JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme ESD Group, April 2010

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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ESD: Education for Sustainable Development

24 youths from the 14 countries were invited and participated in the program. Those who actively involved with environmental education and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in the fields of NGOs, academia and educations, and public administrations spent 13 days together and fostered solidarity.
The young leaders of each country visited Minamata city, Ojika and Nozaki Islands of Goto Archipelago, as an example of environmental revitalization and sustainable community, and exchanged their views with the counterparts in Japan.

Program Period

April 11 to April 23, 2010

List of Participants

Country Name Institution
Brunei Haji Ryni Sofian Bin, Haji Othman Foresty Department, Ministry of Industry and Primary Resources
Brunei Muhammad Zul-Akmal Bin, Haji Zainuddin Ministry of Education
Cambodia Panchakneat, OEURN Ministry of Environment
Cambodia Sreyroth, HEAL Ministry of Environment
Indonesia Elisa, Sutanudjaja University of Pelita Harapan
Indonesia Reza, Fahlevi Ministry of Environment
Malaysia Chiew Yen, Chuah Water Watch Penang
Malaysia Saimy, Intan Sazrina Binti Universiti Industri Selangor (UNISEL)
Philippines Lisa Ito, TAPANG Center for Environmental Concerns-Phillippines (CEC-Phils)
Philippines Ratunil Casiano Oliver Patrick Talaroc, PADERANGA Camiguin Polytechnic State College
Singapore Dexiang, CHEN National University of Singapore (student)
Singapore Kumaran Kephren, AYANARI Tamasek Politechnic (student)
Thailand Watcharaporn, KAEWDEE Faculty of Education, Chulalongkorn University
Thailand Nantawan, LOURITH Ministry of Natural Resource and Environment
Vietnam Van Nguyet, DO Live and Learn for Environment and Community
Vietnam Van Luan, NGUYEN Center for People and Nature Reconciliation (Pan Nature)
Vietnam Hue Phuong, NGUYEN Action Center for City Development
India Jasmine Kaur Lovely Professional University
Australia Michelle Ann, GANE Institute for Sustainable Resources at Queensland University of Technology
Australia Alexandra, HILVERT Spensley St Primary School
New Zealand Ja Yeun, LEE (Alexandra) University of Auckland
China Xi, SONG Friends of Nature
Korea Myoung Shin, KIM Korean National Comission for UNESCO


Date Program
Apr. 11 (Sat) Arrival
Apr. 12 (Sun) Program Orientation
Participants’ Presentations & Small Discussions
Lecture on ESD by Prof. Yoshiyuki Nagata
Welcome Dinner
Apr. 13 (Mon) Participants’ Presentation
Wrap-up of Presentation Sessions
Leave Tokyo for Minamata
Apr. 14 (Tue) Lecture by Former Mayor of Minamata city, Mr. Masazumi Yoshii
Minamata Disease Municipal Museum
City Tour; Coast area, Landfill park, Drainage outlet, Chisso Chemical Plant (from bus) by Soshisha
Gaia Minamata
Apr. 15 (Wed) Jimotogaku Lecture by Mr. Tetsuro Yoshimoto at Village Lifestyle Museum in Ohkawa Region
Fieldwork in groups
Group discussion & Presentation
Waste Sorting activity in Susubaru region
Dinner Party with Mr. Yoshimoto
Apr. 16 (Thu) Landfill Site, Waste Recycle Center
Voice of a storyteller, Ms. Ohya
Wrap-up by Prof. Yoshiyuki Nagata
Leave Minamata for Sasebo
Apr. 17 (Fri) Leave Sasebo for Nozaki Island
Tour of Nozaki Island; ruins of the once existed community, the old church
Apr. 18 (Sat) Leave Nozaki Island for Ojika Island
Eco & Study Tour of Ojika town
Lecture on Eco Tour System of Ojika by Mr. Junji Kametsu of Ojika Island Tourism
Homestay Experience
Apr. 19 (Sun) Leave Ojika Island for Nagasaki
Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum
Leave Nagasaki for Kyoto
Apr. 20 (Mon) Cultural experience: Zen meditation and Kiyomizu Temple
Miyako Ecology Center
Leave Kyoto for Tokyo
Apr. 21 (Tue) Optional: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation (Miraikan)
Courtesy call to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Apr. 22 (Wed) Final workshop
Farewell reception
Apr. 23 (Wed) Departure


『Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)』

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

  • Published by: The Japan Foundation
  • Date: November 2010
  • ISBN: 978-4-87540-127-8
  • 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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