Call for Local Participants in Cebu Program
Program overview (PDF) isHERE


About 『SDGs4.7 OPEN LAB』

Educators Training for SDGs Education through SDGs 4.7

The Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, under the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) has allocated funding for Japanese institutions’ projects which aim to contribute to the achievement of SDGs through international exchange and/or international cooperation projects. In the year of 2018, the project “SDGs 4.7 Open Lab” proposed by Global Incubation x Fostering Talents (GiFT) has been accepted as one of the initiatives.

Purpose and intent
・Under the funding supports from MEXT, Global Incubation x Fostering Talents (GiFT) will organise a training programme specially designed for educators (teachers and students) who are keen on implementing SDGs in classrooms and/or education fields.
・The training session will focus on SDGs target 4.7 (as below) – especially, our main target area would be Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) and Global Citizenship Education (GCED) as we believe that those aspects would be the foundation of people living in a 21st century global society.
・The training also aims at connecting networks for innovative education for SDGs, with educators from Japan and the Philippines to foster mutual learning exchanges and possible international projects.
・The training will use various existing materials to enhance students’ learning, and the on-site educators’ training will focus on socio-emotional and behavioural domains to develop teachers’ global competencies.
・The training will be held in Cebu city, and the participants from the Philippines can explore opportunities and methods for effective delivery of SDGs concepts into education curriculum in the Philippines.
・There will be ten (10) Japanese participants who are separately selected in Japan and they will join the program in Cebu.


<About SDGs(Sustainable Development Goals>

In September 2015, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with a collection of 17 global goals has been set by the United Nations Summit to achieve a list of targets in order to transform the world by 2030. 


【SDGs Target 4.7】

By 2030, ensure that all learners acquire the knowledge and skills needed to promote sustainable development, including, among others, through education for sustainable development and sustainable lifestyles, human rights, gender equality, promotion of a culture of peace and non-violence, global citizenship and appreciation of cultural diversity and of culture’s contribution to sustainable development.

Progam Overview

Program Features

■ Offer practical program which involves active learning style with real classroom setting workshops in order to develop the educational program with various tools and materials to achieve SDGs

■ Build the network with participants who share the future visions and mission in Education to the future through the deep dialogue about SDGs Education with the participants with diversity 

■ Contribute to SDGs Education to the future with report and share their own experience in the program so that the other people in the world get to know about SDGs and its materials more


Course Outline (Cebu Program)

Pre-program workshops (in Japan): participate through online system
Sunday, 22nd July (afternoon)

Cebu Program:
Wednesday, 8th ~ Saturday, 11th August 2018 (4 days)

Post-program Forum (in Japan): participate through online system
Sunday, 25th November 2018 (optional)



Application Process

Number of participants
from Cebu
 10 people
Eligibility Criteria

【Target participants】

• Applicants must participate in the whole program from 8th August to 12th August
• Applicants must have an actual educational field (junior high school, high school or relevant grade) to conduct a class utilizing the SDGs related materials researched and discussed during the program
• Applicants must have passion to promote and contribute to achieve SDGs through education.

【Desirable qualifications】

• Professional work experience as teacher and/or educator in public and/or private educational settings and having dealt with ESD, SDGs, GCED in a classroom
• Graduate students who have strong interest in education and SDGs and have teaching experience
• Those who are strongly motivated to bring SDGs 4.7 into his/her own education realms such as classrooms
• Those who are keen to utilize SDGs related teaching materials as well as to promote them for further usage in education field
• Those who are willing to experience cohort learning, working collaboratively in small teams or in large groups
• Those who are willing to develop networks with fellow participant even after the program.



Global Incubation x Fostering Talents [GiFT] 

【Staff in charge: Miho Fukuda, Yoriko Oshi】

Tel: 03-4540-1203
Fax: 03-4540-1197

Application Process
  1. How to Apply:Please fill out the form below to apply 

    *Costs for the scheduled activities and programs will be covered by the organizer.
    Participants are responsible for the cost including transportation and accommodation fee to attend the program, cost for meals and other personal expenses. (Participants need to arrange accommodation by his/herself as necessary.)


    Application Due:16th, July 2018 

  2. Annoucement of the results:We will notify the results by email individually 
    Annoucement Date:Wednesday, 18th July 2018