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Prof. Ding Wenguang

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MOE Key Laboratory of Western China’s Environmental Systems

Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change

Director, Lanzhou University Center for Western Environmental and Social Development (Lucwesd), China

Director of the Royal Holloway and Lanzhou University Branch of the UNESCO Chair in ICT4D

Lanzhou University

222 South Tianshui Road, Lanzhou

730000, Gansu Province,CHINA

Phone:  +86 931 891 2329

Fax:       +86 931 891 2330

Email:     wgding@lzu.edu.cnwgding@yahoo.cn

vEDUCATION

Ø  Mar. 2001 – June 2005: Ph.D. in science, College of Earth and

Environmental Sciences, Lanzhou Univeristy, China

Ø  Sept. 1991 – Sept. 1992: Degree: Certificate of Advanced Interpreter

                           University: Simon Fraser University

                           Major: Interpretation and Translation

                           Minor: Project Evaluation and Management

                           Address: 515 Hastings Street, Vancouver

                           B.C, Canada

Ø  Mar. 1991 – July 1991: Degree: Certificate

                         Department: Canada-China Language Center

                         University: Beijing Normal University

                          Major: English

Ø  Sept. 1987 – June 1990: Degree: Master of Agricultural Sciences

                          University: Gansu Agricultural University

                          Major: Grassland Ecology

Ø  Sept. 1980 – July 1984: Degree: Bachelor of Agricultural Sciences

                          University: Gansu Agricultural University

                          Major: Grassland Sciences

vPROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

vTeaching and Research Experiencev

2003 – up to now: Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor, College of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Research School of Arid Environment and Climate Change (MOE Key Laboratory of Western China's Environmental Systems), Lanzhou University

1984 – 1987: Teaching Assistant, Department of Grassland Sciences, Gansu Agricultural University

vResearch Projects in Recent Yearsv

Ø  Jan. 2012 to Dec. 2015: Project leader for Chinese National Science and Technology Pillar Program: Research on Impact of Climate Change on Desertification and Risk Assessment Techniques (2012BAC19B09). Research budget: RMB2.35 million.

Ø  Oct. 2012 to Aug. 2013: Project leader for Monitoring and Evaluation of Enterprise Project Construction on Grassland Ecological Environment (GSGSMT01). Project budget: RMB150,000.

Ø  July 2011 to Dec. 2012: Project leader for Gansu Provincial Science and Technology Pillar Program:  A research on innovative model and mechanism for poverty reduction in 21st century in Gansu province (1104NKCA078). Research budget: RMB80,000.

Ø  July 2009 to July 2010: Project leader for Spark Program Project in Gansu Province: Improvement and Demonstration Project for Hydraulic Biogas Digesters for Rural Households in Gansu Province (0910XCNA065). Research budget: RMB100,000.

Ø  Apr. 2011 to Oct. 2012: Project leader for UN Women supported project: Legal Advocacy for the Gender-sensitive Implementation of Regulations Addressing Climate Change. Research budget: RMB250,000.

Ø  Oct. 2010 to Jun. 2012: Project leader for Misereor funded project: Advocating Vulnerable Groups to Participate in Legislation in Gansu Province. Research budget: RMB290,000.

Ø  Apr. 2010 to Dec. 2011: Project leader for Kadoorie Charitable Foundation funded project: Ecologically Poverty Reduction and Women’s Environmental and Health Education Project. Research budget: RMB950,000.

Ø  Apr. 2009 to Dec. 2012: Project leader for Shih Wing Ching Foundation funded project: Ecological Rehabilitation, Livelihood Improvement and Disaster Risk Management. Research budget: RMB3 million.

Ø  Sept. 2011 to Jun. 2012: Project leader for One Foundation funded project:

“5.12” Post-Earthquake Reconstruction and Ecological Rehabilitation Project. Project budget: RMB1.2million.

