Have you ever been aware that your area is a Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) site or thought about its significance? In 2011, the Noto Peninsula and Sado Island became the first two areas in a developed country to be designated as GIAHS sites, and this year marks the 10th anniversary of the designation. In the meantime, the youth who will lead the next generation are learning about the charms and challenges of the region and taking various actions to develop the future they want.
On the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the GIAHS designation, we will hold a youth summit in a series of three sessions. Youth, mainly high school students, who will create the future of GIAHS, will talk and think about the value of GIAHS and the future of the region where they want to continue to live. Let’s gather in Noto for the final session and share the voices of youth at the GIAHS International Conference!
(Part 1: ” Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems (GIAHS) That You Don’t Actually Know Much About” and Part 2: “To think about and develop the future possibilities of rural communities with the next generation” are finished already.)
Part 3: “Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems for the Future and to the World – Let’s connect from Sado and Noto – “
At the Closing Session of the International Conference on GIAHS 2021 from 15:30, youth participants will report on the youth session and unveil the youth declaration.
※Online live streaming is available for the Closing Session. Please register for it through the official website of the International Conference on GIAHS 2021.
※For the program details of the International Conference on GIAHS 2021, please also refer to the information from the following link: https://www.pref.ishikawa.lg.jp/kikaku/kokusaikaigi/documents/kokusaikaigitirasi.pdf
Date: 9:30-15:00, Friday, 26 November 2021
Venue: Hoto meeting room, Ae no Kaze, Wakura Onsen, Nanao City, Ishikawa Prefecture
Organized by: UNU-IAS OUIK
Supported by: Sado City and Niigata University Sado Island Center for Ecological Sustainability Office for Community Design
(Time may vary due to other programs)
Opening remark & Introduction
- Briefing of GIAHS Youth Event Series (Part 1 and Part 2 sessions in Noto and Sado)
9:50-11:50: Session 1 “Let’s Shape the Future of Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems That We Want to Pass on”
- Topic-based group discussion:
1. Biodiversity in agriculture and environmental conservation at Satoyama-Satoumi, 2. Revitalization of the local economy, 3. Succession and development of the local culture, and 4. Succession and dissemination of the knowledge about GIAHS
12:00-13:25: GIAHS Lunch/ Viewing of International Conference on GIAHS Noto 2021
13:30-15:00: Session 2 “Let’s Share the Future Globally Important Agricultural Heritage Systems That We Want to Pass on”
- Presentation of the result of session 1
- Presentation from the ambassadors of Senegal, Burkina Faso and Peru
- Discussion time
15：00: Closing remarks
Requirements for the participants: Young people from GIAHS sites who want to learn about GIAHS. There are no particular age or affiliation restrictions for online participation in the first and second sessions (junior high school students are also welcome). The final session is mainly for high school students and older who wish to actively communicate about the future GIAHS after the first and second sessions.
The application for the session has been already closed.
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