|Workshops / Seminars
|Project Purpose & Description
Since 2001, Japan has hosted the “Invitation Program for Young Leaders of FEALAC”
every year. This year, Japan will organize the 14th Invitation Program under the
theme “Application of science and technology in disaster prevention and sustainable
development”. This will be the Xth consecutive year this program has focused on this
topic, taking into consideration the vulnerability of many FEALAC member countries
to natural disasters such as hurricanes and tsunami, and the importance of sharing knowledge and experience amongst us.
This program also provides a unique opportunity in which young leaders of FEALAC countries can meet in person to form new networks and engage in discussions with their peers. Government of Japan believes that this project is a truly effective way of joining the two regions.
|Activity Description & Outcome
Young leaders will participate in seminars held by experts and visit laboratories and institutions related to the theme. They will also visit Fukushima, the region heavily affected by the tsunami in March, 2011.
Through this project, participants are expected to deepen their knowledge on the various applications of science and technology for disaster prevention and sustainable development, and utilize it effectively in their own country.
|Project Contact Point
|Latin America and Caribbean Affairs Bureau