Tokyo Development Learning Center, the World Bank (TDLC) co-chaired a session at the 23rd Kuala Lumpur Regional Training Centre Program (KLRTC XXIII) on Integrated Urban Planning which was hosted by Kuala Lumpur City Hall and organized by United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), CITYNET and others, from December 13-15, 2011.
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.
Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, the Secretary-General of ASEAN, conducted a briefing for ASEAN stakeholders on the key highlights, outcomes and follow-up actions from the 19th ASEAN Summit & Related Summits that took place in Bali, Indonesia on 17-19 November 2011.
A video-clip of the two-hour briefing and Q&A session is available on the program information page.
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)…
Following the March 11, 2011 disaster in Japan, the Government of Japan and the World Bank have been jointly developing a collaborative framework on disaster risk management. The objective of this collaboration is to capture the lessons learnt from the megadisasters in Japan to be shared with the rest of the world. The three-day event organized during October 5-7, 2011, comprised of a field visit to the Tohoku region, technical meetings (technical discussions on thematic matters), and a launch high-level workshop.
The World Bank East Asia and Pacific Region hosted the WBEAP/GDLN Global 4 Dimensions Water Cycle Management Seminar in collaboration with the Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration, WB TDLC and the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN). The seminar connected the capital cities of China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Vietnam, Laos and Japan, and three different venues from the Philippines via videoconference.
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.
“This is a very important course relevant not only for developing countries but for the whole world”, the lead tutor of the MFTOT course, Mr. Nanda Karunagoda said during his remarks at the beginning of the course. “Important” may be a subjective word, but if measured by the evaluation of the participants who undertook the course the 7th Microfinance Training of Trainers Course has proved to be highly successful and important. In addition, over 98% of participants said that they would not hesitate to recommend the course to their colleagues.
A new pilot learning program introducing the Bank’s Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) was jointly organized by Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), World Bank (WB) and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). The program was developed based on the partnership between the WB and JICA and particularly targeted JICA staff members to help them build their understanding of the fundamentals of country-based programming by sharing Bank’s experiences in CAS.
JICA has intended to strengthen its country-based approach for increased development impact and results. A Country Assistance Strategy (CAS) is a customized business plan of the World Bank Group (WBG) at the country level for reviewing and guiding the country-based programs for the next four years and, ultimately, judging the impact of its work.
TDLC’s Deputy Manager, Lucy King introduced TDLC’s activities at Hills Breakfast on July 28th. She shared updated information on programs and other opportunities available from TDLC to 150 audiences.