G7 Alternative Summit Agenda Takes Shape

The G7 Alternative Summit will take place on the 23rd & 24th May in. The event is co-organised by the Japan CSO Platform and the Tokai Area Citizen’s Summit Network which is the Ise-Shima local NGO network. The Summit will tackle a wide range of priorities with each host coordinating their own issue sessions. The agenda is taking shape and a draft version is shown below.

Draft G7 Alternative Summit Agenda

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The sessions coordinated by the Tokai Area Citizen’s Summit Network (in green on the draft schedule above) include:

  • Children
  • Youth
  • Education
  • Globalisation
  • Interegional Disparity
  • Disaster
  • Emigrants & Refugees
  • Peace & Human Rights
  • Civil Society

The Japanese CSO Platform will coordinate the following sessions (to be scheduled in the yellow areas in the draft schedule):

  • Global Health – supported by Save the Children & the Asian Health Institute
  • Syria & Refugees – supported by Sadaqa, World Vision Japan and others
  • Education – supported by Education for Sustainable Development
  • Climate Change & Disasters – supported by Kiko Network, Japan Civil Network for UN Decade on Biodiversity
  • Africa/TICAD – supported by African Japan Forum and Afri-Can
  • Peace – supported by PeaceBoat and the Fusen Network
  • SDG Implementation – supported by GCAP Japan
  • Global Agenda – supported by the Global Poverty Project.

The G7 Alternative Summit will take place in the Yokkaichi Pollution and Environmental Museum for Future Awareness   in Yasujima City, Yokkaichi, which is located between Nagoya and Kyoto. A website and information on registration will be launched soon.


[Photo: Yokkaichi City website]