Tag Archive for environmental education

Darjeeling – Jisu Niketan School

100_2166r2-884x218Canadian Jesuit brother Robert Mittelholtz SJ started Jisu Niketan School in Matigara in 1974 for children who used to roam a railway platform close by. To this day, only very poor children are accepted in the Jesuit-run school, which does not require uniforms, does not charge fees and gives students breakfast and lunch. Apart from the usual academic subjects, which are taught in Bengali medium, students attend classes in music, dance, elocution and ecology.

A Jesuit Ecology Resource

ecojesuitEcoJesuit is a website with lots of useful information and opinions about best practices to meet ecological challenges.  It’s a joint project of European Jesuits and the Asia Pacific Jesuit Conference with a mission of “promoting greater awareness of our ecology and engagements through responsibility for how we live.”

Mami Yoshikawa – Alumni Students

students_yoshikawaAssistant Professor, Faculty of Theology, Sophia University

I am very grateful to MEGUKO -Action for the Self-Reliance of Children in Asia, which is a NGO at Sophia University. After the graduation I joined in a research project as a research associate at Faculty of Environmental and Information Studies, Tokyo City University. I try to be active both in researches and in practical operations. I have been working as a technical advisor of Environmental Education sent by Japan International Cooperation Agency to developing countries. Also I have been on a selection committee of Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers as well as an instructor for the volunteers. I join in Faculty of Theology, Sophia University from 2013 and focus on Environmental Education based on Human Studies.

Masato Yamazaki – Alumni Students

students_yamazakiAssistant Professor, Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University

I worked on international trade of recycled products with for my dissertation. After the graduation, I worked at the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST). Currently I am doing research on the economic impact of a natural disaster at Disaster Mitigation Research Center, Nagoya University. Through the career, I have been developing several economic simulation models evaluating the effects of environmental policies or a natural disaster on an economy. It is important for us to learn analytical skills and theories as well as to have passion in order to resolve environmental issues.

Research Activities

panel_03Prof. Anne McDonald

Research project: Increasing adaptive capacities of fishing communities and resilience to climate change through integrated community-based policy design

Approved in spring 2012 as a 3 year individual research project under the Grants-in-Aid for Scientific Research funded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, this is a field interview-based study of the traditional matriarchs of the north-east Asian sea, the female ama divers of Hegura Island, Ishikawa prefecture.

Why GENV (Graduate School of Environmental Studies)?

panel_04Turning Thoughts into Action

Our graduate school program has been designed to develop human capacity of people with diverse professional aspirations in the field of global environmental issues. We aim to educate future academics, professionals for industry, media, government and non-governmental organizations, community leaders among others and provide them with an in-depth comprehensive understanding, theoretical and practical knowledge of global environmental problems and develop each individual’s ability to solve these issues as working professionals.