This project provides 2-day training opportunity to women and younger generations for shaping ideas into actionable project plans. Kyushu people continue to face challenges caused by devastating earthquake; however, it means we have great chances to create new social values by turning such challenges into (social) business ideas. Kyushu is male-dominated society and we provide inclusive working-together experience with Kumamoto/Beppu people so that they can learn spirit to tackle own project.
Kumamoto was hit by earthquake a couple of years ago. Even though women social entrepreneurs play an important role in community building after the disaster, they systematically lack leadership in access to the social and capital resources that would allow them to grow their initiatives, build networks, and scale their impact. Japan is facing the structural and social challenges where the younger generation and women are less encouraged to become leaders and to drive new social initiatives.
This project is about inspiring women and younger generations to lead rebuilding sustainable communities post disaster. This project will conduct 2-day Innovation challenge workshop in Kumamoto where hit by earthquake and has strong traditional male-dominating values, by bringing entrepreneurs from other areas, in particular to build a collaborative cross-regional inclusive platform for social entrepreneurs from women and younger generation's perspective in building resilience.
This project will promote dialogue and discussion and will encourage participants to create synergistic effect for individuals and communities to carry out further dialogues and encourage spillover activities to have a flow on effect in surrounding communities and different regions. The ultimate long-term goal is to bring more women and younger leaders to transform the traditional culture that impede various initiatives. This workshop is application of our past WISE workshops.