UNU-IAS initiated a monthly lecture series on the theme of “Mandela and I” for people who are interested in studying the lessons and legacies of Nelson Mandela as a way to improve their understanding of leadership and moral authority in the world. The lecture series is organized as part of the UNU-IAS project on Education for Sustainable Development in Africa (ESDA), along with the cooperation of the South African Embassy in Tokyo.
The 7th and final “Mandela and I” event will be held on Saturday, 18 July 2015 – coinciding with Nelson Mandela International Day, which is observed by the United Nations to recognize the life and achievements of the former South African leader on the day he was born. The message behind Mandela Day is simple: each individual has the ability and the responsibility to change the world for the better.
This event will celebrate Mandela Day as well as the achievements of the “Mandela and I” project. This year’s themes for Mandela Day are volunteerism and service, food security, education and literacy, as well as shelter and infrastructure. This event will aim to address these global challenges and, together with event participants, come up with project/s that will become the future of “Mandela and I”.
Please join this event to find out more about the “Mandela and I” project, the student secretariat team which runs the project, as well as key lessons learned over the past year. Information on how to join the secretariat team will also be shared. The event will end with South African dance and music to celebrate the “Mandela and I” project and Mandela Day.
Mandela’s legacy can also be celebrated online by using the hashtags #Time2Serve and #MandelaDay.
2F Reception Hall
United Nations University
53-70, Jingumae 5-chome
Shibuya-ku, Tokyo 150-8925