For the better relationship of Myanmar and Japan
A WEEK OF "CHANGE".
CHANGE IN YOU, YOUR FUTURE,
AND YOUR COMMUNITY
4 Reasons To Attend IDFC2016
Problem solving skills such as cooperation and communication skills will be tested through the hands-on program of IDFC.
Working towards a shared goal through cooperation builds a stronger relationship beyond backgrounds.
Forum for intercultural exchange
Interaction with the traditional culture of the one another’s country will expand your sense of value.
Platform for your future
Joining IDFC will enable you to create friendships and professional networks that will last a lifetime.
This Year's Theme
Why Community Development?
Our community has undergone a change in variety of ways over the past years, and now they are closely connected with an invisible influential power over another. An action taken by individual holds a lot more responsibility than before that each and every action of individual is powerful and essential to to create a brighter future.
IDFC will offer a valuable experience to participate in future development through the theme of “Community Development.”
Discover the content of the program
Day1 - Day6
Meet today's leaders
Seminars will invite leading experts and practitioners on community development and provide an opportunity for participants to learn from their personal experience.
Learn from hands-on experience
There will be tasks prepared for the participants to accomplish in the field. In the live interaction with the people in Myanmar, you will explore the beauty and the warmth of the community. Also the participants will face various difficulties in accomplishing the task.
Get toolbox to take action
We will host workshops for the participants to accomplish their tasks successfully. Professionals from JICA etc. will host workshops for interviewing and presentations.
Final Day (Day 7)
Put your ideas into action
The highlights of the IDFC2016 will be Myanmar and Japan Youth Leaders Symposium, which will be led by participants to share their learnings, skills, and ideas in community development with 100+ youths in Myanmar.
IDFC 2016 is happening in Mandalay!
The second-largest city in a country, is considered the centre of the country's cultural heart. It was the capital in pre-colonial times and still is a home to a lot of traditional performers and artists, and to monasteries.
We plan to hold a symposium at the University of Mandalay (left photo) in the last day of the camp.
3rd-9th of February 2016 in Myanmar
*Please note that this is a tentative schedule and may change in the future.
About Organizing Committee
Why We Started IDFC
As the official event of "60th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Myanmar and Japan" recognized by the Embassy of Japan in Myanmar, IDFC was founded in April 2014 by youths in Myanmar and Japan. We succeeded to implement 1st IDFC in December 2014 in Yangon.
What We Are Strivng For
Since our foundation, IDFC Committee has been striving for creating an opportunity of exchanging ideas between the youths of Myanmar and Japan and constructing a relationship that continues for future profit.
IDFC is an authorized program funded by a generous grant from Japan Foundation.
Ritsumeikan University / JICA / Embassy of Japan / myanmar abcom co., ltd.