The rest of the final week was specifically focused on the final presentation to develop their proposal to the future autonomous government in Bagsamoro, Mindanao in the Philippines.
Day 23: July 24, 2018
1. Round Table
2. Courtesy Call on Dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, HU.
3. Examination Review 3/ Q&A
4. Preparation for Final Examination
A round-table discussion was held to review their presentation materials and receive constructive feedback from the Project Manager, facilitators, their colleagues, and some graduate students for improving their presentation.
After the discussion, trainees paid a courtesy call on Professor Atsuhiro Taki, Dean of the Graduate School of Social Sciences, Hiroshima University.
Please also find the article about our visit on the Hiroshima University’s homepage.
Day 24: July 25, 2018
1. Final Examination
2. Courtesy Call on President of Hiroshima University
3. Preparation for Final Presentation
The final examination was held to confirm trainees’ understanding on important elements of overall training. After the exam, the Project Manager, Prof. Yoshida, discussed the answers with trainees to review. Then, the trainees went to the Hiroshima University’s main office building to pay a courtesy call on the President of Hiroshima University, Dr. Mitsuo Ochi.
Day 25: July 26, 2018
1. Presentation Rehearsal
2. Preparation for Fina Presentation
The rehearsal was held on the day before the final presentation. We invited Mr. Shinjiro Kawagoe from Hiroshima Prefectural Government (HPG) and Ms. Rose Adams, a intern at HPG from Stanford University, to ask for feedback. Some graduate students were also invited. Trainees received valuable advice from the participants including Prof. Yoshida and facilitators. After the rehearsal, each group had a consultation with Prof. Yoshida. After the session, trainees worked very hard to improve their presentation and prepared for their final presentation.