Sylff News 2019: Best Wishes for the Holiday Season from the Sylff Association Secretariat!
Sylff Association Chairman Yohei Sasakawa (front row, center) is flanked by Yue Zhang (left) and Aya Oyamada. Second row, from left, are Misa Tanaka, Sanae Oda (executive director), Yoko Kaburagi (director), Mari Suzuki, and Tomoko Yamada. Standing, from left, are Yumi Arai, Keita Sugai (director), and Ikuko Ohkubo.
Since the launch of the Sylff Association, we have been strengthening our continuing support for fellows and encouraging closer interaction among all Association members. These efforts are now bearing fruit, and in 2019, Sylff Leadership Initiatives grants enabled four fellows to channel their expertise and resources into bringing about positive change in society. Twenty fellows were invited to Japan to participate in the concluding spring session of the Sylff Leaders Workshop 2018-19 focusing on the “Future of Food Production in 2030.” The Local Association Networking Support program helped finance a second gathering of fellows at Jadavpur University, India, and the University of Nairobi, Kenya, enabling fellows to connect with those from different years.
We were also pleased to receive visits by many fellows to our office, as detailed in 11 Sylff@Tokyo articles—the highest number to date. We also carried a report on a chance meeting between two fellows from different universities at a third Sylff institution.
Follow the links to the Sylff News articles uploaded in 2019:
News from the Sylff Website
Sylff Leaders Workshop
Final Presentations of all 20 participants at the final session of the Leaders Workshop 2018-19.
(1) Stefan Buchholz, Ayo Chan, Evgeny Kandilarov, and Eleni Konstantinou
(2) Kabira Namit, Anna Plater-Zyberk, Nermeen Varawalla, and Trisia Angela Farrelly
(3) Susan Rachel Banki, Nomingerel Davaadorj, Maria Adelasia Divona, and Jennifer Dysart
(4) Ronya Foy Connor, Rosangela Malachias, Andrew Prosser, and Nuruddeen Mohammed Suleiman
(5) Iker Imanol De Urrutia, Beverley M. Thaver, Dejan Soskic, and Michaela Guldanova
Sylff Research Abroad (SRA)
SRA Awardees for Fiscal 2019, First Round
SRA Awardees for Fiscal 2018, Second Round
Sylff Leadership Initiatives (SLI)
SLI Awards for Projects to Ensure a Democratic Election and Protect Indigenous People’s Rights
Influential Figures Attend University of Jordan Forum to Discuss Violence against Women
SLI Awards for Projects to Empower the Local Community and Facilitate Climate Justice
Local Association Networking Support (LANS)
JU-SYLFF LANS Meet 2019
25th Anniversary of Sylff in China
Sylff’s Silver Jubilee in China (4): Four Universities Celebrate 25th Anniversary in 2019
News of notable achievements by Sylff fellows around the world.
A Chance Sylff Encounter, Far from Home
Three Bochum Fellows Organize International Conference on Forced Migration
Chika Ezeanya-Esiobu Named among the Most Influential People of African Descent
Fellow’s Book Highlights Plight of “Invisible, Incarcerated” Women Prisoners in India
We welcomed many current and graduated fellows and steering committee members to the Sylff Association secretariat in 2019.
Visit by National Academy of Governance Fellow Nomingerel Davaadorj
A Long-term Engagement with Myanmar’s Land and Natural Resources Issues
Thriving in Utrecht’s International Atmosphere
Latvia Fellow Speaks at Global Security Conference in Nagasaki
The Importance of Promoting Basic Education in Developing Countries
New Zealand Fellow’s Deep Ties to the Sylff Community
Linking Latin America and Japan through Literature
Multitalented Erika Mitsui Transitions from Social Science to Music and Now to Medicine
Ruhr-University Bochum Launches “Sylff College”
Visit by Chile Fellow Paulina Berrios
A Delegation from India Meets with Energy Expert at the Tokyo Foundation for Policy Research