realizing world peace through multi-staleholder partnership for SDGs
Date and Time
9:30-18:30 on Nov. 5th
9:30-12:30 on Nov. 6th
International conference center Hiroshima
（1-5, Nakajima-cho, Naka-ku, Hiroshima City）
Opening Greetings: Hidehiko YUZAKI（Governor of Hiroshima Prefecture）
Realizing peace through the Creation of SDGs, BOP, and CSR Businesses
The social enterprises that incorporate the viewpoints of CSR, BOP, and SDGs are considered by many to stabilize the political situations of the regional communities and countries by conserving the environment, providing educational opportunities and protecting human rights, as well as preventing conflicts. A start-up session will be set up to match entrepreneurs who are planning to establish SDG businesses based in Hiroshima with Hiroshima and/or local companies to create and develop concrete initiatives for SDGs, BOP, and CSR businesses.
“How Individuals Live and Work” in This Revolutionary Era
In this era of centenarians as a result of an aging society, only a minority of us will work for/belong to one organization throughout our entire lives. Technology advances also mean that it has become easier for us to work at multiple jobs without being confined to one area. On the other hand, the individuals that are not under any company or area are experiencing increasing levels of insecurity and distrust towards the society. We will look into how individuals can find out the way they should work and live in this revolutionary era, and also discuss the possibility of raising their level of awareness in participatingin peacebuilding activitiesas we focus on the changes these individuals undergo.
The Roles of NPOs in the Japanese Society
While the societal issues that the Japanese society is facing have diversified, the amount of resources that the government can spare to resolve these issues continue to drop due to economic difficulties. The roles of NPOs (third sector organizations) run by civilians to resolve these societal issues have therefore become more important. In this workshop, we will discuss the roles of the NPOs as well as the challenges they face in the Japanese society in this revolutionary era, and look into the initiativesthat we can start to contribute to peacebuilding.
How We Deal with Meteorological Disasters from Climate Change and How It Contributes to the World
In the past, many innovative solutions have been proposed to deal with the various problems posed by climate change. In this workshop, we have invited experts experienced in disaster prevention and post-disaster reconstruction who are at the forefront of tackling the 2018 Japan floods like the other meteorological disasters that have been occurring frequently around the world to talk about the upcoming challenges we will face in this time of frequently-occurring disasters as well as the initiativestoward peacebuilding.
The Roles of Japan’s Third Sector Organizations in Other Countries
The proponents of international cooperation have focused on dealing with issues of poverty, education, and providing medical support in developing countries. But the international theme in the current SDG era has come to include all societal issues including those in developed countries. Japan has been tackling societal issues that the rest of the world will be facing soon: a rapidly aging society and a declining population; and therefore the world can learn some lessons from Japan. The workshop will discuss the roles of how players working on local societal issues can help towards challenges in other countries and contribute to peacebuilding.
*The Security Risks of Climate Change and Environmental Innovations as Countermeasures*
Climate change has brought about geographical instability and national security risks such as unstable water and food resources as well as mass migration from loss of housing and residences. Measures against poverty and deterioration of communities from such disasters are therefore important in this context. In this session, we will examine the relationship between climate change and peacebuilding, and discuss the various initiatives as well as the level of awareness of challenges of the players that are contributing at the frontline via technology and business.
Mr. Jacque Attali
*Securing Peace in an Increasingly Unstable Digitized World*
The Internet has been said to bring forth a free and democratic society for the people. The younger generation uses SNS to gather information from digital media and occasionally create movements that sway public opinion. However, some have said that this is the rise of digital despotism since this data-driven society also means that all our movements can be monitored. In this session, we will discuss and look into how we can maintain a peaceful, international society as we tackle the good and bad of the Internet and the data-driven society.
*Commitment to Education for Lasting Peace in the New Era*
Creating educational opportunities will help to alleviate poverty and resolve conflicts. The content and quality of education are also important as it will help a multiracial/multiethnic society to live together in harmony as well as giving a head start for women to be independent. As a society, what can we do so that everyone gains access to an equal and fair education in our aim to abolish poverty and bring about peace? What are the kinds of support that we can provide to boost the learning abilities of people who are living in unstable circumstances? We will discuss the initiatives for educational support in post-disaster reconstruction times as well as to create peace.
