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Gender and Development

The enhancement of gender equality and women’s empowerment is an important issue to be addressed by the global community. It is also the target of an independent goal, Goal 5, and considered from a cross-disciplinary perspective to tackle other goals in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The concept of ‘Gender and Development’ has been adopted since the 1970s. It has made women visible in the development field and raised awareness of gender issues in...

Webinar “Higher Education for A Just and Sustainable World 1 Transforming teaching and learning” Nov. 26 [for Members and Generals]

Scholars from Beijing Normal University, The University of Hong Kong and The University of Tokyo will introduce their experiences in transforming teaching and learning in higher education for a just and sustainable world. Please find the concept note and registration information below. Look forward to your participation! International Webinar Series 2022 Reframing A New Social Contract for Education in Asia-Pacific Region Higher Education for A Just and Sustainable World 1 Transforming teaching and learning...

PhD scholarship to work on SDGs and the Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) framework at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona

The “Enric Julià Danés Doctoral Grant” sponsors a three‐year scholarship to pursue a PhD at the IQS School of Management (Universitat Ramon Llull) in Barcelona, Spain under the “Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability” doctoral programme. It includes an employment con tract (annual stipend of 15.550 € approx. – full time), starting in September 2022 to work on the project focused on the operationalisation of the ‘leaving no one behind’ framework for the...

The 23rd JASID Spring Conference

【The 2nd Announcement】 We received many applications for our conference this year. All the applications were reviewed at the Conference Organization Committee on March. 27, and all the decisions were sent to the applicants. We would like to ask the applicants to confirm it. Seventeen sessions (community, education, children, development, NGO, SDGs, disaster, environment, society/economy etc.) will be held at the 23rd JASID Spring Conference: three organized sessions, seven roundtables, seven oral presentation sessions,...

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About the 23rd JASID Spring Conference 【The 2nd Announcement】

We received many applications for our conference this year. All the applications were reviewed at the Conference Organization Committee on March. 27, and all the decisions were sent to the applicants. We would like to ask the applicants to confirm it. Seventeen sessions (community, education, children, development, NGO, SDGs, disaster, environment, society/economy etc.) will be held at the 23rd JASID Spring Conference: three organized sessions, seven roundtables, seven oral presentation sessions, together with a...

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The 1st Announcement: The 23nd JASID Spring Conference

The 23rd JASID Spring Conference webpage uploaded the first announcement and starts accepting application. In order to apply, please see https://www.jasidconference.org/ The 23rd JASID Spring Conference Executive Committee 【The 1st Announcement】 The 23rd JASID Spring Annual Conference is scheduled to be held on 18 June 2022, Saturday, ONLINE. The overall theme of this Conference is “Do you know, we have already been doing SDGs.” As in the previous years, (1) oral presentations (open topic),...

Social and Solidarity Economy

Just as Goal 10 of the SDGs is “eradication of inequality”, “widening inequality” has become a major issue in the international community in the 21st century, and one of the causes is “expansion of globalization by capitalist economy” or “expansion of globalization by capitalism”. We think about the view that there is a “prevalence of market capitalism” is deep-rooted. If the cause of “increasing inequality” lies in the “capitalist economy,” then “correcting” or “substituting”...

Webinar on “Towards Understanding Grassroots Perspectives in Africa under COVID-19”

We are pleased to announce that Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS) and Institute for Future Initiatives (IFI) will co-host a Webinar on “Towards Understanding Grassroots Perspectives in Africa under COVID-19.” We look forward to your participation in our seminar. ◇◆Webinar Details◆◇ Date: August 31st (Tue), 2021 Time: 19:00 – 21:00 (JST) Venue: Online (Zoom Webinar) *The Zoom link will be sent to the email address you provided by the day before the seminar....

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Appeal for Enlargement of Cooperation with Developing Countries to Counteract COVID-19 Outbreak

The new coronavirus spreads all over the world and is reaching to developing countries. Facing this catastrophic crisis, countries are now attempting to isolate themselves from others and to concentrate on countermeasures to protect their nationals. As United Nations Secretary-General António Gutierres said on March 31, it is obvious that the infection of COVID-19 in developing countries has just started growing, and that the damage in health and economy in the regions will be...

Resilience of Development and SDGs

The former research division named JASID-SDGs has finished its activity in success to examine “Transformation of the world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”, including sustainable development and “sustainable development targets (SDGs)” based on multi-disciplinary academic perspectives, as a leading academic society for international development and cooperation. The newly formed research group will inherit the result and network of JASID-SDGs and additionally, it will consider the concept of resilience as the significance topic of...

Development and Business

In the era of SDGs, the actors involved in development activities in Global South are increasing from international organizations, aid agencies, and NGOs, to large and small private companies. In this study group of Development and Business will pay particular attention to Japanese SME actors (including large companies and multinational companies in some cases), and how private companies can contribute to solving “development problems / social problems in developing countries”. We will focus on...

Development Approach to Human Security of Children

‘Human security’ is a concept to address safety and security of individual human beings, complementing the traditional concept of state security. It is also a concept to recapture security from the perspectives of protecting people from threats and hazard against their lives, livelihood and dignity, and of empowering people to become more resilient to such threats and hazard, adapting to such social environment. The objectives of this research group “Development Approach to Human Security...

Ethical Agri-food Systems and Rural Development

Ethical agri-food systems and rural development Poverty alleviation is placed as the first object in the SDGs as well as in the MDGs. Most impoverished people are peasants in the Global South. Accordingly, the SDGs put a high priority on rural development. However, it is difficult for peasants to get out of poverty under the current global agri-food system. Although Fair Trade (FT) has a potential to solve such difficulty by providing an alternative...