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									AWI’s Climate Change & Public Health Policy Research Programs
                                     Presented at
                    2010 Asia/Pacific Business Outlook Conference
                                       April 19-20
                           University of Southern California

                                          By

                                      Richard Drobnick
                       Managing Director, APRU World Institute and
           Director, Center for International Business Education and Research
                                Marshall School of Business
                             University of Southern California
                                                 Member Institutions
                                                 42 APRU Members and 2 Invited Members

Australia                                       Japan                               Singapore
Australian National University                  Keio University
                                                                                    National University of Singapore
University of Melbourne                         Kyoto University
University of Sydney                            Osaka University                    Thailand
                                                Tohoku University                   Chulalongkorn University
Canada                                          University of Tokyo
University of British Columbia                  Waseda University                   United States of America
                                                                                    California Institute of Technology
Chile                                           Korea                               Stanford University
University of Chile                             Korea University                    University of California, Berkeley
                                                Seoul National University           University of California, Davis
China                                                                               University of California, Irvine
Fudan University                                Malaysia
                                                                                    University of California, Los Angeles
Hong Kong University of Science &Technology     University of Malaya                University of California, San Diego
Nanjing University                                                                  University of California, Santa Barbara
Peking University                               Mexico                              University of Oregon
Tsinghua University                             National Autonomous University of   University of Southern California
University of Hong Kong                         Mexico                              University of Washington
University of Science and Technology of China   Tecnológico de Monterrey
Zhejiang University
                                                New Zealand
Chinese Taipei                                  University of Auckland              Invited Member
National Taiwan University                                                          Johns Hopkins University
                                                Philippines                         ETH
Indonesia                                       University of the Philippines
University of Indonesia
                                                Russia
                                                Far Eastern National University
                                             AWI Governing Board




                 ZHOU Qifeng
                 President                                                               Ron DANIELS
                 Peking University                                                       President
                                                      Richard DROBNICK                   Johns Hopkins University
                                                      Managing Director, AWI
                            Hiroshi                   University of Southern
                            MATSUMOTO                 California
                            President                                        Marye Anne FOX
                            Kyoto University                                 Chancellor
                                                                             University of California,
                                                                             San Diego
              Chorh Chuan TAN
              President
              National University of Singapore

Kenneth McGILLVRAY
Secretary General, APRU
(Invited Member)



                                     Glyn DAVIS (Chair)
                                     Vice Chancellor
                                     University of Melbourne
                    AWI THEME DIRECTORS

AWI Climate Change and Sustainability Director
Jim FALK, University of Melbourne
Visiting Professor, United Nations University, Institute of
Advanced Studies & Director, Australian Centre for Science,
Innovation and Society


AWI Public Health Director

Meng Kin LIM, National University of Singapore
Associate Professor, Department of Epidemiology & Public
Health, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine; formerly, the Chief
Executive Officer of the Health Corporation of Singapore
                                            AWI WORKSHOPS: 2007 - 2009
    The 7 workshops had, on average, 50 participants coming from 10 Pacific Rim economies; 60%
    from APRU members. On average, 75% were academics & 10% were govt officials.
    Note: Many of these academics have been senior government officials and/or are senior policy
    advisors.




                                                                                    2009 Public Health
                     2007 Public Health                                             Johns Hopkins U
                     Peking U
                                    2008 Public Health
                                    U Tokyo                     2007 Climate Change
                                                                U California at San Diego
2010 Public Health           2007 Economic Integration
Nanjing U                    Kyoto U

                 2008 Climate Change
                 Kyoto U (@ Danang)



2010 Climate Change
University of Indonesia


                                          2009 Climate Change
                                          U Melbourne
                                       AWI Research Program Meetings:
                                                 2007 - 2009
      The 8 meetings had, on average, 12 participants coming from 8 Pacific Rim economies;
      75% from APRU members. On average, almost all were academics




                                                                             2009 Public Health
                     2007 Climate Change                                     Johns Hopkins U
                     Tsinghua U
                                                              2009 Public Health
                                                              Stanford U

2010 Public Health
Nanjing U            2009 Public Health
                     Chinese U of Hong Kong
                          2008 Climate Change
                          Kyoto U (@Danang)
2008 Climate Change
U Malaya
                2008 Public Health
                National U of Singapore

