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Women in Sustainability

2019/8/20 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM



What role do women play in sustainability? How are women represented, and what barriers do they face in disruptive industries and challenging environments?

What is the link between industry and socio-environmental sustainability issues? What challenges do women entrepreneurs face and what are the implications on their livelihoods?

These are just some of the questions we will be addressing at Women in Sustainability, an interdisciplinary platform for discussion on case studies, impact research and entrepreneurial endeavours concerning women, sustainability, leadership and SDGs.

– Leticia Dos Muchangos, UNU-IAS
– Claudia Arana Novoa, Bunka Fashion Graduate University
– Takako Ohyama, 530 Week
Moderator: Isabel B. Franco, UNU-IAS

18:30: Doors Open
19:00: Presentations, Discussions
20:30: Networking & Clothes Swap
21:30: Finish

Part 1: Presentations & Discussions

The first part of the event is designed to be an interdisciplinary forum covering some of the following topics:
– Women, Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals
– Women, Sustainability and Waste Management
– Women and Social Entrepreneurship
– Women, Sustainable Fashion and a Circular Economy
The panel will close with a short workshop following the world café methodology aimed to collect perceptions about the challenges and opportunities facing women in sustainability, particularly in the context of Japan.

Part 2: Networking & Clothes Swap

The second part of the forum aims to showcase best practices targeting SDG 12 Sustainable Consumption and Production. Through a clothing swap/networking session, participants will exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use. This second and final part of the event will be supported by leading experts in sustainable fashion design and practitioners from Bunka Fashion College, Japan.

Have clothes that are perfectly good but haven’t worn in a while? Attendees are encouraged to bring their valued but no longer used clothing, and will be given the chance to swap during the latter half of the event during a Clothes Swap!


IDEO Tokyo
Kitaaoyama, 3 Chome−5−29 Riso Omotesando Building
Minato, Tokyo 107-0061 Japan


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