Soka Institute for Global Solutions
Soka Institute for Global Solutions is a network of global citizens seeking to solve global problems
The Soka Institute for Global Solutions (SIGS) serves as an anchor for global citizens to expand their collaborative, purposeful, and sustaining networks of global cooperation. The institute was launched based on the visions laid out by the university founder Daisaku Ikeda in his 1987 peace proposal. In it, Ikeda envisions a world with humanity-centered sovereignty. With this in mind, SIGS provides outlets in global citizenship education knowledge and practices, while building a network of citizens who seek pragmatic solutions to the most challenging global problems of the present era.
PreK-12 Global Citizenship Education Project
The Global Citizenship Education (GCE) project convenes a working group to develop a framework for PreK-12 global citizenship education curriculum. The working group is a hub of individuals, organizations, and institutions working in GCE. We aim to provide resources that are accessible to PreK-12 teachers who seek to implement GCE in their classrooms.
Nuclear Abolition Project
The Nuclear Abolition (NA) project convenes a working group to provide nuclear disarmament and non-proliferation education for the youth. The working group also facilitates policy discussions with experts on urgent risk reduction measures of nuclear weapons. We seek to cultivate people’s capacity and networks to articulate voices on behalf of, and in the interest of, common humanity.
Peace and Reconciliation in East Asia Project
Three symposia from 2024 to 2026 on Peace and Reconciliation in East Asia will be hosted by the Soka Institute for Global Solutions (SIGS) at Soka University of America (SUA), sponsored by the Office of the President. Three symposia over three years will offer different focus points on events in East Asia beginning in 2024 with Japan, to be followed by South Korea in 2025, and the People’s Republic of China in 2026.