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Learning Bio-cultural Diversity through Traditional and Local Knowledge for ESD/SDGs

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Case Study presentation: Learning Bio-cultural Diversity through Traditional and Local Knowledge for ESD/SDGs - A Case of the Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed ESD-TK Project
Mr. Reita Furusawa, RCE Chubu
11th Global RCE Conference
7-9 December, 2018
Cebu, the Philippines

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Learning Bio-cultural Diversity through Traditional and Local Knowledge for ESD/SDGs

  1. 1. Learning Bio-cultural Diversity through Traditional and Local Knowledge for ESD/SDGs A case of the Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed ESD-TK Project Reita Furusawa - Coordinator, RCE Chubu (Central Japan) - Associate Professor, Chubu Institute of Advanced Studies/International ESD Center, Chubu University, Japan 11th RCE Global Conference, Cebu 2018 Dec. 7-9
  2. 2. RCE Chubu and the Bioregion11
  3. 3. Asia-PacificAsia-Pacific Kyrgyzstan Kyrgzstan Japan   Greater Sendai   Yokohama   Chubu   Hyogo-Kobe   Okayama   Kitakyushu Korea   Incheon   Tongyeong China Beijing   Anji Pacific Pacific Middle East & AfricaMiddle East & Africa Jordan Egypt Cairo Nigeria   Kano   Lagos Ghana Kenya   Greater Nairobi Kakamega-Western Kenya Uganda     Greater Mbarara Malawi   Zomba Mozambique   Maputo Swaziland South Africa   Kwa-Zulu Natal   Makana & Rural Eastern Cape AmericasAmericas Canada   Saskatchewan   Greater Sudbury   Montreal   Toronto USA   Grand Rapids   North Texas Mexico   West Jalisco Guatemala Columbia Bogota Brazil   Curitiba-Parana India   Guwahati   Delhi Lucknow   Pune   Kodagu Bangalore Philippines   Cebu Northern Minadanao Ilocos   Thailand   Cha-Am   Trang Malaysia   Penang Indonesia East Kalimantan Yogyakarta   Bogor EuropeEurope Sweden Skane UK East Midlands Severn North East Yorkshire & Humberside Ireland Germany Hamburg Nuremburg Munich Netherlands Rhine-Meuse Spain Barcelona Portugal Creias-Oeste Porto Metropolitan Area Southern North Sea Austria Graz-Styria Russia Samara Acknowledged RCEs West Jalisco Lagos Kano Samara Severn Nuremburg Montreal North Texas Jordan Grand Ra pids Curitiba- Parana Saskatchewan Greater Nairobi Makana & Rural Eastern Cape Kyrgyzstan Skane Ghana Ireland Toronto Hamburg ~ ~  RCEs around the WorldRCEs around the World  ~ ~ Greater Mbarara Zomba Maputo Swaziland Cha-Am Pacific Cebu Yokohama Beijing Incheon Cairo Bangalore Delhi East Kalimantan Northern MIndanao Grea ter Sudbury Acknowledged RCEs Candidate RCEs 166 Regional Centres of Expertise on ESD (RCE)
  4. 4. RCE Hokkaido Central RCE G.Sendai RCE Yokohama RCE Chubu RCE Hyogo Kobe RCE Okayama RCE Kitakyushu 7 RCEs in Japan
  5. 5. Universites Aichi Gakuin University Aichi Prefectural University Chubu University Nagoya Institute of Technology Nagoya City University Nagoya University Gifu University Nihon Fukushi University Meijo University Mie University High and Junior High Schools Chubu University Daiichi High School Haruhigaoka High School Haruhigaoka Junior High School Research Institutes San-En-Nanshin Center for Regional Collaboration, Aichi University National Institute for Fusion science Kinsyozan Fossil Association Association of Ise Mikawa bay basins studies Chubu University Association of Multi-cultural and Gender equality studies Chubu University Administrative Institutions Aichi Prefectural Government Gifu Prefectural Government Mie Prefecture Kasugai City Nagoya City Hall Chubu Regional Environment Office Chubu Bureau of Economy, Trade and Industry METI "Chubu District Transport Bureau ,Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport And Tourism " "Chubu Regional Bureau, Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport And Tourism " Tokai Regional Agricultural Administration Office, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Environmental Partnership Office Chubu Nagoya Open university of the Environment NGOs and NPOs Children's Club for Love The Earth EXPO 2005 Volunteer Center Ai-Chikyu Platform ASK-NET IseMikawa.net Eco-Design Forum for Civic Society Eco Platform TOKAI Kachigawa-Ekimae Shopping Street Promotion Association Citizens Environmental Foundation Gifu NPO