Aug 8, 2018

Sylff Leaders Workshop: Selection Outcome

Sasayama, Hyogo prefecture

Sasayama, Hyogo prefecture

The Sylff Association secretariat is pleased to announce the successful applicants of Sylff Leaders Workshop for 2018–19. After a careful review of 114 applicants from 45 Sylff institutions, 20 fellows were selected to attend the first, start-up session from September 16 to 23, 2018, and the second, wrap-up session from April 7 to 14, 2019.

In line with the overall theme of the workshop, “The Potential of Trans-border Networking in 2030,” a focus topic was developed to facilitate our discussions, “Food Production in 2030: What Will Our Children Be Eating, and How Will We Produce It?” Participants will be guided by a strategic method called “Visioning” to contemplate norms regarding the future landscape of food and to generate ideas on how to direct actions toward such a vision.

The workshop will primarily take place outside of Tokyo to give participants an opportunity to experience the culture, nature, and history of rural areas of Japan. The site of the start-up session (from September 17 to 19) is the city of Sasayama, a beautiful castle town with a rich natural landscape and old city charms located in the Kansai region of Japan—about an hour outside Kyoto and Osaka.

The conclusions of the discussions and other insights gained from the workshop will be shared broadly with the Sylff community through reports and updates written by fellows and members of the Sylff Association secretariat.