The 3rd Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development kicks off on March 29th
2018 女性永續發展科學週表揚 5 位女科學家,延續永續發展傳承精神
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        The third Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development will be commenced with a grand opening ceremony on Thursday, March 29th, and closed with a keynote speech on Tuesday, April 3rd by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland, the former Prime Minister of Norway and the godmother of sustainable development.

        The Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development commits to foster young female researchers and promote the study of global issues in public health and sustainable development, ranging from women and children health, Epidemiology, to environmental sustainability. Every year, five outstanding female researchers will be awarded with a trip to speak at public panels Taiwan. Completed in 2018, the Gro Brundtland Week is a three-year project granted by Tang Prize Foundation for National Cheng Kung University, aiming to establish and promote an international collaboration and partnership platform for female researchers. For detail, please visit the website http://brundtlandweek.web2.ncku.edu.tw

        Five outstanding female researchers will be honored with the 2018 Gro Brundtland award.

        Dr. Natisha Dukhi is a Research Specialist at the Human Sciences Research Council in the Department of Population Health, Health Systems and Innovation of South Africa with expertise in the health of pregnant women, teenagers and children in South Africa and global.

        Dr. Barbara Burmen is a medical researcher and a public health specialist in Kenya Medical Research Institute and Centers for Disease Control Research and Public Health Collaboration, with expertise in HIV implementation Science and Tuberculosis.

        Dr. Neha Dahiya is a senior resident in community medicine at Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India, to study the quality of life of women who were treated for advanced cervical cancer.

        Dr. Weena Gera is the assistant professor of Governance and Development in the Political Science Program at the University of the Philippines Cebu, specialized in the evolving structure of governance and their development implications in fragile states, particularly within Asia and the Pacific.

        Dr. Sarva Mangala Praveena is the associate professor of Environmental and occupational health at University Putra Malaysia, specialized in environmental analysis and human health risk assessment.

        The opening ceremony will take place in the Social Science College of National Taiwan University, on Thursday, March 29th, attended by scientists and researchers, including National Cheng Kung University President Dr. Huey-Jen Jenny Su(蘇慧貞), Tang Prize Foundation Chief Executive Mr. Jenn-Chuan Chern(陳振川), and Dr. Alice Lin-Tsing Yu(陳鈴津), the Academician of Taiwan Academia Sinica with a keynote speech on “The challenges of economic sustainability of health care in the era of cancer immunotherapy”

        Following the opening ceremony, various public panels will be organized with the five 2018 award-winning researchers in Hua Lian Tzu Chi University on Saturday March 31th, and National Chung Hsing University on Monday April 2nd, including two keynote speeches: “Innovation and Infrastructure For Improvement of Healthy Aging”by Dr. Chao A. Hsiung (熊昭), Director of Institute of Population Health Sciences, National Health Research Institutes (NHRI),and“The Battle Against Lung Cancer” by Dr. Yi-Ching Wang (王憶卿), NCKU Pharmacology professor.

        The closing event will be featured with the award ceremony and a keynote speech on “Sustainable Development Goals, a thirty-year story of International collaboration“ by Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland. Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland was awarded the first Tang Prize in Sustainable Development In 2014. Inspired by Nobel Award, Tang Prize was created in 2012 by Dr. Samuel to promote Sustainable Development, Biopharmaceutical Science, Sinology and Rule of Law. Endorsed by Dr. Gro Harlme Brundtland, granted by Tang Prize Foundation and organized by NCKU, the Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development commits to engage the outstanding female researchers for public health and sustainable development in Taiwan and developing countries.

        Dr. Gro Harlem Brundtland was Norwegian Minister for Environmental Affairs from 1974 to 1979, and served three terms as Prime Minister of Norway (1981, 1986–89, and 1990–96) and as Director-General of the World Health Organization from 1998 to 2003. She is also known for having chaired the United Nations World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED, referred to as the Brundtland Commission) from 1984 to 1987 and published the report, Our Common Future, in April 1987, as the broad political concept of sustainable development, which also provided the momentum for the 1992 Earth Summit, the United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED). Dr. Gro Brundtland is widely regarded as the "godmother" of sustainable development. 

