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The Hiroshima Dialogue Forum on the Sustainability-Peace Nexus in the Context of Global Change
- Organizer: Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS), Hiroshima University
- Venue: The Headquarters Building (4th floor), Higashi-Hiroshima Campus, Hiroshima University
The Hiroshima University Network for Education and Research on Peace and Sustainability (NERPS) held the first Hiroshima Dialogue Forum on the Sustainability-Peace Nexus in the Context of Global Change during August 10-11, 2019 at Hiroshima University Higashi-Hiroshima campus. The objective of this international Forum was to engage a diverse community of experts to consider complex interactions at the intersections of sustainability and peace in he contexts of rapid global changes and sustainable development goals, especially SDG 16 on “Peace, Justice, and Strong Institutions”.
The Forum was organized in close collaboration with representatives of the Hiroshima Prefecture, Japan Government's National Agencies, regional and local private sector representatives, and international organizations based in Japan, Europe, North America. Participants from Austria, Bangladesh, Bulgaria, China, India, Japan, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, UK, and USA engaged in the forum. The participants were from diverse communities including academia, governmental and intergovernmental organizations, international scientific programs, private sector, and public sectors. The Forum agenda enabled intensive interaction, dialogue and discourse by all participants who collectively distilled a list of priority research themes to be carried out by partners in NERPS.
Outcomes of the Forum include syntheses of the perspectives of stakeholders from various communities on challenges of the nexus of peace and sustainability and a collection of research publications that will be prepared for a special issue of the journal Sustainability Science to be published in 2020. All participants are now members of NERPS.
NERPS plans to hold the next dialogue forum on this nexus in 2021.