November 8, 2021, 13.00 hrs., Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sura Pattanakiat, Dean of Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University, presided over at the opening ceremony of the international training course on “Exploring the Role of GIS Technology with Environmental Health and Human Health: Impacts, Vulnerability and Adaptations of Climate Change”, virtually organized via Zoom from November 8-19, 2021, in which Dr. Hataichanok Siriwadhanakul, Director of Human Resources Development Cooperation Division, Thailand International Cooperation Agency, also delivered a welcome speech to the participants.
The training is organized to encourage the integration of the knowledge of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) with environment management and public health practices. The training focuses on the knowledge for community participatory management in environmental problems and healthcare, especially the utilization of GIS in the study of climate change impacts on health, as well as the use of Geo-Health technology for disease prevention and control to address large-scale public health issues. There are 36 participants representing environmental public sector organizations and government departments around the world attend the training, which is organized with support from Thailand International Cooperation Agency or TICA, and under the supervision of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Kanchana Nakhapakorn, Director of Master of Science Program in Technology of Environmental Management (Regular Program), Faculty of Environment and Resource Studies, Mahidol University as the Training Program Director.