Creating a movement of Youth Leaders in Japan

YUNGA Japan is a one year program for Japanese university students to learn about SDGs and develop social projects through intensive training with global experts, workshops, and international mentors

🌐  Learn from global experts

🤝  Cross collaboration sessions with International Youth Organizations

🎓  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.

ルベン・セッサ氏

Dr.Reuben Sessa

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

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マナス・プリ氏

Dr.Manas Puri

Climate Change Expert
FAO Headquarter office (Rome, Italy)

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ロビン・敬・ルイス氏

Mr.Robin Lewis

Co-founder of Mymizu (Japan)

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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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Founder
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. 

How might we spark action-driven innovation and creative confidence in Japanese youth? Our answer: YUNGA Ambassador Program

YUNGA Ambassador Program is an initiative by YUNGA Japan to select curious and passionate youth all around Japan. Ambassadors Learn together, develop projects and create a collective impact on society thus becoming a driving force in achieving the 2030 Agenda. This one-year action learning program puts youth in the driver's seat supported by International mentors and experts to find solutions for the issues they are really passionate about. Collaborative sessions with transnational organizations are also conducted to ensure ambassadors get hands-on experience of international collaboration.

We aim to equip youth with the right resources and knowledge, as we believe this is the first step to help them make a positive impact and understand the complexity of the current world.

Core Philosophy

Curiosity

Embracing curiosity and continuously observing the world around with fresh eyes.

Celebrating mistakes

Embracing mistakes and failure to explore the edges of capability and creativity.

Make it fun

Making a fun environment without being limited by fear of failure.

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