Center Gifu Industrial Hemp Association International Green Citizen Association (IGCA) Alaska, its spirits and Michio Hoshino Support Center for Sustainable Regional Design DEE21(Digital Economy & Enterprise for the 21st. Century) Nagoya International Center Nagoya UNESCO Nissin Nature Observation Association Japan Oldest Stone Museum Nature Club Tokai Fujimae Ramsar Society Yamazakigawa   River   Green   Map Chubu ESD-RCE Promotion Network (CERPN Private Companies and Economic Organizations Dentsu Chubu Techno Chubu Asada Denki Chusanren RCE Chubu Council (77 organizations) Key Institution (Secretariat ) Chubu University International ESD Center   RCE Chubu Network
  6. 6. Aichi Prefecture Mie Prefecture Gifu Prefecture NAGOYA Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed (Bioregion) Bioregion=Watershed, Island, Desart   RCE Chubu (Central Japan) The Area Pacific Ocean Ise-Mikawa Bay
  7. 7. RCE Chubu and Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed Holistic Understanding of local Issues
  8. 8. Aichi Nagoya Declaration and RCE Chubu22
  9. 9. Open side-events (4 sessions) Official Workshop Cluster Local InitiativeⅣ 2014, Nov 10-12, Aichi-Nagoya Bioregional ESD Model in UNESCO World Conference on ESD
  10. 10. 1.1. Reconfirmation of the Objectives of ESDReconfirmation of the Objectives of ESD a.Competencies:(Para 8)   critical thinking, system thinking, analytical problem-solving, etc. b.Approach: (para 9)both developed and developing countries especially those most vulnerable such as Small Island Developing States and Least Developed Countries c.Focus: (para 10)cultural diversity,, local and traditionallocal and traditional knowledgeknowledge and indigenous wisdom and practices, and universal principles such as human rights, gender equality, democracy, and social justice   2.2. Launching of the Post D-ESD Activity by UNESCOLaunching of the Post D-ESD Activity by UNESCO (para 11-16) Global Action Program (GAP) ~ 2019 3.3. Input of ESD into UN Sustainable Development GoalInput of ESD into UN Sustainable Development Goals (para 15) Reflect and strengthen ESD in SDGs ESD “Aichi-Nagoya Declaration” (2014) 3 outcomes Adopted by UNESCO member states at the World Conference on ESD
  11. 11. Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed TK ESD Project33
  12. 12. 1 2 3 4 5 Advancing policy learning and training environments Building capacities of educators and trainers Empowering and mobilizing youth Accelerating sustainable solutions at local level ■RCE Chubu “SD Policy Maker Educational Program” ■Advocacy activity (Local & Global) ■Inter- disciplinary courses in universities, ■Inter-subject curricula in formal school education in Chubu region ■ASPNet School Teacher Training Program (Chubu U.) ■Workshops with the Aichi Association of University Presidents ■Credit transfer system with the Aichi Association of University Presidents (50 Univs.) ■Supporting 160 ASPNet Schools network ■Developing bioregional ESD model ■Conducting the Bioregion Traditional Knowledge ESD Project RCE Chubu’s Projects in the Global Action Program(GAP) 5 Priority Areas of ESD Global Action Program (GAP) by UNESCO, 2014-2019
  13. 13.   Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed TK ESD case collection Organic Agriculture Festival and SD Traditional house painting system Sustainable Forestry Old unused House Reconstruction Matsuzaka Traditional Textile
  14. 14. Watershed Traditional Knowledge ESD Project Implementation of ESD-TK Project • Necessities of life: I-SHOKU-JYU (衣・食・住 ) food, clothing and shelter (housing) • Natural Environmental Diversity: Yama- Kawa-Umi( 山・川・海) forest, river, sea • Cultural Diversity: festivals(UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage), agriculture, DRR
  15. 15. 1 2 3 1. Inter-River Basins Traditional Clothing Sustainable Forestry River Basin Management 2. Intra-River Basin Traditional Festival Traditional (Natural) Agriculture Fish Symposium 3. Inter-Thematic Multi-Cultural Harmony & DRR Island Culture & Art Japanese Rice Wine & Sustainable Bottle Use TK-ESD 9 Workshops
  16. 16. Inter-River basin Workshop: Traditional Clothing for Sustainable consumption and production Natural Herbal Dyeing for Kimono, and the traditional textile method “Gara- Bou” for making natural cotton clothing.
