Japan Education Forum VII May 2010


Japan Education Forum VII Collaboration toward Greater Autonomy in Educational Development




Opening Session

  • Opening Remarks by Masaharu Nakagawa, Senior Vice-Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, Japan
    (Read by Isao Kiso, Director-General for International Affairs on Behalf of Masaharu Nakagawa)
  • Opening Remarks by Tetsuro Fukuyama, Senior Vice-Minister of Foreign Affairs, Japan(Read by Hiroki Owaki, Deputy Director-General on Behalf of Tetsuro Fukuyama)



Special Lecture


Keynote Speech


Panel Session 1 
“Five Years Left until 2015: What Should be Our Priority?”

  • Moderator:
    Prasad Sethunga,
    Head, Department of Education, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

    Charles Aheto-Tsegah,
    Director, Planning, Budgeting, Monitoring & Evaluation Division, Ministry of Education, Ghana
    Hideo Eguchi,
    Deputy Director General, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
    Divya Jindal-Snape,
    Senior Lecturer, School of Education, Social Work and Community Education, University of Dundee, Scotland
    Carolyn Rodriguez,
    Head, Knowledge Management Office, Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization – Regional Center for Educational Innovation and Technology (SEAMEO INNOTECH)



Panel Session 2
“Educational Challenges of the Post 2015 – What does a Vision for the Near Future Tell Us?”

  • Moderator:
    Akira Ninomiya,
    Director, Hiroshima Study Center, the Open University of Japan

    Carol Mutch,
    Senior Advisor to the Chief Education Officer, Government of New Zealand
    Sylvia Schmelkes,
    Head, Institute for Research on Development of Education, Universidad Iberoamericana, Mexico
    Abdul Rashid Mohamed,
    Dean, School of Educational Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Malaysia
    Pierre Kouraogo,
    Associate Professor, Department of Anglophone Studies and Department of Translation and Interpretation l’UFR/LAC – University of Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso



Concluding discussions