2019 Hiroshima-ICAN Academy participants


Apply now! Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020

Jun 1, 2020

Peace Boat is proud to be a partner in the Hiroshima-ICAN Academy on Nuclear Weapons and Global Security 2020 (hereafter “the Academy”), to be organised by Hiroshima Prefecture and the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (“ICAN”), the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize Award-winning organization of which Peace Boat is an International Steering Group member. Through this training program, we aim to nurture global leaders to make concrete and peaceful contributions to the world.

This is a rare opportunity to learn about the true devastation of nuclear weapons at the site of the world’s first atomic bombing, and to discuss concrete ways to contribute to creating a more peaceful world.

If you are passionate about global peace efforts and want a meaningful way to spend your time, please apply!

Programme Overview

In 2019, the Academy was conducted from late July to early August in Hiroshima City. This year, however, due to the global spread of COVID-19, the Academy will be composed of two parts. Part 1 is to be an online learning course and webinars, and Part 2 an in-person training program to take place in Hiroshima City.

The dates for the Part 2 in-person training program are to be confirmed after carefully examining the COVID-19 circumstances in Japan and overseas.

Note that in principle, participants are strongly requested to complete both Parts. (Since the dates of Part 2 are yet to be fixed, reconfirmation of participation in Part 2 will be conducted at the end of the Part 1, and participants confirmed accordingly.)

Programme Features

  • Understand the reality of the atomic bombing, such as the inhumanity of nuclear weapons and health effects of radiation, through testimonies and virtual participation in the Peace Memorial Ceremony.
  • Learn about global trends on nuclear weapons and global security.
  • Acquire necessary skills and innovative visions for concretely contributing in the global arena towards realizing a peaceful world.
  • Engage with and learn from UN officials, diplomats, and NGO members.

Programme Themes

  • Humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons
  • Political, legal, and technical aspects of nuclear weapons and global security
  • Civil society in action
  • Diplomacy for disarmament and security, and the role of the United Nations

Applications are now open, due on June 26!
For more details about the schedule, application requirements, and to actually apply, please visit the dedicated homepage by the Hiroshima Prefecture here.