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Creating a movement of Youth Leaders in Japan

YUNGA Japan is a 7-month Ambassador Leadership program focused on participatory learning, community building, and sustainable solutions design. As a YUNGA Ambassador, you will dive deep into pressing global challenges, and create projects that address solutions at your local community level. Through a mixture of inspiring lectures, interactive workshops, and hands-on challenges, you will gain knowledge in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and build a foundation of skills in project management, communication and leadership. This program is participant-focused, incorporating a global lens with local community action. With the support of mentors, and inspiration from local and global presenters, the YUNGA Ambassador program will empower the leaders of tomorrow.

🌐  Learn from global experts

🤝  Cross collaboration sessions with fellow youth from across Japan

🎓  Develop individual projects

Learning Steps

Introduction to YUNGA and SDGs

Tailored Training for Ambassadors to build their knowledge on the SDGs and YUNGA themes from industry experts and apart from learning activities, ambassadors will have a chance to join activities, workshops, and seminars organized by UN and other youth Agencies which will allow them to gain practical experience.

Use design thinking and Social Innovation to develop a project

Learn about design thinking, a human-centered systematic approach to problem-solving, to design your own social impact project, get motivated, and know how`s from other social innovators around the world.

Co-creation and collaboration

Collaboration is an integral part of our program, in this stage the Ambassadors will get an opportunity to work and collaborate with Youth Ambassadors from other countries and also a chance to build their own tribe here in Japan.

Project implementation

Backed by the mentors at this stage the Ambassadors will start putting the project plan into action.

Lecturers & Mentors

Coming from different backgrounds and bringing years of experience 25 International lecturers and mentors are here to help you learn and develop your project.

We match each ambassador with an individual mentor to support them in each step of their learning journey with YUNGA.


Dr.Reuben Sessa

Founder/Coordinator of YUNGA
FAO Headquarter office (Rome, Italy)


Dr.Manas Puri

Climate Change Expert
FAO Headquarter office (Rome, Italy)


Mr.Robin Lewis

Co-founder of Mymizu (Japan)

Dr. Reuben Sessa

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Founder/Coordinator of YUNGA
FAO Headquarter office (Rome, Italy)

Dr. Manas Puri

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Climate Change Expert
FAO Headquarter office (Rome, Italy)

Robin Lewis

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Co-founder of Mymizu (Japan)

Daisuke Kaneko

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Founder of seedbed project
Tanenochikara / Pasona Agri-partners Inc. (Japan)

Mohit Raj

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TYCIA Foundation(India)

Laura Vargas

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FIP (Columbia)

Jim Bouman

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Startup Coach (Japan)

Saurabh Nanda

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SN Mentoring (India)

Catherine Mwangi

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Workshop Facilitator (Japan)

Santiago Martinez

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Program Facilitator
Awaji Youth Federation /Pasona Group Inc. (Japan)

Tomoko Ichikawa

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Kazuto Kimura

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Watanabe Shu

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Mahamoud Dante

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Shigetsugu Komine

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Kenya Tamura

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Haruna Yamaguchi

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Takuho Nagagata

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Azman Hafid

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Saurabh Nanda

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Jim Bouman

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Tomoko Nezu

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David Kpondehou

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Ira Permana

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Santiago Martinez

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The place where we learn, execute and challenge.

YUNGA ambassadorプログラムは学びと実践、そして挑戦のプログラムでした。知識のインプットから、プロジェクトマネジメントのレクチャーを通して深い学びを得るとともに、それらを活かして "やりたい" を実現する最高の場。それが、私にとってのYUNGA ambassadorプログラムです。

Yukiya Sawayama
Department of Economics, Okayama University

Ambassadors 2021

Meet the 2021 class of young leaders for the SDGs and Social Change

These are some of the issues our ambassadors are working on:

LGBTQ Inclusive Education Climate Change Mental Health Gender Equality Plastic Pollution Clean Energy

Why do this?

“Ours can be the first generation to end poverty – and the last generation to address climate change before it is too late.”

Ban Ki-moon, Secretary-General United Nations(2007-2016) 

According to the United Nations, there are 1.8 billion people between the ages of 10-24—they are the largest generation of youth in history, Their numbers are expected to grow—between 2015 and 2030 alone, about 1.9 billion young people are projected to turn 15 years old. Connected to each other like never before, young people want to and already contribute to the resilience of their communities, proposing innovative solutions, driving social progress, and inspiring political change. They are also agents of change, mobilizing to advance the Sustainable Development Goals to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet. 

Apply today for our 2022 program!


    Students who are ready to get inspired and become a changemaker.

    University students from across Japan.

    Intermediate (or higher) English ability.

    Areas of interest can range from Climate Change, Food & Nutrition, Social Justice, Renewable Energy, Education, Gender Gap & LGBTQI, and more!.


    August 2022 - March 2023 (Meetings will be held once a week for 2 hours during a weekday evening).




    Connect ambassadors with the UN and other youth who are engaged in work surrounding themes of the Sustainable Development Goals.

    Develop skills in areas such as project management, teamwork and communication that will empower you into becoming a changemaker.

    Take Action and Create a project that will be delivered in your local community.

Ready to join?

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