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Call for Presenters – 32nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women

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KFAW is looking for presenters who are willing to take part in the 32nd Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (KCAW 2021), to be held in Fall 2021. The conference theme is going to be: ICT and women: working toward an equal society. Please refer to the detailed conference theme provided towards the end of this page.

 

Successful candidates will be asked to give a 10-minute presentation on the theme of ICT and Women, with a focus on at least one of the following subtopics:

 

  1. Impact of ICT on changes/convenience of daily lives
  2. Impact of ICT on education or employment
  3. Impact of ICT on social connectivity among people (e.g., #ME TOO)

 

The language of the presentation is to be either Japanese or English.

 

The application guideline is as follows:

 

Conference date

November 5, 2021 PM

Location

Online (Zoom)

You may participate remotely (no need to travel to KFAW on the day of the event).

Available positions

2 or 3

Eligibility
  1. Must be Interested in both ICT and gender issues and be willing to work actively to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the future;
  2. Must be able to participate via Zoom (on the day of the event and prior meetings)

 

Please note:

  • There is no restriction on citizenship, place of residence, or mother tongue. Priorities will be given to applicants from Japan and other Asian countries.
  • Applications from those aged below 40 are strongly encouraged.

 

Deadline &
how to apply

Submit this webform on or before May 31, 2021

Selection results

Results will be communicated in mid-June 2021.

Contact us

Please direct any inquiries to Public Relations:

TEL: +81 93-583-3434

Email: info@kfaw.or.jp

 

KCAW 2021
Conference theme

Main theme: ICT and women: working toward an equal society

 

Subtopics:

  1. Impact of ICT on changes/convenience of daily lives
  2. Impact of ICT on education or employment
  3. Impact of ICT on social connectivity among people (e.g., #ME TOO)

 

Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) have brought about Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data, and Digital Transformation (DX), giving profound impacts on all aspects of our daily lives. For example, ICTs contribute to the expansion of social and economic development, employment, and social movements. In addition, the use of ICTs became essential to our lives in 2020 as the world adapts to working in the “new normal” in the COVID-19 pandemic. More than ever before, people rely on ICTs for information, work, conducting business, accessing education, etc.

 

While the pandemic highlighted the importance of ICTs for the continued functioning of societies, it has also uncovered the alarming digital inequalities between and within countries, accentuating the disparity between those who are able to make the most of ICTs and those who are not. In fact, differentiated socioeconomic impacts of the digital divide on men and women have become more prominent.

 

Equal participation of women is imperative in all fields involving ICTs. As such, education and professional development of women and girls in STEM fields (i.e., science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) are also urgently called for.

 

At KCAW 2021, we will discuss how we can promote gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the ever-developing digitalized information society.

Call for Applications – KFAW Foreign Correspondents 2021-2022

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The Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) is looking for three Foreign Correspondents (FCs) to take part in information collection and analysis on gender equality and women’s empowerment. The term of appointment is from July 1, 2021, to March 31, 2022.  Interested candidates must submit their applications by May 31, 2021.

 

For information on how to apply, please refer to the application guideline.

 

A testimonial from a former correspondent is available on our Facebook page.

 

Please direct any inquiries to Public Relations at info@kfaw.or.jp.

 

 

Now available on YouTube – “Youth talk: climate action and gender”
NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Parallel Event

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A recorded video of Youth talk: climate action and gender, held on March 21, 2021 as part of the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum, is now available on YouTube. Enjoy streaming here until April 30, 2021.

 

The video can also be accessed below. After you watch it, please complete this questionnaire.

 

Copyright: Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women

Important notice about registration and YouTube Live Streaming
NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum “Youth talk: climate action and gender”

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We are excited to receive overwhelming number of reactions to the announcement about our NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Parallel Event “Youth talk: climate action and gender.”

 

Please note that the registration process requires up to 48 hours. According to the latest information from the NGO CSW/NY, there is also a limit for the total number of registrants that can use the Virtual Forum Platform. As such, we strongly recommend early registration as they are starting to reach the maximum.

 

In response to popular request, we also plan to live stream the webinar on YouTube. To subscribe our channel, click here.

 

In the event any unforeseen technical issue prevents the live streaming, we are considering to upload an archived video of the webinar on our YouTube channel at a later date. Details will be announced on our website as well as on our Facebook page.

 

Thank you for your understanding.

NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Parallel Event
“Youth talk: climate action and gender” 

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Young people in Japan and other Asian countries discuss effective ways to integrate gender perspectives into climate actions. These actions may include both advocacy and practical undertakings. Before the discussions, some good practices are presented that are adopted in prevention of extreme climate changes as well as in management of gender-responsive shelters during rehabilitation phase of natural disasters.

 

This event is hosted as part of the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum and will be delivered in English only.

 

 

※ (Updated Mar. 19, 2021) Also read the important notice about registration and YouTube live streaming.

 

Date:

March 21, 2021, 1:30 – 3:00 AM EDT / 2:30 – 4:00 PM JST

 

Location:

Online via Zoom Webinar

 

Program:
  1. Opening remarks 
  2. Gender-responsive environmental practices by Japanese CSOs
  3. 4 Youth presentations
  4. Free discussion / Q&A
  5. Closing remarks

※ This event will be delivered in English only.

 

Fee:

Free

 

Registration:

Registration and Logging into the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Platform

 

IMPORTANT

We strongly recommend early registration for the following reasons:

  1. The registration process requires up to 48 hours.
  2. According to NGO CSW/NY on March 16, there is a limit for the total number of registrants that can use the Platform. They are starting to reach the maximum.

 

  • Register here onto the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum. In order to attend any events organized by the NGO CSW65, you must first complete this registration. 
  • Attending the Forum is totally free and open to the public.
  • After you register, you will receive an email with a link.
  • Click on the link to create your profile on the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum. 
  • After you log into your profile, you will have full access to all Virtual Forum events.
  • Make sure you save your username and password to prevent trouble logging in later. (KFAW is unable to assist with login-related problems.)
  • If you have already registered for the Forum, you can log in here

 

 

Finding KFAW’s Parallel Event “Youth talk: climate action and gender” on the virtual platform

  • Log into the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Platform
  • Click on “Agenda under the “Schedule” tab. Scroll down to SUN 21 MAR > 2:30 PM JST and find “Youth talk: climate action and gender.” Note that the event schedule will be displayed in your local time.   
  • Click on “+” to register. This will add the event to your “My Agenda” page. (You may follow the same steps for any other events that you wish to attend.)
  • Find “Youth talk: climate action and gender” added in “My Agenda” under “Schedule.”

 

On the day of the event

  • Log into the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Platform prior to the event start time.
  • Go to Schedule > My Agenda, and click “Youth talk: climate action and gender.”
  • A “Join meeting” icon appears 1 minute before the start time (see the image below). Click it, and Zoom will start up on your computer. (Be sure to download the Zoom app in advance.)

 

 

 

Read this registration information in PDF.

 

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