        2018 女性永續發展科學週「Gro Brundtland Week of Women in Sustainable Development」3 日(二)下午舉行閉幕典禮,活動重要推手,唐獎第一屆「永續發展」獎得主、挪威前總理 Gro Harlem Brundtland(格羅.哈萊姆.布倫特蘭)特地蒞臨,並頒獎表揚5位來自肯亞、南非、印度、菲律賓及馬來西亞的Gro Brundtland Award得主。成大校長蘇慧貞感謝5位得獎人來台持續一週活動,參與及投入並建立國際交流合作平台,接觸各地許多高中學子,充份展現永續發展的傳承精神,未來也將把永續發展火炬帶到世界其他角落。

        唐獎教育基金會委託成功大學一連舉辦 3 年的活動進入最後一年,5位Gro Brundtland Award得獎者包括肯亞 Barbara Burmen 博士、南非 Natisha Dukhi 博士、印度 Neha Dahiya 醫師、菲律賓Weena Gera教授及馬來西亞 Sarva Mangala Praveena 教授,全程參與緊接著在台北、花蓮、台中、台南等地巡迴的專題講座,與台灣女性學者及年輕學子分享研究工作等心得。唐獎基金會執行長陳振川感謝 Dr. Gro Brundtland 從挪威遠道而來,恭喜受獎人,唐獎基金會的獎金能夠用在「女性永續發展科學週」活動十分有意義,也激勵未來持續推動永續發展。

        閉幕典禮在成大格致堂舉行,一開始由5位得獎者進行簡報,每人8分鐘時間依個人所長就「亞洲與非洲城市空污危害」主題提出不同研究架構,菲律賓 Weena Gera 教授引用 WHO 世界衛生組織與聯合國對於永續發展的研究架構應用在空污議題研究方法上,南非 Natisha Dukhi 博士提出研究空污對肥胖疾病發生的影響,肯亞 Barbara Burmen 博士則研究固定廢物對於呼吸道疾病的影響

        印度 Neha Dahiya 醫師表示可研究空污對於精神疾病的影響,而馬來西亞 Sarva Mangala Praveena 教授則探討都市道路落塵對於城市居民的健康危害評估。參與研討會的還有成大水利系副教授王筱雯及公共衛生學科暨研究所助理教授莊佳蓉。

        Dr. Gro Brundtland 表示,空污是當前十分重要的環境議題,感謝5位女性科學家的貢獻,相信這樣的交流對於她們未來在職涯發展上將有所影響,持續投入永續發展、公共衛生健康議題。

        2018女性永續發展科學週 3 月 29 日起至 4 月 3 日盛大舉行,主軸環繞在全球健康暨永續發展議題,包含婦女與孩童健康、傳染病、環境永續等,是唐獎教育基金會委託成功大學一連舉辦3年的活動,宗旨在培養年輕女性科學研究人員,

        2018 女性永續發展科學週 5 位 Gro Brundtland Award 得獎者分別為:南非人類發展委員會研究專員 Natisha Dukhi 博士,其研究著重於南非及全球孕產婦、青少年與兒童健康;肯亞女醫師及公共衛生研究員 Barbara Burmen 博士,長期投入愛滋病毒與肺結核病毒研究;印度 Neha Dahiya 醫師希望藉由篩檢與疫苗等公共生措施,預防疾病感染及各類型癌前變化;菲律賓 Weena Gera教授著重於脆弱區域國家管理結構的發展及其對永續發展的影響;馬來西亞 Sarva Mangala Praveena 教授,透過環境暴露分析與健康風險評估,探討永續發展與公共衛生相關議題。

        唐獎,是台灣企業家尹衍樑效法諾貝爾獎精神創辦的國際性獎項,2014年選出首屆「永續發展」、「生技醫藥」、「漢學」、「法治」4大獎項得主。Dr. Brundtland 是首屆永續發展獎得主。她捐出獎金中的500萬元台幣同意唐獎授權成大連續3年舉辦「女性永續發展科學週」,提供開發中國家致力於公共衛生的優秀女科學家來台學習推動永續發展工作。

        Gro Harlem Brundtland,曾任挪威環境部長、挪威首位女總理、聯合國環境與發展委員會主席、世界衛生組織總幹事。1987年領先發表《我們共同的未來 Our Common Future 》報告,定義「永續發展」理念。1992 年在巴西里約熱內盧召開的第一屆聯合國環境與發展大會,亦稱「地球高峰會」,進一步將永續發展理念規劃成具體行動方案。過去30多年來她持續關注地球,促進人類社會的永續發展,被尊稱為「永續發展的教母」。