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John Joseph Puthenkalam

John Joseph Puthenkalam, Ph.D., S. J.

7-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 102-8554, Japan
Sophia University
Building No.2, Room 1129


As Advisor to Student NGO MEGUKO:

Since 1999, as Advisor to Sophia students NGO group MEGUKO, I get involved in various activities. MEGUKO-(Action for Self-Reliance of Children in Asia), is a volunteer students centered group that is supported by many graduates and generous people in Japan. Our aim is to support as many children in India and Philippines to receive school education. Together with our partner institutions and partners in India and Philippines, every year we send thousands of children to school. As Advisor, I accompany them to India and Philippines to study the development issues focusing on education, poverty and gender. We also visit many sites that are relevant to environmental study as graduate students also join the study tour programme.

As a Jesuit Priest:

As a Jesuit priest working in the university, I get involved with various Catholic Church related events. I also serve as an assistant priest at the St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

Recently Published Articles

  • "Sustainable Development Goals as New Framework for Development: From MDGs to SDGs", Sophia Economic Review, Vol. 61, 2016.
  • "GSGES: Setting Goals for the Coming Decade", published in the10th Anniversary Special Edition of Global Environmental Studies Journal, No.11, 2016.
  • "China's Economy: Achievements and Challenges", Sophia Economic Review, Vol. 60, 2015
  • "Analysis of China's Environment Pollution: Current Situation and Challenges", Global Environmental Studies Journal, No.10, 2015

Other Activities

  • Participated and present a paper about Sophia University and its Exchange Programme as Trustee for Global Academic affairs of Sophia University at Xavier Board Conference of Catholic Colleges and Universities in India, May, 2016.
  • Participated and present a paper about "Sustainable Development" as Trustee for Global Academic affairs of Sophia University at Jubilee of Universities Conference, Rome, September, 2016.
  • Also serve as Editorial Board Member to Academic Journals and Advisory Committee Member for International Conferences, 2016.