On 29 June 2018, UNU-IAS hosted a reporting session on the Global Leadership Training Programme in Africa (GLTP), providing an opportunity for the students who participated in the previous year to share their fieldwork with students newly selected for the programme. GLTP is a practical training initiative, supported by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology of Japan (MEXT), which provides Japanese postgraduate students with opportunities to implement their fieldwork at partner institutions in Africa.
In 2017, a total of ten master’s and PhD students carried out research in Tanzania, Botswana, Senegal, Ghana, Kenya, South Africa, Uganda, and Zambia. The session began with a welcome from Mr. Daichi Harada of MEXT who expressed his appreciation for the efforts of participating students and expectation that the work of the students will continue to contribute to sustainable development in Africa. Students then presented their research, which explored topics as diverse as the influence of land management policy on traditional agriculture, history and political consciousness, and equitable educational opportunities for refugees.
In 2018, twelve graduate students were accepted into the programme. These students will conduct their research in Zambia, Kenya, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Rwanda, Tanzania, and Uganda. The programme is open to students interested in any area of study that can contribute to implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Africa.
Field reports from the 2017 students are available below:
Mr. Tomohiro KANBAYASHI (Hitotsubashi University)
History and Political Consciousness: Examination of Historical Writings of African Students in South Africa
Ms. Ayako HATANO (Tokyo University)
The Application of International Human Rights Law and Implementation of the SDGs to Combat Harmful Cultural Practices in Kenya
Ms. Yuriko SUGIYAMA (Kyoto University)
The Impacts of Resettlement on Funeral Customs among the San in New Xade, Botswana
Ms. Yuri ICHINOSE (Kyoto University)
Evaluation of the Factors which Influence Land Management Policy and Soil Fertility in Chagga Traditional Agriculture around Mt. Kilimanjaro
Ms. Noriko HIDAKA (Hiroshima University)
The Challenges of Promoting Early Childhood Education in Rural Senegal: A Case Study of Village M
Mr. Yoshihiro YAMADA (Kyushu University)
Policy Interventions of the Food Reserve Agency for Maize Grain and Maize Meal Markets in Zambia
Mr. Kenta MIYAMOTO (Kobe University)
An Analysis of Equitable Educational Opportunities for Refugee Primary School Students in Uganda
Mr. Sho TANAKA (Osaka University)
The Effects of Freedom of Movement and Residence on the Economic Activities of Refugees and Former Refugees: The Experience of Angolan Refugees and Former Refugees in Zambia
Mr. Masataka TATSUMI (Kyoto University)
Risk Factors for Low Back Pain and the Relationship with Sagittal Lumbar Alignment in Tanzania
Ms. Ryoko TANIMOTO (Kyoto University)
Factors Affecting Adherence to Exclusive Breastfeeding of Infants in the First Six Months among HIV-positive Mothers in Ghana: Qualitative Research