About FWI

Future Wisdom Institute (FWI) is a research group in Kyoto University studying social/global problems in interdisciplinary approach based on informatics. We welcome future leaders to join our research and/or discussion.


Under the administration of Bai Xian Asia Institute (BXAI), the Asia Future Leaders Scholarship Program (AFLSP) provides a platform on which students and educational institutions in East Asia can cultivate lasting relationships based on mutual trust and understanding --- essential tools for building bridges across cultures.

About this webinar

Supported by AFLSP and FWI, this webinar aims to help young students understand how to pursue a career with the United Nations, and what effective leadership means in the contemporary world, where the global enviroment changes rapidly and the complexity of knowledge work increases exponentially.

Program Detail

The webinar begins at 13:50, June 27 (Sat), 2020 (Tokyo Time, UTC+9).

Session 1 (14:00-14:40), facilitated by Ms. XU Cong
+Welcome speech: Leadership Education in Kyoto University

+Guest speech: Working in Development and Empolyment in the United Nations (Q&A: last 10 min)
Mamoru KANZAKI (Mr.)
Professor of Graduate School of Agriculture, Chairman of AFLSP
Charles BODWELL (Mr.)
Senior Specialist on Enterprise Development, International Labour Organization (ILO)
Session 2 (14:50-16:30)*, facilitated by Ms. XU Cong
+Online peer learning (90 min)Non-expert led, activity-based learning approaches developed by ILO
* A pre self-learning of 30-60 minutes is required before the webinar.
Session 3 (16:30-17:00), facilitated by Dr. Liang Zhao
+Panel discussion:
UN work experience
(Q&A: last 10 min)
Akira KAWASAKI (Mr.)
Enterprise Development Officer, ILO
LI Yuhan (Ms.)
Consultant, World Bank
XU Cong (Ms.)
Consultant, ILO, and FWI, GSAIS (Shishu-Kan), Kyoto U.


We have sent the Zoom link to all participants (and materials to all Session 2 participants). If you did't receive it, please contact us a.s.a.p. In particular, we had problem in contacting the following participants.

  • Nagasaka-san from Engineering/Kyoto University: email address missing.

This webinar is open to students all over the world. A link to the webinar will be provided upon registration before 17:00, June 17, 2020 (Tokyo Time, UTC+9). Contact aw-event@gsais.kyoto-u.ac.jp if you missed the deadline or you have additional questions.