From 26-27 September 2023, all in all 13 members of the Build4People team joined the SURE Status Seminar in Bangkok.
This event was the first opportunity for the Cambodia research partners to get to know all projects of the SURE family and all of its team members. From the side of the largest university of Cambodia, the Royal University of Phnom Penh (RUPP), four representatives took part: Dr. Sok Serey from the Research Department, Dr. Sothun Nop and Dr. Nydia Chhinh, both from the Department of Development Studies, and Bunleng Se, PhD candidate at the Department of Geography. The Royal University of Agriculture got represented by Dr. Sanara Hor, Dean of the Faculty of Land Management and Land Administration, and Build4People Work Package “Urban Green Infrastructures” partner of Prof. Jan-Peter Mund. Prof. Dr. Virak Han from the Institute of Technology of Cambodia (ITC) took part as research partner from Build4People Work Package “Sustainable Building”, which was also represented by Christina Karagianna from the Technical School of Applied Sciences Lübeck.
Last but not least Prof. Dr. Tep Makathy joined the Status Seminar as project management partner of the consortium lead from Hamburg University and as research partner of Build4People Work Package “Sustainable Neighbourhoods”.
For the whole Build4People team it was a great experience to listen to the vivid presentations such as from the keynote speakers.
But maybe even more important was to join the more horizontal formats like the World Café discussion rounds, or the manifold informal exchange during the lunch and coffee breaks.
The participation at this meaningful event has truly enriched our perspectives, and we are particularly grateful to the SURE Facilitation and Synthesis project for their dedicated organizational efforts.
Reel summaries of the SURE Status Seminar can be found at the Build4People Instagram account: