Japan and the Sustainable Development Goals

This online discussion series will focus on how contemporary global challenges are viewed within Japanese society and how Japan reacts to these challenges, both domestically and internationally. The series will utilize the framework of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and each session will focus on a significant global challenge associated with one or more SDGs.

The sessions will feature talks by experts and will be moderated by an ICU professor. The series is primarily intended for ICU students, although ICU alumni and friends of JICUF will be invited to participate if space permits. Space is limited to 50 participants per session. These sessions will be conducted in English.

Registration is required to attend!


Session 1: Gender Equality and Women’s Empowerment
Wednesday, October 28: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM JST

Koh Miyaoi

Mariko Saito

Natsumi Ikoma

Asia Pacific Gender Team Leader,
UNDP
National Coordinator,
WE EMPOWER Japan
Faculty Moderator

Registration Closed

Session 2: Global Poverty and Inequality
Wednesday, November 11: 10:00AM ~ 11:30AM JST

Aya Abe

Sarah Renner

Herman Salton

Professor of Social Policy,
School of Humanities & Social Sciences
Tokyo Metropolitan University
Consultant,
United Nations
Faculty Moderator

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Session 3: Climate Action
Wednesday, December 9: 9:00AM ~ 10:30AM JST

Hinako Arao

 Speaker TBA

Ryosuke Fujinuma

Field Organizer, 350 Japan
 
Faculty Moderator

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