The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) collaborated with the World Bank East Asia and Pacific regional external affairs team last week to launch a new regional flagship report of the World Bank, titled “Putting Higher Education to Work: Skills and Research for Growth in East Asia” on October 13, 2011.
The launch program included local and regional press conferences and a regional seminar with Jim Adams, Vice President of the World Bank East Asia Pacific Region and the two authors of the report attending from Tokyo. Key discussants were Kiyoshi Kodera (JICA), Annie Koh (Singapore Management University) and Ediberto de Jesus (Asian Institute of Management)…
On November 25th, 2010, International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and Tokyo Development Learning Center, the World Bank (TDLC) jointly presented a lecture by Ms. Singh on Child labor Activities in Asia and the Pacific. Afterwards, TDLC’s Program and Knowledge Coordinator, Takiko Koyama interviewed Ms. Simrin Singh who is a Senior Specialist on Child Labor in ILO Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. The video archive on the full interview is available.
International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) hosted a lecture series “Asian Decent Work Agenda under Global Crisis”. Many positive feedbacks were received from the participants, as this series is one of the rare opportunities to be able to listen to the experience from and ask questions to the specialists who are actively involved in the labor issues in ILO Bangkok regional office or ILO headquarter in Geneva.
The flip books created by Japanese participants from the last workshop of the “Hanbun Hanbun/Pakondal-Cambodian HIV/AIDS Orphans Meet Japanese Artists”, a collaborative program between Tokyo Development Learning Center and Tokyo Wonder Site, safely reached Cambodia in mid-December, and each and every one of the 16 children involved in the program received their flip book.
“Hanbun Hanbun/Pakondal – Cambodian HIV/AIDS Orphans Meet Japanese Artists”, the final of a three-session workshop series, was held at Tokyo Wonder Site Aoyama on November 22.
As part of TDLC’s “Orphan Meets Artist” program, the event was jointly held with Tokyo Wonder Site, and got underway with an update by KIDS EARTH FUND founder Harumi Torii on the current situation faced by children in Cambodia.
On November 15, TDLC and the World Bank Cambodia Phnom Penh office were linked in the second video conference workshop of the “Hanbun Hanbun/Pakondal—Cambodian HIV/AIDS Orphans Meet Japanese Artists” series.
Through the connection, Japanese animation artist Chikara Matsumo demonstrated to HIV/AIDS orphans in Cambodia how to show and tell about the drawings they’d made at the first workshop.
TDLC’s “Orphan Meets Artist/Artist Meets Orphan” program saw an art workshop held for HIV/AIDS orphans in Uganda early in the year, followed by a Tokyo symposium discussing the potential role of art in development.
The next phase of the program focuses on AIDS orphans in Cambodia: “Hanbun Hanbun/Pakondal—- Cambodian HIV/AIDS Orphans Meet Japanese Artists”—the theme; mutual sharing. The first videoconference workshop was held in November, connecting TDLC with the World Bank Phnom Penh office.
A symposium “Uganda’s AIDS Orphans Meet Artist Tatsuo Miyajima” was held at the National Art Center Tokyo in Roppongi, Tokyo this month as part of the “Orphan Meets Artist/ Artist Meets Orphan” program, decorated with colourful artwork created by children in Uganda and Japan.
In developing countries like Mongolia, a lot of mothers’ and babies’ lives are lost in pregnancy and childbirth. Many are due to preventable causes, and health care specialists are in urgent demand. TDLC and Kitasato University offer training through distance learning, to make a difference…
“I lost everything. I just did not want to live anymore”. It was the voice of a disaster victim reported in a newspaper article. It was a call for action by TDLC, who leads GDLN Asia Pacific program development. With its knowledge and experience in post-disaster measures, Japan could make a unique contribution. Our distance learning course on disaster nursing will be held on February 17 and 18.