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The Hiroshima – ICAN Academy will be back in 2020! The Academy is an opportunity for young professionals, students and budding activists to learn everything they need to know to become the next generation of leaders in nuclear disarmament by learning from some of the most inspiring voices in the field, from Hibakusha to experienced campaigners, diplomats and academics. Check out some of the highlights from 2019 here.  Naturally, due to the global spread of COVID-19 and the associated restrictions on travel and gatherings, this year’s Academy  will be a bit different. It will be composed of two parts: part 1 (July 13 to August 6) is to be an online learning course and webinars, and Part 2 (dates are yet to be confirmed) an in-person training program to take place in Hiroshima City. In principle, participants are strongly requested to complete both parts.

On August 6, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima, we will have the final webinar of Part 1 to follow the live streaming of Peace Memorial Ceremony. Here’s the key info:

  • Application deadline: 5pm on Friday, June 26, 2020 (JPT)
  • Dates of Part 1 (online): Monday, July 13 to Thursday, August 6, 2020
  • Dates of Part 2 (in Hiroshima): TBA
  • Participants: Approximately 30 students and young professionals (25 years old or younger)

For more details about the schedule, application requirements, and to actually apply, please visit the dedicated homepage by the Hiroshima Prefecture by clicking here.

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