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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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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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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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Book Launch Seminar on UHC Marks New Collaboration between TDLC and WBG HNP Global Practice

Thursday, November 27th, 2014
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Rising Interest in Microfinance in Africa

Monday, March 24th, 2014

Gerin Sigsbert, a Tanzanian national was working as an internal auditor for a microfinance intervention project funded by the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) and the Government of Tanzania when he found out about the ninth delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT) Course offered by the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center. He was supposed to “know the ABCs of microfinance,” and had been searching for some training on microfinance that could provide him complementary knowledge and skills that would allow him to better serve his responsibilities at his organization. When he learned about MFTOT 9, he immediately contacted the Tanzania Global Learning Agency (TaGLA) and signed up for the course.

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Successful Launching of Psychological First Aid (PFA) Seminar at WB TDLC

Tuesday, December 17th, 2013

The first delivery of the Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis, a distance learning seminar was launched on December 13, 2013 at the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (WB TDLC).

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TDLC Successfully Delivers Panel Discussion on Disaster Nursing for ACEM 2013

Friday, November 1st, 2013

In disaster situations where various levels of health care providers are present, nurses often serve as the first and closest as well as the one of the most accessible and sustainable contacts for patients and people affected by disasters. However, disaster nursing has a tendency to be marginalized in a broader international development agenda. The panel discussion “Disaster Nursing: Lessons Learned from Asian Countries” organized by the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the Asian Conference on Emergency Medicine (ACEM) was held on October 24, 2013 based on the need to address this tendency and to help focus international attention on this important aspect of emergency medicine.

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DRM Practitioners from Africa and Asia come to TDLC to Learn from the Experience of Tohoku Japan

a Part of “Learning from Megadisasters” Project

Friday, July 19th, 2013

“Learning from Tohoku’s Recovery,” an international technical workshop on disaster risk management and post disaster reconstruction organized by the World Bank, International Recovery Platform (IRP), and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) Tohoku took place at the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center on June 24, 2013.

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Report on Sustainable Fishery and Natural Resource Management Seminar

Thursday, April 11th, 2013

“Sustainable Fishery and Natural Resource Management”, a knowledge-sharing videoconference seminar jointly hosted by the World Bank Tokyo Office, Liberia Office, Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and the Himi City Tourism Association was held on Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The seminar, which connected three locations, Tokyo, Himi in Toyama prefecture, and Liberia via a live videoconference connection was hosted as an official partner activity for the upcoming 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development, which will be held in Yokohama, Japan in June 2013.

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Announcing Blended Learning Course on Policies and Practices for Natural Resource Management

Accepting Applications

Monday, February 4th, 2013

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.

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Preparing for Disaster: Report on 2nd Delivery of Disaster Nurse Training Course

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

An intensive 2 day training course on disaster nursing was successfully held in six countries in May 2012.  This course aimed to provide the essential foundation for disaster nursing to fill the need for specialized training for nurses to be able to respond effectively to disasters.

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Strong demand from Africa for Islamic finance

Report on the 1st Islamic finance course delivery

Thursday, September 13th, 2012


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An “Introduction to Islamic Finance Course” was successfully delivered under a joint initiative by the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the Association of African Distance Learning Centers (AADLC) in collaboration with international experts from The World Bank, the Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC), and Islamic Development Bank (IsDB). This program, which was the first ever course on this topic offered through the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), aimed at increasing awareness and understanding of Islamic finance in Africa and Asian regions. Opportunities for such learning are scarce in Sub-Saharan African countries.  The program saw a turnout of 243 policymakers and practitioners in financial sector from 10 African countries. 

 

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