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World Bank Seminars for GDLN Centers

Meet new partners.
Join the debate in Tokyo.

imageThe TDLC is pleased to announce that in collaboration with the World Bank Tokyo Office, we can now connect your Center to selected World Bank seminars and conferences on current development issues.

These events are organized in Tokyo as part of the Bank’s effort to reach out to counterparts in Japan, bringing together members of government, local and international media, parliamentarians, civil society and NGOs, youth groups, academics and universities, as well as the private sector.

Clients at your Center may find it a good opportunity to tune into the discussion in Japan or discover prospective partners. Please register if your Center would like to participate. A full list of events follows below.

*All times given are Japan time. Please note that some events are in Japanese only.


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Videoconference Seminar “ICT for Sustainable Development” Session 3

Fri, May 15, 2009 (9:00-11:00am JST)

This is the third session to discuss how a framework for ICT should look like, containing both positive and negative aspects of ICT, sharing good practices and knowledge from developed and developing countries.  Mr. Watanabe will discuss a new framework for ICT from media/press point of view.  Dr. Yokoe, specialist of e-Governance applications, will introduce how new U.S. administration see its strategy for using ICT.  Mr. Matsukawa, will discuss a policy framework toward a knowledge society.  In the panel discussion, Ms. D’Costa will share developing countries perspectives to tackle with poverty reduction via use of ICT.

Co-organized by Global Information Infrastructure Commission (GIIC), Hitachi Ltd, The World Bank
Supported by Nikkei Digital Core

VENUE:

World Bank Tokyo Office- Tokyo Development Learning Center

PROGRAM:

Introduction

Mr. Koichi Omori, Communications Officer, The World Bank

Speeches

  • Mr. Hiroyuki Watanabe, Vice-chief of bureau and Director of Digital Strategy Department, Digital Strategy and Planning Bureau, Nikkei Inc.
  • Dr. Kumi Yokoe, President, PACIFIC21
  • Mr. Yasuhiro Matsuyama, Director for Information Policy Planning Office, Commerce and Information Policy Bureau, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, Japan

Panel Discussion and Q&A
Moderated by Mr. Toshinori Kajiura, Senior Manager, Information & Telecommunication Systems, Hitachi, Ltd.

  • Ms. Valerie D'Costa, Manager, InfoDev, The World Bank
  • Mr. Watanabe
  • Dr. Yokoe
  • Mr. Matsuyama


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Thu, October 23, 2008 (9:00-11:00am JST)

Videoconference Seminar “ICT for Sustainable Development: A Framework for Future Knowledge-based Society and Economy - Session 2”

Introduction

Mr. Koichi Omori, Communications Officer, The World Bank

Speeches

  • Mr. Hiroyuki Watanabe, Operating Officer and General Manager, Cross Media Promotion Bureau, Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
  • Mr. Akira Maeda Ph.D., General Manager, Systems Development Laboratory, Hitachi, Ltd.
  • Mr. Takuo Imagawa Ph.D, Director of Information Economics, Global ICT Strategy Bureau, Ministry of Internal Affairs & Communications (MIC), Japan

Panel Discussion and Q&A

Moderator Mr. Ryosuke Takatsuki, President, Inspire Corporation

  • Mr. Hiroyuki Watanbe
  • Mr. Akira Maeda
  • Mr. Takuo Imagawa


April 17, 2008 (17:00 - 18:30 JST)
Arts & Music for HIV/AIDS Awareness - Videoconference
How can the arts influence the debate and science on how HIV/AIDS is a societal problem? Can victory still be won against the HIV virus, from the perspective of medical researchers and experts? On issues like the spread of infectious diseases, global warming, and climate change, what common values can be brought to bear by individuals in the fight? These are some of the questions that will be the focus of the discussion during the videoconference.

SPEAKERS:

Teruo Nakamura, Bassist and Producer
Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office Communications Officer
Shigemasa Sawada, Professor, School of Medicine and Chair of Internal Medicine at Nerima Hikarigaoka Hospital, Nihon University
Hiroyuki Ishii, former professor at Hokkaido University, and former Japanese Ambassador to Zambia
Debrework Zewdie, Director for Global HIV/AIDS Program, The World Bank (video message)

Further Information

April 10, 2008 (16:30 - 18:00 JST)
World Bank Public Seminar on Strategy for Health, Nutrition and Population
Keynote presentation by Mr. Mukesh Chawla, Sector Manager for Health, Nutrition and Population, Human Development Network (HDN), The World Bank
Comments by a Japanese expert TBD
Venue: World Bank Tokyo Office-Tokyo Development Learning Center
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April 2, 2008 (9:00 - 11:00 JST)
“ICT for Sustainable Development: A Framework for Future Knowledge-based Society and Economic Framework” Session 1
The first session of series of four sessions on the issues related to ICT for sustainable development.  Kick-off session will be addressed by Mr. Yamaguchi, Vice President of HITACHI, Mr. Sakamoto, Director of International Policy, Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, Ms. Nomoto, President of IPSe Marketing, Randeep Sudan, Lead ICT Policy Specialist of World Bank, moderated by Mr. Kazumi Tsubota of NIKKEI Digital Core and Mr. Koichi Omori, World Bank Tokyo Office Communications Associate.

April 1, 2008 (15:00 - 17:00 JST)
World Bank Public Seminar “East Asia and Pacific Regional Update—Spring 2008”
Mr. Vikram Nehru, World Bank’s Director for Poverty Reduction and Economic Management, and Acting Chief Economist, for East Asia and Pacific Region will discuss the new East Asia and Pacific Update, which is a half-yearly update of economic and development progress of the region, issued by the World Bank East Asia and Pacific Regional Vice Presidency.
Other sites in Japan—- Okayama University, Hiroshima University, Kobe University, Yokohama National University

March 14, 2008 (18:30 - 20:00)
“World Swim Against Malaria”
WB PIC Tokyo VC event

For more information, see World Swim Against Malaria.

March 13, 2008, 16:00-17:30pm (Japan time)
Public Seminar: Addressing the Special Challenges of Fragile
and Conflict-Affected Situations

March 12, 2008 , 15:00-14:30pm (Japan time)
Public Seminar: Why Effective Water Resources Management in Africa is Critical

March 11, 2008 (9:00 -10:30)
Keidanren Nature Conservation Fund-WB PIC Tokyo
VC session with Brazil and Paraguay

For multimedia coverage (story in Japanese only) of the event, see the World Bank Tokyo Office website.

February 18, 2008 (16:00 - 18:00)
World Bank Public Seminar on Human Development
Participating sites: Mongolia, Fiji

 

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