Ø  Jan. 2009 to Dec. 2012: Corporate and other government funded research

project: RMB3million.

vProject Management Experiencev

Ø  Independent Academic and Environmental NGO Management

Since Jan. 2007, Wenguang Ding has created and led an independent academic NGO: Lanzhou University Center for Western Environmental and Social Development (LUCWESD) and Gansu Yishan Yishui Center for Environmental and Social Development.

Ø  Oxfam Program Management Experience

Wenguang Ding joined Oxfam in January 2002 as a regional Program Officer, and then was promoted as China Program Manager. One of Wenguang’s breakthroughs for Oxfam was that he founded the first office in northwest China for Oxfam. Wenguang’s another excellent contribution to Oxfam was to develop and extend Oxfam’s partner relationships and programs in northwest China. In addition, Wenguang was responsible for program management in the area of disaster management, ecological poverty reduction, basic education, rural health, environmental education and partners’ capacity building from Jan. 2002 to June 2007. From July 2007 to Jan. 2009, Dr. Ding was a China Program Manager in Humanitarian and Disaster Management for Oxfam. His contributions to Oxfam in the past years are briefed as follows:

F  Setting up a regional office for Oxfam HK.

F  Expanding program management staff from one-person-office to 10-person-office.

F  Developing partner relationships with governmental organizations as well as NGO partners. One of examples is that he coordinated with central and provincial governmental organizations to sign several cooperative MOUs.

F  Promoting NGO development. Totally, Dr. Ding hatched more than 30 NGOs in Gansu province in the past years.

F  Supporting partners to implement development programs in the areas of livelihood, disaster management, environmental management, rural education, rural health and capacity building. Dr. Ding facilitated the local partners to implement more than 100 projects in 20 poverty counties in Gansu province. The beneficiary poverty population accounted for more than 250,000. The project funds amounted to over RMB40 million.

F  Training and developing local volunteers in development programs.

F  Working out strategic plans in regional program management and humanitarian and disaster management programs such as the Wenchuan Earthquake Recovery Programs.

F  As a lead person in humanitarian and disaster management for Oxfam China Unit, Dr. Ding regularly coordinated with Oxfam International in humanitarian response programs.

F  Managing a regional office as a program manager by facing many challenges.

Ø  World Bank Project Management

Project Name: World Bank China Western Poverty Reduction Project

Project Budget: RMB1.4 billion.

Project Site: 19 poverty counties in Gansu Province.

Job   Title: Director of the Financial and Planning Division & Director of the Human Resource Division, World Bank-China Western Poverty Reduction Project Gansu Office (the position is equivalent to Programme Manager)

Work Period: more than 50 man-months (Nov. 1997 to Dec. 2001).

Project Area: 185 townships in 19 project counties, the beneficiary people consist of 960,000 poor farmers.

Ø  State Council’s Poverty Alleviation Office Project Management

Project Name: Participatory Rural Appraisal (PRA) Plan for State Council Poverty Alleviation and Development Office

Project Budget: RMB10 million.

Project Site: Jingning County, Qinan County and Qinchen District in Gansu Province

Job   Title: Participatory Poverty Reduction Specialist

Work Period: 3 man-months (Sept. to Nov. 2001)

Ø  European Union – China Technical and Commercial Cooperation within the Dairy and Food Processing Sector

Project Budget: USD20 million.

Project Site: Zhangye City, Lingze County, Wuwei County, Heshui County, and Lanzhou City

Job Title:  Task Manager/ Poverty Reduction and Agricultural Specialist

Work Period: 16 man-months (Jul. 1996 to Oct. 1997)

Ø  Sino-Australia Cooperative Project Management Experience

Project Name: The Loess Plateau Grassland Farming System Research Project

Project Budget: AUD20 million.

Project Site: Qingyang Prefecture, Gansu Province

Job Title:  Assistant to the Research Fellow and Project Interpreter and Translator

Work Period: 9 man-months (Nov. 1989 to Jun. 1990)

Ø  International Cooperation Projects in Gansu Animal Husbandry System

Project Budget: RMB300 million.