  17. 17. ■Sunari Festival and Reed-Bed (secret plant for the festival) Sewage Treatment Float festivals in Japan, were inscribed in 2016 on the List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. (10/33 are in our region, 3/10 are along Kiso R. Intra-River Basin ESD Workshop: Local Festivals in Kiso River Basin ■Shiohi Festival and Clam shell “Asari Clam” (festival food)
  18. 18. Inter-thematic ESD Workshop: Multi-Cultural Harmony & DRR With Brazilian Japanese young people, we organized a workshop for learning Japanese traditional system of Waju for DRR. Waju= The community was surrounded by dike 19th century 20th century
  19. 19. http://www.jia-tokai.org/archive/sibu/architect/2012/09/mizu.html Relationship between human and nature: Disaster Risk Reduction in the 19th and 21st Century After the Tsunami in 2011, Which is sustainable?
  20. 20. 20 reita@isc.chubu.ac.jp
  21. 21. AP-RCE Bioregion Data Sheet Q 1. How do you name your bioregion? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 2. What environmental factors are playing important roles your bioregion? (Mountains? Rivers? Islands? Deserts? Etc.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 3. What are SD challenges in your bioregion? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Environmental Issues:  Social Issues:  Economic Issues: Q 1. Please post a map of your bioregion --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name of RCE (country):     Q 4. Do you conduct (or planning ) ESD Project related to the Bioregion? If yes, please describe. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 6. How do you think you can link SDGs and the challenges in your bioregion? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Challenge: SDGs #:  Challenge: SDGs #:  Challenge: SDGs#:
  22. 22. AP-RCE Bioregion Data Sheet Q 1. How do you name your bioregion? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 2. What environmental factors are playing important roles in your bioregion? (Mountains? Rivers? Islands? Deserts? Etc.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 3. What are SD challenges in your bioregion? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Environmental Issues: Forest devastation (plannted forest), loss of biodiversity in rivers, floods of Shonai River, Nagara River Estuary weir Issue, DRR in low grounds, Reduction of wetlands  Social Issues: Isolation of local residents, aging, depopulation in rural areas . Multi-cultural & loss of traditional culture issue  Economic Issues: Decline of domestic forestry and fishery. damage of fishing due to ocean oxegen issue. Q 1. Please post a map of your bioregion (+administrative areas) --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name of RCE: RCE Chubu (Japan)  Ise Bay and Mikawa Bay  12 Major rivers flowing into the Bays  Nobi Plain  Ontake Mountain Q 4. Do you conduct (or planning ) ESD Project related to the Bioregion? If yes, please describe. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 6. How do you think you can link SDGs and the challenges (and solutions) in your bioregion? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Challenge: forest issue SDGs #: 11, 12, 7, 8, 15  Challenge: multi-cultural issue SDGs #:11, 9, 16  Challenge: SDGs#: Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed TK-ESD Project Learning responsible consumption and production, through Traditional Knowledge (TK), based on biological capacity, natural capital, and cultural diversity of our bioregion. Pacific Ocean Ise-Mikawa Bay Watershed (Bioregion) Ise-Mikawa Bay  Aichi Prefecture  Gifu Prefecture  Mie Prefecture  Nagoya City
  23. 23. AP-RCE Bioregion Data Sheet Q 1. How do you name your bioregion? --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 2. What environmental factors are playing important roles your bioregion? (Mountains? Rivers? Islands? Deserts? Etc.) ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 3. What are SD challenges in your bioregion? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Environmental Issues:  Social Issues:  Economic Issues: Q 1. Please post a map of your bioregion --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Name of RCE (country): RCE Penang (Malaysia)     Q 4. Do you conduct (or planning ) ESD Project related to the Bioregion? If yes, please describe. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q 6. How do you think you can link SDGs and the challenges in your bioregion? ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------  Challenge: SDGs #:  Challenge: SDGs #:  Challenge: SDGs#: Penang Island     

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