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.
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.
Climate change is one of the biggest challenges of the 21st century. It poses challenges to economic prosperity and human security for both present and future generations.
The blended learning program on ‘Science and Policy on Climate Change’ was developed to raise awareness and enhance understanding of the implications of climate change within the broad context of sustainable development in the Asia-Pacific region. The program was designed to enhance interactivity among participants and experts by blending video conference sessions with on-line discussion forums in a self-learning style web-based e-learning course.
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.
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.