2010 Climate Change
University of Indonesia



                                        2009 Climate Change
                                        U Melbourne
                                                   AWI Research Team Leaders
                                    Climate Change                                     Public Health




Sun Fu                     Yonghua Hu,
Tsinghua U                 Peiyu Wang
                           Peking U                                               Karen
                                                                                  Eggleston      Carl A. Johnson,
                               Sung-Il Cho                                                       Paula Palmer
Qian Gao                       Seoul National U                                   Stanford U
Allen Wu                                                        Robert                           Claremont Graduate U
Nanjing U                                Rajib Shaw             Wilkinson                                                  Lynn Goldman
                                         Kyoto U                U California at                                            Johns Hopkins U
                                                                Santa Barbara
Kun Chen
Zhejiang U                                   Masamine Jimba
                                             U Tokyo                     Richard Drobnick
                                                           Bao Liu       Jon Samet
Le Vu Anh,                                                 Fudan U       Jim Haw               Paul Linden
Tran Huu Bich                                                            Neal Sullivan         Lisa Shaffer
Hanoi Sch of                                                             U Southern            David Pierce
Public Health                                                            California            Illya Zaslavsky
                           Eng-Kiong Yeoh,        Tung-Liang Chiang                            U California at San Diego
                           Sian Griffiths         Kuo-Liang Chien
                           Chinese U of HK        National Taiwan U
                     Meng-Kin Lim, Choon-Nam Ong
   Azizan Abu        National U of Singapore
   Samah
   U Malaya
                         Bambang Wispryono,
  Jamal Hashim           Jatna Supriatna
  United Nations U       U Indonesia
                                               Stephen Leeder
   Danai Thaitakoo                             George Rubin
   Chulalongkorn U                             U Sydney

   Sudip Rakshit,        Jim Falk
   Sangam Shreshtha      U Melbourne            Tony Jakeman
   Asian Institute of                           Australian National U
   Technology            Paul McShane
                         Monash U
                                   Objectives of Research Projects

• Focus on the development of policy
  responses to climate change and
  public health threats to the sustainable
  growth and development of Pacific Rim
  cities

• Develop strategic research
  collaborations with academic,
  government, and business partners                 4th Climate Change Program Meeting at University of
                                                    Melbourne, Mar 2009

• Two research programs:
   1. Climate Change and the
   Development of Integrated Water
   Systems
   (http://www.apru.org/awi/cmas/cmas_index.htm)

   2. Chronic, Non-Communicable
   Diseases and the Development of
   Integrated Public Health Systems                4th Public Health Program Meeting at the Chinese
                                                   University of Hong Kong, Dec 2009
   (http://www.apru.org/awi/ph/ph_index.htm)
                          Research Project – Climate Change

Pacific Rim Cities: Climate Change Mitigation & Adaptation
Strategies
Sponsors:
Asian Institute of Technology               Tsinghua University
Australian National University              University of California at San Diego
Chulalongkorn University                    University of California at Santa Barbara
Danang Institute of Science & Technology    University of Malaya
Kyoto University                            University of Melbourne
Monash University                           University of Southern California
National University of Singapore            United Nations University
Peking University

Case Study Cities: Bangkok, Beijing, Canberra, Danang, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Los
Angeles, Melbourne, San Diego, Singapore and Tianjin

• A multi-year research effort focused on the impact of climate change on water availability
  and alternative mitigation and adaptation strategies being considered by 11 Pacific Rim
  cities

• Purpose: to build a research collaboration among a trans-Pacific set of APRU/AWI
  member universities, focusing on common issues posed by climate change and
  sustainability strategies of 11 Pacific Rim cities
                           Research Project – Public Health
Project: Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases
Sponsors:
  Chinese University of HK                        Peking University
  Claremont Graduate University                   Seoul National University
  Fudan University                                Stanford University
  Hanoi School of Public Health                   United Nations University
  Johns Hopkins University                        University of Indonesia
  Nanjing University                              University of Southern California
  National Taiwan University                      University of Sydney
  National University of Singapore                University of Tokyo
                                                  Zhejiang University


Case Study Cities: Beijing, Danang, Hangzhou, Hong Kong, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, San
Bernadino, Seoul, Singapore, Sydney, Taipei, and Tokyo

