AIT and its Partners Support Thailand in Implementation of $2M ADB Technical Assistance on Climate-Smart Agriculture

The Asian Development Bank (ADB) and the Government of Thailand on 13 January 2021 announced a $2 million technical assistance grant to help promote the adoption of climate-smart agriculture in highlands of northern Thailand.

The Technical Assistance, funded by the Japan Fund for Poverty Reduction, will help local governments demonstrate to highland farmers climate-resilient practices and technologies for improving agricultural productivity, value addition and food traceability, and tap into local knowledge to enhance food security in a changing climate.

AIT Mechatronics Specialists create ‘Auto Guided Vehicle Control System’ to upgrade Manual Forklifts into Driverless Machines

By Kanda Yaemboonruang

Mechatronics specialists at the Asian Institute of Technology (AIT) are working on a new project on ‘Sensor Signal Processing and Control Unit for Laser Guided Vehicle’ that manufactures a control box which can be installed on any type of manual forklifts to convert them into autonomous, driverless forklifts.

Hult Prize promotes social entrepreneurship in students of AIT

The Hult Prize is an annual, year-long competition for university students around the world that challenges on campus teams to solve social issues such as food security, water access, energy, and education. It is home to the world’s largest college and university network for social impact and offers a US$1 million prize to help the winning team launch a social enterprise.

Leading traffic expert at AIT advises on road safety measures in Thailand

By Kanda Yaemboonruang

Associate Professor Dr. Kunnawee Kanitpong, director of the Thailand Accident Research Center (TARC) and faculty member in the Transportation Engineering program at the Asian Institute of Technology, advises holidaymakers in Thailand to avoid speeding during and after New Year’s.

Studies by TARC show that the maximum safe speed for motorcycles is 80 km/h, while cars should maintain a speed of 100 km/h or lower on the nation’s highways.

Q&A Interview: Social Enterprise Startup by AIT Alumna Empowers the Elderly in Nepal

By Sanjeet Amatya

This month, The Gazette interviewed Ms. Sthapit from Nepal—an alumna from AIT’s Gender and Development Studies program. She is the co-founder of Aji’s Products, a social enterprise in Kathmandu that empowers senior citizens in society to live healthy and happy lives by providing a platform to showcase their skills and knowledge.