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Workshop on Promotion of Active Social Participation by Women - Learn from Iceland's Experience-

Workshop on Promotion of Active Social Participation by Women - Learn from Iceland's Experience-
Time Wednesday, March 9, 2015
Place National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies, 1st Floor, Room1AB (ACCESS)
Sponsorship National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS)
Language English
Participation fees Free (Pre-registraion required)

Purpose

Iceland has many common features with Japan in that it is an island country, a leading fishing country, and a country with the high life expectancy. We also have some features in common in terms of policy issues and Japan has much to learn from Iceland's experience. For example, regarding the promotion of active social participation by women, Iceland has been on the top in "The Global Gender Gap Report 2015" for 7 years from 2009.
Taking the opportunity of Icelandic parliament members' visit and of the 60th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the countries this year, we hold a workshop to discuss the areas in which Iceland and Japan share common challenges and will cooperate in the future. As the workshop, the members will introduce Iceland's government efforts on gender equality followed by the introduction of Japan's one on it. Views from various countries on this issue are welcome. We also exchange views on the possibility of cooperation in many aspects with the audience.

Program

時間 セッション
9:30-9:35
Opening
Prof. Atsushi SUNAMI, Executive Advisor to the President; Professor, GRIPS
9:35-9:50
Introduction of Iceland's Efforts on Promoting Active Social Participation by Women
Ms. Hanna Birna KRISTJÁNSDÓTTIR, Members of the Foreign Affairs Committee; The Head of Delegation
9:50-10:00
Comment from Japan (including brief introduction of Japan's efforts)
Ms. Yoko KAMIKAWA, Member of the House of Representatives of Japan, Former Minister of Justice (TBC)
10:00-11:00
Discussion & QA
<Panelists>
Ms. Hanna Birna KRISTJÁNSDÓTTIR
Ms. Silja Dögg GUNNARSDÓTTIR, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Mr. Vilhjálmur BJARNASON, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Ms. Steinunn Þóra ÁRNADÓTTIR, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Mr. Óttar PROPPÉ, Member of the Foreign Affairs Committee
Ms. Yoko KAMIKAWA
H.E. Mitsuko SHINO, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary at the Embassy of Japan in Iceland
Prof. Yuko Hayashi, Professor(Specially-appointed), Graduate School of Innovation and Technology Management at Yamaguchi University; Visiting Scholar at GRIPS
<Moderator>
Prof. Atsushi SUNAMI
11:00
Closing

Simplified personal history

Biographies of Iceland's Delegation from the Foreign Affairs Committee

Application,Inquiry

Please fill in Registration Form.
If you cannot open the form, please send email to GIST Secretariat, gist-mlgrips.ac.jp. Registration email must include: 1) your name*, 2) institution*, 3) job title, and 4) contact information (email address or phone number)*.
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The application will be closed as soon as the number of applicants reaches the capacity.

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