Work Unit: Gansu Provincial Department of Animal Husbandry

Job Title: Foreign Project Officer

Work Period: 6 years (Jul. 1990 to Jun. 1996)

vTrainer and Trainee Experiencev

Trainee:

Jan. 2002 to up-to-date: Attended over 50 trainings in the area of program management, financial management, humanitarian and disaster management such as ADPC’s the Training Course on Disaster Management for Staff of Oxfam HK in China, gender, leadership skills such as Peter F. Drucker’s management workshop.

Trainer:

Wenguang Ding was invited as a trainer or facilitator to organize over 30 trainings and workshops in the area of PRA, women and children environmental education, development of community organizations, community-based development program designing, CBDRM (community-based disaster risk management), ecologically poverty reduction program designing, development program management and partner’s capacity building as well as strategic planning for NGOs.

vConsulting Experiencev

Ø  Private Public Partnership Consultant for GEF China Land Degradation Management and Policy Support Project in Gansu from Jan. 2011 to Jun. 2012.

Ø  Capacity building and community organization expert for UNDP China Culture and Development Program from Aug.2009 to Dec. 2012.

Ø  Participatory Monitoring and Evaluation Expert for the World Bank’s TCC5 project in Apr. 2009.

Ø  Social impact assessment consulting for provincial and local governmental organizations in Gansu province since Jan. 2002.

Ø  A peer evaluation as well as international cooperation expert for the Ministry of Science and Technology, China since Jul. 2009.

Ø  Consulting for more than 50 NGO development programs in the area of strategic planning, community-based integrated development, disaster relief, environmental education, health education, migrant workers’ children education, and rural energy programs since Jan. 2002.

Ø  The World Bank project management expert for the Western Poverty Reduction Project from Nov.1997 to Dec. 2001.

Ø  The project management expert for the World Bank China Integrated Sheep Development Project in Nov. 2000.

vRESEARCH INTERESTS

1.    Climate change and energy.

2.    Disaster Management—Environmental Management—Livelihood Improvement—Public Policies

3.    Gender and disaster, poverty, environment, energy and ICT4D

4.    ICT4D

5.    Environmental Policy and analysis, Social and Environmental Impact Assessment

6.    Rural community development and international development programs

vEXTERNAL ACTIVETIES

Director

Gansu Yishan Yishui Center for Environmental and

Social Development (NGO).

Member

Gansu Provincial Committee for Disaster Reduction

Vice President

Gansu Promotion Association for Ethnical Minority Culture and Education

Peer review expert & international cooperation expert

The Ministry of Science and Technology, China

PPP Consultant

GEF China Land Degradation Management and Policy Support Project in Gansu

vSELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Representative Books:

1.     Rural Environmentology: Seeing from climate change perspective. Gansu People’s Press, Lanzhou, Dec. 2011.

2.     Environmental Policy and Analysis, Peking University Press, Beijing, Aug. 2008.

3.     A Research on Natural-Social Environment and Poverty-A Case Study in Gansu Province, Science Press, Beijing, May 2008.

4.     Ecological Programs and Farmers-A Case Study in Afforestation Policy in Gansu Province, Lanzhou University Press, Oct. 2006.

5.     China’s Pastoral Region translated and published in Chinese version from John. W. Longworth and Gregory J. Williamson’s Book published in English by ACIAR and CAB International.

Articles:

1.     Wenguang Ding, Hewen Niu, Jinsong Chen, Jun Du, Yang Wu, Influence of household biogas digester use on household energy consumption in a semi-arid rural region of northwest China. Applied Energy 2012; 97:16-23. (SCI. IF: 5.016).

