Vladimir Mau welcomes World Youth Ship program alumni
On September 4, the Ship for World Youth Alumni Association Global Assembly (SWYAA Global Assembly) closed at the Presidential Academy; RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau took part in the event.
Alina Lotfullina, President of the Ship for World Youth Alumni Association in Russia, thanked all participants for sharing experiences. She noted that in the future, everyone will have the opportunity to participate in other events for the program’s “ex-PYs.” Katsumi Ono, spokesperson for the Japanese International Youth Exchange Organization, said the program participants are a huge community that contributes to the development of international cooperation.
RANEPA Rector Vladimir Mau noted in his opening remarks that he was delighted to see the participants of the Global Assembly at the Academy. He spoke about the Leaders of Russia national management competition regularly held in Russia, where the participants show their managerial and business skills, and noted that it would be interesting to develop cooperation in this area. Vladimir Mau thanked the Japanese Government for giving the Assembly participants the opportunity to come to Russia, and added that he hoped the program participants will come back to the Academy in the near future. After the ceremony, Vladimir Mau and Hideyuki Yamatani, Ship Administrator from Cabinet Office of Japan, exchanged souvenirs.
SWYAA Global Assembly is an international platform for youth that aims to promote cross-cultural cooperation and understanding. At the annual meeting, former participants of the SWY program from different countries share experience with their colleagues and continue to develop common perspectives on many global issues. This year, for the first time, Moscow was chosen to host the event.
Ship for World Youth (SWY) is an international cross-cultural exchange program for young leaders organized by the Government of Japan since 1989. More than 7,000 people from 66 countries have participated in the program, and 40 alumni associations have been established by the past participants of SWY around the world.