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Global Citizen’s Conference on DESD 2010 Information

Based on the declaration of the Global Citizen's Conference on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (DESD) 2009, this year’s conference aims to further promote ESD-related activities in Japan, strengthen the networks among multiple actors and make ESD visible in our everyday life. The conference will also provide a space for dialogues and interactions toward an expanded ESD movement in Asia. A variety of good ESD practices by diverse actors in Asia including educational institutes, local communities, private sectors and non-profit organizations will be showcased. This will give us an opportunity to explore how we can collaborate together as a “Global Citizen” in Asia to build a sustainable society toward the end of DESD of 2014.

Theme & Objectives

"Mainstream, Link and Collaborate:
Dialogues toward an expanded ESD movement in Asia"
Date Friday, September 10, 2010
Venue Rikkyo University, IKEBUKURO Campus
(3-34-1 Nishi-Ikebukuro,Toshima-ku, Tokyo Japan 171-8501)
Organizer DESD World Festival Forum
Co-organizers Japan Council on the UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J)
United Nations University Institute of Advanced Studies (UNU-IAS)
Education for Sustainable Development Research Center (ESDRC)
Rikkyo University
The Nikkei
Supporting Organizations Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan
Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology
Ministry of the Environment
The Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
The Japanese Society of Environmental Education
The Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Electric Power Development Co., Ltd.,
The Tokyo Electric Power Company, Inc. (TEPCO),
Nichinoken Inc.
LOTTE Co., Ltd.,
Registration Fee 1,000 JPY (for conference documents)
Please make the payment in cash at the reception desk at the venue.

Part 1: Keynote Lecture

Keynote lecture by international experts to share the practical perspective and vision for the ESD project. We welcome Mr. Kartikeya Sarabhai (Director, Centre for Environment Education, India) as our keynote guest speaker, one of the world leaders of environmental education who has established the world’s largest environmental education organization with the government of India and organized the 4th International Conference on Environmental Education (UNESCO).

Part 2: ESD Practices in Asia

Subcommittees and summary session held for outstanding ESD case studies in Asia and discussion on the potentiality of constructing Asian network. The discussion will include themes like “Sustainable development for city”, “Diversity” and “Stability”.

Part 3: Reports on Domestic ESD Collaboration Cases

Reports on cases practiced by the collaboration of industry-government-academic citizens. Especially aiming for successful examples from community and citizen.

Part 4: Reception Party

A buffet style reception party will be held at St. Paul’s House, Rikkyo University.

*About Programs

Please refer to the Program page for program details and time schedule.

*How to sign up

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