We are excited to announce the launch of an initiative aimed at young women-identifying individuals who are creative, passionate about supporting their community and enabling social outcomes, and interested in participating in a transnational peer-to-peer mentoring programme, to share experiences and learn from and with women in other Asia-Pacific countries.
The project is a 13-month online mentoring programme that draws on the experience and expertise of the Designing Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific (DESIAP) and Kogei-net network members to support emerging women leaders in the Asia-Pacific region. Our scheme will support women in Australia, Japan, Thailand and Malaysia.
This project is led by Northumbria University, RMIT University, Bangkok University and Kanazawa College of Art.
This initiative is bringing together multiple projects supported by the UK Arts and Humanities Research Council [Project reference: AH/W006952/1] and the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation.
‘This project supports women craftspeople in Japan and Australia to develop their leadership capacity through accessible, relevant gender-inclusive leadership training in the form of co-designed workshops and events. In both countries, younger craftswomen particularly face challenges in assuming leadership positions in their communities and organisations, due to persistent socio-cultural and economical inequalities around gender. The project leverages and extends secure partnerships established through the Designing Social Innovation in Asia-Pacific (DESIAP) and Asian Women Social Entrepreneur Network (AWSEN), two networks already working with relevant organisations focussed on building leadership capacity in women and young entrepreneurs. The project links these partnerships with KOGEI-net, a network of researcher-practitioners committed to co- creating plans for sustainable futures with crafts communities in Japan’s Hokuriku and Kyushu regions. By empowering groups of women craftspeople in Japan and Australia through co-developed mentoring, the project aims to increase equity, diversity and inclusion in crafts industries and communities. This will facilitate collaborative learning, seeding to long-term multilateral, reciprocal relationships between craftspeople and social innovation-leadership experts in Australia and Japan. The project will support diversity in leadership more widely by sharing powerful tools for entrepreneurship through bilingual dissemination events, online resources and social media.’
This project received grant funding from the Australian Government through the Australia-Japan Foundation of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.
简单来说，该项目是一个为期 13 个月的在线指导计划，利用亚太地区社会创新设计 (DESIAP) 和 Kogei-net 网站成员的经验和专业知识来为亚太地区的新兴女性群体提供帮助。 我们的计划受众涉及到澳大利亚、日本、泰国和马来西亚的女性。