ESD youth network expands in Japan

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© The Goi Peace Foundation
16 June 2016

The Goi Peace Foundation has just issued a call for application for the 3rd ESD Japan Youth Conference to be held in October 2016. This year, the conference will invite fifty ESD youth leaders from across Japan to gather in Okayama City, which hosted the UNESCO ESD Youth Conference in 2014 as part of the World Conference on ESD. 

The annual ESD Japan Youth Conference is organized by the Goi Peace Foundation in partnership with the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT) and the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO to offer students and young professionals from various fields a platform to come together and engage in dialogue and peer learning to enhance their ESD practices.

Since the first edition took place in 2014, the ESD Japan Youth Conference has been instrumental in promoting youth involvement in ESD. A national ESD youth network has emerged out of the conference and the circle is growing every year. Some of the collaborative projects that have been initiated by the youth include ESD Youth Information Service, ESD Youth Think Tank, ESD Mapping and Peer Learning Market. 

The 3rd ESD Japan Youth Conference will be an opportunity to advance this youth platform to catalyze more collaborations and innovations in ESD