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PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 3

Dominic Chavez/World Bank

Wednesday, September 17th, 2014

In close partnership with the World Health Organization (WHO), together with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a video conference-based learning session on Psychological First Aid (PFA) for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific on September 17, 2014.

JSDF: New Livelihoods for Artisans and Craftspeople in Rural India

Wednesday, May 28th, 2014

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The World Bank’s Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations Department in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center and the World Bank Tokyo Office, will hold the seventh Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series on May 28, 2014, 17:30-19:00pm.

High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

Children with disability in Cambodian rehabilitation center. Masaru Goto/The World Bank

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013

More than one billion people, about 15% of the world’s population, live with some form of a disability. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without realizing disability-inclusive development, recognizing persons with disabilities as both agents and beneficiaries of development. The UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) was held at the level of Heads of State and Government on September 23, 2013. The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), together with the WB Social Protection & Labor Unit, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), and the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU/IIGH), developed a new knowledge sharing series “HLMDD Series”. In this Series, key focal points on disability from the World Bank, UN, JICA and an international NGO discussed highlights of the outcome document of HLMDD and the way forward.

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?

JSDF: Legal Aid in Jordan

Francis Dobbs / World Bank

Wednesday, October 30th, 2013

image image The World Bank Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations Department in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center) and the World Bank Tokyo Office will hold the sixth Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series: “JSDF Application Process” and “Community-driven Legal Aid in Jordan” on October 30, 2013.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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