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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.



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



Online via Zoom Webinar


  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.






Registration and Logging into the NGO CSW65 Virtual Forum Platform



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.


Call for applications:
Presenters wanted for NGO Parallel Event “Climate change and gender” held during the 65th Session of the UN Commission on the Status of Women (CSW65)

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The annual session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women (CSW) is held every March in New York. NGO CSW/NY organizes Parallel Events in which civil society organizations and NGOs may participate during the CSW session. Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women (KFAW) applied to host a Parallel Event during the 65th Session of the CSW (CSW65) which is scheduled to take place on March 15-26, 2021. In light of this, we are seeking youth presenters who are willing to take part in our Parellel Event.


Successful candidates will be asked to make a presentation on one of the following topics during the Parallel Event:


  1. Gender perspectives and necessary actions to be taken to respond to climate change;
  2. Adopting gender perspectives during natural disasters as serious impact of climate change and in shelter management; 
  3. Activities that you engage in to address climate change and gender


The language of presentation is English.


As a special guest participant, Disha Arora, a development communications specialist from India who serves as the 30th KFAW Foreign Correspondent, will participate in the discussion. This is a valuable opportunity to develop a better understanding of the important link between climate action and gender, as well as to discuss common interests with peers of your generation. We look forward to applications from many of you.



Event title

Youth talk: climate action and gender



March 21, 2021 2:30 PM – 4:00 PM JST/GMT+9



Online (Zoom Webinar)

You may participate remotely (no need to travel to KFAWon the day of the event)

Detailed information on logistics will be communicated once they become available.


Available positions






Applicants must meet all of the following four criteria:
(No restriction on citizenship, place of residence, or mother tongue. Priorities will be given to applicants from Japan and other Asian countries. )


  • Interested in both gender and environmental issues and willing to actively engage in actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the future;
  • Able to make presentations in English on the above theme and topics (no interpretation provided);
  • Aged below 40;
  • Able to participate using Zoom (on the day of the event and  prior meetings)


Other participants

Mitsuko Horiuchi (President of KFAW)

Disha Arora (30th KFAW Foreign Correspondent)

How to apply

Submit this webform on or before February 14, 2021


Selection results

Results will be communicated in mid-February 2021.

Contact us

Please direct any inquiries to Public Relations:

TEL:+81 93-583-3434



KCAW 2020 Webinar now available on YouTube until Jan. 11, 2021

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A video of the 31st Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (KCAW 2020), held on the theme of Climate Change and Gender on October 8, 2020, is now available for web streaming. In this video, all the presentations given in Japanese are subtitled in English, including the 2 CBO presentations that were only provided in Japanese during the live Webinar.


The video can be accessed below or on YouTube until January 11, 2021.


Copyrights: Kitakyushu Forum on Asian Women


31st Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (KCAW 2020)
October 8, 2020 1:30 PM-3:30 PM (JST/GMT+9)
Zoom Webinar

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We are excited to receive so many registrations for the KCAW 2020. The Zoom link to join the Webinar has now been emailed to all those who registered. If you have not received it, please contact



Climate Change and Gender


The 31st Kitakyushu Conference on Asian Women (KCAW 2020) will focus on climate change and gender. It will consider how well to promote gender equality and gender-responsive capacity building in mitigating climate change as called for by the Paris Agreement, which has just become effective this year. Goals 5 and 13 of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)1 as well as the Paris Agreement will be discussed.

KCAW 2020 invites Kunzang Lhamu, Director of the National Commission for Women and Children at the Royal Government of Bhutan, to discuss and share Bhutan’s gender-responsive climate initiatives. As the keynote speaker, she will present challenges and measures related to Bhutan’s efforts to mainstream gender in the climate sector. Bhutan is known as a country of happiness with Gross National Happiness (GNH) instituted as the nation’s philosophy and policy direction of development in lieu of Gross Domestic Product (GDP). It is also one of the most environmentally advanced countries in the world; the country has a net sink of greenhouse gases thanks to its large forest cover and its active efforts to remain carbon neutral.

In addition, two community-based organizations (CBOs) from Japan will present their efforts and achievements to mitigate climate change or to provide gender-responsive shelters during the rehabilitation phase of natural disasters.


SDG 5: “Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls”

  SDG 13: “Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.” The Goal 13 acknowledges that the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change is the primary international, intergovernmental forum for negotiating the global response to climate change.


Date: Thursday, October 8, 2020


Location: Online via Zoom Webinar


Free live screening will also be available at the Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center MOVE, Large Seminar Room (5F).

Live screening at MOVE may become cancelled depending on the spread of COVID-19.


Program: 13:30-13:35 Opening Remarks
Kitakyushu City Mayor


13:35-14:15 Climate Change and Gender: Challenges and Measures in Bhutan (interview)
Kunzang Lhamu, Director of the National Commission for Women and Children, Royal Government of Bhutan 
Interviewer: Mitsuko Horiuchi, President of KFAW 
[English/Japanese simultaneous interpretation provided]


14:15-14:25 Initiatives by the City of Kitakyushu 
Emiko Murakami, Director of Business Promotion, Kitakyushu Asian Center for Low Carbon Society  
[Japanese/English simultaneous interpretation provided]

14:25-14:35 Question and Answer Session




14:40-15:03 CBO Presentations

1. Coping with natural disasters
Kimiko Ōba, Director of KIZUNA Asakura Disaster Support Center for Mothers and Children

2. Efforts to reduce global warming
Ryoko Kizawa, Director of NPO GENKI Net for Creating a Sustainable Society

15:03-15:15 Question and Answer Session


15:15 Closing Remarks


Capacity: Zoom Webinar: 90 people 500 people

The capacity for Zoom webinar has been increased in order to accommodate the unexpected number of registrations.

Live screening at MOVE: 50 people
(Language of screening: Japanese)


Registration form

Register by October 1, 2020, by completing this registration form. (Also accessible from the QR code on this page)

  • Places are limited.  First come, first served.
  • No registration fee is required.

Please address any inquiries to:


Nursery service: Available for viewers at the live screening at MOVE

  • Eligibility: Pre-school children over 6 months old
  • Fee: JPY 500 per child


Zoom Webinar:
  • Zoom will be used as the platform for the webinar.
  • A link to access the webinar will be emailed by October 6.
  • All the presentations will be delivered online.
  • Registered participants may view the conference online (Zoom Webinar) or attend a free live screening at Kitakyushu Municipal Gender Equality Center MOVE.


Archival streaming A video of the conference, with English or Japanese subtitles, will be available online at a later date.  Detailed information will be posted on our website as soon as they become available.


In case of a discrepancy between the Japanese and English versions of this web page, the version in Japanese will prevail.

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