Ms Kajikawa will speak via video-link from Japan
Mie Kajikawa is an award-winning social entrepreneur and a social responsibility consultant for sports teams and leagues in Japan. With experience with the NBA’s Detroit Pistons and high profile sports charity events such as NBA’s Basketball Without Borders and Michael Jordan’s Senior Flight School, Mie has worked for Japan’s newly integrated pro basketball league to grand-design its “B LEAGUE Hope,” the first-ever league-wide social responsibility initiative in Japanese sports, suggesting the uphold of the SDGs with promotion of “Off-Court Three-Point” concept, which encourages fans to take actions targeting Planet, People and Peace. She currently helps pro basketball teams in Japan, mainly for B LEAGUE’s top team Chiba Jets Funabashi to establish and implement its SSR initiative “Jets Assist,” which includes innovative circular economy project that collects old T-shirts from fans and players to create new ones to transform memories of the Jets’ community into the hope of the future. Mie is also active in the non-profit space, serving as Founder and Representative Director of Sport For Smile, the first-ever platform in Japan to use sport as a social change, and has led projects collaborating with UN and World Bank as well as being funded by FIFA’s official NGO partner.