The 5th Kitakyushu SDGs Training

Learn how renewable energy industries are revitalizing economy and society in the City of Kitakyushu, Japan

5th, 6th and 7th March 2024 (3-day programme)
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Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Kitakyushu Urban Center is organizing a 3-day on-site program in Kitakyushu City of Fukuoka Prefecture for university and graduate students who reside in and out of Kitakyushu City. The program is designed to foster the SDGs perspective through seeing, listening, discussing, and thinking about how the renewable energy industry is revitalizing the economy and society in Kitakyushu City, a leading Japan's SDGs Future City. The participants will visit the Kitakyushu City’s Environment Museum, hydrogen town in the Higashida district and the renewable energy facilities and offshore wind farm currently under construction in the Hibikinada district. The participants also will experience the unique facilitation methods to grasp the interconnectivity and essence of the SDGs. IGES is calling for 15 undergraduate and graduate students (regardless of nationality) who can participate in active discussions in English. Please refer to the detailed programme below. This program is supported by the subsidy of the City of Kitakyushu. 

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Event Details

Date/time
5th, 6th and 7th March 2024 (3-day programme)
Venue

5th March (Tue):IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre (Yahatahigashi-ku, Kitakyushu),Kitakyushu City Environment Museum, Higashida Hydrogen Town, etc.
6th March (Wed):Kitakyushu Next-Generation Energy Park,renewable energy facilities, and offshore wind farm related companies etc.
7th March (Thur): IGES Kitakyushu Urban Centre

Co-Organisers
NPO Satoyama
Languages
English /Japanese with consecutive interpretation (Partial lectures and discussion will be held only in English)
Registration

Application page (Deadline is Feb. 5th 2024) 
https://sdgs-kitakyushu.iges.jp/
15 university students (undergraduate and graduate) for free participation fee (Free accommodation (3/4 in -7 out) is provided for 5 people who reside outside of Kitakyushu City.)  

Contact

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]
Person in charge: Ota, Horizono  

Programme

(4th March (Mon): Participants from outside Kitakyushu will check in at a designated hotel.)
5th March (Tue): The SDGs localization, 2030 SDGs Game, Kitakyushu City Environment Museum, Higashida Hydrogen Town, etc.
6th March (Wed): Visit to Kitakyushu Next-Generation Energy Park, renewable energy facilities, and offshore wind farm related companies etc.
7th March (Thur): Regional energy, Reflection with Lego® Serious Play® Method