2.     Wenguang Ding, Xuan Mi, Hewen Niu, Jinsong Chen. A Comparative Study between the Newly Improved and Chinese National Standard Biogas Digesters in a Semi-arid Region of Northwest China. Energy Sources, Part A, Recovery, Utilization, and  Environmental Effects2012; 34:1737–1744,2012. SCI, IF:2.14

3.     Xia Wang, Zhongren Nan, Wenguang Ding, Shengli Wang, Yiming Yang, Bin Wang Zhaowei Wang. Chemical Fraction of Heavy Metals in an Oasis Soil and Their Bioavailability to Cole, Arid Land Reach and Management, 2012, 262):166-180. (SCI)

4.     Xia Wang, Wenguang Ding, Zhongren Nan, Qin Liao, Wenfei Wu. Fractions and Bioavailability of Cadmium and Nickel to Carrot Crops in Oasis Soil, Polish Journal of Environmental Studies, 2012, 216):1876-1874. (SCI)

5.     Wenguang Ding, Yunrang Xian , Ling Tao,  Jun Ren, Lijun Wang, A Research on Purification Effect of the Substrate of Constructed Wetlands with FS-G-CD-S-SS Model on Phosphorus Pollution, Procedia Environmental Sciences 10 (2011) 2645 – 2653. (SCI)

6.     Wenguang Ding, Yang Wu, Xia Wang, Yayu Gao, Family-size Biogas Plant Using Manure and Urine Mixture at Ambient Temperature in Semi-arid Regions of Northwestern China, World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, Issue 65, April 2010 ISSN 2070-3724,1206-1216. (EI)

7.     Wenguang Ding, Yunrang Xian, Yinli Wei, Lijun Wang, the Effect of Biogas Technology Adoption upon Women Living in Poverty Community, 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings, p 2675-2679, 2011, 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011.(EI)

8.     Wenguang Ding, Wang, Lijun; Chen, Jinsong; Xian, Yunrang; Chen, Baoyu,The review of domestic and international biogas frontiers and technical achievements A study of the development of biogas technology in Gansu Province - In Xiyang city as an example, 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 - Proceedings, p 3739-3744, 2011, 2011 International Conference on Electrical and Control Engineering, ICECE 2011 – Proceedings. (EI).

9.     Wenguang Ding, Juan Yu, Xiujuan Wang, Jian Liu. Living Intelligently with Risks—An Application of CBDRM in Mitigating Landslides (A Case Study of Landslides Control Project Supported by Oxfam). Proceeding of International Disaster Reduction Conference, 2007. Harbin, China. Strategy and Implementation of Integrated Risk Management. Qunyan Press. Dec. 2007. Pages 45-46.ISTP

10.  Wenguang Ding, Lili Hu. A Research on the Vicious-Cycle of Poverty, Environmental Degradation and Disasters in Gansu Province. Proceeding of International Disaster Reduction Conference, 2007. Harbin, China. Strategy and Implementation of Integrated Risk Management. Qunyan Press. Dec. 2007. Pages 159-160.ISTP

11.  Hong Deng, Ding Wenguang et al., Effective Disaster Relief Actions in China through Community Participation - A Case Study in Implementation Procedures of Disaster Relief with Cooperation with Oxfam HK and Other INGOs. Proceeding of International Disaster Reduction Conference, 2007. Harbin, China. Strategy and Implementation of Integrated Risk Management. Qunyan Press. Dec. 2007. Pages 346-347.ISTP

12.  Ding Wenguang, Wei Yinli, Xian Yunrang et al. A Study on Climate Change on Agriculture in Arid Regions and Countermeasures—A Case Study in Gansu Province. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2012, 26(5):35-40.

13.  Ding Wenguang, Chen Baoyu, Xian Yunrang. A Quantative Research on Values of Rural Biogas Digesters in Gansu Province: A Case Study in Xiyang Township, Gansu Province. Chinese Agricultural Science Bulletin. 2012,28(2):184-188.

14.  Ding Wenguang et al. A Study on Land Use History in Arid Zone in Gansu Province. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2012,26(2):89-93.

