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907. JICA-JISNAS Symposium 2023 on December 11

The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) and the Japan International Support Network in Agricultural Sciences (JISNAS) will jointly host the JICA-JISNAS Symposium 2023 on December 11. The symposium aims to facilitate meaningful discussions and exchange of perspectives between JICA and JISNAS, focusing on specific issues in agriculture, forestry, fisheries and regional development. The goal is to enhance mutual understanding and knowledge while promoting active and proactive engagement, especially by strengthening the capacity of young people.

Following last year's format, this year's symposium will be held in a hybrid mode, allowing participants to participate either in person at the designated venue or virtually. The central theme for deliberations will be "Initiatives for International Brain Circulation in the Development Cooperation Charter". The continuation of this hybrid format underscores the commitment to inclusiveness and broadening the discussion on international cooperation in line with the Development Cooperation Charter.

Purpose of the Symposium

On June 9, 2023, the Cabinet approved a new Development Cooperation Charter, the first revision in eight years. This symposium aims to deepen our understanding of the key points of the revised charter, focus on the "international brain circulation" mentioned as co-creation with universities and research institutions in development cooperation, identify issues through sharing advanced case studies, and discuss future prospects.

JICA-JISNAS Symposium 2023 
Registration and other details
Date & Time : December 11 (Monday), 2023, 14:00-17:00 (Registration from 13:45)
  ※ After the symposium, there will be a reception for a nominal fee (until 19:00)
Venue : JICA Kojimachi Headquarters, 1F Conference Room 113 (Hybrid format using Zoom)
  ※ If there are many requests for on-site participation, participants will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. 
Theme : "Initiatives for International Brain Circulation in the Development Cooperation Charter"
Language :Japanese
Participation Fee : Free (Reception fee is required)

14:00-14:05    Opening remarks:KUBOTA Osamu (JICA Senior Advisor)
―Keynote Speeches― 
14:05-14:30  Keynote Speech①:HINOSHITA Hideki (Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
        "Key Points of the Revised Development Cooperation Charter" (tentative)
14:30-14:55  Keynote Speech ②:UEDA Daisuke (Deputy Director, Higher Education and Social Security Group, Human Development Department, JICA)
        "JICA's Efforts for International Brain Circulation in Higher Education Cooperation"

14:55-15:15  Q&A
15:15-15:25  Break

―Panel Discussion― 
15:25-16:55    Sharing of Advanced Cases and Prospects for Promoting International Brain Circulation (tentative)

KUSAKABE Hideki, Deputy Director-General, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs

OKURA Satoshi, Professor, Graduate School of Bioagricultural Sciences, Nagoya University

KOGA Kazunori, Professor, Faculty of Information Science and Electrical Engineering, Kyushu University

HYAKUMURA Kimihiko, Director / Professor, Institute of Tropical Agriculture, Kyushu University 

YAMAMOTO Mitsuo, Professor, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo / Director, International Program in Agricultural Development Studies (IPADS)

EHARA Hiroshi, Director General, JISNAS / Professor, Center for International Education and Research in Agricultural Sciences, Nagoya University

16:55-17:00 JISNAS Steering Committee Chairman YAMAUCHI Akira
(Director, Nagoya University Asian Satellite Campuses Institute)


Contributor: IIYAMA Miyuki (Information Program)


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