The 4th Kitakyushu SDGs Training Programme

Learn from the Front-runner Practices of Creating Synergy Effects from Renewable Energy by Visiting Two Zero-Carbon Cities in Kyushu, Japan

March 6–10, 2023 (5 consecutive days)

The 4th Kitakyushu SDG Training Programme called for 10 undergraduate and graduate students who were interested in practices related to renewable energy and the integration of the three basic SDG principles: environment, economy, and society. During a five-day visited to trailblazing zero-carbon cities in the Kyushu region, namely, Kitakyushu City (Fukuoka Prefecture) and Goto City (Nagasaki Prefecture), participants learned face-to-face from a diverse range of stakeholders, including local governments, companies, organisations, and fishery associations, about the creation of synergies for the economy and society through on-the-ground projects such as full-scale offshore wind power initiatives.


Report of the 4th Kitakyushu SDGs Training in March 2023 (PDF 4.3MB)
Reflection Note by the participants of the 4th Kitakyushu SDGs Training (PDF 6.4MB)

Event Details

March 6–10, 2023 (5 consecutive days)

March 6: IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre (International Village Center 3F, 1-1-1, Hirano, Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka, 805-0062, Japan)
March 7: Kitakyushu Next Generation Park (10-20, Koyomachi, Wakamatsu Ward, Kitakyushu City, Fukuoka Prefecture)
March 8: Transport from Kitakyushu City (Yahata Station) to Goto City (Fukue Port)
March 9: Visit wind power generation sites in Goto City
March 10: Goto City Hall (1-1, Fukue Town, Goto City, Nagasaki Prefecture)

NPO Satoyama
English/Japanese with simultaneous interpretation (Partial lectures and discussion will be held only in English.)

IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre
International Village Center 3F 1-1-1, Hirano, Yahata-Higashi-Ku, Kitakyushu City, JAPAN 805-0062
Tel: +81-93-681-1563 
Email: [email protected]
Contact Person: Ota, Horizono, Takahara

Presentation Materials


Training programme overview:
March 6 (Mon): Lectures and discussion on the SDGs localisation, 2030 SDG game, Kitakyushu City's Green Growth Initiatives (2.5MB), Japan's just transition, visit to Higashida Hydrogen Town, among other activities.
March 7 (Tues): Visit to Kitakyushu City Next Generation Energy Park, wind power generation maintenance and human resource development company, solar panel recycling company, among other activities.
March 8 (Wed): Transport from Kitakyushu City to Goto City (JR train, ferry).
March 9 (Thurs): Visit to the floating offshore wind power generation and related companies and the local fishermen’s association.
March 10 (Fri): Visit Goto City Hall to hear the city policy on renewable energy, and a reflection using LEGO® SERIOUS PLAY ®.