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 Promotion of IETC Projects & Joint PR
GEC provides PR to raise awareness of IETC activities by introducing IETC projects both in our newsletters (published in Japanese and English) and on our website.
IETC and GEC co-hosted the G8 Toyako Summit Commemoration International Symposium on Low Carbon Society: Towards its Realization with Collaboration of Actors' and the 'UNEP World Environmental Photo Exhibition - Climate Change -' on 9 September 2008, at International House, Osaka. GEC also operated exhibition booths together with IETC at the ‘New Earth 2008’ symposium held at Intex-Osaka from 26 to 28 November 2008 and the ‘One World Festival' held at International House, Osaka from 20 to 21 December 2008, where we introduced each other's activities by distributing pamphlets and newsletters and displaying panels introducing our activities.
We also hosted a series of lectures together with the Osaka Municipal Central Library on 1 and 15 February 2009 entitled 'World Water Tour - Iraq & Thailand’ with the aim of improving the public’s understanding of IETC and GEC’s activities.
The fi rst installment on 1 February consisted of a lecture entitled 'Support for Environmental Management of the Iraqi Marshlands' which reported on the main consequences, specific activities and achievements of the Iraqi Marshlands Project operated by IETC. The lecture was attended by about 50 members of the public and was followed by a lively Q&A session, refl ecting the high level of public interest.

 PR Activities
In order to introduce our activities to a wider audience, GEC undertook aptly-timed public relations (PR) activities by distributing regular newsletters and annual reports in both Japanese and English to affi liated organizations, and through the use of our website. We also screened a PR video and provided an explanation of our facilities to visitors, as well as operating exhibition booths at various events to introduce our activities.
On 15 February 2009, we hosted a series of lectures with IETC and the Osaka Municipal Central Library introducing our activities in support of the local residents of the Tha Chin River basin over a period of three years from 2005.
Then, on 22 February 2009, we made a similar presentation at an event held at the Konohana Community Hall in Osaka City. Through these activities we have strived to raise public awareness of environmental conservation and understanding of our work.

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