Yoshiyuki NAGATA
Professor, Department of Education
University of the Sacred Heart, Tokyo


Ph.D., Education, International Christian University


2015 - 2016
Visiting Scholar, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
2007 - Present
Professor, Department of Education, University of the Sacred Heart (Japan)
2003 - 2004
Guest Researcher, Flinders University Institute of International Education (FUIIE), Australia
1999 - 2003
Guest Researcher, Hiroshima University Center for the Study of International Cooperation in Education (CICE)
1995 - 2007
Senior Researcher/Principal Researcher, International Research and Cooperation Department, National Institute for Educational Policy Research of Japan (Associated Centre of UNESCO)

Professional Affiliations

2015 - Present
Councillor, Asian Rural Institute (ARI) - Rural Leaders Training Center
2015 - 2017
ACCU-UNESCO Asia-Pacific ESD Programme Linking Grassroots Initiatives to Global Partnership under the UNESCO-Japanese Fund-in-Trust for the Promotion of ESD
2015 - 2016
Member, International Awarding Committee for UNESCO/Japan ESD Award.
2015 - 2016
Member, National Awarding Committee for UNESCO/Japan ESD Award
2014 - 2015
Chief, Drafting Committee for ASPnet Schools’ Declaration for the Promotion of ESD
2013 - 2015
Member of the Committee for the Promotion of the Programme, ACCU-UNESCO Asia-Pacific ESD Programme under UNESCO/Japan Fund-in-Trust for the Promotion of ESD
2011 - 2015
Member, International Organizing Committee, ACCU ESD-RICE (Regional Initiative for Cooperation for ESD Promotion through rice) Project. 2011 - 2012 (1st Phase), 2013 - 2015(2nd Phase)
2011 - 2012
Expert, Regional Asia-Pacific ASPnet School Project for Japan Solidarity and Disaster Risk Reduction
2011 - 2012
Chief Secretariat, UNESCO ‘Bringing Back Smiles Project’ (Project for the Creation of an Open Space in a Disaster-Affected Area in Japan)
2012 - 2013
Chief Secretariat, BASF-University of the Sacred Heart ‘Feel Home & Create Home Project’ (Project for the Creation of an Open Space in a Disaster-Affected Area)
Expert, Drafting Committee for Tbilisi+35 Declaration at the Inter-governmental Meeting on Environmental Education for Sustainable Development
2012 - Present
Advisor, Yokohama Municipality Nagatadai Primary School (ASPnet School)
2012 - Present
International Board Member, ENO Online Academic Supervisory Board (EASB)
2011 - Present
Board member, Bridge for Peace (Non-profit organization for peace education/learning)
2011 - 2012
Representative, Advisory Committee for the Task Force on Environment and Welfare (Japan Foundation)
2010 - 2012
Programme Advisor, Japan-East Asia Network of Exchange for Students and Youths (JENESYS) (Japan Foundation)
2010 - 2011
Member, Committee for the Promotion of ESD Activities at Community Level + Monitoring and Evaluation for ESD Projects (the Japanese Ministry of Environment)
2010 - Present
Advisor, Tokyo Metropolitan Government Meguro-Ward Gohongi Primary School (ASPnet School)
2009 - 2010
Member of Committee for Strengthening ESD Initiatives in Communities and Designing Registration Systems for ESD Activities, Ministry of Environment
2009 - 2014
Member, ESD-MEEG (Monitoring and Evaluation Expert Group), UNESCO Headquarters
2009 - 2010
Chief Secretariat. ‘Basic Study for Building a “Broader ESD Model” for Developing Countries with Creation and Dissemination of Multimedia Educational Materials’ (FY 2010 Official Development Assistance (ODA) Grants for UNESCO Activities: Exchange and Cooperation Programmes for Promotion and Development of the Education, Science and Technology and Culture of Developing Countries in the Asia-Pacific Region)
2008 - 2009
Member, Committee for the 20th Anniversary of the World Terakoya Movement, NFUAJ (National Federation of UNESCO Associations in Japan)
2008 - 2009
Evaluation Committee Member, ACCU-UNESCO ESD Programme, ACCU (Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO)
2008 - Present
Councillor, Development Education Association and Resource Center (DEAR)
2008 - 2009
Supervisor, Research Committee of 'Study on Environmental Education for Our Future in the Decade of Education for Sustainable Development' Kanagawa Prefectural Education Center
2007 - Present
Member, Executive Board, Japan Association for International Education
2007 - Present
Member, Commission on Education and Communication (CEC), International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN)
2006 - 2007
Selection Committee Member, ACCU-UNESCO ESD Projects
2005 - Present
Member, Steering Committee, Japan Holistic Education Society
2004 - Present
Board of Directors, Free Space Tamariba (Non-Profit Organization for Alternative Education)

Association Memberships


April 2004
29th Education for International Understanding Prize(Grand Prize)
April 1995
20th Promotion of Education for International Understanding Prize (First Prize)
April 1994
19th Promotion of Education for International Understanding Prize (Honorable Mention)