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Peacebuilders

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People build peace. PB places its emphasis on nurturing the future peacebuilders.

-2006 Activities-


Peacebuilding Workshops
Within JICA commissioned scheme in 2005, PB developed a handbook containing information about peacebuilding, peace education, reconstruction experience of Hiroshima and Japan, and reconciliation and trauma, both in Japanese and English. PB also developed audio visual education material. Applying these tools, PB conducted numerous peacebuilding workshops as listed below:
Dates Audience Venue Program Organizer
April 6 H.E. Dr. Emile Rwamasirabo (Ambassador of Rwanda to Japan) Hiroshima Office, Japan Confederation of A- and H-Bomb Sufferers Organization (Hiroshima City) Audio Visual Material on Hiroshimafs Reconstruction PBC
May 25 and 28 30 Trainees from Afghanistan Kabul, Afghanistan Theory of Peacebuilding Hiroshimafs Reconstruction UNITAR
June 19, 22, and 26 9 Trainees from Bosnia Herzegovina Chugoku International Center (Higashi Hiroshima City) Theory of Peacebuilding Hiroshimafs Reconstruction Education in War-torn countries Trauma Care JICA
August 14 10 JICA Exchange Students Hiroshima Youth Center (Hiroshima City) Hiroshimafs Reconstruction JICA
November 17 Afghanistan UNITAR Trainees UNITAR Conference Room (Hiroshima City) Hiroshimafs Reconstruction UNITAR
November 23 and 30 30 Education-related officials from Bosnia-Herzegovina Doboj (Bosnia-Herzegovina Hiroshimafs Reconstruction Trauma Care PBC (Funded from JICA)
November 27 6 Education-related officials from Bosnia-Herzegovina Mostar (Bosnia Herzegovina) Theory of Peacebuilding PBC (Funded from JICA)
December 12 Mr. Felix Nkundabagenzi (Ministry of Justice of Belgium) and 4 other officials Hiroshima University (Hiroshima City) Hiroshimafs Reconstruction PBC
January 11 10 students from University of Sierra Leone Hiroshimafs Reconstruction Hiroshimafs Reconstruction PBC
February 6 and 7 9 JICA trainees from Rwanda, Uganda, and Sierra Leone Chugoku International Center (Higashi Hiroshima City) Theory of Peacebuilding Hiroshimafs Reconstruction JICA
February 19 10 JICA exchange students Hiroshima Information Plaza (Hiroshima City) Hiroshimafs Reconstruction JICA
February 23 40 high school students from China Hiroshima City International House (Hiroshima City) Hiroshimafs Reconstruction Japan Foundation
March 28 Government Officials and Statesmen from Iraq Hiroshima University(Hiroshima City) Hiroshima'Reconstruction Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan

Events-related to the Hiroshima International Peace Summit
As an organization responsible for convening Archbishop Desmond Tutu to the Hiroshima International Peace Summit, PB carried out various activities to honor Tutufs achievements.
Course on South Africa

No.1 History of Struggle in South Africa ? Focusing on the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Date and Time: June 30, 2006 6:30-8:30pm
Lecturer: Professor Yoshihiko Fujimoto (Hiroshima University of Economics: An expert on South Africa, studied in South Africa under the apartheid and observed 1994 national elections in the country)
Venue: Higashi Hiroshima Campus, Hiroshima University
No.2 Todayfs South Africa ? 14 Years After the Apartheid Date and Time: July 7, 2006 5:30-8:30pm
Lecturer: Ms. Kaoru Hirabayashi (Durban Office, Together with Africa and Asia Association [Japanese NGO])
Venue: Hiroshima City International House
No.3 Truth and Reconciliation Committee Date and Time: July 21, 2006 6:30-8:30pm
Lecturer: Mr. Hiroshi Yamamoto (NHK Journalist: Author of the Shinjitu to Wakai [Truth and Reconciliation]
Venue: Hiroshima City International House
No.4 Anti-Apartheid Music and Cultural Activities Date and Time: September 1, 2006 6:00-8:00pm
Lecturer: Mr. Takuma Higashi (music journalist)
Venue: International Conference Center Hiroshima

Picture Exhibit
On November 1 and 2, PB organized a picture exhibit of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu and His Holiness the XIVth Dalai Lama at the venue of the Hiroshima International Peace Summit 2006, showing the life of the Archbishop in South Africa under the apartheid and His Holiness in free Tibet movement.

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