JENESYS East Asia Future Leaders Programme I: Climate Change Measure in Asia: A Review of Daily Life and Social/Economic Structure

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.






I: Climate Change Measure in Asia: A Review of Daily Life and Social/Economic Structure

14 youths from the 8 countries were invited to Japan and 15 including 1 from Japan participated in the program. Those who actively involved in climate change in the fields of NGOs, academia and educations, public administrations, arts, and journalism spent 7 days together and fostered solidarity. The young leaders of each country visited Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Shiga and exchanged their views with the counterparts in Japan.

Program Period

September 12 to September 18, 2010

List of Participants

Country Name Institution
Cambodia Chanthearith Ou Ministry of Environment
Cambodia Sophal Leang Ministry of Environment
Indonesia Rendra Kurnia Hasan Ministry of Environment
Indonesia Sabitah Irwani Adaptation for Climate Change Unit, State Ministry
Laos Vilayphone Sombathdouang Water Resources and Environment Administration
Laos Thounheuang Buithavong Water Resources and Environment Administration
Myanmar Hlaing Min Maung Ministry of Forestry
Myanmar Shwe Cin Mya Htun Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Philippines Jonas Paolo Saludo Climate Change Commission
Singapore Daryl Yeo Chun Boon Energy Division, Ministry of Trade and Industry
Thailand Phirun Saiyasitpanich Office of Natural Resources and Environmental Policy and Planning
Thailand Jakkanit Kananurak Thailand Greenhouse Gas Management Organization
Vietnam Dang Phuong Loan Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Vietnam Do Hoang Viet Ministry of Natural Resources and Environment
Japan Madoka Yoshino Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES)


Date Program
Sep. 12 (Sun) Arrival in Japan
Sep. 13 (Mon) Courtesy Call on Parliamentary Vice-Minister Nishimura at Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Welcome Reception
Sep. 14 (Tue) Discussion V
Inspection: Panasonic Center
Leave for Hiroshima
Sep. 15 (Wed) Visit Atomic Bomb Dome
Visit Peace Memorial Museum
Cultural Sightseeing: Miyajima Island
Leave for Kyoto and Otsu
Sep. 16 (Thu) Inspection: Oi Nuclear Power Plant
Inspection: Maizuru Thermal Power Station
Sep. 17 (Fri) Field Trip in Kyoto: Japanese Eco life style and culture
Farewell Lunch
Overall Evaluation Session
Sep. 18 (Sat) Departure of the Participants


『Climate Change Measure in Asia:
A Review of Daily Life and Social / Economic Structure』
The report book includes the overview of the study tour, keynote lecture of the program advisor Prof.
Yukari Takamura, and individual reports of the participants.

  • Published by: The Japan Foundation
  • Date: March 2011
  • ISBN: 978-4-87540-131-5
  • 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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