【JICA】Program for Development Education

A. Case Study Overview

1. Activity/ Project Title:
Program for Development Education
2. Themes:
SDGs
3. Summary:  

JICA conducts activities aimed at promoting development

education at school. The idea is to foster the abilities of students and pupils to understand how development challenges facing the world relate to Japan, regard them as their own problems, proactively study them, and participate in efforts to overcome them.

4. Sector:
Organization : The Incorporated Administrative Agency
5. Implementation Period:

year-round

6. Project Site :
JICA, Schools
7. Stakeholders&Partners:

B. Objective:

8. Objectives:
The objective is to foster the abilities of students and pupils to understand how development challenges facing the world relate to Japan, regard them as their own problems, proactively study them, and participate in efforts to overcome them.

C. Activities

9. /Activities:

For teachers, the Study Tour Program for Teachers allows

them to observe the current conditions in developing countries

and then put their experiences into practice in their classes once

they have returned to Japan.

The Training Program for Development Education Leaders is

held at JICA offices in Japan, in which teachers study development education methods and actual cases.

For children and students, the International Cooperation

Lectures, which mainly deploys former Japan Overseas

Cooperation Volunteers as lecturers, are delivered in schools. There is also an Essay Contest on International Cooperation for Junior and Senior High School Students.

D. Challenges and solutions:

10. Challenges and solutions:

Concrete progress has been made in the effort to foster creators of a sustainable society as called for in the New National Curriculum Standards, which came into effect in fiscal 2020.

And various actions are now being taken in Japanese society to help achieve the SDGs and support multicultural coexistence.

E. Outcomes and Impacts:

11. Outcomes&Impacts:

The Training Program for Development Education Leaders is

held at JICA offices in Japan, in which over 9,000 teachers each

year.

The International Cooperation Lectures are delivered about 2,000

times per year in schools.

Essay Contest on International Cooperation for Junior and Senior High School Students that received more than 60,000 total applicants.

Its efforts to provide opportunities to think about the relationship

between SDGs and our daily life as well as what everyone can do

for the achievement of the SDGs.

F. Budget:

12. Budget:

13. Source: