About JCI Academy
Since first becoming a JCI officially endorsed program at the 1987 JCI World Congress in Amsterdam, over 3,000 Global Networkers have graduated from the JCI Academy, which has now been held 25 times. Each year, the JCI Academy aims to achieve the following four goals:
- Deepen mutual understanding among the participants which are comprised of both members of JCI from around the world and members of JCI Japan from around the country.
- Offer training opportunities for the global leaders of tomorrow.
- Make JCI an even better organization and contribute to its overall development.
- Contribute to the realization of the establishment of a permanent and lasting World Peace.
The aim of the 26th JCI Academy is to foster leaders with determination who can make an active contribution to World Peace as they share a vision toward the future. This opportunity will provide the cultivation of friendly international relationship involving JCI members, administrative organs, people related to education, as well as local citizens. Delegates who experience the international exchanges will notice the significance of global networks in this diverse world, and then become highly conscious that they must connect to the better future. Strengthening networks among people, countries, cultures and histories will firmly encourage creation of projects leading to World Peace. About 140 delegates will get together in Fukuyama; foreign delegates who are candidates for 2014 national presidents will come from about 70 countries and the other half are domestic.