View a list of upcoming programs.

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.

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?

Science and Policy of Climate Change 2013

Friday, September 13th, 2013

Responding to increasing global concerns on global warming and climate change we are pleased to announce the third delivery of the blended distance learning course, Science and Policy of Climate Change from September 13 to December 16, 2013. To learn more about this course, please visit here.

JSDF: “Habope” in the Future of Sierra Leone

Consultation meeting: Habope project

Friday, August 2nd, 2013

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 fifth Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series on August 2, 2013.

9th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 9)

Thursday, July 11th, 2013

Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC)  are pleased to announce the 9th delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT9) from July to November 2013.

MFTOT9 is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region and African region. The course makes high-quality microfinance training accessible to decision-makers, professionals and practitioners in the field of microfinance and increases the number of accredited microfinance trainers in the Asia Pacific region and around the world. Two types of certificate are available for participants who complete the course depending on learning objectives, level of commitment and performance.

Please note that registration for MFTOT 9 has closed. To view the course page, please enter the site from here.

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.

8th Microfinance Training of Trainers Course Wrap Up

MFTOT8 participants gather at TDLC

Wednesday, June 27th, 2012

The 8th Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT8) organized by the Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI), China Development Bank (CDB), and Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), was completed in May 2012. 199 newly certified trainers from 30 countries were accredited, the highest number since the course was first launched in 2005. To date, there are 892 certified trainers of the Microfinance Distance Learning (MFDL) Course from 55 countries, largely from Asian and African regions. The certified trainers are microfinance professionals including university professors, managers and microfinance practitioners in central banks, commercial banks and MFIs.

title

World Bank logo, TDLC logo, Japanese Flag

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.

Read more in this section
title

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.

Read more in this section
title

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.

View a list of our programs

Read more in this section