Mar 4, 2011
The OVOP Movement and Rural Entrepreneurs in Southeast
On Tuesday, March 15, "the OVOP Movement and Rural Entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia Workshop" will be held in the RCAPS Conference Room(B Building, 2F) at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University.
The event will be co-hosted by RCAPS.
This workshop is open for anyone. We strongly encourage anyone interested to attend.
*Outline of the Workshop
The OVOP Movement has been widely spread and adopted in Asia as a regional development model to solve the regional income gap and revitalize the rural community through promotion of local based products and services. Under the Movement, many new rural entrepreneurs are emerging in the local community in Asia, particularly in Southeast Asia. Focusing on this, the OVOP Research Group of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University is now conducting research on the development of rural entrepreneurs in rural Asia in collaboration with the various academics and researchers in Southeast Asia under the JSPS Research Fund.
The research began in 2009 and is expected to be complete in March 2012. In the middle of this year, we will plan a small workshop in order to review the study results to further deepen the exchange of information and discuss the relevant topics among participants.
The major topics of the Workshop is follows:
(1)Significance of OVOP Movement in Asia and Japan
(2)Review the OVOP Movement and Policy in Southeast Asia.
(3)The features and characteristics of OVOP in Southeast Asia based on the case study
(4)Social and economic conditions of rural entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia
(5)Prospects of development of rural entrepreneurs in Southeast Asia
March 15, 2011 @ RCAPS Meeting Room (2F, Building B, APU)
09:30-09:45 Coffee Break
09:50-10:00 Welcome Speech
10:00-11:00 First Report: "The OTOP's Role in Enhancing the Competitiveness of Rural Enterprises in Northern Thailand"
(Dr. Aree Wiboonpongse, Chiangmai University, Thailand.)
11:00-12:00 Second Report: "SDSI Movement in Malaysia"
(Dr. Azizan Asmuni, Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia)
13:30-14:30 Third Report: "OTOP-Philippines: Enhancing the Competitiveness of Rural Enterprises"
(Mr. Felix a. Tonong, Philippine Business for Social Progress, Philippines)
14:30-15:30 Forth Report: "OVOP Movement in Indonesia "
(Mr. Kazushisa Matsui, JETRO Expert, Jakarta, Indonesia)
15:30-16:00 Coffee Break
16:00-17:00 The Final Session: Panel Discussion:"OVOP in ASEAN" Chaired by Prof. Igusa
17:00-17:15 Closing Remark
18:00- Welcome Reception
*Invited speakers (Tentative)*
Associate Prof. Dr. Azizan Asmuni
Universiti Putra Malaysia, Malaysia
Mr. Felix a. Tonong
Philippine Business for Social Progress, Manila, Philippines
Prof. Dr. Aree Wiboonpongse
Chiangmai University, Chiangmai, Thailand.
Mr. Kazushisa Matsui
JETRO Expert, Jakarta 12950, Indonesia
*Designated Guest Participants*
Mr. John Bernard
Asia Productivity Organization (APO), Tokyo, Japan
Dr. Munakata Akira
Senior Advisor, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA),Japan
Dr. Rika Fujioka
Senior Consultant, KRI International, Tokyo
Mr. Yoshio Koyama
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), Japan
Students of Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Local Rural Entreprenerus in Oita, Researchers on OVOP Movement