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JOES Davos Next Project

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The 2nd online event of "JOES Davos Next" project for this year is forthcoming. “JOES Davos Next” project is designed to provide learning opportunities for juveniles studying in Japan and overseas, who are the next generation of leaders, to develop their interests in global issues and to foster their autonomy to "research, think, communicate, and take action". They will experience collaborating and working hard with students with different perspectives, which will promote their initiative to solve and improve issues.

The details of the 1st online event in 2022 are available: Click HERE -the Japanese website only-


We are pleased to welcome Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, President of Ocean Policy Research Institute, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, as the keynote speaker for this year and the keynote session will be held on September 7, 2023. 

 ▶ Flyer

Flyer

 ▶ Cartoons introducing the event

When we asked for volunteers who create cartoons on this event, we received more than 30 applications. Two of them have created the wonderful cartoons in the English version and we are happy to present as follows:

※The other two of them have created cartoons in the Japanese version: Available HERE

Title
Let's join "JOES Davos Next 2023 -GLOBAL STUDENT SUMMIT-" together!
"JOES Davos Next 2023
-GLOBAL STUDENT SUMMIT-" What kind of person is the keynote speaker, Dr. Sakaguchi?
Story by
Davos Next Project Team, Japan Overseas Educational Services (JOES)
Art by
TOSHIKI IMAMURA
5th grade / U.S.A.
Natsuki. S
9th grade / U.S.A.
Cartoons


 

Overview

  Part 1. KEYNOTE SESSION
 

  Date and time:

Thursday, September 7, 2023

6:00 pm - 7:30 pm in Japan time

  Speaker:

Dr. Hide Sakaguchi, President of Ocean Policy Research Institute, 

the Sasakawa Peace Foundation

  Theme:

Let’s think about the ocean today and its future!

- Message from Sea Creatures -
Why is it getting harder for every one of us to survive in our oceans?

  Content:

Starting with seafood on the dining table, let's think about the connection between ourselves and the oceans from various viewpoints, such as the environment where fish are caught, how people in the fishing industry work, the balance with nature, the issues of environmental protection and conservation, and what it means to protect and enjoy the ocean. Together with children from Africa, this is an excellent opportunity to learn more about global challenges.

  Eligibility:

Children to adults (level: students in grades 5 - 9 / ages 10 - 15)

      Distribution:

                   

  • Live and on-demand streaming
  • NOTE: 
  • On-Demand: We are planning to send the URL for viewing the video to all those who have applied the participation in Part 1 (either live or on-demand) from September 15 to 22.
  • For Part 2 GROUP WORK SESSION participants: We will provide pre-edited video on Friday, September 8 prior to the timing above mentioned, as the 1st Online Meeting will be held on Sunday, September 10.
  Language:
  • The lecture will be delivered in Japanese by the presenters. Simultaneous interpreting will only be available in English. 
  • NOTE: Automatically translated French subtitled video (on-demand) available upon request.


  Part 2. GROUP WORK SESSION
 

  Event schedule: Sundays on September 10, September 24, October 15 & October 29, 2023

(1)8:00 am- (2)11:00 am- (3)5:00 pm- (4)9:00 pm- in Japan time

The sessions will take place on the 4 days listed above and 2 hours each. You will be requested to preselect one of the 4 timeslots.

  Content:

The participants will deepen their learning with their group members from around the world, based on what they have thought about Part 1.

<Discussion Topics>

Discussion Topics

Mission:

Goal of Discussion

 Click on the image for the Explanatory Video by researchers of OPRI*1

Ocean Trash (plastic)

 How can we change people's   attitudes towards plastic use 

 and disposal?

 Suggest ideas (rules) to   change people's minds   and behaviors towards the   usage and disposal of plastic.

 Blue Carbon*2

 How can we help people   become aware of blue carbon

 ecosystems?

 Propose ideas (rules) to   raise awareness about   managing and expanding     blue carbon ecosystems for   all.

 Fishery Resources   Management

 What is the best way to   make effective use of limited   fishery resources?

 Propose ideas (rules) so   that people can use fishery   resources effectively.

 Aquaculture

 How is it possible to have   sustainable aquaculture   while preserving the   environment?

 Suggest ideas (rules) for   sustainable aquaculture   while avoiding the   environmental burden   caused by the concentration   of aquaculture in certain   areas of the sea.

*1:  Ocean Policy Research Institute, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation.
*2:


 
Blue carbon refers to carbon dioxide retained in the ocean, and the algae, seagrasses and mangroves that retain it are referred to as blue carbon ecosystems. Blue carbon ecosystems have been attracting attention as a source of absorption of carbon dioxide, which is considered a cause of climate warming.

Explanatory materials for the topics are also available on "Information for Prior Learning": HERE
 

  Eligibility:
Students from grades 5 to 9 / Equivalent to the ages of 10 to 15 years. 
Students who have participated in Part 1 (either by watching the livestreaming or on-demand streaming) and who are able to attend the group work until the end of the session.
  Method:

Groups of approx. 6 students will work on the assigned topics through 4 online discussions and other collaborative activities. High school, university, or graduate students who have lived or studied abroad, studied Education, or have experience as a facilitator will be assigned in each group and help the students learn better. 

When registering, the participants will be requested to preselect the time slots and discussion topics in order of preference. There are 4 time slots and 4 topics in the group work session, but only 2 topics can be selected for each timeslot.
<Topics allocated to each timeslot>

Timeslots
in Japan time

Discussion Topics

(1) 8:00 am-

Ocean Trash (plastic)

Blue Carbon

(2) 11:00 am-

Fishery Resources Management

Aquaculture

(3) 5:00 pm-

Ocean Trash (plastic)

Blue Carbon

(4) 9:00 pm-

Fishery Resources Management

Aquaculture

  Language: Japanese or English (selectable)


 Part 3. NETWORKING SESSION
 

  Date and time:

Sunday, November 19, 2023 | Starting from 10:00 am or 7:00 pm in Japan time (selectable)

Each session: 1.5 hours

  Eligibility: Students who have participated in PART 2 to the end
  Method: On-line & informal
  Language: Japanese or English (selectable)
  NOTE:          ・ Participation in only Part 1 or only Part 1 and 2 is also possible.
         ・

Students in a school-based program will be able to take part in “Part 1: KEYNOTE SESSION”, which is the same event as the individual participants, after application is completed by school representatives

If your school would like to participate in the Online School Exchange where students discuss and exchange ideas with students in other schools, we will introduce you to schools that have similar intentions.

How to apply for participation


Registration for JOES Davos Next 2023 is now closed. We would like to express our gratitude to the over 5,000 applicants for the event.

In 2024, the event will focus on the theme of 'Space'. Details will be posted on this website as soon as they are finalized. Your application for the 2024 event is eagerly anticipated.

 

Organizations involved in this project

  Organizer: Principals' Association of Japanese Schools Worldwide
 
Volunteer Association of Principals of Supplementary Schools Worldwide
 
  Special Cooperation:

Educe Technologies (NPO); Representative Director, Dr. Yuhei Yamauchi,

who is a Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies, The University of Tokyo
 

Dr. Kiyoyuki Tsujimura, Visiting Professor, Interfaculty Initiative in Information Studies,

The University of Tokyo
 

 Administrator: 

Japan Overseas Educational Services (JOES)


 

Companies supporting this event

Companies supporting this event are listed on the Japanese website: Click HERE

Contact information

For inquiries, please contact

Davos Next Project Team, Japan Overseas Educational Services (JOES)
 

E-mail: jdnext@joes.or.jp

TEL: +81-3-4330-1351

FAX: +81-3-4330-1355