WELCOME TO

The 5th Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia

Saturday and Sunday
August 31-September 1, 2019
Hiroshima, Japan

COSDA 2019 will be held at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan
Saturday and Sunday, August 31 to September 1, 2019

Submissions Due Friday, July 12, 2019
COSDA 2019 Submission Form

Have a Question? secretariat(at)esdfocus.org

The 5th Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2019)»

Welcome to the 5th Conference on Sustainable Business, Energy and Development in Asia (COSDA 2019). This  international, peer-reviewed conference is a special event held on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 to September 1, 2019 at the Mitsui Garden Hotel in Hiroshima, Japan. COSDA is being organized alongside the 5th Pacific Symposium for Nursing and Healthcare Professionals (SNAHP 2019).

COSDA 2019 will be held in late August, after the end of the rainy season and humidity. It is the perfect time of year for travel in Hiroshima with comfortable temperatures and less crowds. It is the ideal period for visiting sites around Hiroshima, including its two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: Peace Park and the Shrine Island of Miyajima (Itsukushima). A short ferry ride away from downtown Hiroshima, the island of Miyajima is a stunningly beautiful island that is home to some lovely shrines and temples. Because they’re only 16km apart, Hiroshima and Miyajima are usually paired together in most people’s itineraries, and should not be missed, especially for first time visitors to Hiroshima.

About COSDA 2019

The concepts of sustainable business, sustainable energy and sustainable development are three of the most important focal points that the United Nations is attempting to address through post-Millennium Development Goals initiative. In regards to these three areas, the big question is how to address our growth needs, in particular those of the developing countries, given the limitations imposed by the state of business, energy, development and social organization on our ability to meet present and future needs.

With the theme of Challenges and Opportunities, COSDA 2019 raises important questions regarding the future of sustainable business, energy and development. For example, what type of governance structures, business practices, technological innovations, legal agreements or policy tools can best bridge the needs-limitation gap in order to facilitate and accelerate sustainable business, energy and development? The rapid economic growth of the developing countries in Asia in the recent decades has added a new dimension to this process, by shifting the leverage of change from the West to the East. Designing infrastructure, products, enterprises and processes with sustainability in mind can have an enormous impact on environmental and social systems. Therefore, COSDA 2019 offers a platform for scholarly and applied conversations among a wide variety of stakeholders concerned with the continual challenge of advancing the sustainable business, energy and development agenda: people, planet, and growth.

COSDA 2019 Streams:

  • Business
  • Disaster Management
  • Economic Development
  • Education for Sustainability
  • Food Safety and Poverty
  • Global Health
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sustainable Agriculture
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Waste Management
  • Other Areas (please specify)

Program Chairperson and Keynote Speaker

Takayuki Yamada Takayuki Yamada
Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai
Special Adviser, Polio Plus Committee of Japan
Committee Member, Rotary International Youth Exchange of Japan

Mr. Yamada is a Charter and Founding Member of RID 2760 Rotary Club of Chubu Nagoya Mirai, where he also serves as a special adviser of the Polio Plus Committee of Japan. Between 2011 and 2018 he has organized and led several humanitarian and medical aid missions to India and Bhutan to assist with immunization efforts to eradicate polio in South Asia. Most recently, Mr. Yamada was appointed to serve on the strategic planning committee for the Rotary International Youth Exchange Program in Japan.

Program Committee

Michael Sasaoka Michael Sasaoka-Alvord
INTESDA Program Director
Japan

Michael oversees special programs, events and business development for INTESDA, which mobilizes ideas and raises awareness for sustainable development and the Global Goals. Michael holds degrees in international business and Japanese from San Diego State University, USA. Combining his interests in business and education he has been involved with education and training in Japan for the past seventeen years at the secondary, tertiary and corporate level. His research interest include globalization, sustainable business and education rights.

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech
School of Humanities
Matsuyama University, Japan

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech, currently lecturer in the English Department of the School of Humanities, at Matsuyama University, Ehime, Japan has acquired an expanded knowledge of the Japanese educational system while instructing English. His almost 30 years of residing in Japan has afforded him the opportunity to become involved with all aspects of English language teaching. He has taught extensively at the kindergarten, primary, junior and senior high levels for 20 years. His current position at the tertiary level has permitted him to incorporate his prior earlier teaching knowledge with the latest technological advancements. His aim has been to offer lessons that offer opportunities for language expansion as well as at the same time as contributing to expanding learner’s active presentation and computer skills. His key research interest concerns understanding language learning as it is constantly evolving along with the latest enhancements in technical knowledge.

Hossein Esmaeili, Ph.D. (UNSW, Australia)
Assoc. Professor of Law, Flinders Law School
Flinders University, Australia

Dr Hossein Esmaeili, is an Associate Professor of Law at Flinders University. He previously taught at the School of Law, University of New England and Faculty of Law, University of New South Wales and School of Law, University of Western Sydney. Dr Esmaeili’s teaching areas include Real Property Law, Trusts, Immigration and Refugee Law, Comparative Law and Public International Law. He is the author of The Legal Regime of Offshore Oil Rigs in International Law (2001, Ashgate, Aldershot) and has published scholarly articles in leading law journals in Australia, Europe and the United States. Hossein is the Co-Editor of Flinders Law Journal.

Dag Petersson, Ph.D. (Copenhagen)
Assoc. Professor, School of Architecture
The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark

Dag Petersson (1971) has a Ph.D. in Art History from the University of Copenhagen, Denmark. He has for many years been researching the philosophy of photography and image representation. Dr. Petersson served between 2002 and 2009 as head of the Image Collection at the Royal Library in Copenhagen and has since been teaching at the School of Architecture in Copenhagen. Since 2014 he co-directs a new Master Program in architecture, “Political Architecture: Critical Sustainability.” He is currently researching Disaster Response and Representation.

Peer Review

COSDA 2019 is an international, peer-reviewed conference. As a general rule, all applicants must use a university or institution registered e-mail address to submit an abstract for evaluation. Please contact the secretariat if you need assistance.

Our review process employs a double-blind review system with instructions and a scoring rubric that assesses a range of areas which are not limited to, but include originality, clarity, organization, methodology, spelling, grammar and suitability for the conference. Accepted abstracts and papers will appear in the official proceedings (ISSN 2188-3432), which is published in electronic format shortly after the conference.

We wish to thank the following people for their willingness and effort to assist with the reading and editorial committee work:

Review Committee

Harry Carley, MA ELT, MA Ed Tech School of Humanities, Matsuyama University, Japan
Donald Cook, Ed.D. Faculty of Business, University of Nagasaki, Japan
Gary Smith, M.Eng. Great Lakes Lights Photography, USA
Hossein Esmaeili, Ph.D. Flinders Law School, Flinders University, Australia
Dag Petersson, Ph.D. School of Architecture, The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Denmark
Kozue Kay Nagata, Ph.D. Faculty of International Cooperation, Nagoya Gakuin University, Japan
Robert Reuschlein, Ed.D. Professor, Radio For Peace International; Founder, Real Economy Institute, Madison, Wisconsin, USA

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