Center for the Study of International Cooperation in EducationHiroshima University

“Silencing the Guns in Africa by the Year 2020 through Investing in Youth Education” Webinar was held

Since 2016, education personnel from the ministries of education, teacher training colleges, and higher education—a total of 65 people from more than 17 countries—visited Japan and shared in the Japanese experience with peace education. However, in 2020, due to the COVID -19 pandemic, the study tour could not be organized. In order to keep sharing knowledge and experiences this year, UNESCO IICBA plans to organize four webinars in partnership with the Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE) at Hiroshima University for 23 African countries under the theme of “Silencing the Guns”. 

Webinar Series Topics:

Four webinars will be organized under the theme of “Silencing the Guns”. These are:

  1. Webinar One a.): “Citizenship and Peace Education: The Experience of Sophia University” by Professor Taro Komatsu. b.): “Realizing a Peaceful World Without Nuclear Weapons: The Hiroshima Initiative for Global Peace” by the Peace Promotion Team at the Hiroshima Prefectural Government.
  2. Webinar Two: A lecture on peace studies titled “Rethinking Areas of Cooperation Global Level for Peace Education and Global Governance” by Associate Professor Tatsuo Yamane of Hiroshima University, and “JICA’s Peacebuilding Assistance” by Dr. Dohi Yuko (JICA).
  3. Webinar Three: “A World Without Nuclear Weapons: Challenges of Nagasaki University” by the Research Center for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (RECNA) at Nagasaki University and the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR).
  4. Webinar Four: “The Japanese higher education system and its internationalization” and “Student Safety and Disaster Education” This webinar will be informed by the experiences of the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sport, Science, and Technology (MEXT), and Hiroshima City University.

Target Countries

23 African Countries. These are Anglophone countries (Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Libya, Malawi, Nigeria, Rwanda, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Uganda, and Zimbabwe) and Francophone countries (Algeria, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, the Central African Republic, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Morocco, Niger, Senegal, and Tunisia). The targets within those countries are educators and professors in various universities and teacher training colleges, and policymakers and agencies affiliated with the higher education sector.

Webinar 1 Session 1

Webinar 2 Session 2

Webinar 3 Session 2

Webinar 4 Session 2