JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme Environment II, June 2009

Photo of JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme participants The Japan Foundation has conducted the "East Asia Future Leaders Programme" under the Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) Programme from 2007 to 2012.

It is a short-term exchange scheme which specifically targets young intellectuals and practitioners of particular activities aged up to 35 years in East Asia. Each program focuses on a specific theme and emphasizes a series of discussions on thematic issues common to the region, and interaction with Japanese experts and citizens with specific backgrounds. Promising youths from the relevant fields with the related expertise expected to become the leaders of the next generation visit Tokyo and other localities, sharing every moment of study tour program together and nurturing a bond among the members. The program aims at developing mutual understanding and building networks among the 16 participating countries including Japan, a host country.

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Environment: Symbiosis with Nature and a Sustainable Society

40 youths from the 14 countries were invited to Japan and participated in the program.Those who actively involved with environmental education or environmental preservation in the fields of NGOs and primary educations spent 13 days together and fostered solidarity.
The young leaders of each country visited Kyoto, Miyama, Toba, and Nagoya, as an example of harmonization of nature and society, and exchanged their views with the counterparts in Japan.

Program Period

June 1 to June 14, 2009

List of Participants

Country Name Institution
Brunei Mohammad Shari Bin Hj Abd Kahar Dato Marsal Primary School
Brunei Pengiran Hajah Mashayu Binti Pengiran Haji Yusof Duli Pengiran Muda Al-Muhtadee Billah College
Brunei Marlizayati Binti Johari University of Brunei Darussalam
Brunei Mohammad Azmye Bin Haji Alamin Ministry of Development
Cambodia Navuth Prum LEUCAENA / Community Cooperative Network
Cambodia Say Bora Japan International Volunteer Center
Indonesia Astri Wahyuni SMU Kornita
Indonesia Sri Wedarni SMAN 4 Denpasar
Indonesia Yahya Laode The Indonesian Forum for Environment(Walhi) North Sulawesi
Indonesia Suprianto East Kalimantan Environmental Education Network (JPL KALTIM)
Malaysia Adman, M. Adam University of Industry Selangor(UNiSEL)
Malaysia Sofia Johari WWF-Malaysia
Malaysia Umi Rahman WWF-Malaysia
Myanmar Thiha Kyaw Mangrove Service Network
Myanmar Gum Sha Aung Metta Development Foundation
Myanmar Sang Za Nuam International Language & Business Center
Myanmar San Zwa Li Total Learning Academy
Philippines Michael Edrial Haribon Foundation for the Conservation of Nature
Philippines JP Alipio Cordillera Expeditions / Cordillera Green Network
Philippines Jasmin Gallano Egualan Dep Ed.,Gov.Julio V.Macuja Mem.Comp.High School
Philippines Allan A Flores Capital University Basic Education Department
Singapore Joe Lim Singapore Environment Council
Thailand Mooksuwan Walaiporn Center of Excellence for Environmental and Hazardous Waste Management
Thailand Akamal Aikmal Salaemae Tham Vitya Foundation School
Thailand Pooncharat Songthammawat Thailand Environment Institute
Viet Nam Le Ngoc Tuan Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Viet Nam Nguyen Giang Huong The Project for Implementation Support for 3R Initiative in Hanoi City
Viet Nam Vo Huu Cong Hanoi University of Agriculture
Viet Nam Nguyen Thanh Tung Ministry of Agriculture and Rurak Development
India Ranjeeta Rani Gyan Mandir Public School
India Shweta Kukreja Springdales School
Australia Sarah van Erp Total Environmental Centre
Australia John Stamatiou Sinclair Knight Merz
New Zealand Nicola Bould University of Otago & Dunedin City Council
New Zealand Tracy Roberts University of Canterbury Education Plus
China Zhenxi Zhong Jane Goodall Institute-Shanghai Roots & Shoots
China Yu Yin Mekong Program on Water Environment and Reslience(M-POWER)
Korea Sun A Lim Citizens' Movement for Environmental Justice
Korea Hwang Yukyeng Puhung High School
Korea Michael Youngdawng Moh Wetlands Korea


Date Program
June 1 (Mon) Arrival
June 2 (Tue) Program orientation
Lecture on environmental education and environmentalproblems in Japan by Dr. Kimiko
Participants' presentation on activities and projects
June 3 (Wed) Lecture on environmental education by Mr. Hiroyuki Suzuki, Office of Environmental
Education, Ministry of Environment
Visit to Asahi Breweries, Ltd., Ibaragi Factory
Welcoming reception
June 4 (Thu) Visit to Panasonic the Center
Visit to the Tokyo Chubo Landfill Site
Visit to the Umi-no-mori (Sea Forest) Project
June 5 (Fri) Visit to Shinonome Elementary School and Miraikan
Courtesy Call on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
June 6 (Sat) Workshop
June 7 (Sun) Travel to Kyoto
Visit cultural and historical places in Kyoto
June 8 (Mon) Japanese cultural experiences (Zen meditation and Japanese sweets cooking)
Visit the Miyako Ecology Center
June 9 (Tue) Miyama
June 10 (Wed) Travel to Toba
June 11 (Thu) Visit Ise Jingu Shrine
Travel to Nagoya
June 12 (Fri) Visit Nagoya Plastic Handling Co. Ltd
Travel back to Tokyo
June 13 (Sat) Wrap-up workshop
Farewell party
June 14 (Sun) Departure


Symbiosis with Nature and a Sustainable Society』

The report book includes the overview of the study tour, keynote lecture of the program advisor Dr. Kimiko Kozawa, and post-program reports of the participants.

  • Published by: The Japan Foundation
  • Date: October 2009
  • ISBN: 978-4-87540-111-7
  • A4 format, English, Not for Sale
JENESYS Programme
  • *This is a part of JENESYS (Japan - East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths) Programme.
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