RCE Omuta

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Region:
ASIA-PACIFIC
Country:
Japan
Overview
Date of RCE acknowledgement:
December, 2019
Description of RCE and Geographic Region:

Kyushu is an island where Omuta City is located, and is one of the islands comprising the Japanese archipelago. Omuta is located in the south-western part of Kyushu. Its surface area is 36,782 km2 which accounts for 10% of the entire Japanese landmass. Kyushu is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, the East China Sea, the Sea of Japan (Genkai-nada). It has a comparatively mild climate in Japan. There are seven prefectures in Kyushu island: Fukuoka, Saga, Nagasaki, Oita, Kumamoto, Miyazaki, and Kagoshima. Fukuoka prefecture where Omuta is located, is in the northern part of Kyushu. It accounts for about 5000 km2 and is the most densely populated prefecture. Its population is about 5 million. It occupies 36% of the total population of Kyushu.

Goals and Objectives:

Short-term goals (to 2020 for two years):

  1. We share the problems and visions with Omuta centred around regional high level education institutes, schools, city, private enterprises, and citizen groups.
  2. To comprise our practical action plans based on Omuta SDGs to achieve those goals.
  3. We manage to launch the projects to solve some problems on sustainability.
  4. We open the seminars and workshops to foster human resources with an ESD point of view. Those seminars should be sponsored by the cooperation of each stakeholder.
  5. We open "ESD regional seminars" (temporary name) for citizens to deepen their understanding on ESD.
  6. We step up to enrich the activities of RCE Omuta through the exchange with other regional RCEs domestically and overseas.

Mid-term goals (to 2025 for seven years):

  1. Each stakeholder promotes ESD positively.
  2. We make a contribution in achieving the goals for sustainable development based on "Omuta SDGs Version"
  3. We set up the system to foster human resources who can act with an ESD point of view.
  4. We enhance the exchange activities and share some information with local RCEs overseas through collecting information and publishing in English.

Long-term goals (to 2030 for 12 years)

  1. Each citizen acts as a designer of a sustainable society.
  2. The stakeholders can share their own issues according to his or her stand and work together.
  3. To promote human exchange, not only collecting information and publication to RCEs overseas.
Organisation Hosting RCE Secretariat:

Omuta City Board of Education (City adminstration)

Key Partners:

Omuta city public school association

Name of organisation: RCE Omuta Conference
Role: To promote RCE activities using their own financial resources
Contact name: Tadao Miyata

Name of organisation: Omuta ESD Consortium
Role: To organise all institutions and organisations
Contact name: Seki city mayor 

Activities
Current Activities:
  • ESD promotion project
  • Studying ESD with their local characteristics
  • Lecture and classes with the collaboration of Board of Education and each school (*Promotion of ESD in each district in Omuta city)
Upcoming Activities:
  • To give the RCE the following support as a high-level educational institution
Achievements:

To create a sustainable society toward the future through learning nature, culture and systems in Omuta. The related people provided opportunities to share the accumulated wisdom on the sustainable society and ESD. Furthermore we will implement various programs for creating a sustainable society so that many people would come to learn our activities from domestically and overseas.

Communication Channels
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Contact Details
Main RCE Contact:
Takeshi Komiya (Omuta city Board of Education)
t-komiya@st.city.omuta.fukuoka.jp
Secondary RCE Contact:
Toshiaki Nakamura (Omuta city Board of Education)
t-nakamura@st.city.omuta.fukuoka.jp
RCE Youth Coordinator(s):
Omuta Youth Chamber of Commerce
General RCE email:
RCE mailing address for correspondence: