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Current Research

Globalization and Wellbeing

  • Situational Analysis of Adolescent Pregnancy and Parenthood in Thailand

    Proposal to UNICEF Thailand

    The study uses a mixed method approach to research methodology to create a comprehensive understanding of the current situation of adolescent pregnancy and parenthood, identify underlying causes and impacts on all individuals involved (including mothers, children and fathers), and to create realistic policy recommendations to improve outcomes across in Thailand.

  • Coastal Cities at Risk: Health and Climate Change Adaptation City resilience Simulator Development (Phase I)

    This is a descriptive study of secondary health information system and demographic indicators on public health services, public health emergency system resources and vulnerable groups in terms of health in flood affected population, as a contribution of the School of Global Studies, Thammasat University, to the health component of the City Resilience Simulator Development Project for Bangkok, Thailand.

  • Mae Sot SEZ: Implications of Global/Regional Integration for workers, State, and Region

    The study seeks to explore the nexus between nation-state sovereignty and the global economy in the context of Thai-Burmese border zones in Mae Sot and its vicinity, Tak; and the implications for workers in the vicinity, through employing qualitative research methodology, including documentary research (regional and global) and ethnography. The research aims to improve understanding of the implications of the RTG's policies for state sovereignty and human security, and contribute to literature on Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

  • The Effects of Social Media on Adolescent Sexuality and Sexual Health in Thailand

    This is a social, school-based qualitative research study that deals with an unprecedented increase in cases of premarital sex engagement, early sexual debut and cohabitation among Thai teenagers, as usage of social media has increased, to get a clear understanding of how Thai adolescents use social media and how that use affect their sexuality and sexual behavior.

  • Survey: Knowledge, Behavior and Practices of Household use of Water in Mixed Border Communities on the Thai/Myanmar Border

    in Sangkhlaburi District, Kanchanaburi Province, Thailand

    In collaboration with Thailand's National Science and Technology Development Agency (MTEC) and Pattanarak Foundation, SGS is a partner on the UpWater initiative. The baseline Health KAP survey was conducted by SGS and Pattanarak and is followed by an MTEC led intervention project, based on a simple, effective, and affordable innovation in water treatment; that aims to increase access to safe drinking water and improved health in under-resourced communities in Sangklaburi through community-oriented social transformation and sustainable business. www.upwater.org

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Social Innovation and Change

  • Mobilizing business talents to strengthen social sector’s capacity

    The program seeks to catalyze a culture of venture philanthropy among professionals, business and high net worth individuals in Thailand by encouraging them to contribute their human intellectual, organizational capital as well as financial aid. The program focuses on exploring cross-sector collaboration between the business sector and the civil society through mobilization of corporate talents to strengthen organizational capacity and enhance managerial effectiveness and efficiency of the Social Purpose Organizations (SPOs).

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Globalization and Transformative Learning

  • Investing in the Future: capacity development for refugee health workers

    In partnership with the International Rescue Committee and the European Union, SGS has developed an accredited health-training program for displaced Burmese living in Thailand. Currently being piloted in 3 refugee camps along the Thai-Myanmar border and recognized by the Myanmar Ministry of Health and local ethnic health officials, there are currently 250 enrolled on the course who will be able to deliver healthcare services in their towns and villages, and fill critical public health supervisor positions when repatriation to Myanmar becomes possible. For more information, please see www.rescue.org

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