Apply for the 2021 Hiroshima – ICAN Academy. Hiroshima Prefecture and ICAN will hold the Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2021. Through this training program, it aims to nurture global leaders who can make concrete contributions towards a more peaceful and secure world. Join this opportunity to meet and learn together with inspiring people from diverse backgrounds around the world.
The 2021 Hiroshima – ICAN Academy is planned to be held in two parts; Part 1 as online learning and webinars, and Part 2 as an in-person training program in Hiroshima. The dates for Part 2, tentatively scheduled for March 2022, will be confirmed in November after carefully considering the COVID-19 circumstances in Japan and overseas. Please note that a separate selection process will apply for each part. The program will be conducted entirely in English.
- Understand the reality of the atomic bombing, such as the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and health effects of radiation, through testimonies of the survivors.
- Learn about global trends on nuclear weapons and global security, through exchange with professors and researchers of universities, institutions, and so forth.
- Acquire necessary skills and innovative visions for concretely contributing in the global arena towards realizing a peaceful world.
- Engage with and learn from UN officials, diplomats, and NGO members.
- Humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
- Political, legal, and technical aspects of nuclear weapons and global security
- Civil society in action
- Diplomacy for disarmament and security, and the role of the United Nations
Applicants shall meet all the following requirements
- Be considerate and respectful of the diversity of all the people involved in the Academy including nationality, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, physical characteristics, religious thoughts, political beliefs and opinions.
- Strongly requested to have the intention to participate in both Parts.
- Be students in college, university, or graduate school or young professionals approximately 25 years of age or younger.
- A strong interest in issues related to nuclear weapons and global security, and also be keen to work for global peace, for instance as a UN worker, diplomat, or international NGO worker.
- Access to the internet for communication and online learning at the place of their residence.
- Have the will to remain actively involved in the issues of nuclear weapons and global security after the program by making full use of the knowledge and skills gained in the program, and to be able to disseminate about their experience utilizing social media, etc.
- Be able to comprehend technical terms and participate in discussions in English.
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