Date & Time

7 November 2019, 10:00-17:00


Symposium Hall, International Science Innovation Building (West Building) 5F,
Yoshida campus, Kyoto University Bldg. #69 on the map that can be downloaded from the link below


Short Summary

This international symposium focuses Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Asia, which is the most developing area in the world in terms of population growth, industrial and agricultural development, and economic growth. The area also has many risks such as environmental degradation, natural disasters, and social instability. Inviting a couple of keynote speakers who provide insights about hot issues in Asia, the GSAIS faculty members and students of GSAIS will discuss their own research interests in relation to SDGs with the keynote speakers and other participants and will achieve some conclusion how to further enhance human survivability studies for solving global issues.

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Flyer Program

Keynote Speakers

Dr. Benno Böer, Chief of Natural Sciences, UNESCO Bangkok Handout
Dr. Nuki Agya Utama, Executive Director, ASEAN/ACE
Dr. Nobuko Kayashima, Senior Vice President, JICA


Dr. M. Charles Boliko, Director, Liaison Office in Japan, FAO
Mr. Septia B. Supendi, Manager, ASEAN/ACE
Dr. Yosuke Yamashiki, Professor, GSAIS
Dr. Takashi Kanamura, Associate Professor, GSAIS (Facilitator)

CV & Abstracts



English(translation will not be provided)


Free of charge, but advance registration is required (until 5 November 2019).
Please register online at the following web site:

Those who did not register online until 5 November 2019 but wish to participate in the symposium
can register on the day of the symposium


- Graduate School of Advanced Integrated studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS), Kyoto University


- Asian Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) at Kyoto University
- UNESCO Chair on Water, Energy and Disaster Management for Sustainable Development (WENDI)

About the Organizer

The Graduate School of Advanced Integrated Studies in Human Survivability (GSAIS/ Shishukan) runs a 5-year PhD program aiming to raise young future leaders who can find novel solutions to complex social issues such as climate change, resource depletion, biodiversity loss, poverty, and inequality, food security, population pressure, the spread of infectious diseases, etc. Human Survivability Studies is an integrated academic field that aims to integrate knowledge or wisdom from individual disciplines related to the survival of mankind and global society. Our final goal is to contribute to the creation of a sustainable future for humanity. To learn more, please visit the web site of GSAIS