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AMDA signs MOU with US-based Koyamada International Foundation (KIF)

Publication date:2019-03-20
On 01 December 2018, AMDA signed a MOU with Koyamada International Foundation (KIF), a Los Angeles-based philanthropic organization promoting social empowerment of youths, girls and women. The organization has a strong network of partners including Sister Cities International (SCI) and Junior Chamber International (JCI), both of which are notable names in the charity sector. SCI was founded in 1956 with the aim of connecting 140 sister cities around the world, while JCI boasts a league of young entrepreneurs across 120 countries.

KIF also advocates peace, mutual assistance and sustainable development. The organization bolsters its efforts by strengthening citizen exchanges at the grass-roots level and works hard to uplift people’s quality of life. This led the organization to set up KIF Japan, its Japanese chapter, in 2011.

On 23 October 2018, KIF Founder Mr. Shin Koyamada and KIF Japan’s International Department Chief Mr. Kazufumi Watanabe visited AMDA Headquarters in Okayama. After much discussion, both parties agreed to collaborate in the realm of Global Partnership for Sustainable Peace, a peace-building scheme prompted by AMDA.  

“I’ve known (AMDA President) Dr. Suganami since I was a child. Reuniting with Dr. Suganami after many years in a totally different setting feels almost like my destiny. It is indeed an immense honour to work with AMDA and its UN affiliates in the years to come; enabling us to jointly extend a helping hand to disaster victims at home and abroad,” said Mr. Koyamada. Placing high expectations on the future collaboration, he said, “I hope to nurture a long-term relationship with AMDA while making use of KIF’s broad international network. I am very much looking forward to taking on a new challenge from Okayama, my hometown.”

AMDA President Dr. Shigeru Suganami responded by saying, “Concluding a MOU with KIF is sure to pave the way for AMDA to gain its presence in America, not to mention expanding our humanitarian network.” He also said, “Mr. Koyamada is fully aware of the significance of our UNECOSOC status. Nothing makes me happier than working with a leader like him. I am very much confident that our partnership will allow us to foster the next generation of philanthropists with an international mind-set.”

AMDA Headquarters will be sending one representative to the United States to partake in Japan-Texas Leadership Symposium scheduled on 27 March in San Antonio, Texas. The symposium is presented by SCI in which Mr. Koyamada serves as a board member. AMDA Board Member Ms. Tae Namba will be participating in a debate session at the event.
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