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Seminar titled "Satomi" in cooperation with SPF

Published on: Jan 06, 2020

In cooperation with the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF), Japan, KISR organized a symposium titled "Satumi", which is a Japanese method for managing the marine environment. This method could be applicable in Kuwait. Representatives of interested government and non-government authorities attended the symposium to be familiarized with the Satumi concept. Japanese and Kuwaiti experts also attended the symposium, during which the Japanese experts shared their experience in the field of rehabilitating the marine environment, and the possibility of applying this method in Kuwait.

The symposium covered a number of important topics, such as a quick review of the environmental disasters that the marine environment in Kuwait was exposed to, and the environmental disasters that the marine environment in Japan was exposed to in the past, and the current situation after environmental recovery.  During the symposium also, speakers discussed case studies and reviewed the Japanese experience as examples of the application of the concept of Satumi. They also highlighted the lessons learned from the Japanese experience, how close the Satumi concept is to the Kuwaiti culture, and the methods and tools of the concepts of Satumi.

Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan, is a Japanese non-government non-profit organization that aims to promote international relations. It aims to achieve five objectives i.e., addressing the challenges that face the Asian societies, enhancing the role of women within the economic and social spheres, and strengthening the relationship with the Muslim majority at various countries. SPF also aims to strengthen Japan's relationship with the United States, and develop long-term programs related to the sustainability of the world's oceans. Spreading the concept of Satumi is one of the SPF's aims and is part of its efforts to achieve its fifth goal of “developing long-term programs related to the sustainability of the world's oceans”.

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