Okayama University Young female researchers from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) short-term program visited Okayama University

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[Okayama University] Young female researchers from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) short-term program visited Okayama University

November 11, 2022
National University Corporation Okayama University
https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/
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◆Overview
National University Corporation Okayama University (Headquarters: Tsushima Naka, Kita-ku, Okayama City; President: Hiroshi Makino) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) joint research and training course for young female researchers from developing countries: Young Female Scientist Program in Japan”, three young female researchers visited the university on October 25, 2022, and paid a courtesy visit to President Hiroshi Makino.
The courtesy visit was attended by Senior Vice President Atsufumi Yokoi (Special Mission (Global Engagement Strategy)) and Vice President Takayoshi Suzuki (International Affairs). A young female researcher talked about her career and research plans to be
implemented at Okayama University, while President Makino introduced related initiatives at Okayama University.
After the courtesy call, the young female researchers visited the Institute of Plant Science and Resources. We received an explanation of the research institute and toured the facilities. The young female researchers actively asked questions and learned about the SDGs initiatives promoted by Okayama University and the history of the research institute.
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Young female researchers (right) talking about their research [Image 3

UNCTAD Short-Term Program Young Female Researchers
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Group photo with Director Hirayama, Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University
On January 9, 2020, Okayama University and UNCTAD formed the world’s first comprehensive collaboration as a university to develop human resources for science, technology and innovation (STI for SDGs) to achieve the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals). Sign an agreement. Based on this agreement, “Joint Research and Training Course for Young Female Scientists from Developing Countries: Young Female Scientist Program in Japan” is aimed at young female researchers from developing countries in ASEAN countries and African countries in UNCTAD member countries. In addition, we conduct short-term joint research and training from two weeks to one month. Due to the influence of the new coronavirus infection, the first period, 2021, was conducted online, but in 2022, 14 people (8 from South Africa, 2 from Gambia, 1 each from Egypt, Ethiopia, Tanzania, and the
Philippines) ) will participate and will be in Japan from October to next February.
Taking this project as an opportunity, Okayama University will strengthen its cooperation with UNCTAD, the core organization of the United Nations that implements and operates STI for SDGs. To go. [Image 5

Group photo * Masks are removed only when taking pictures
○United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)  Established in 1964. Located in Geneva, it is the central body of the United Nations that comprehensively addresses relevant issues of trade and development, finance, investment, technology and sustainable development. It aims to maximize trade, investment and development opportunities for developing countries, assist them in facing challenges arising from globalization, and integrate them into the world economy on an equal footing.
 https://www.unic.or.jp/info/un/unsystem/other_bodies/unctad/  https://unctad.org/
◆ Reference
・[Okayama University] Invited to participate in the official side event of the United Nations UNCTAD Intergovernmental Annual Meeting “25th CSTD (Geneva)”
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000634.000072793.html
・[Okayama University] A page introducing the joint project with Okayama University, “Joint Research and Training Course for Young Female Researchers from Developing Countries” has been opened on the official website of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)!
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000271.000072793.html
・[Okayama University] An online research results presentation was held for “Joint Research and Training Course for Young Female Researchers from Developing Countries” by Okayama University and UNCTAD.  https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000238.000072793.html
・Okayama University and UNCTAD conclude a comprehensive partnership agreement (MoU) for human resource development and promotion of STI for SDGs World’s first MoU between a university and UNCTAD
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/news/news_id9033.html
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Research Institute of Plant Science and Resources, Okayama University (Kurashiki City, Okayama Prefecture), one of the places visited ◆ Inquiries regarding this matter
 Okayama University International Department International Planning Division  Tsushima Campus, Okayama University, 2-1-1 Tsushimanaka, Kita-ku, Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture 700-8530
 TEL: 086-251-7036
 https://www.okayama-u.ac.jp/tp/news/news_id11616.html
 Okayama University Media “OTD” (app):
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000011.000072793.html
 Okayama University Media “OTD” (web):
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000215.000072793.html
 Okayama University SDGs website: https://sdgs.okayama-u.ac.jp/  Okayama University SDGs-Thinking about the sustainability of local communities (YouTube): https://youtu.be/Qdqjy4mw4ik
 Okayama University Image Movie (YouTube): https://youtu.be/pKMHm4XJLtw “Okadai TV” (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCi4hPHf_jZ1FXqJfsacUqaw  Industrial-academia co-creation activity “Okayama University Open Innovation Challenge” Recruiting co-creation activity partners for the term ending November 2022:
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000991.000072793.html
 Okayama University “THE Impact Ranking 2021” Comprehensive Ranking Within the top 200 in the world, No. 1 in Japan!!
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000070.000072793.html
 Okayama University “University Brand Image Survey 2021-2022” “University Active in SDGs” Ranked 1st in Chugoku/Shikoku!!
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000373.000072793.html
 Okayama University Ranked 1st in Chugoku/Shikoku in the 2022 edition of the “University Image Survey from the Perspective of Company Personnel Managers”!!
 https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000000122.000072793.html
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National University Corporation Okayama University supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, we have received the government’s first “Japan SDGs Award” Special Award

Details about this release:
https://prtimes.jp/main/html/rd/p/000001019.000072793.html


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