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Symposium on "Future Ready Asia" 7th Jan. 2016

In cooperation with Japan Association of Human Relations
Little Creators presents

Symposium on "Future Ready Asia"

Date & Time:  Jan.7, 2016 : 11:00 -15:00
Venue: G409, Glass Bldg. 4F, Tokyo International Forum
    3-5-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
◆Free Admission, but please register first via fax or email.
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Many governmental and non-governmental organizations are actively working to support the socially vulnerable, including the disabled and those who are disadvantaged in less-fortunate circumstances. Such entities provide educational opportunities, advocate human rights, improve infrastructure and living conditions, while assisting medical needs and creating the employment. However, not much is reported on the outcome.  Rarely do we have updates on whether the vulnerable were able to participate in the society or if any economic disparity was mitigated.  This insufficiency is apparent even in developed countries like Japan, and more so in developing countries.
How can we support and empower these NGO and the vulnerable specifically in Asia? How can we help the vulnerable to actually be inclusive participants of the society? How should we support them find income stream? At this symposium, we would like to discuss the role of NGO from various points of view.

◆Program (Japanese/English Simultaneous Interpretation Available)
11:00 Opening Remarks 
          Kyoko Hasegawa (Director, NPO Little Creators)
11:15 Speaker 1   
          Prof. Nozomi Oyama (Chief Director, Japan Association of Human Relations)
         "Society Aiming for Social Inclusion - Broad-minded Society to Foster Its  Diversity"
11:35 Speaker 2 
          Prof. Machiko Kaida (Chief Director, NPO C-Rights)
         "Children's Right in Asia - Especially the Right to Participate Fully in Family, Culture and Social Life"
11:55  Speaker 3   
           Hon. Mr. Theng Dar Teng (Chairman, NGO Singapore Entrepreneurs
           Association, ASEAN-Japan Business Meeting member, Ambassador to Oman)
          "Financial Support for the Vulnerable"
12:15 Break
13:00 Discussion 
         "Future Ready Asia - New Vulnerable-friendly Platform in Asia"
         MC: Prof. Nozomi Oyama
         Hon. Mr. Theng Dar Teng,
                  Mr. Ralph Lim (NGO the Smile Team, Malaysia),
                  Mr. Hayato Abe and others,
                  Prof. Matsunori Nara (Tokyo University of Science, Suwa)

Future Ready Asia_english.pdf