With the ever-increasing pace of globalization, the world is becoming more complex day by day. We are facing many challenges such as climate change, financial crisis, and even a pandemic, on a scale that humankind has not yet faced before. The young generation of today is the leader of tomorrow. The youth of Hiroshima should be encouraged to learn about the challenges we face today and take on the responsibilities to tackle them in the future.
The Youth Ambassador Programme started in 2010 by the UNITAR Hiroshima Office. The Programme offers an opportunity for the Hiroshima youth to develop a unique insight into global affairs and engage with the international community. Every cycle in the past ten years, the programme content varies depending on the social context and learning needs of the year. This year, 2020, the world is again facing a major challenge - the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected people's livelihood in almost all corners of the world. Social practices, business structures, communication modalities are forced to shift quickly. To cope with new global challenges as such, our young leaders tomorrow need to get ready to think flexibly and respond proactively.
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office, together with the UNITAR Association, developed the 2020 Youth Ambassador Programme for our future leaders in Hiroshima. During this year's Programme, the learning modality will shift from all in-person workshops to a mixed method combining online- and micro-learning.. Through the UNITAR Youth Ambassador Programme, the young generation of Hiroshima will not only learn more about the Sustainable Development Goals and current world trends, but they will also have the opportunity to have their voice heard on an international stage as representatives of Hiroshima.
By the end of the programme, participants should be able to:
Acquire the basic knowledge of SDGs
Acquire presentation skills required in a global society. (e.g. English skill, Understanding diverse ideas/culture…)
Obtain a worldwide view through World Tour Online/exchange session with 2019 UNITAR Iraq participants.
Develop an action plan for one target of SDGs. In this training, each group develop an action plan of Target 1 (No Poverty), Target4 (Quality Education), Target 13 (Climate change), or Target16 (Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions).
Build the network in Hiroshima Prefecture beyond the boundaries.
24 high school students (Both female/male) who belong to the school located in Hiroshima Prefecture.