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10th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 10)

Monday, November 24th, 2014

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), joined by China Development Bank (CDB) since the eight round of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT8) to support participants in African countries are pleased to announce the tenth delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT10) which will run from January to May 2015. Accepting applications from December 1, 2014. Please visit the course page for details.

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JSDF:Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers

Thomas Sennett/World Bank

Monday, December 15th, 2014

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The World Bank Group’s Trust Funds and Partnerships (DFPTF) in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the World Bank Tokyo Office will hold the 8th Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) dialogue seminar on December 15, 2014. This session will highlight the achievements of one of the JSDF projects in Bangladesh, “Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers” by bringing together key stakeholders involved in the project.

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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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Disability and Development “Learning from Country Experiences” Series

Soya Mori giving lecture in ASL

Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

This series features policy makers and key actors in the field of disability from various countries who will share their perspectives, best practices, and lessons learned in their respective countries. The series aims to contribute to sharing and exchange of real experiences and practical, action-oriented knowledge among key stakeholders in the area of disability and development.

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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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Saris, Crafts, and Artisan Food: More than Just a Livelihood

Monday, September 29th, 2014

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The seventh Japan Social Development Fund Dialogue Series was held at the Tokyo Development Learning Center on May 28, 2014.
The session showcased this time was “Jiyo!: Making Globalization Work for the Rural Poor in India”, a livelihoods program to strengthen the capacity and improve access to decent sustainable livelihoods that helped the poorest, most vulnerable, and landless communities in India whose main income depends on traditional cultural industries.

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About 400 Students from 46 Countries Enroll in 9th Microfinance Training of Trainers Course:

Guest lecturer, Stuart Rutherford presenting in MFTOT 9

Friday, July 19th, 2013

The 9th Microfinance Training of Trainers course kicked off to a lively start on July 11, 2013 with 10 Global Distance Learning Centers in Bangladesh, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Kenya, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tanzania and Uganda hosting the course. Over 150 participants joined the opening session from the GDLN centers, and another 180 participants participated by going online and accessing the live webcasting of the session. Approximately 400 participants from 46 countries enrolled in the course, all enthusiastic to learn and explore the world of microfinance.

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DRM Practitioners from Africa and Asia come to TDLC to Learn from the Experience of Tohoku Japan

Workshop participants write messages on the blackboard of Arahama Elementary School

Friday, July 19th, 2013

“Learning from Tohoku’s Recovery,” an international technical workshop on disaster risk management and post disaster reconstruction organized by the World Bank, International Recovery Platform (IRP), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Tohoku took place at the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center on June 24, 2013.

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Report on the Japan Social Development Fund Dialogue Series

JSDF Project Brief

Thursday, March 21st, 2013

The 4th session of the Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue series, prepared by the World Bank’s Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations (CFPTO) Department in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the World Bank Tokyo Office was held on February 28, 2013 at TDLC.

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Learning from Megadisasters GDLN sessions

Mikio Ishiwatari, The World Bank

Wednesday, July 4th, 2012

Japan has successfully shared its lessons learnt from the experience of the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami that struck on March 11, 2011. In October 2011, the Government of Japan and the World Bank established a joint program, “Learning from Mega Disasters: Program of Knowledge Sharing and Knowledge Exchange”. 33 Knowledge Notes will be developed for the program in order to share findings and lessons from the Great East Japan Earthquake with practitioners throughout the world. A series of 6 video conference (VC) based knowledge sharing sessions were delivered from April 18 to May 10, 2012.  A total of 656 people participated throughout the series from 24 connected sites in 18 countries worldwide. A number of people also joined through web streaming from countries that were not connected via VC.

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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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