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While the Euro debt crisis continues to weaken the global economy, the labor market is making limited progress by remaining at a lower level than before the global economic crisis in 2008. Notwithstanding there is a serious youth employment crisis with nearly 7.5 million youth unemployed worldwide.
Youth employment issues were discussed at the World Bank / IMF Annual Meetings which recently took place in Tokyo. As part of a global employment crisis response, ILO member states also discussed youth employment issues at the 101st session of International Labour Conference in 2012, and a resolution concerning actions to be taken towards youth employment was adopted.
This seminar on global employment crisis welcomes ILO’s Mr. José Manuel Salazar-Xirinachs, Executive Director of Employment Sector and Professor Keijiro Otsuka, a core team member behind “World Development Report 2013: Jobs” as keynote speakers.
The World Bank has initiated a special study to develop a forward-looking action plan for transformation to fill the role of a “green bank”. This workshop will reflect the possible future direction for the World Bank in terms of sustainable, green economic development. Over the past 20 years the World Bank has emerged as a global leader and advisor to developing countries on sustainable development. Most recently, the Bank is exploring how it can assist countries to transform to a green economy where the growth of income and jobs, and the reduction of poverty and inequity, are driven by targeted environmental and social investments.
The objective of the workshop will be to gather a variety of inputs on the study questions from the perspectives of those working and making decisions in the world of 2025. We hope to really hear from the participants themselves about their own vision for their city and for cities of the future (hopes), what they expect of their city and cities of the future, and what actions they can take to achieve this vision - as well as what actions can (or can NOT) be taken by foreign development assistance organizations.
University students, graduate school students and professionals under 35 years old (especially with strong interest in future city and urban development and environment policy)
Education is central to development. It is a powerful equalizer, opening doors for all people to lift themselves out of illiteracy which is one of the most prominent predictors of poverty. In particular, competency enhancement education and training for government officials is especially important. As the autonomous authority of local governments gets stronger, the skills required are changing. The demand is increasing due to the expanding duty and skills required to meet internal and external needs for capacity development.
In general, the objective of training government officials is to increase their knowledge & skills and to increase their motivation to perform. Governments often require officials to take essential training programs that are specifically developed to improve their ethics as government officials. They may also establish certain incentive mechanisms to meet the need for career development of its staff.
By attending this learning series, participants will learn how training and education for public officials contribute to promoting sustainable and broad-based development of a country. It is expected that lessons will be drawn from case studies and recommendations will be suggested for partner countries, corresponding to their situation.
This program welcomes anyone who has an interest in this topic.
The JSDF Dialogue Series was initiated by the World Bank Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations (CFPTO), the World Bank Tokyo Office, and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in 2012, to disseminate the results from the program among practitioners, academia, CSOs, and other Japanese stakeholders. It aims to highlight the achievements and lessons learned from projects funded by JSDF around the world and to connect stakeholders and the Japanese general public with project beneficiaries and implementers for disseminating good practices and encouraging further communication and knowledge exchange among various actors. The Dialogue Series is hosted at TDLC on a quarterly basis.
The Tokyo Development Learning Center, (TDLC), Vietnam Development Information Center (VDIC) and AHP Network will be starting a new blended learning program “Vietnam Nurse Training Program”. This program will focus on three subjects; ‘Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing’, ‘Elderly Nursing’ and ‘Home Care Nursing’. It aims to improve the nursing education and training system in Vietnam, and also to grow the capacity of the overall health sector in Vietnam through innovative learning program design and methods. The program will develop understanding and practical skill of Vietnamese nursing trainers and practitioner nurses in specific subjects that are not part of the standard nurse education curriculum in Vietnam. Target participants are nurse trainers and practitioner nurses at the trainer’s level in hospitals in Hanoi and Danang, and participants will receive a program participation certificate upon completing the program.
The International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a 2011 lecture series. This year’s lecture series will be focusing on ILO’s decent work activities from ILO’s Better Work Project to Social security trends. Lectures will be given by experts and specialists from ILO headquarters and the ILO Asia Pacific office via videoconference.
Come participate in one of the rare opportunities to be able to ask questions of the specialists who are actively involved in labor issues in ILO Bangkok regional office or ILO headquarters in Geneva.
We look forward to your participation.
The World Bank East Asia and Pacific Region is pleased to announce the launch of our regional flagship report on higher education in East Asia. The report Putting Higher Education to Work - Skills and Research for Growth in East Asia focuses on how higher education can be improved to contribute to East Asia’s growth agenda, and the role of public policy in this process.
The World Bank East Asia and Pacific in collaboration with Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC) are hosting a report launch seminar to disseminate the findings of the report using video-conferencing system, and connecting 10 countries in the region. This launch seminar will provide valuable information to policy makers, researchers and practitioners in the field.
Advance registration required (first-come-first-served).
Women and men’s different needs, roles and opportunities put women and men differently at risk from disasters and influences emergency management strategies. Women and men experience disaster impacts differently in health, safety, community support, and resource needs at the household and community levels. It is therefore important that women’s and men’s particular vulnerabilities and needs are assessed and taken into consideration into Disaster Risk Management (DRM) strategies.
This session will provide participants with an understanding of the key findings and tools for taking into account women and men’s particular needs, roles and opportunities into DRM programs and share lessons learnt on how gender dimension can be incorporated in a Post Disaster Needs Assessment (PDNA) and recovery programs.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disaster Risk Management in East Asia and the Pacific - 2011 Series
International Labour Organization (ILO), Aoyama Gakuin University and The Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a lecture series on “Asian Decent Work Agenda under Global Job Crisis”. The lecture series consists of 6 sessions, featuring experts and specialists from ILO headquarters (Geneva), ILO Asia Pacific (Bangkok), the ILO Office in Japan, and various Japanese experts as speakers. This series will address ILO’s decent work activities as well as local activities in Japan via videoconference.
In January, an art workshop will be held for orphans in Nairobi, Kenya.
Japanese artist Yoshinari Nishio, whose projects and workshops are inspired by clothing, fashion, and the cultures they represent, will visit a Kenyan orphanage to collaborate with the local children.
Nishio will connect with Tokyo from Nairobi on January 13th, for a videoconference to report on the event.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Orphan Meets Artist