Day 1：Saturday, March 23
WAW!/W20 Joint Session
Panel Discussion: “Human Resource Development in a Changing Society with Technology Transformation(tentative)”
New technology transformation brings rapid changes to people’s lives and ways of working. It is necessary to develop human resources not for widening gaps but for widely bringing benefits to a society and strengthening the international competitiveness by technology transformation. What kind of investment is necessary for everyone to choose one’s own working style by fully benefiting from new technology?
“Gender Equality” is set as Goal 5, one of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals to be achieved by 2030. This panel discussion is related to the Goal 5 and also closely related to SDGs Goal 4 (Quality Education), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth) and Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure).
WAW! Panel Discussion: “Leadership for Rural Development and Job Creation(tentative)”
Rural development constitutes an important policy issue. Top management should bring changes in the consciousness of people. For sustainable town planning and community planning, how rural areas can strongly develop with economics and diversity?
This panel discussion is closely related to SDGs Goal 5 (Gender Equality), and also Goal 1 (No Poverty), Goal 8 (Decent Work and Economic Growth), Goal 9 (Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure), Goal 10 (Reduced Inequalities), and Goal 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).
WAW! High-Level Panel Discussion 2: “Women’s Participation in Conflict Prevention, Peace Building and Reconstruction (tentative)”
Challenges in peace building and reconstruction in post-conflicts and its resolutions as well as current trends and Japan’s efforts will be discussed.
This panel discussion is closely related to SDGs Goal 5 (Gender Equality) and Goal 16 (Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions).
W20 High-Level Panel Discussion 2: “Gender Equity in the Digital Era (tentative)”
While development of digitalization brings new opportunities to many women including those living in rural areas and enable them to have work-life balance, it also poses threats like the development of gig economy* and online harassment. How all genders get maximum benefits from digitalization while avoiding the threats?
*It means an economy where organizations and businesses rely more on freelancers and independent workers, contracted on a short-term basis through online platform.
Day 2：Sunday, March 24
WAW! High-Level Panel Discussion 4: “Future of Family: Getting Support, Utilizing and Sharing (tentative)”
While developed countries face a declining birth rate and an aging population, population growth with high rates of birth and infant mortality has been serious problems in developing countries. In such situation, how to redistribute unpaid care works such as child-rearing and caregiving is a global agenda. Based on the prior discussion in WAW! 2017, the issues will be discussed more practically.
This panel discussion is closely related to SDGs Goal 5 (Gender Equality), Goal 1 (No Poverty) and Goal 10 (Reduce Inequalities).
W20 Panel Discussion 2: “Closing the Gender Gap in Labor (tentative)”
The G20 countries have committed to reduce the gender gap in labor participation 25% by 2025. To achieve this goal, it is important that each sectors in each countries cooperate to close several gender gaps such as employment rate, equal payment for equal work value, and equal role-sharing in care work. Appeal enhancing its actions by learning best practices and their impacts.
WAW!/W20 Joint Session
Reporting the High-Level Panel Discussions, Wrap up and Closing Remarks