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[Okayama University] Fourth group of young female researchers from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) short-term program visited Okayama University
December 16, 2022
National University Corporation Okayama University
Okayama University (Headquarters: Kita-ku, Okayama City; President: Hiroshi Makino) and the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) jointly run the 2022 “Joint Research and Training Program for Young Female Researchers from Developing Countries.” Course: Young Female Scientist Program in Japan”, we are currently accepting 14 researchers from African and ASEAN countries. On December 8, 2022, two young female researchers, who are the fourth group, visited the university and paid a courtesy visit to President Hiroshi Makino and others.
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 the university, and President Makino introduced related initiatives at the university.
On the same day, the young female researchers visited the university library. We toured the library facilities such as Murata Academia and the library. In addition, as a Japanese cultural experience, they visited Okayama Korakuen Garden and Okayama Castle, experienced matcha green tea for the first time, and visited Okayama Castle to learn about the history and culture of Okayama.
Group photo *The mask was removed only during the photo shoot [Image 4
Visiting Okayama University Library
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
Visiting Okayama Castle (Kita Ward, Okayama City)
○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.
・[Okayama University] The third batch of young female researchers from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) short-term program visited Okayama University
・[Okayama University] The second group of young female researchers from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) short-term program visited Okayama University
・[Okayama University] Young female researchers from the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) short-term program visited Okayama University
・[Okayama University] Invited to participate in the official side event of the United Nations UNCTAD Intergovernmental Annual Meeting “25th CSTD (Geneva)”
・[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)!
・[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
Okayama University Tsushima Campus (Kita Ward, Okayama City) ◆ 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
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