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2021年03月08日

International Student Summit on SDGs 2021 AAEE x ENVIRONMENT ~ UNITE Bangladesh, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam~

3月8日から開催されているバングラデシュ、ネパール、ベトナム、日本の4カ国合同国際交流プログラムを各国のメディアにプレスリリースいたしました。

※本プレスリリースは英語のみとなっております。

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International Student Summit on SDGs 2021
AAEE × Environment ~UNITE! Bangladesh, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam~


 

Press release about final event of "AAEE x ENVIRONMENT ~ UNITE Bangladesh, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam ~" conducted by AAEE. 

Date & Time: Sunday, March 14, 2021
<1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Japan)>             <11:00 am - 1:30pm (Vietnam)>
<10:00 am - 12:30 pm (Bangladesh)>       <9:45 am - 12:15 pm (Nepal)> 

Summary

AAEE x ENVIRONMENT ~ UNITE Bangladesh, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam ~ is a program conducted by Asia-based organization AAEE (see appendix). Regardless of having been host to more than 30 international summits, UNITE will be the first program to see students from Vietnam, Bangladesh, Nepal, and Japan discuss online for a week, in a clash of ideas, cultures, and values. What is more, this project was planned completely by student organizers from the four nations and with the supervision of professors from different countries, including Prof. Seki, president of the organization. In the program, participants will choose a particular environmental issue they are concerned with after brainstorming about five categories, air, water, soil, fire, and life. Now, the final goal is for international teams to come up with a solution which is possible and creative. Moreover, the final event, which will be a chance for participants to show the results of the research and guests to learn new insights about the environment, will have each team receive feedback from Mr. Kuwajima, Senior Director, JTEKT North America Corporation. 

 

About the Program

  1. Online International Exchange Program which aims:
    - For students from four different countries to come up with a solution which is creative and possible in response to an environmental issue;
    - For students to interact in a meaningful way;
    - To encourage students to understand the situation of the theme "Environment" and start acting towards a solution;
    - To deepen knowledge on specific topic about environment by utilizing diverse perspectives from other participants.
  2. 5 participants are selected from each country (Bangladesh, Japan, Nepal, and Vietnam).
  3. The participants will be divided into 5 different groups (Fire, Water, Air, Soil, Life) by their interests, discuss and research in groups in order to deliver a 15-minute presentation during the final event.
  4. Date & Time
    Date: Monday, March 8th to Sunday, March 14th.

About the Final Event (Sunday 14th 13:00pm-3:30pm JP Time)

  1. Title: AAEE × Environment ~UNITE! Bangladesh, Japan, Nepal, Vietnam~
  2. Theme: Environment
  3. Date & Time: Sunday, March 14, 2021
    1:00 pm - 3:30 pm (Japan)
    11:00 am - 1:30pm (Vietnam)
    10:00 am - 12:30 pm (Bangladesh)
    9:45 am - 12:15 pm (Nepal)
  4. Avenue: YouTube and Facebook Live stream
    YouTube: rtmp://x.rtmp.youtube.com/live2
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2978527682394684/
  5. Host Organization: AAEE, Asia Association of Education and Exchange
  6. Special Guest:
    Mr. Hiroaki Kuwajima
    Senior Director, JTEKT North America Corporation 
    (Visiting Scholar, Center for Japanese Studies, University of California, Berkeley
  7. Purpose:
    The participants are required to present innovative and possible solutions to solve a specific topic related to the environment during this final presentation event. The audience of this event will have a chance to deepen their knowledge about the environment through various perspectives and approaches by the solution participants will share.

Timetable:

1:00 pm - 1:15pm (JPT)

Opening Remarks

-Professor Akinori Seki (President, AAEE. Tokyo Keizai University)

-Mr. Hiroaki Kuwajima (Senior Director, JTEKT North America Corporation)

1:15 pm - 2:20 pm

Outcome Presentation by the Participants and Q&A Session (3 groups, 15-20 minutes for each group including Q&A)

2:20 pm - 2:25 pm

Break (5 minutes)

2:25 pm - 3:05 pm

Outcome Presentation by the Participants and Q&A Session (2 groups, 15-20 minutes for each group including Q&A)

3:05 pm - 3:10 pm

Break (5 minutes)

3:10 pm - 3:25 pm

Comments and evaluation for each group from Mr. Hiroaki Kuwajima

3:25 pm - 3:30 pm

Closing Remarks

 

Appendix

 

Examples of issues that may be related to each theme.
Fire→ global warming, health problem, co2...
Water→ droughts, water pollution, microplastics, rising level, acid rain...
Air→ pollution, heating, health problems...
Soil→ droughts, desertification, deforestation, pollution...
Life→ corals, water life, extinction, humans...

 

Program Schedule

  1. DAY 1- Opening Ceremony (Monday 8th 12:00pm-3:40pm JP Time)
    Opening remarks from Professor Akinori Seki and other guests
    Self-introduction by participants and organizers
  2. DAY 2- Discussion Day (Tuesday 9th 12:00pm-5:00pm JP Time)
    Brainstorming on each theme and sharing session
  3. DAY 3- Preparation Day (Wednesday 10th 12:00pm-4:55pm JP Time)
    Country introduction by Bangladeshi participants
    Group preparation
  4. DAY 4- Preparation Day (Thursday 11th 12:00pm-4:40pm JP Time)
    Country introduction by Nepalese participants
    Group Preparation
  5. DAY 5 - First Presentation and Feedback (Friday 12th 12:00pm-4:30pm JP Time)
    Country introduction by Vietnamese participants
    First presentation by each group
  6. DAY 6- Preparation Day (Saturday 13th 12:00pm-4:25pm JP Time)
    Country introduction by Japanese participants
    Group preparation
  7. DAY 7- Final Event (Sunday 14th 13:00pm-3:30pm JP Time)

 

Live Stream Links:

YouTube: rtmp://x.rtmp.youtube.com/live2
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2978527682394684/

 

About AAEE

The Asia Association for Education and Exchange was founded in 2008 aiming to connect Asian nations with Japan and have students from different cultural backgrounds interact in a meaningful way. It has been host to more than 30 summits throughout the years. 

 

AAEE Contact

For further information, please contact: merosathijapan@gmail.com
Website: https://aaee.jp/e/
Facebook fan page: https://www.facebook.com/AsiaAssociationOfEducationExchange