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Tuesday, September 20 • 7:00am - 9:30am
(REF 20541) “The Little Island that Could”: Creating a Better Future for Okinawa Through Partnership

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RECORDING: “The Little Island that Could”: Creating a Better Future for Okinawa Through Partnership (Japanese only)

RECORDINGS: Japan-related playlist

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Over four hundred organizations in Okinawa have partnered to advance the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals in Japan’s southern-most prefecture — and in a region with a vulnerable economy. The Okinawa SDGs Project, sponsored by the Ryukyu Shimpo newspaper, brings together more than 70 organizations, including media, municipalities, universities, large and small businesses, and not-for-profit organizations, to work on SDGs that affect Okinawa and that Okinawans are uniquely prepared to address.

Selected as a United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) World Natural Heritage site, Okinawa’s rich nature and biodiversity is even more notable in that it coexists on a chain of islands with a population of 1.5 million people. Additionally, the sites of Shurijo Castle and the Gusuku Group, built during the Ryukyu Dynasty prior to Japanese rule, are registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is this combination of thriving nature and rich culture that the partnership seeks to apply to the SDGs.

To create a sustainable region where nature and culture are balanced, the partnership brings together science, industry, and the understanding and cooperation of the local community. This presentation will share examples of ways Okinawans are addressing local carbon emissions, improving health, promoting employment and industry development, and improving the marine environment.

Presenters will share these initiatives in an effort to foster dialogue in Asia and the Pacific and to explore solutions to global environmental problems. All of the speakers’ activities are based on partnerships. The discussion will aim to raise awareness and motivation to achieve each of the SDG goals based on partnerships, which is unique to Okinawa, with its culture of “yuimaru” or mutual support.

NOTE: This session will be delivered in Japanese and simultaneous interpretation will be provided in English.
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「可能性を秘めた小さな島」 :パートナーシップを通じて創る沖縄のより良い未来

日本の最南端に位置する県であり、経済的脆弱性を抱える沖縄では、国連の「持続可能な開発目標」を推進するため、県内の 400 を超える団体が連携しています。琉球新報社が主催する「OKINAWA SDGs プロジェクト」では、メディア、自治体、大学、大企業、中小企業、非営利団体など 70 以上の団体が集まり、沖縄に影響を与え、沖縄県民が独自に取り組むことができる SDGs の課題に取り組んでいます。

ユネスコ(国連教育科学文化機関)の世界自然遺産に登録されている沖縄の豊かな自然と生物多様性は、人口が150 万人にも上る島々で保たれているという点でより注目に値します。また日本統治以前の琉球王国時代に築かれた首里城とグスク等関連遺産群は、ユネスコの世界遺産に登録されています。県内の関連団体によるパートナーシップは、まさにこのような豊かな自然と文化の融合をSDGs に応用したいと考えています。

自然と文化が調和した持続可能な地域を実現するため、県内のパートナーシップは、科学、産業、地域社会の理解と協力を結集します。本講演では、沖縄県民による地域の二酸化炭素排出量に関する取り組みや、健康増進、雇用創出及び産業促進、海洋環境改善の取り組み事例を紹介します。

講演では、これらの取り組みを共有することで、アジア・太平洋地域の対話を促進し、地球規模の環境問題の解決策を探ることを目指します。 本セッションの講演者の活動は、いずれもパートナーシップを基にしています。 「ゆいまーる」の文化を持つ沖縄ならではのパートナーシップをベースに、 SDGs の各目標を達成するための意識とモチベーションを高めることを目的とした議論を行います。

講演者:
- 西田 睦 琉球大学学長(日本)
- 瀬名波 出 琉球大学工学部工学科エネルギー環境工学コース教授、起業家(日本)
- 花城 良廣 一般財団法人沖縄美ら島財団理事長(日本)
- オリガ・エリセーバ 沖縄科学技術大学大学院(OIST) アクセラレータープログラム・
スタートアップ HerLifeLab 創設者(日本)
- 島 洋子 琉球新報社編集局長 (日本)

お知らせ:このセッションは日本語で行われ、英語での同時通訳が付きます。

Moderator
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Yoko Shima

Managing Editor, Newspaper company "RYUKYU SHIMPO"

Speakers
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Mutsumi Nishida

President, University of the Ryukyus
Dr. Mutsumi Nishida is President of the University of the Ryukyus (Ryudai). He previously served as Vice President of Ryudai in charge of Research and Strategic Planning.Before Ryudai, he was Professor of Molecular Marine Biology at the University of Tokyo in 1999, and worked there... Read More →
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Izuru SENAHA

University Professor, University of the Ryukyus
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Yoshihiro Hanashiro

Chairman, Okinawa Churashima Foundation
Year of birth: 1950Place of birth: Taketomi-town, Okinawa, JAPANEducation: Master of Horticulture, Chiba UniversitySpecialized field: Urban greening botany in tropical and subtropical.                   Resource botany in the tropics.                   Ethnobotany... Read More →
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Olga Elisseeva

Founder and CEO, HerLifeLab Inc.



Tuesday September 20, 2022 7:00am - 9:30am EDT
  SDGs, Collaboration