brain in the Drain [ PDF: 89kb | 3 pages ]
Le Hoang Anh Thu (Viet Nam) of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu City, Japan

Topic 3: What are the Priorities for Industry and Infrastructure?

Environmental Footprints, Economic Advancement and Sustainable Urban Mobility [ PDF: 96kb | 4 pages ]
Ritchie Anne Sarra Guzman (Philippines), attending a joint program of the Ateneo de Manila University, the Philippines, and the University of San Francisco in California, US

Pro-poor Infrastructure Development [ PDF: 103kb | 5 pages ]
Dyna Heng (Cambodia) of the School of Economics of Nagoya University, Japan

Agricultural Productivity for Poverty Alleviation and Sustainable Development [ PDF: 93kb | 4 pages ]
Saba Majeed (Pakistan) of the Institute of Business Administration, Karachi

Sustainable Development for Infrastructure and Industry in Fiji [ PDF: 99kb | 5 pages ]
Kavindra Rohitev Nand (Fiji Islands) of University of the South Pacific in Suva

Discriminating Development? [ PDF: 106kb | 4 pages ]
Jawahar Shah (India) of TERI University, India