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KU-UNDP joint international symposium "Collaboration Between UN Organization and Higher Education"

UPDATE (11 January 2017): Registration deadline extended until Thursday 12 January

Kyoto University and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) will be commemorating the April 2016 conclusion of their comprehensive cooperation agreement with the International Development Symposium "Collaboration Between UN Organization and Higher Education -- Ceremonial Symposium for Conclusion of MoU Between United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Kyoto University", to be held Friday 13 January as follows.

The event will be hosted by the Kyoto University Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS, or "Shikshu-Kan"), the University's lead institution for the MoU, with support from the Inter-Graduate School Program for Sustainable Development and Survival Societies (GSS).
  • Friday 13 January 2017
Time 14:00-16:30
Place Symposium Hall (5th Floor), 
International Science Innovation Building, Yoshida Campus, Kyoto University
Intended for All
Max attendees 200 (admission on a first-come, first-served basis)



Opening remarks

- Dr Kayo Inaba, executive-vice president for gender equality, international affairs, and public relations, Kyoto University


Keynote lecture

- Ms Cihan Sultanoglu, director of the Regional Bureau for Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States (RBEC), UNDP


Questions and discussion


"Introduction to GSAIS"

- Shuichi Kawai, dean, GSAIS, Kyoto University


"Role of Overseas Internships at International Organizations in View of Higher Education"

- Eriko Ishida Kawai, professor, GSAIS, Kyoto University


Panel discussion: "Mutual Collaboration Toward International Development"


- Professor Yosuke Yamashiki, GSAIS; Kyoto University's focal point for UNDP


- Mr Norimasa Shimomura, UN Resident Coordinator and UNDP Resident Representative to Kazakhstan

- Professor Senichi Kimura, GSAIS, Kyoto University

- Professor Dimiter Ialnazov, GSAIS, Kyoto University


Closing remarks

- Mr Tetsuo Kondo, director, UNDP Representation Office in Tokyo


English (subject to change)

Fee Free of charge
Registration Email name and affiliation to the following address with the subject: "UNDP-Kyoto U Sympo".
Email: gsais-sympo2016* (Please replace * with @)
Registration deadline Thursday 12 January
(On-site registration also accepted)
Inquiries Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
Email: gsais-sympo2016* (Please replace * with @)
Sponsored by:
Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability, Kyoto University
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