JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme Environment Ⅰ, June 2008

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 - Nature and Sustainable, Recycling Society

48 youths from the 15 countries were invited to Japan and participated in the program. Those who actively involved with environmental preservation and environmental education in the fields of NGOs and primary school educations spent 14 days together and fostered solidarity.
The young leaders of each country visited Takamatsu, Naoshima, Kobe, Kyoto, Nara, and Osaka, as an example of environmental preservation, and exchanged their views with the counterparts in Japan.

Program Period

June 3 to June 16, 2008

List of Participants

Country Name Institution
Brunei Lim Han Brunei Japan Friendship Association, University of Brunei Darussaram
Haji Mazin Haji Ruzaini Brunei Japan Friendship Association, University of Brunei Darussaram
Brunei Haji Hashim Sarinah Sekolah Menengah SMJA
Brunei Abdullah Nurdiyanah, Goh Sekolah Menengah Sayyidina Othman Tutong Brunei
Cambodia Yun Visna Shanti Volunteer Association
Cambodia Prom Ny Shanti Volunteer Association
Cambodia Soeun Oeuy Teacher, Provincial Teacher Training College
Cambodia Ngeth Bandith Teacher, Indradevi High School
Indonesia Armansyah Andy Public Education, Walhi
Indonesia Ratnasari Indonesian Institute for Forest and Environment
Indonesia Rachma Diana, Agung SDN Bntarjati 9
Indonesia Salehudin, Gafur SMA Negeri 8 Jakarta
Laos Lasoukanh Oudasack Lao Youth Union
Laos Oudone Phetdala Lao Youth Union
Laos Phaimany Soonthaly Vientian Secondary School
Laos Khanthavong Khamla Thadlouang School
Malaysia Cheah Ewe Jin, Eugene Kota Kinabalu Wetland Centre
Malaysia Musa Sinor, Rafliz Wetland International, Malaysia
Malaysia Ng Julia, Su Chen TRAFFIC Southeast Asia
Malaysia ABD Razak Noor Asyhikin Water Watch Penang
Myanmar Phone Aung Hane Renewable Energy Association Myanmar
Myanmar Seint Sann Zaw Forest Resouce Environment Development and Conservation Association
Myanmar Thein Myint Friends of Rain Forests in Myanmar
Myanmar Wah Wah Khine Forest Resouce Environment Development and Conservation Association
Philippines Ramos Jennifer, Lao Tiu Teves & Ramos
Philippines Dinamling Thaisa Mae, Dulnuan Save the Rice Terraces Movement
Philippines Llosas Raquel, Almonte San Lorenzo National High School
Philippines Araneta James Michael, Luspo Ateneo de Manila University
Singapore Ong Poh Theng Kelly Green Volunteer Network
Singapore Sachidhanandam Uma Singapore Environment Council
Singapore Teo Jo-Hsuang Teacher
Singapore Chia Yew Loon Teacher
Thailand ChaipaitOon Vorawan Thailand Environment Institute
Thailand Sristhita Thitinant Green World Foundation
Thailand Emin Dolnapa Anuban Khai Bangrachan School
Thailand Charoenwattana Rithirong Roong Aroon School
Vietnam Nguyen Binh Thi Thanh Young Pioneer Newspaper
Vietnam Nguyen Giang Thi Thu Vietnam Youth Union
India Saini Sumit Idma Foundation for Sustainable Development
India Nigam Pooja Holy Angel Public School, Almora
Australia Domone Danielle, Elizabeth Total Environment Centre
Australia Lindsay Michelle, Katherine NSW Department of Education and Training
New Zealand Packard Aaron, Geoffrey Victoria University of Wellington
New Zealand Gillies Tracy, Raukura University of Canterbury Education Plus
China Hu Hui Zhe Friends of Nature
China Fei Gen Hua Huzhou New Century Foreign Language School
Korea Yim Su Jin Citizen's Movement for Environmental Justice
Korea Cho Mi Young Masan Sinwol Elementary School


Date Program
June 3 (Tue) Arrival
June. 4 (Wed) Program Orientation
Lecture on environment I
Lecture on environment education policy at the Ministry of Environment.
June. 5 (Thu) Leave Haneda for Takamatsu
Ritsurin Park
Courtesy call on the Vice-Governor of Kagawa Prefecture
Lecture on environment II
June. 6  (Fri) Leave Takamatsu for Toshima
Institutions of the local government I
Illegal dumping spot, the intermediate holding and packaging plant, and the advanced waste water treatment plant
Leave Teshima for Naoshima
Naosima Environmental Center
Institutions of the local government II, Intermediate treatment plant, Naosima Environmental Center, and Recycling institution for valuable metal
Leave Miyanoura for Takamatsu
June. 7 (Sat) Lecture on environment III
Home stay experience
June. 8 (Sun) Return from host families
NGO: Learning and Ecological Activities Foundation for Children (LEAF)
Leave Kobe for Kyoto
June. 9 (Mon) School visit I: Kyoto Prefectural Hokuryo Senior High School
Lecture on Environment IV: Research Institute for Humanity and Nature
NGO: Miyako Ecology Center
June. 10 (Tue) NGO: Nara NPO Center
Nature experience with Ikoma-Tanada (rice terraces) Club
Nara city: Experience of Japanese traditional culture and Natural Spirits
June. 11(Wed) Kyoto city: Kinkakuji-temple, Nijo-castle, and Kiyomizu-temple
Cooking experience of Japanese sweets at “Kansyun-do”
Staying at Japanese style Inn
June. 12 (Thu) Panasonic Center Osaka and Osaka Castle
Leave Osaka for Tokyo
June. 13 (Fri) Lecture on environment V
School visit II: Tokyo Gakugei University
School visit III: The 7th Haketa Elementary School.
Courtesy Call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
June. 14 (Sat) Preparation for the symposium
June. 15 (Sun) Symposium on “Imminent Environmental Issues and the Role of Schools and Civil Activities”
Farewell reception
June. 16(Mon) Departure

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