Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and Human Security- Southeast Asia and Japan in Global Society.
This course examines the issues of sustainable development/SDGs and human security in the case of Southeast Asia and Japan in global perspective. It conducts both theoretical and practical analysis on the issues based on the professor's own experiences of research, policy and practice on SDGs and Human Security from human centered perspective. Meanwhile the cases will be mainly Mekhong River Area of South East Asia and Japan that the professor has expertise, the course will also deal with the issues in other countries where students come from all over the world. Diverse academic and professional experiences of the students are highly appreciated to promote mutual active learning. As well known, SDGs motto is ‘Leave no one behind’, because the global development goals are not only for LMICs but also developed worlds including Japan, North America and Europe. Students need to bear in mind that SDGs are our own issue under the philosophy of ‘Think globally, act locally’.
The professor has both academic and professional backgrounds on the theme including United Nations Research Institute for Social Development, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), local governments of Japan and NGOs/civil society. He is leading the research on the issue as the chair of JASID-SDGs (Japan Society for International Development, 'Sustainable Development and SDGs' research division).