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International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure Investment”

Wednesday, January 20th, 2016

The World Bank in commemoration of the launch of the Phase III of the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) partnership will host the first annual International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure” on January 20-21, 2016.

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Seminar on Land Use Planning & Spatial Development for Smart Growth in African Cities:

Arne Hoel/World Bank

Friday, January 22nd, 2016

The World Bank will host a seminar, “Land Use Planning & Spatial Development for Smart Growth in African Cities” on January 22, 2016 18:30-20:30 (JST).

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Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Private-Public Partnership in the Tokyo Station Area

The Tokyo Station Area Redevelopment. Mitsubishi Estate Co., Ltd.

Thursday, October 8th, 2015

The WBG Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)  in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will host a videoconference seminar on sharing good practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) on October 8, 2015 from 15:00-17:00 (JST). The seminar is the second session to be delivered in the TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar Series and will focus on Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Private-Public Partnership (PPP) in the Tokyo Station Area Redevelopment.

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Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Curt Carnemark, The World Bank

Tuesday, November 11th, 2014

Book Launch Seminar
November 11, 2014 11:30–14:00 (JST)

The Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has concluded its multi-country study. A book launch seminar will be held at TDLC on November 11, 2014. Findings from the study will be shared with policy makers and other key stakeholders in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

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Final Session: “Learning from Megadisasters”

Mikio Ishiwatari

Friday, October 18th, 2013

The World Bank and Japan started the Project “Learning from Megadisasters” in October 2011. The project aims to share Japan’s knowledge on disaster risk management (DRM) and post disaster reconstruction with countries vulnerable to disasters. The project is collecting and analyzing information, data, and evaluations performed by academic and research institutions, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. In this seminar, participants will discuss; 1) How is each organization sharing lessons from the GEJE with the World?  2) How can the country utilize these lessons to strengthen DRM? 3) How should Japan share the lessons from the GEJE with the world?

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World Bank holds 2nd Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) TDD

World Bank holds 2nd Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) TDD

Tuesday, June 6th, 2017

May 29, 2017- June 2, 2017- World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) organized the 2nd Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) Technical Deep Dive (TDD) from May 29 to June 2, 2017. This TDD was organized jointly with World Bank TOD Community of Practice (CoP), CPP partner city Yokohama and the Government of Japan (MLIT), and consisted of learning sessions and site visits to Shibuya Station, Shinjuku Station, Minatomirai 21 District and Yokohama Station. Practitioners and experts on TOD from 11 countries (Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Greece, Kenya, Pakistan, Philippines, Senegal, Serbia, Tanzania, and Vietnam) joined this TDD and discussed planning and implementing TOD projects at 3 scales of city, corridor, and station.

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World Bank TDLC Program holds Technical Deep Dive(TDD) on efficient Solid Waste Management (SWM)

World Bank TDLC Program holds Technical Deep Dive(TDD) on efficient Solid Waste Management

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

“This has been my most instructive week in my 20-year career in solid waste management.”- Kwabena Amankwah Ayeh, Liberia WB TTL

March 21- 24, 2017, Tokyo and Kitakyushu- The World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) conducted an intensive four-day Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on efficient Solid Waste Management (SWM) practices in Tokyo and Kitakyushu, Japan.

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Japan’s Toyama City and World Bank Sign Memorandum of Understanding on City Partnership Program

Japan’s Toyama City and World Bank Sign Memorandum of Understanding on City Partnership Program

Friday, November 4th, 2016

November 3, 2016, Toyama, Japan – City of Toyama and the World Bank today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to intensify collaboration to conduct joint research, identify good practices, share knowledge and experience, and identify opportunities to link Japanese expertise with project-level engagements in developing countries.

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Four Japanese cities selected for City Partnership Program

Four Japanese cities selected for City Partnership Program

Monday, July 4th, 2016

WASHINGTON, July 4, 2016 – Japan is home to a number of cities offering world-class and unique “best-practice” experiences and solutions on a variety of development challenge facing cities around the globe. 

As part of an ongoing partnership with the Government of Japan to share development experience through the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), the World Bank has introduced a new City Partnership Program, collaborating with selected cities in Japan to conduct joint research, identify good practices, share knowledge and experience, and identify opportunities to link Japanese expertise with project-level engagements in developing countries.

Following an open call for expressions of interest and evaluation by a selection committee comprised of technical specialists from the World Bank and relevant Japanese organizations, the cities (listed in alphabetical order) of Kitakyushu, Kobe, Toyama, and Yokohama have been selected as the first batch of cities for the new program.

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WBG and MLIT Co-host Transit Oriented Development (TOD) Knowledge Sharing Seminar

Gerardo Pesantez/World Bank

Tuesday, June 30th, 2015

The World Bank Group and the Japanese Ministry of Land Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) co-hosted a videoconference-based knowledge sharing seminar on Transit-oriented Development (TOD) at the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center on June 30, 2015.

In this seminar, best practices of TOD (mainly those of Tokyo Metropolitan area) and Land Value Capture (LVC) were shared, together with projects from Ho Chi Minh City and Naya Raipur, both supported by the World Bank.The session was a much awaited follow-up to the knowledge sharing seminar on TOD held in October 2014, in which MLIT and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center agreed to collaborate and deliver a series of seminars on the same topic, and marks the first session in the new Knowledge Sharing Seminar Series on TOD. 

More sessions in this seminar intended to delve deeper in to the challenges and solutions in TOD is underway with collaboration of MLIT, academics and private sector.

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TDLC is a Japan/World Bank Distance Learning Partnership Project and part of the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), for development and poverty alleviation in the Asia Pacific region and beyond.

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We provide total support for distance learning programs from advice on instructional design, assistance for marketing, identifying expert speakers as well as video conferencing connectivity and multi-media services. Our facilities are highly flexible and can cater from small groups to up to 100 people.

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Our distance learning programs, seminars, and conferences place a high priority in the areas of Disaster Risk Management (DRM) and Global Health in order to make the greatest possible impact for realization of the World Bank Group’s goal of ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

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