Today, our office was given the opportunity to meet with visitors from the Japanese Geoparks Network and San’in Kaigan Geopark. At this meeting we discussed ways in which the Itoigawa Global Geopark can improve and develop its role within the Global Network of National Geoparks. It was certainly an interesting meeting.
We discussed the Itoigawa Global Geopark’s need for more presence within the Global Geopark Network. We are working on increasing our English-language materials and publications as well as training local guides in providing English guidance. However, we must also determine where we fit within the framework of the Global Geopark Network. How can we use our experiences and our resources to further the Geopark movement on an international level?
We will consider this carefully as we work toward improving our Geopark in the coming year.