UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Human Security and Capacity-building in Post-conflict Societies (992), established in 2012 at Doshisha University, Kyoto (Japan)


Sustainable human security and peace-building in post-conflict societies.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • carry out, jointly with partner institutions, research on sustainable human security as a contribution to peace-building in post-conflict societies;
  • design and implement interdisciplinary capacity-building programmes in this field, including at the post-graduate level, for policy and decision-makers, faculty and students, as well as facilitate faculty and student mobility;
  • promote academic cooperation and dialogue between higher education institutions from Japan, academic institutions in post-conflict countries, as well as other relevant institutions and agencies;
  • promote a science-policy research approach for conflict resolution with a view to producing, promoting and lobbying policy recommendations; and,
  • design and implement mechanisms to facilitate training of trainers on a North-South cooperation basis, as well as networking, the exchange of ideas, skills, resources and good practices, notably through international seminars and symposia, publications and active participation in the UNESCO Youth Forum, integral part of the UNESCO’s General Conference.

Host Institution

Doshisha University

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Social and Human Sciences

Contact: Dr Masanori Naito, UNESCO Chairholder

Doshisha University

Dean of the Graduate School of Global Studies

Karasuma-Higashi-iru, Imadegawa-dori, Kamigyo-ku

Kyoto 602-8580


Phone: +81-75-251-39-30

Fax: +81-75-251-30-91

E-mail: ji-gs(at)mail.doshisha.ac.jp