The focus of this two-day event is on exploring the issues involved in creating a “Tohoku Renaissance” and helping to create the mental maps needed to coordinate the emergence of social contribution networks.
“Mapping the Future: Creating a Shared Vision for Social Contribution Networks and Long-Term Partnerships in Re-developing Tohoku” is a combined conference and workshops that will explore issues involved in creating a “Tohoku Renaissance.” It will provide an opportunity for attendees from the government, NPO, business and education sectors to help create the mental maps needed to coordinate the emergence of social contribution networks.
Attendees will hear from scientific experts and local community leaders, representatives from NPOs and the business sector and have the opportunity to participate in a networking café and discussions. Representatives from Google will describe how their mapping system can be used in visualizing the issues facing affected communities. In addition, the Google representatives will provide special hands-on workshops for selected attendees in the use of Google SketchUp on the afternoon of June 25th and all day on June 26th. Persons interested in attending the Google workshops must be committed to train individuals working with the affected region in how to use this software. Those who wish to attend the workshop on the 26th must participate in the activities held on the 25th.
For more information, or to register to attend, see the event page on UNU-ISP website. (The registration deadline is 23 June.)