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Call for paper : Thailand Bike and Walk Forum 1st

Researchers, academics and concerned parties are invited to propose their results of work for presentation in an academic forum

The First Thailand Bike & Walk Forum



Thailand Cycling Club (TCC) has been executing Cycling and Walking Public Policy Advocacy Programme with supports from the Thai Health Promotion Foundation (ThaiHealth) since early 2011 through creation of three main driving forces – social movement, knowledge management and practical policies. Projects and activities under this programme include, for example, creation and compilation of knowledge through research and studies, creation of cycling communities at local level, creation and strengthening of provincial networks of bicycle users and walkers, and meetings for creation of bicycle users’ federation at regional and national level to support policy advocacy.

An important component of knowledge management according to the programme’s strategic plan is to collect together and systematize bodies of knowledge from activity implementation in projects under the programme, creating opportunities for mutual learning and sharing between all sectors concerned at all levels, including individuals, clubs, foundations/associations, local administrative organizations, government agencies, and education/academic/research institutes. At the end of the first year, TCC organized two seminars, one for researchers to present results of their research and another one for representatives of organizations working to create cycling community at community, sub-district and provincial levels to share their experiences.

However, there are still many individuals, groups, clubs, associations, education institutes and other concerned organizations all over the country that are working or doing activities in line with this programme, and private organizations with social responsibility which recognize that the programme can benefit the people and society in other dimensions – social, economic, health, and conservation of energy, environment and natural resources. Therefore at the end of the second year of the programme, TCC is planning to organize an academic conference for promotion of cycling and walking in daily life, “The First Thailand Bike & Walk Forum” on March 29-30, 2013.



        1. To create a forum for presenting/sharing results of research/studies, and lessons and experiences from project implementation and administration to
            promote cycling and walking in daily life,

        2. To strengthen vision for promotion of cycling and walking in daily life at various levels in urban and rural areas by inviting academics and experts to
            present/share knowledge or experiences they have learned from countries that are successful in doing so,

        3. To analyse situations and synthesize issues, particularly community participation, from the Fifth National Health Assembly on December 18-20, 2012 to
            come up with concrete guidelines for actions at various levels,

       4.To compile views and recommendations from participants in the forum and present them to those responsible for making and implementing policies from
          community to local and national level.


       Research/study themes opened for submission of abstracts

  • Walking in daily life
  • Cycling in daily life
  • Creation of cycling community
  • Infrastructure for cycling and walking in daily life
  • Creation of network to promote cycling and walking in daily life
  • Other related theme: ……………………………………………………………

    Important dates

Now until 15th February 2013

Abstract submission

18th-28th February 2013

Abstract selection

11th March 2013

Notification of abstract throughwww.thaicyclingclub.organdfacebook.com/thaicycling

29th-30th March 2013

The 1st Thailand Bike & Walk Forum

at Office of Thai Health Promotion Foundation in Bangkok

        Abstract Submission

       1.Abstract submission form can be downloaded from www.thaicyclingclub.org

       2.Fill in the form and sent it by mail to: Cycling and Walking Public Policy Advocacy Programme, Rajjanakarn Building, 4th Floor, 15 Soi Pradiphat 17,
          Pradiphat Road, Samsennai, Phyathai, Bangkok 10400, or fax to 02 618 4430.  Please send digital file of a filled form to tcc@thaicyclingclub.org


      For more information, call 02 618 4434, 02 618 4430

      e-mail: atjimatcc@hotmail.com and tcc@thaicycling.org



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