Phase 1: “Macro” studies
• Baseline assessments on the incidence of chronic diseases and on public health research,
  policy and programming around the Asia/Pacific region
                      Research Project – Public Health
Project: Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases

Phase 2: “Micro” studies

•   “The Challenge of escalating Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases in
    the Asia-Pacific Region” – led by Claremont Graduate University

•   “Comparative study of medical management of diabetes in Pacific Rim
    cities” – led by Stanford University

•   “A multi-centre collaborative program to reduce morbidity from
    cardiovascular disease” – led by University of Sydney

•   Challenges and opportunities for overcoming health workforce
    shortage against Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases threats in the
    Asia-Pacific Region” – led by University of Tokyo
                                                         Objectives of Workshops

                                                                         • Provide a platform for the exchange of
                                                                           ideas and experiences of prominent expert
                                                                           leaders from around the Pacific Rim

                                                                         • Provide a unique opportunity to share
                                                                           expertise with a very distinguished set of
                                                                           participants, including business leaders
                                                                           and policy makers

“Integrated Water Resource Management and Impacts of Climate Change”     • Ideas generator to hone leadership and
Workshop at Melbourne University, March 18, 2009
                                                                           research capabilities of participants

                                                                         • Gain insights to the various climate change
                                                                           and public health issues facing the Pacific
                                                                           Rim

                                                                         • Development of new networks of personal
                                                                           friendships and professional collaboration


“Forging Public Health Partnerships in Response to the Global Economic
Crisis” Workshop at Johns Hopkins University, June 25 -26, 2009
                         “Outcomes” of AWI Activities

• Article published by AWI CMAS Co-Director Dr Lisa Shaffer
  An article was published by AWI CMAS co-director UC San Diego’s Lisa Shaffer,
  titled “Coastal Cities: Climate Change Impacts and Response Strategies,” in Saul
  Hymans (ed), The Economic Outlook for 2009: Fifty-sixth Annual Conference on the
  Economic Outlook, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Research Seminar in Quantitative
  Economics (March 2009)

• AWI CMAS Partnership with the National Hydraulic Research Institute of
  Malaysia (NAHRIM) on Regional Cooperation and Knowledge Hub Services,
  May 2009

• Hydrological Data Management and Modeling in South East Asia (SEA)
  Kuala Lumpur, 20-24 July 2009
  Co-Organisers: AWI, AguaJaring, Cap-Net, UNDP, Water Knowledge Hub for
  Climate Change Adaptation, National Hydraulic Research Institute of Malaysia
  (NAHRIM)
  Jointly conducted by the University of Malaya and University of California at San
  Diego, the workshop had 30 participants from various research institutes across
  SEA and from government agencies in Malaysia
                             “Outcomes” of AWI Activities

• University of Sydney receives funding of AUD14,000
  In September 2009, Professor Stephen Leeder of the University of Sydney was
  awarded a development fund of $14,000 by University of Sydney to help implement
  the AWI research project on vascular diseases, in which he is leading.

• Pilot Study on Pollution in Port Cities
  In January 2010, USC has commenced a pilot study to study the effects of pollution
  in the Pacific Rim port cities of Los Angeles, Hong Kong and Penang (Malaysia).
  The pilot study involves AWI Public Health research members and has the potential
  to evolve into an AWI Phase 3 Project involving a wider range of protocols and
  parameters.

• Pacific Cities Sustainability Initiative (PCSI), January 2010
  Stimulated by AWI, the Initiative is a collaborative effort involving the business schools
  of USC, UCLA, UC San Diego (@$45,000/year) and the Asia Society Centers of
  Northern and Southern California (@$100,000/year) and the San Francisco and Los
  Angeles Chambers of Commerce. The Initiative plans to produce two sustainability
  workshops and public conferences per year in California for 2010 – 2014, and will
  focus on the following topics: Water, Transportation, Clean Energy, Green Building
  and Green Infrastructure. By 2012, PCSI will expand to include the Asia Society
  Centers and Chambers of Commerce in Shanghai and Hong Kong, and will produce
  an annual sustainability workshop and public program in Shanghai and Hong Kong.
                        “Outcomes” of AWI Activities
• AWI Climate Change Theme Director, U. Melbourne Prof. Jim Falk’s Invited
  Presentations (partial list):

