Series StraSS Business Trip ReportStraSS Annual Symposium & Meeting2012 Sep. 12-21, Burkina Faso
Burkina Faso - what’s the country?Locates in western Africa.The name of this country means places fornoble people.Main industries of this country is Agriculture.But the country cannot support it population,many people go to other countries to work.Official language: FrenchPopulation: 16,000,000Land area: 275,000km2Climate: SavannahReligion: Local: 60%, Muslim: 30% Christian:10%
Sep. 12 and 13thOn the way to Burkina Faso12Sapporo - Paris13thParis – OuagadougouDr. S. TanakaDr. G. MokhtarProf. TanakaDr. G. IshimuraStaff from other Univ.14th 15th 16th 17th 18th 19th 20th 21stPreparation SymposiumMeetingResearch
Morning AfternoonSep 12 (Wed) Travel to Paris Travel to ParisSep 13 (Thu) Travel to Burkina Faso Travel to Burkina FasoSep 14 (Fri) toSep 17 (Mon)Preparation for meeting &symposiumPreparation for meeting andsymposiumSep 18 (Tue) StraSS SymposiumEducation sessionStraSS symposiumResearch sessionSep 19 (Wed) StraSS Annual Meeting Visit 2iE laboratoriesSep 20 (Thu) Visit 2iE Kamboincé campus Visit Kamboincé research siteSep 21 (Fri) Free time Travel to ParisVisiting Schedule to 2iE, Burkina Faso
1. Preparation for meeting & symposium○Finalization of schedule○Checking and printing of hand outs○Confirmation of items and price to buy, and payment○Sending up-dated info to invitees○Picking up invitees at airport
2. StraSS Symposium in Burkina Faso3rd StraSS Alliance Symposium“Sustainability in Education and Science:Which Innovation for a Sustainable Development?”Session1: StraSS programSession 2: Sustainability education; case study in Asia and AfricaSession 3: Sustainability science: a focus on energy, water, agricultureand eco-materials
Session 1. Introduction to StraSS program○Brief introduction of each affiliate universities(Representatives of affiliate universities)○StraSS : presentation of the program (Special CoordinatedTraining Program for Sustainability Leaders andSustainability ‘Meisters’ program) (Prof. Tanaka)
Session 2. Sustainability education; case study in Asia and Africa○Overview of StraSS education and activities at Hokkaido University(Dr. Ishimura)○Community empowerment program at Gadjah Mada University (Dr. Suadi)○Sustainability education in UNPAR (Prof. Gumiri)○Sustainable Development as a driver in education programs at 2iE (Dr. Bagre)○Concluding remarks
Session 3. Sustainability science: a focus on energy, water,agriculture & eco-materials○IntroductionResearch and sustainable development in the South:major issues (Dr. Karambiri)○Eco-constructionWaste and building materials (Dr. Tsobnang)Sustainable materials for construction (Prof. Yang)○EnergyEnergy efficiency in buildings (Dr. Coulibaly)The concept of Flexy Energy (Dr. Azoumah)○WaterWater issues and solutions (Dr. Mokhtar)Water and sustainable sanitation (Dr. Sou)○AgricultureSustainable agriculture in China (Prof. Ye)Suplemental irrigation from small individual basins (Mr. Fossi)○Concluding remarks
3. StraSS Annual MeetingSession 1: 2011-2012 activities and upcoming activities (by Prof. Tanaka)Session 2: StraSS Alliance: ToR, participation of University Gadjah Mada (UGM),executive committee in the following year.Session 3: Next ECOSUS, symposium, and meeting placeSession 4: Reports of StraSS education from affiliate universities
Activities in 2011-2012 and upcoming activities areannounced.Confirmation of publication through frequent informationsharing are requested .A follow-up survey on StraSS alumni are proposed.Difficulties on financial issues, next secretariat, and exchangeof credits are discussed.Gadjah Mada University was accepted as a founding memberof StraSS Alliance.Committee members in the following year are designated.Place and date of next symposium and meeting is decided:Hangzhou in AugustTwo candidates of ECOSUS training are selected:Hangzhou in October/ Ouagadougou in JulyReport of sharing lectures are presented from all universities.
Tips for smooth activities in Burkina FasoA set of handout, pen, and notepad are presented to participants at registration.Working hours start around 8:00 morning.Coffee breaks are set in the morning and afternoon, respectively.Lunch break is 12:00 to 15:00. Almost all shops closed during the time.Working hours are finished around 18:00.Restaurants start from 19:00 in the evening.
4. Research for ECOSUS-Burkina FasoSep. 19 Afternoon○Watch Ameli’EAUR project PR movie“Tackling the issues of water management and sanitation in Africa”○Visit Water and Sanitation Laboratory and outside facilities○Visit of a social entrepreneurship project: FasoPro
Sep. 20 Morning (at 2iE Kamboincé campus)○Visit of 2iE Energy and Eco-materials Laboratories
This toilet has two holes:one for urine and another forfeces.They are collected separately,and after appropriate manage-ment, are used as fertilizer invegetable garden.
Visit farmer’s house-2Here is an equipment of waterPurification.Wasted water is put from awhite or a half blue bucket.There are plentiful small stones.Water through buckets, thengo through smaller stonesin a concrete waterway.Finally clean water gather ina large blue bucket in a rightdown corner.Stones in blue and white bucketsare washable.
Visit farmer’s houseA rapid economic growth are supposed to occur in Asian and African countriesin a near future.The Earth cannot support further conventional economic growth of thesecountries.We need to search a new style of development through education, especially toyoung generation.This is why we are sharing sustainability education with developing countries.