The 6th Japan's National Conference on UNESCO ASPnet

The 6th Japan's National Conference on UNESCO ASPnet during
UNESCO ASPnet International ESD Events

"Aiming for the further development of ESD from 2014 and beyond"
8 November 2014 (Saturday)
Tsushima Campus, Okayama University


Teachers from UNESCO Associated Schools in Japan; representatives from prefectural and municipal boards of education; UNESCO Associated School collaborators (companies, NGOs/NPOs, PTAs, university students, education specialists, etc.); representatives from UNESCO Associated Schools in other countries (educators participating in the ASPnet Platform for Teachers, teachers participating in the ESD Rice Project); representatives from ASP UnivNet; interested members of the general public (domestic and overseas). Total: 800-1,000 persons.


The Conference will be an opportunity to review the efforts and achievements by UNESCO Associated Schools in Japan in regards to ESD during the United Nations Decade of Education for Sustainable Development, discuss measures for further developing ESD activities from 2014, and for ESD practitioners to share useful information and experiences about ESD. For this, the organizers will prepare a collection of excellent examples of ESD activities conducted by UNESCO Associated Schools in Japan, and distribute it at the Conference. In addition, a Conference Declaration will be drafted and adopted in order to promote the wider diffusion of ESD in Japan and enhance the activities of UNESCO Associated Schools in Japan.

Note: The collection of examples of ESD activities and the Declaration will also be made available at the UNESCO World Conference on ESD to be held in Nagoya City, Aichi Prefecture, on November 10-12.


Sponsors Ministry of Education,Culture, Sports, Science and Technology,Japanese National Commission for UNESCO
Co-sponsors Okayama University, Oakayama-city, Okayama City Board of Education, Okayama Prefecture, Okayama Prefectural Board of education, Japan ESD Promotion Forum, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO
In cooperation with UNESCO,Interuniversity Network Supporting The UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPUnivNet)

Draft programme

Date Time Activity
Nov. 8 9:00-9:30 Reception
9:30-9:50 Opening ceremony
9:50-10:00 Explanation of drafting of Japan's National Conference on UNESCO ASPnet Declaration
10:00-10:40 The 5th ESD Award ceremony (awards ceremony and presentation on ESD activities by school receiving Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Prize)
10:40-11:40 Presentations on examples of ESD practices/activities at Japanese and overseas UNESCO Associated Schools (by Skype and pre-recorded video)
11:40-12:00 Presentation on ESD Rice Project (presentations by five participating schools in four countries)
12:00-13:00 Lunch
13:00-14:30 Theme-specific workshops; 22 working groups
14:40-16:40 ESD exhibition

- Exhibits of excellent examples of ESD activities at schools (poster presentations; 80 schools in 6 regions)

- Introductions of examples ESD practices/activities by companies/organizations (booth exhibits and seminars)

(Booth exhibits will open around 11:00)
16:55-17:15 Adoption of Japan's National Conference on UNESCO ASPnet Declaration
17:15-17:30 Closing ceremony

Related event

Special Conference Lecture

Speaker Yuichiro Anzai,
Chairperson of Japanese National Commission for UNESCO (Chairperson of Central Council for Education)
Date and time 7 November 2014
・Lecture: 18:00-19:00
・Exchange meeting: 19:15-20:45
Venue Okayama Plaza Hotel