Who Would Be Willing to Accept Disaster Debris in Their Backyard?: Investigating the Determinants of Public Attitudes in Post-Fukushima Japan
Naomi Aoki (National University of Singapore)
This study investigates the Japanese public’s attitudes towards inter-municipal collaboration in treating disaster debris. In the wake of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake and tsunami, the Ministry of Environment asked municipalities nationwide to accept and treat disaster waste. This call for cross-jurisdictional waste treatment provoked considerable public controversy. To explore how the national and municipal governments can seek better public acceptance in the wake of future disasters, this study implemented a nationwide survey and addressed the question of what factors influence the public’s willingness to support their municipalities’ plans to host disaster waste. Estimates from ordered logistic regressions (N=1,162) revealed that the event of a nuclear accident and living with a child in the household would lower the level of support for accepting the disaster waste, although this does not mean that people would give their support in the absence of a nuclear accident. The results also suggest that the national and municipal governments should communicate more with the public about the risks, benefits, and costs associated with hosting disaster debris, and make efforts to improve public trust in the national government.
Academe, Government and Private Sector Collaboration on Rabies Control and Prevention in Maramag, Bukidnon, Philippines
Jose M. Obedencio, Jr. (Central Mindanao University)
Lucky Ray G. Carangcarang (Central Mindanao University)
Ruan P. Obedencio (Maramag Local Government Unit)
Alan P. Dargantes (Central Mindanao University)
Jose V. Obedencio (Maramag Local Government Unit)
Evangeline C. Revilla (Maramag Local Government Unit)
One of the targets for the sustainable development goals is to end the epidemics of neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) which include rabies. Rabies has claimed 200 to 300 lives of Filipinos annually. The province of Bukidnon ranks highest in number of rabies cases in the Philippines. In Maramag, Bukidnon, there are around 2,000 cases of animal bites every year.
At present, the local government unit (LGU) of Maramag has no municipal veterinarian to address this public health issue thus, animal rabies in the municipality has not been prioritized by the LGU. It is in this context that LGU Maramag collaborated with Central Mindanao University, national agencies, non-governmental organizations on Research, Development and Extension activities for rabies prevention and control in the locality.
In the study “Knowledge, Attitudes and Practices on Rabies Control and Prevention among Residents in Maramag, Bukidnon, Philippines”, majority of the residents have low to poor level of knowledge and practices on rabies prevention and control.
The information that were derived in this study as part of the collaborative project were vital input in drafting local ordinances and planning out necessary measures to improve the programs and strategies aimed at controlling and preventing rabies in Maramag, Bukidnon.
THE DEVELOPMENT OF REGIONAL INNOVATION SYSTEM (SIDA) IN SUPPORTING COMMUNITY EMPOWERMENT THROUGH DOWNSTREAMING PALM OIL PRODUCT IN NORTH SUMATRA, INDONESIA
Marlon Sihombing (University of North Sumatra)
Iskandar Muda (University of North Sumatra)
Faisal Eriza (University of North Sumatra)
The purpose of the research is to determine the development regional innovation system (SIDA) in supporting strategic partnership among government, private sector and the public in North Sumatra. It is a qualitative-descriptive research. The population was 150 families using purposive random sampling technique.
North Sumatra is one of the Province in Indonesia which has the large plantation of Palm oil for about 1.2 million hectares. The Government developed some special Economic Zones (KEK), one of them is KEK of Sei Mangkei. It is media to support strategic partnership among stakeholders. The government provides the integrated services for the investors to downstream plantation product. The Industry involves the public in growing palm nursery as the supplier of seeds. The waste of the plantation can be used for feeding cattle, excellent calves and bio gas. SIDA also developed the applied technology for the public.
URS G-Force: The Pursuit of Non-Academic Revenue through the Establishment of a University Consultancy Firm in the Province of Rizal, Philippines
Medardo B. Bombita (University of Rizal System)
This study on the Establishment of a University Consultancy Firm in the province of Rizal dubbed as the “URS G-Force” intends to serve as a supplementary non-academic resource generation arm of the University of Rizal System using a new service platform based on the thriving requirements of the industry. The proposed consulting enterprise will serve as the conduit between the University and the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) for productivity improvement and operational efficiency by offering professional consultancy services and other industry-based short courses/training. Expected income to be accrued will be used to support innovative and transformative researches or projects in the University.
The consultancy firm or the URS G-Force shall use the University’s internal human resources whose expertise can effectively and efficiently serve for this venture. The researcher tested the viability of the proposal using financial analysis and data analysis. The planned strategies will serve as a framework to guide the systematic execution of the new platform. The consulting firm more than generating income for the University assumes to support the MSMEs that significantly contributes to the economic activities in the province also endeavours to create an innovative and transformative culture in the University
THEME C: Networks and Partnerships
Expanding and Strengthening Collaboration in Achieving Sustainable Development Goals