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Mar 27, 2021

[Event Announcement] "How to Live in the Last Decade of the SDGs - Students Create Their Own Learning Space with Corona Damages" May 16 (Sun.)

How to Live in the Last Decade of the SDGs: Students Create Their Own Learning Space with Corona Disaster

Supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, JICA, and the Tokyo Keizai University International Exchange Committee
We are pleased to announce that we will be holding an online event with simultaneous interpretation in English and Japanese!

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It has been five years since the adoption of the SDGs, and we are hearing the words "SDGs" everywhere, from companies to the media. However, aren't the SDGs already a mere skeleton in Japanese society?
Is it really my imagination that "SDGs that only look good without a good understanding of the essence of SDGs stand out"?

Even before the adoption of the SDGs, the students who are organizing this event have been working to solve various problems in the world through exchanges with students in South and Southeast Asia.
And even in the wake of the corona disaster that struck the world last year, the students did not stop and created a place for learning through "dialogue" from scratch.

What will they learn from their activities under these circumstances, and what questions will they pose to modern society?
With less than 10 years to go until the SDGs are achieved, why don't you come and hear the voices of students who are seriously tackling the world's problems?

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In the first part, we will discuss the following topics that were held last fall
(1) Regular study program focusing on multicultural conviviality in Japan
(2) Japan-Nepal 4-month collaborative project & International Student Summit
(3) Joint international exchange program between four Asian countries
In the second part, we will discuss the importance of "dialogue through exchange," which is the foundation for achieving the SDGs goals.

In the second part
In the second part of the session, past program participants will introduce how they have applied their learning from the program and what activities they are currently doing to achieve the SDGs goals. Then, a panel discussion will be held on how Japanese youth, the leaders of the next generation, should live in the last decade of the SDGs to realize a sustainable world.

Venue: Online (Zoom YouTube, Facebook will also be available)
Language: Japanese and English (all with simultaneous interpretation in English)
Participation Fee: Free
Registration: Please register at the following URL

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSepN3cQAjiGk_sVO1PouRAnWxDkmorYEe_67UA594CD_zG7FA/viewform

Program Details
Opening Remarks
Part 1: Program Report
Students who created their own learning space in the Corona vortex
(1) Regular Study Session on Multiculturalism during Spring Break
(2) Nepal-Japan International Exchange Program & Online International Student Summit 2020
(3) AAEE×Environment ~UNITE!

 The international exchange programs organized by the AAEE share the common theme of "Student Exchange in Asia" and are led by students from both countries, with advice from experts. In this event, together with the participants, we will listen to the voices of students who stood up and created a place for learning in the age of With Corona, and think about new ways of cross-cultural understanding and multicultural conviviality.

Part 2: Panel Discussion
How to Live in the Last Decade of the SDGs

 With less than 10 years to go until 2030, when the SDGs targets will be achieved, students who are seriously tackling the Shakya issue will discuss the current efforts of Japanese society. They will also discuss the relationship between past programs and the SDGs, as well as the activities that students have actually conducted to achieve the goals, with advice from experts. The young people of Japan, who will lead the next generation, will engage in heated discussions and deepen the debate with the participants on how to live in the last decade of the SDGs to realize a sustainable world.

4. Closing remarks and exchange meeting with participants

Thank you for reading this far!
If you are interested in SDGs, social issues, international exchange, multiculturalism, and cross-cultural understanding, this is a must-see!