   "An Australian View of Opportunity and Risk in a Warming World“, at the
   Nikkei BP 40th Anniversary Event on the Tokyo International Conference
   for a Sustainable Future, 4-5 November 2008

   Special Adjunct Session of the 2009 Science and Technology in Society
   Forum ( STS-2009), “Developing a framework for Regional Climate Change
   Impact Assessments and Local Action”, and in the session, "Key Regional
   Climate Change Impacts“, held in Kyoto, 3 October, 2009

   Community consultation on Climate Change in Srinigar, which contributed to
   the conference statement on “Climate Change, Glacial Retreat and
   Livelihoods -- Assess Regionally, Act Locally”, affirmed by The
   Government of Jammu and Kashmir and the University of Kashmir, Srinagar,
   on 12 – 14 Oct, 2009

   “Partnership and Collaboration for a Sustainable Mekong Environment” at
   the Mekong Environment and Climate Symposium, sponsored by the
   Mekong River Commission on 26-27 April 2010, Phan Thiet City, Viet Nam
                       “Outcomes” of AWI Activities

• AWI Public HealthTheme Director, National U of Singapore Prof. Meng Kin
  LIM’s Invited Presentations (partial list):

   "Global Research Example: The Challenge of Chronic, Non-Communicable
   Diseases in the Asia Pacific Region at the Meeting of the Global Knowledge
   Exchange Network, held in Antigua, Guatemala, March 31 - April 3, 2009

   "The AWI Public Health Research Program“ at the Asia Conference on
   Emerging Issues in Public Health held in Hong Kong SAR, 29 Nov – 2 Dec
   2009
                       “Outcomes” of AWI Activities
• AWI Managing Director Richard Drobnick’s Invited Presentations:

  “AWI Climate Change and Public Health Research Projects”, at the World Bank,
  December 10, 2008, Washington, D.C.

  “AWI Climate Change and Public Health Research Projects”, at the APEC
  Business Advisory Council (ABAC) conference, February 10, 2009, Wellington,
  New Zealand < https://abaconline.org/v4/index.php>

  “Collaboration Among Universities, Business Firms, and City Governments to
  Develop Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Pacific Rim Cities” , at the
  Pacific Economic Cooperation Council (PECC) conference, October 8-10, 2009,
  Singapore < http://www.ips.sg/pecc/>

• Joint Publication by AWI CMAS members: Dr Rajib Shaw, Kyoto University and
  Dr Danai Thaitakoo, Chulalongkorn University
  Water Communities: Community, Environment and Disaster Risk Management,
  Emerald Group Publishing Limited (May 2010)
                        “Outcomes” of AWI Activities

• $2.1m AWI Public Health Research Program Proposal (in preparation) to US
  National Institute of Health (NIH)

  Principle Investigator:      Andy Johnson, Dean, Claremont Graduate University
                               of Public Health

  Co-Sponsors: Hanoi School of Public Health, Mahidol University, Nanjing
  University, National Taiwan University, National University of Singapore, Peking
  University, United Nations University in Malaysia, University of Tokyo,


• $1m+ AWI Climate Change concept proposal (in preparation) approved by
  by GEO (Group on Earth Observations) for a hydrological data infrastructure
  and capacity building for assessing and predicting climate change effects on
  water resources in South East Asia

  Co-Sponsors:     UC San Diego/Scripps Institute, University of Malaya and
                   University of Melbourne
                       “Outcomes” of AWI Activities

• $1m+ AWI Climate Change concept proposal (in preparation) to the Australia-
  India Fund Grand Challenges

 Co-Sponsors:     Cambridge U, UC San Diego/Scripps Institute, University of
                  Melbourne and The Energy Resource Institute (TERI – India)



• AWI Climate Change proposal (in process) to the United Nations University to
  create a new UN Institute for Climate Transition Innovation (with campuses in
  Australia and a SE Asia developing country)

 Potential Co-Sponsors:     U. Melbourne and U. of Indonesia
                                     2010 AWI Events

• Pacific Rim Cities: Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation Strategies

5th Climate Change Research Program Meeting, University of Indonesia, 16-
17 March 2010
<http://www.apru.org/awi/pdf/CMAS%20Wksh%202010%20General%20Informati
on%20Final%20rev.pdf>

