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.
Natural resource management is a key to sustainable development, and it is of interest for all nations. It requires proper understanding of policies and practices for solving problems and issues associated with managing the natural resources to achieve both environmentally and socially sustainable development. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC), with support from the The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) are pleased to announce the blended distance learning course, “Policies and Practices for Natural Resource Management” on 14 March – 31 May 2013.
Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) has been providing logistical support for Carbon Finance Fund Participant Meetings organized by the World Bank’s Carbon Finance Unit (ENVCF) since June 2007. A number of funds (the Prototype Carbon Fund, the Community Development Carbon Fund, and the BioCarbon Fund) hold regular meetings with their stakeholders linking to their Japanese stakeholders by videoconference at the TDLC. In 2012, the BioCarbon Fund and the Community Development Carbon Fund will hold their annual meetings in June in Tokyo at our center, as they did in June 2007.
Two Green Growth seminars were successfully organized by Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) with Korea Development Institute (KDI) School and Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) in collaboration with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) - connecting with Korea, China, Japan and other countries via video conference.
Expert speakers from Japan, China and Korea updated and shared knowledge about each country’s Green Growth policy formation and its implementation process to date. They also took part in a regional dialogue to further disseminate the concept of Green Growth and to analysis and discuss relevant issues within Asia and beyond.
The Overseas Environmental Cooperation Center (OECC)/ Secretariat for the Kyoto Mechanisms Information Platform in Japan and the Philippines’ Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Environmental Management Bureau conducted a videoconference connecting Tokyo and Cebu on March 16, 2007 to promote local Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Projects.
The Asian Productivity Organization (APO) conducted a 4-day e-learning program on Green Productivity and ISO 14001 from August 21 to 24, 2006. This first phase was given to member countries Sri Lanka, Nepal, India and Mongolia, connected via the GDLN with speakers from India and the TDLC in Tokyo. The program was repeated from September 4 to 7, 2006 for Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia and the Philippines, reaching a total of 8 member countries.
Prospects for Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) projects in the Philippines became the focus of attention at a videoconference connecting Tokyo and Manila on March 27, 2006. The full spectrum of relevant government and private sector organizations in Japan including the Ministry of Environment, JICA, New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO) and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) gathered at the TDLC for a rare opportunity to hold an interactive discussion among stakeholders on opportunities for cooperation in the Philippines.
“Where can you get the microorganisms to start composting?” “How much time does it take, and isn’t there a risk of diseases?” The International Distance Seminar on Transferring Composting Technology, held on December 14, 2005, connected over 80 participants in Tokyo, Kitakyushu, Jakarta and Bangkok. A lively discussion followed presentations from NGO and community members in Surabaya, Indonesia, where Kitakyushu helped set up a successful composting program. Organized by Kitakyushu and the TDLC, the seminar was designed to introduce composting to participants in Bangkok, which had asked Kitakyushu for assistance in solid waste management.
A half-day videoconference was held today on sustainable solid waste management in Asian cities.
Tokyo Metropolitan Government (TMG) held a meeting of the Asia Distance Learning Project at the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) with 13 representatives of local government across Asia.