OUTreach/ Leading for Sustainability

Tokyo, 16 March 2017 — Emerging sustainability leaders from 11 countries around the world came together at the United Nations University in Tokyo to explore how to lead change in an era of uncertainty, through a program that combined experiential learning with individual coaching.

Participants from Afghanistan, Argentina, Australia, Cameroon, Ethiopia, Greece, India, Mexico, Philippines, Sri Lanka and Timor Leste joined the program, supported by UNU's able team of Japanese staff led by Atsushi Sumiya, Yuki Yanagida and Shoko Ikeda.

Each of the participants prepared a personal leadership development plan, including their 10-year vision, a challenging leadership project, and a supporting network of peers, mentors and coaches.

The leadership program forms part of the activities of the International Network for Advancing Transdisciplinary Education (INATE), established with the leadership of Prof Srikantha Herath from Sri Lanka.

Coach Wouter of TransformationFirst.Asia facilitated the introductory sessions on leadership and the personal coaching sessions.