This seminar was held to present the final report, and the award ceremony for Mr. Carlos Hernán Avalos Valdez, the scholarship recipient of the JICA Program of Japan Expert Development for Future Leaders in Latin America and the Caribbean, who has completed the degree requirements for the master program at the Graduate School of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University. The event was highly successful with the exchange of the enthusiasm by the speaker, and the deep-seated interest of the attendees. We would like to thank H.E. Mr. Raúl Florentín Antola, the Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Paraguay to Japan, Mr. Satoshi Yoshida, Director general of JICA and other contributors and patrons from various organizations, to participate our seminar. We are also grateful to those who provided immense support and assistance to Mr. Valdez’s completion of his work.
Date and Time: Monday, March 16, 2020, from 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Venue: Yokohama National University)
Mr. Raúl Florentin, Ambassador of Paraguay to Japan
Dr. Hermelinda Alvarenga de Ortega, Senator of the Republic of Paraguay, and the Vice President of Nihon Gakko University.
Mr. Miguel Maldonado, Second secretary and Consul
Ms. Miriyam Megumi Kumagai Yamashita, Secretary to the ambassador
Mr. Esteban Matuso Nakayama, Assistant to the ambassador
Ms. Mari Endo, assistant
Mr. Satoshi Yoshida, Director general of JICA
Ms.Hiromi Uemura, JICA Central and South American Department
Mr. Seiji Kato, JICA Central and South American Department
Ms. Akiko Kurosawa, JICA Central and South American Department
Ms. Kimiko Tsuchiya, JICA Yokohama
President Yuichi Hasebe, Yokohama National University
Dr. Yoko Fujikake, Professor of Yokohama National University
Mr. Carlos Hernán Avalos Valdez,MA student at the Graduate School of Urban Innovation, Yokohama National University
Ms.Nanao Hashiguchi, Ex JICA Voluntaria in Paraguay
Moderator: Dr. Yoko Fujikake, Professor, Institute for Urban Innovation, YNU
Opening address: Mr. Florentin, Ambassador of the Republic of Paraguay
Welcome speech: President of Yokohama National University, Mr. Yuichi Hasebe
Message: Dr. Hermelinda Alvarenga de Ortega, Senator of the Republic of Paraguay, and the Vice President of Nihon Gakko University.
Presentation by Mr. Carlos Hernan Avalos Valdez
・The Analysis of Guarani Society and its relationship with rural men’s behavior and masculinity: Case Study on the changing behavior of men as indirect beneficiaries on Women’s Empowerment Project in Rural Area of Paraguay
・Análisis de la Sociedad Guaraní y su relación con el comportamiento y la masculinidad del hombre rural del Paraguay. Estudio de Caso en el comportamiento del hombre como beneficiario indirecto en el Proyecto de Empoderamiento de las mujeres rurales en la zona rural del Paraguay.
Questions and answers from JICA officials
Certification ceremony by Director Mr. Satoshi Yoshida
Closing address by Supervisor Professor, Dr. Yoko Fujikake