Eight 5th-term NipCA Fellows participated in the training from Wednesday, February 7 to Saturday, February 10, 2024. Ishigaki City, recognized as an “SDGs Future City” and “Municipal SDGs Model Project” in 2020, is renowned for its rich natural environment, including Iriomote Island, a UNESCO World Natural Heritage site, and Ishinishi Lagoon, Japan’s largest coral reef.

The Fellows explored the intersection of SDGs with society, nature, and culture through various activities. These included nature tours of the island, beach cleanups, visits to research institutes and companies dedicated to SDGs, and interactions with local high schools.

●Reports by each Fellow will be updated as needed.

 

 

●During the training program, the Fellows visited Yaeyama Commerce and Industry High School, which was reported in local newspapers:

【Yaeyama Mainichi Shimbun (February 11, 2024)】(left)
【Yaeyama Nippon (February 25, 2024)】(right)

                                     

 

 

Fellows at the lecture on coral reefs at the International Coral Reef Research Center, Ministry of the Environment, Japan
Exchange with Yaeyama Commerce and Industry High School and local performing arts club
Exploring the urban area of Ishigaki City
At Jomon Planning Studio
Beach Cleanup Activities
At Mineya Workshop