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Details about our events can be found in the programs section.

August 2016

Recruitment and Working Opportunities

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016
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July 2016

Four Japanese cities selected for City Partnership Program

Kitakyushu, Kobe, Toyama, and Yokohama chosen as first participants

Monday, July 4th, 2016
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May 2016

Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar

"Japan’s History of TOD and Application of Japanese TOD model in Developing Countries"

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016
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City Officials from 9 Countries Converge in Japan for Deep Learning on Transit Oriented Development

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April 2016

Series of Technical Deep Dive (TDD):  The first Technical Deep Dive for Integrated Urban Flood Risk

Thursday, April 28th, 2016
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City Partnership Program Roadshows

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016
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Recruitment and Working Opportunities

Friday, April 8th, 2016
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January 2016

e-Learning courses managed by the World Bank Institute

Tuesday, January 5th, 2016

The World Bank Institute launched an “e-Institute” in July 2011 which is designed to support self-motivated learners to get up to speed on the latest development trends, enhance their skill-sets, and share knowledge through on-line learning communities.

New courses on cross-cutting themes will featured regularly in addition to monthly webinars and other free resources.

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October 2015

A Case of a Super TOD, Tokyo Area Development: Lessons in PPP

A Report on the 2nd Delivery of TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar Series

Saturday, October 31st, 2015
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June 2015

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

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 the 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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March 2015

GDLN Seminar: India’s Keen Interest in Japanese Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) System

Friday, March 6th, 2015

Over a 100 participants from India joined the GDLN seminar on Japanese Electronic Toll Collection (ETC) system on February 13, 2015.
The seminar was realized by TDLC and Center for Innovations in Public Systems (CIPS), an autonomous organization funded by the Government of India.

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December 2014

Public Forum: Disasters, Mental Well-being and Disability-Promoting Resilience for All


Saturday, December 27th, 2014

On November 28, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan,  UNU in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, and the National Information Center for Disaster Mental Health, Japan, organized the public forum “Disasters, Mental Well-being and Disability: Promoting Resilience for All”. The forum explored how to integrate mental well-being and disability issues into disaster risk management, drawing on experiences from Japan and other countries. Speakers from several UN agencies, NGOs and academia discussed this challenge in relation to norms and standards, institutional arrangements, governance and practice. In particular, the event focused on how the process to formulate a global post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction can incorporate issues of mental well-being and disability.

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