15.  Ding Wenguang, Wei Yinli, et al. A Study on Influence of Vegetation Restoration on Soil Nutrient Changes in Central Arid Zones in Gansu Province. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2012,26(01):159-163.

16.  Ding Wenguang, Wu Yang, et al. A Study on Current CDM Development Status and Prospects for Chinese Forestry. Journal of Northwest Forestry University. 2012,27(1):265-268.

17.  Ding Wenguang, Chen Dongmei. Climate Disaster Risk Management in Rural Poverty Region of China. China Poverty Reduction. 2011.6:46-48.

18.  Ding Wenguang, Liu Min. A Study on Correlation among Drought, Famine and Insect Pest in Historical Period of Gansu Province. 2011,25 3.113-117.

19.  Ding Wenguang, Chen Jinson, et al. A Study on Visible Spectrum of Soil Nutrients. Chinese Agricultural Bulletin. 2011,27(12):117-123.

20.  Ding Wenguang, Chen Jinson, et al. A Study on Relation between Visible Spectrum and Soil Fertility in Semi-arid Zones of China. Agricultural Research in Arid Zones. 2011,29(3):150-155.

21.  Ding Wenguang, Niu Hewen, et al. Experiment Study on Table-flap Wavy Flow and Artificial Stuffing Treatment of Wastewater. Environmental Science and Technology. 2011,34(4):145-147,183.

22.  Ding Wenguang, Wei Yinli, et al . A Study on Soil Nutrient Effect of Vegetation Restoration in Arid Zones of Northwest China. Ecology and Environmental Sciences. 2010,19(11):2568-2573.

23.  Ding Wenguang, Chen Dongmei. A Research on Disaster Risk Management in Rural Poverty Region of China. Arid Land Resources and Environment, 2010,24(5):69-73.

24.  Ding Wenguang, Xiao Junhao, Wang Xia. Influence of Climate Changes on Natural Disaster in Forests in China[J]. Journal of Northwest Forestry University. 2010, 25 (5): 117-120.

25.  Ding Wenguang, Wu Yang. Study on Trans-basin Compensation Mechanism of Yangtze River Basin in Post-kyoto [J]. Modern Agricultural Technology. 2010 (2): 280-282.

26.  Ding Wenguang, Hu Lili, Wang Xiujuan. A research on the natural social environment and poverty crisis in Gansu Province [J]. Environment and Sustainable Development. 2008 (3): 17-19.

27.  Ding Wenguang, Wang Xiujuan, Hu Lili, Liu Jian. Research on the Correlations between Mitigation Input and Disaster Loses in China [J]. Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences. 2008, 36 (8): 3446-3448, 3484.

28.  Ding Wenguang et al., A comparative research on disaster management system between China and developed countries [J]. Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences. 2008, 36 (9): 3888-3891, 3899.

29.  Ding Wenguang, Chen Dongmei. Risk Management of Wetland Disasters Caused by Human Factors [J]. Forest Resources Management. 2008, (5): 32-36.

30.  Ding Wenguang, Bu Hongmei. Influences of Industry Structure Adjustment on Water Resources Utilization in Shiyang River Basin [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2008, (11): 19-23.

31.  Qin Jing, Ding Wenguang. A Study on Forest Communities in Forest Edge Zone in Nature Reserve--Taking Baishuijiang Nature Reserve as an example [J]. Forest Resources Management. 2007 (4): 43-48.

32.  Ding Wenguang, Han Tao. To Evaluate Performance of Reforestation Policy by Using SMART and PM & E—A Case Study in Dingxi and Pingliang, Gansu Province [J]. Inner Mongolia Social Sciences. 2007, 28 (2): 94-99.

33.  Ding Wenguang, Lei Qing. An Application of Principal Component Analysis in the Research on Poverty and Natural-Social Environment—A Case Study of 43 Poverty Counties in Gansu Province [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2007, 21 (3): 6-10.