AWI Climate Change Workshop, University of Indonesia, 18-19 March 2010
<http://www.apru.org/awi/workshops/climate_change2010/index.html>

 Indonesian Vice President, Professor Boediono, gave the opening keynote
speech for the workshop at the Presidential Palace

• Public Health: Chronic Non-Communicable Diseases Program

5th Public Health Research Program Meeting, Nanjing University, 16-17 June
2010

AWI Public Health Workshop, Nanjing University, 18-19 June 2010
< http://cphr.nju.edu.cn >
                                 AWI Seeks a Capital Infusion to
                               Finance the Secretariat: 2010 - 2013
Background

As discussed at the AWI Governing Board and APRU Steering Committee meetings in Pasadena on
July 28th, 2009, the very generous US$2 million seed grant that the National University of Singapore
provided to launch the APRU World Institute in May 2006 will be depleted by July 2010.

AWI’s GB members felt that AWI should (if possible) maintain its current Secretariat structure in order to
be effective in supporting its two research programs. That is, the GB wants AWI to continue to have a
senior-level Managing Director (on a 50% basis) and a senior director for each research theme (with
modest grants for time & travel) -- with all these being strongly-supported by a dedicated AWI staff.
Since the GB and the APRU Steering Committee agreed that it was not feasible to raise APRU
membership fees to finance the Secretariat, AWI is seeking a capital infusion to finance the
Secretariat.

Financing Options for the AWI Secretariat

1. Planning Grant/Bequest Model
A foundation or a philanthropist provides a three year grant to fund the AWI Secretariat at $400,000 per
year. This would allow the AWI Secretariat to remain with the APRU Secretariat and AWI could hire a
senior-level Managing Director and senior-level research theme directors.

In principle, the APRU Steering Committee has agreed to provide partial “naming rights” to any highly-
reputable donor – the name must include the world “APRU”. If any APRU president knows of a
philanthropist (or foundation) who might be interested in making such a donation to support AWI’s
research programs, please contact Managing Director Drobnick.
                               AWI Seeks a Capital Infusion to
                             Finance the Secretariat: 2010 - 2013
2. Donation of a Managing Director to AWI & a Bequest or Grant
An APRU member, or a non-APRU institution, is willing to “donate” one of its highly-accomplished vice
provost-types to become AWI’s Managing Director on a 50% basis and a philanthropist or foundation
provides a grant of $200,000 per year, for three years, to finance the balance of the Secretariat expenses.

3.   Acquisition of Secretariat Model

     a. APRU University(s) Bids for AWI Secretariat
     An APRU institution commits to financing the core, non-project costs of running the AWI Secretariat
     for three years. The APRU member would hire a senior level Managing Director (on a 50% basis) in
     an open competition with vice provost/vice president-type candidates from other APRU members, as
     well as from itself.

     b. Non-APRU institution(s) Bids for AWI Secretariat
     A non-APRU institution(s) commits to financing the core, non-project costs of running the AWI
     Secretariat for three years at its institution. The non-APRU institution would hire a senior level
     Managing Director (on a 50% basis) in an open competition with vice provost/vice president-type
     candidates from other APRU members, as well as from itself. APRU would still retain ownership of
     AWI, but would relinquish managing power to a non-APRU institution – subject to the overall
     supervision of AWI’s Governing Board

     c. AWI Secretariat Activity is Undertaken by APRU Secretariat
     If the AWI Managing Director and APRU are not successful in attracting investment offers, the APRU
     Steering Committee recognizes that AWI activities will need to be substantially scaled back, to what
     can be effectively led and managed by the existing resources of the APRU Secretariat.
                     AWI Seeks a Capital Infusion to
                   Finance the Secretariat: 2010 - 2013

Steering Committee Directions to AWI GB Chair & MD:

1. Contact Philanthropists and Foundations which might be interested
   to support AWI and offer partial “naming rights”


2. Contact APRU institutions which might want to donate a vice
   provost-type person to become MD on a 50% basis


3. Contact APRU institutions which might want to “acquire” the AWI
   Secretariat


4. Contact Non-APRU institutions which might want to “acquire” the
   AWI Secretariat

            THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND ATTENTION

								
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