Dialogue Forum 1 I Year 3: Thailand’s Energy Crisis and Security in Times of War

The monthly forum to “bridge the gap” and “connect the dots” of different views and opinions as well as bits of information to create one big picture for better understanding in the society

In times when society has become widened with gaps and differences of views and opinions, one issue could be escalated into a crisis if there are no platforms available for appropriate discussion among all concerned.

The media, while informing and inspiring their audience, could also take a role in educating and facilitating the public by providing such platforms, bridging the gap and connecting the dots to create one big picture for better understanding in the society.

Realising such critical roles, Bangkok Tribune, in collaboration with its partners and with the support of Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung (Foundation Office Thailand), has therefore come up with a monthly forum on issues of importance under the project, Dialogue Forum.

This is to facilitate and provide a space for discussions and exchanges of dialogues and views regarding critical social and environmental issues and policies both in Thailand and the Mekong region. It not only bridges the gap but also connects the dots, helping forge better understanding among the parties concerned and the public at large, therefore encouraging them to make a better decision about the issues or even find a common ground and seek solutions together.

Over the past few years, the forum has invited a number of parties to come and discuss the issues at the forum, several of them are scholars and leaders in their fields. They have reached some common grounds while recommendations and new policies have been proposed for issues of importance such as Green Recovery in Post Covid-19, Climate Change policies, biodiversity in crisis, dam development in the Mekong Basin, and others. (See: https://bkktribune.com/dialogue-forum/)

Since early this year, the world has been in great shock as Russia invaded Ukraine. Aside from impacts on security in Europe and other parts of the world, what have also been affected by the war are the food and energy sectors.

There has been a big question on how energy, in particular, can be secured in times of such a crisis as well as against future shocks including climate change, given its sensitivity.

The Dialogue Forum would cordially like to invite you to delve into such a serious question and explore ways to secure more of our energy against such shocks at the first forum of this year, Dialogue Forum 1 I Year 3: Thailand’s Energy Crisis and Security in Times of War (in Thai), on August 2, 2022, 1-3.30 pm at SEA-Junction, 4 th Floor, the Bangkok Art and Culture Centre (BACC).

Contact:

Ms. Piyaporn Wong I Bangkok Tribune coordinator: 089 920 8027/ FB Messenger: Bangkok Tribune News

Ms. Sirirung Srisittipisarnpop, Thai SEJ manager: 064-185-0777

**Due to the Covid protocol, please confirm your participation ahead of the event and present a two-dose vaccination certificate as well as an ATK test result at the venue.

***You can also watch the event live on FB Page: Bangkok Tribune News, ชมรมนักข่าวสิ่งแวดล้อม (Thai SEJ), SEA-Junction

Objectives

  • To develop and introduce a new body of knowledge and  innovation (a constructive dialogue platform) regarding the independent and in-depth media to the public (Indie & In-depth)
  • To empower public members to be able to keep up with developments as well as repercussions in the society, as well as the role of the media in helping shape the society (Empowering)
  • To promote participation in problem-solving and decision-making processes as well as in the development of such an innovative and constructive media so that it can remain open and accessible to all (Open & Accessible)

Partners

  • SEA-Junction
  • The Thai Society of Environmental Journalists
  • Bangkok Tribune Online News Agency

Supported by: Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung e.V. (Foundation Office Thailand)