UNU-IAS will hold a reporting session, in which participants in the 2016 Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (GLTP) will present the results of their field research.
GLTP, which has been implemented by UNU-IAS since 2013, is a training scheme sponsored by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), and designed to provide Japanese postgraduate students with opportunities to conduct field trips in Africa and work closely with supervisors from local universities.
In this fourth iteration of the programme, eleven Japanese postgraduate students were selected and conducted field research under the supervision of host universities and institutes in six African countries (Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia). Research covered under the scheme last year included an ecological study of bamboo in Kenyan national forest, study of the social and cultural values of gari (horse-drawn carts) in Ethiopia, and an anthropological study on the socio-economic situations of nodding syndrome patients. Additional research focused on the impact of policy on water resources management, environmental pollution and ecosystems, community-level capacity assessment in rural areas, and post-conflict peace education.
During this reporting session, participants will share their research outcomes and experiences with the public and the growing GLTP alumni network.
The event will be held in English only. No interpretation will be provided.
15:00-17:00 Presentations by 2016 GLTP participants
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United Nations University, Committee Rooms 2/3 (5F)
5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku, Tokyo