34.  Ding Wenguang et al., Analysis of vicious circle between natural-social environment and poverty in Wen County of Gansu Province [J]. Journal of Anhui Agricultural Sciences. 2007, 35 (25): 7966-7967, 7976.

35.  Ding Wenguang, Yu Juan, Bu Hongmei. A quantitative study on the correlation between energy resources and poverty in Gansu Province [J]. Economic Geography. 2007, 27 (6): 1025-1029.

36.  Hu Xiaojun, Ding Wenguang, Lei Qing. An analysis of equality in environment management [J]. Environment and Sustainable Development. 2007, (4): 47-49.

37.  Ding Wenguang, Lei Qing,Yang Qin. A Research on the Motivation Forces of the Natural Pasture and Sustainable Development in Xiahe County [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2007, 21 (12): 84-88.

38.  Ding Wenguang, Chen Fahu, Nan Zhongren. A Quantitative Research on the Forestry Endowment and Poverty in Gansu Province [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2006, 20 (6): 152-155.

39.  Ding Wenguang, Bu Hongmei, Hu Xiaojun et al. A quantitative research on the relationships between water resource endowment and poverty in Gansu Province [J]. China Population, Resources and Environment. 2006, 16 (1): 282-284.

40.  Ding Wenguang, Lei Qing, Yu Juan. A quantitative study on the correlation between poverty and arable land resources in Gansu Province [J]. Economic Geography. 2006, 26 (4): 636-638.

41.  Ding Wenguang, Lei Qing, Hu Xiaojun et al. The public participation in environmental policy [J]. China Population, Resources and Environment. 2006, 16(2): 425-428.

42.  Bu Hongmei, Ding Wenguang. A Study on Degradation of Ecological Environment and Its Rehabilitation Measures in the Central Arid Zone of Gansu Province—A Case Study in Dongxiang County [J]. Academic Pioneer. 2006 (5): 122-125.

43.  Han Tao, Ding Wenguang. On Definition, Classification and Characteristics of Environmental Policy Risks [J]. Shanxi Education (Theoretical Edition). 2006 (12): 256-257.

44.  Ding Wenguang, Bu Hongmei , Hu Xiaojun , Lei Qing. A Quantitative Research on Grassland Resource Endowment and Poverty in Gansu Province [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2005, 19 (7): 43-45.

45.  Ding Wenguang, Wu Hong’an. Research on Current Farmers’ Agricultural Tax and Strategic Measures in Gansu Province [J]. China Population, Resources and Environment. 2005, 15 (6): 100-106. 

46.  Ding Wenguang, Bu Hongmei, Hu Xiaojun et al. Application of CBDM in disaster management—a case study in Manwan Township, Jingdong County, Yunnan Province [J]. China Population, Resources and Environment. 2005, 15 (Special Issues): 108-110.

47.  Ding Wenguang, Bu Hongmei etc. A Study on Environmental Awareness in Arid Regions of Gansu Province [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2004, 18 (8 Supp.): 12-16.

48.  Ding Wenguang, Hu Xiaojun etc. A Research on the Gap between the Aims and Reality of Cropland to Woodland or Grasses in the Central Arid Regions of Gansu Province [J]. Journal of Arid Land Resources and Environment. 2004, 18 (8 Supp.): 75-81.

49.  Ding Wenguang, Du Guozhen, Bu Hongmei, Hu Xiaojun. The theory and practice of participatory environmental management—A case study on participatory rangeland management in Maqu Tibetan County, Gansu Province [J]. Journal of Lanzhou University (Natural Sciences). 2004, 40 (Supp.):  277-281, 285.

50.  Tian Liang, Wang Wei, Liu Tiejun, Xie Yaowen, Ding Wenguang. The Participatory Methods in Community Work and Its Use in Desertification Control [J].  2004 International Seminar on Western China’s Environment Problems and Sustainable Development.