Division of Graduate Studies


(3/19)International Seminar “Next-Generation Human Resource Development for Harnessing the Forces of Culture and Nature for Peace and Sustainability”

Kyoto University AIDA program and Pale Bleu Dot Foundation co-organize the international seminar “Next-Generation Human Resource Development for Harnessing the Forces of Culture and Nature for Peace and Sustainability”. This seminar aims to provide the participants with the opportunity to deliberate on how we can collectively contribute to nurturing the next generation for maintaining and cultivating equal partnership, peacebuilding, and sustainable development, which are the cornerstones of attaining the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) by 2030.

Date & Time:Tuesday, March 19th, 2024 10:00 am–12:30 pm (JST)

Venue:Rakuyu Kaikan, Kyoto University (Yoshida-South Campus Map, No.96) / Online via Zoom Webinar


Eligibility & Capacity:

On-site70 people
Anyone from Kyoto University.
Students from other universities are also welcome.  
Online100 peopleAnyone is welcome.

Registration:Please register from HERE. Free


  • Opening Remarks
  • Keynote Speeches
  • Prof. Miki Sugimura, Department of Education, Sophia University/PBD Director
  • –“UNESCO’s 1974 Recommendation to address today’s global challenges on peace and sustainable development” (TBC)
  • Assist. Prof. Kosuke Shiraishi, Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University
  • –“Microbial biotechnology towards sustainable agriculture and carbon neutrality” (TBC)
  • Mr. Etienne Clement, Advisor to the Minister of Culture, Cambodia/Former Director of UNESCO Apia Office/PBD Councilor
  • –On “Force of Culture to address global challenges in peace and sustainable development” (TBC)
  • Assist. Prof. Tomoko Takahashi, Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Kyoto University
  • Panel DiscussionCavalierie Enzo Peroni (Video Message: TBC)
  • Dr. Taro Sonobe, Kyoto University
  • –“Science, Technology and Innovation Coordination”
  • Assist. Prof. Kosuke Shiraishi
  • Prof. Miki Sugimura
  • Q/A Mr. Etienne Clement
  • Assist. Prof. Tomoko Takahashi
  • Moderator: Mr. Shigeru Aoyagi, DG, PBD
  • Closing Remarks


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