*Realizing Peace Through the Social Impact of Art*
Can art (such as music, movies, and literature) that allude to peace really bring about peace? Or are they just confined to mere poses or fashion? In this session, we will brainstorm the fundamental themes and look into the unique ways art can install peace as well as its ‘power of criticism’ together with critics and artists. We will also review the challenges and essence of how art alludes to peace by comparing the different ways and approaches we can adopt in each artistic genre.
*Achieving Peace Through the Power of Sports*
Many believe that the contribution to peace by sports will strengthen the messages of peace. Sports encourages peace and development, and nurtures tolerance and mutual understanding. Sports also inculcates the concept of peace through the spirit of fair play, and sports activities also help to reduce poverty and develop talents. We will review and consider the role of sports as a mean to realize peace and its social significance based on the various benefits it brings about to the society.
*Altruistic Capitalism and a New Path to Peace*
Global companies that are even more powerful than the countries have appeared in our world that is dominated by free markets. The country’s economy – originally part of the society – is now dictating the rules of society, and non-market values and social norms are gradually being pushed aside. To prevent the collapse of peace caused by anxiety elements accumulating in such a society, we will look into and discuss the principles of the relatively new field of behavioral economics to see how we can improve capitalism.
Start-up program：Realizing peace through the Creation of SDGs, BOP, and CSR Businesses
Executive Director, CSO Network
Director, Innovation Network Corporation of Japan
Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Forbes Japan
Director, SDGs Promotion Center, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Stuart L. HART
Professor, Vermont University
SESSION1：The Security Risks of Climate Change and Environmental Innovations as Countermeasures
Director of SDGs Promotion Center, Kanazawa Institute of Technology
Climate Change Division, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan Director
CEO, KS International Strategies, Inc.
CBHN Association Secretary General
SESSION2：Securing Peace in an Increasingly Unstable Digitized World
Senior Research Fellow, PHP Institute, Inc.
Professor, Keio University
Editor in Chief, Business Insider Japan
Professor, Keio University Law School
SESSION3：Commitment to Education for Lasting Peace in the New Era
Professor, Hiroshima University
Director, UNITAR Hiroshima Office
Founder CEO, SuRaLa Net Co.,Ltd.
Director, NPO EDOTEC GLOBAL
Former Minister for Social Welfare and Women Development in the State of Azad Jammu & Kashmir
SESSION4：Realizing Peace Through the Social Impact of Art
Co-Founder, loftwork Inc.
Critic / The Chief editor of PLANETS magazine
President, UNITED PEOPLE
Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Ddesign / Media Producer
SESSION5：Achieving Peace Through the Power of Sports
Assistant Professor, Juntendo University
Founder and Representative Director, Sport For Smile
Professor , Hiroshima University
Chief Administrative Officer , Athletesociety
Managing Director, Little Bridge
Communications and Outreach Director, Peace and Sport
SESSION6：Altruistic Capitalism and a New Path to Peace
President of Positive Planet
Stuart L HART
Professor, University of Vermont
Author, Don’t Bank on the Bomb; PAX
WORKSHOP1：”How Individuals Live and Work” in This Revolutionary Era
Blue Marlin Partners, Inc. CEO
Campus for H co-founder
LIFULL Co., Ltd. President and CEO
Certified NPO Good Aging Yells Founder & President
WORKSHOP2：NPOThe Roles of NPOs in the Japanese Society
NPO TOYBOX Representative Director
Certified non-profit organization DxP chief director
ETIC. (Entrepreneurial Training for Innovative Communities) Founder and CEO
Kizuki Inc. CEO
WORKSHOP3：How We Deal with Meteorological Disasters from Climate Change and How It Contributes to the World
Japan Social Impact Investment Foundation CEO
Approved Specified Nonprofit Corporation Katariba Chief Executive Officer and Founder
Japan Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster Executive Director
WORKSHOP4：The Roles of Japan’s Third Sector Organizations in Other Countries
Action against Child ExploitationPresident/Co-Founder
Terra Renaissance Founder
RCF Representative Director
AIDS orphan Support NGO PLAS President
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