Results of the 2019 Youth Exchange for Peace: Support Program for “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”

December 25, 2019

Mayors for Peace has implemented programs to encourage and inspire younger generations to get involved in peace activities in the future. These programs provide financial and other support to selected youth from member cities who would like to participate in the existing peace and exchange programs in Hiroshima to learn about the experiences of A-bomb survivors and their desire for peace.

In the fiscal year 2019, we invited eight youth participants from Mayors for Peace member cities to the intensive summer course “HIROSHIMA and PEACE” which is implemented by Hiroshima City University. In addition to the course, we carried out our own program which included an outline of Mayors for Peace and a discussion session.

[Outline of the Session organized by Mayors for Peace]
Dates: July 30th (Tues), August 7th (Wed), 2019
Place: Seminar room in Hiroshima International Youth House and International Conference Center Hiroshima

・Outline of Mayors for Peace (by the Mayors for Peace Secretariat)
・Introduction of Peace Activities carried out by member cities (by the participants)
・Presentation via Skype by a past participant in the Youth Exchange Program from Barcelona, Spain:
  Anna Escoda Solé
・Discussion of potential activities in participants’ home cities upon their return

Activities after the program:
Participants were requested to write a report about what they have learned through this program, their own plans for peace activities, and concrete proposals for Mayors for Peace activities for nuclear weapons abolition. The member cities will consider implementing projects based on their participant’s ideas.
Participants will also hold a meeting in their home cities/universities to share what they have done and learned in Hiroshima.


No Member Cities Participants Presentation on Member City Reports
1 Granollers (Spain) Mr. Marc Grau Moragues Report1
2 Imphal (India) Ms. Meena Devi Longjam Report1
3 Krasnodar (Russia) Mr. Nikita Lobko Report1
4 Manchester (UK) Ms. Tara Rosell Report1
5 Santos (Brazil) Ms. Fernanda Pestana Natario Report1
6 Tehran (Iran) Ms. Zahra Kalantari Report1
7 Kunitachi (Japan) Ms. Ng Li Phing Report1
8 Kyoto (Japan) Mr. Hiroaki Shirakawa Report1

* Reports on meetings in participant’s home cities/universities will be posted in due course.

[Project Outline of “HIROSHIMA and PEACE”]
Duration: July 31st (Wed) ~August 9th (Fri), 2019 ☆Schedule
Place: Hiroshima City

Outline of Mayors for Peace

Skype presentation by Barcelona

Discussion of Action Plan

Discussion of Action Plan

Presentation by Participants

Presentation by Participants