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In recognition of the important role of cities as engines of economic growth and of the world-class and often unique experience offered by a number of Japanese cities, the World Bank plans to extend its collaboration through the TDLC partnership to the city and municipal level.
A seminar on experiences from the WBG and Japan in delivering capacity building services and fostering partnerships to support economic and social development in low and middle income countries will be held on July 1, 2015.
During and after disasters, people experience mental and psychosocial distress, and this plays a key role in determining their quality of life, resilience and the success of their preparedness, recovery and ability to reconstruct.
Though, mental well-being and disability have long been neglected or forgotten in disaster risk reduction policies and programs, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 included mental health and psychosocial well-being as a key priority.
This distance knowledge sharing program will provide an opportunity to learn about global updates as well as experiences in the Philippines, through web/VC-based lectures and discussions.
Cities in developing countries are growing at an unprecedented rate and scale. With rising incomes, cities will expand outward. Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) is one of the most promising means of reversing the trend of sprawl and placing cities in developing countries on a sustainable pathway.
A videoconference seminar on sharing good practices on Transit-Oriented Development will be held on June 30, 2015 from 11:30-13:30 (JST). Japan’s long history of TOD and Land Value Captures together with TOD cases from East Asia and South Asia accumulated by the World Bank Group will be presented.
This seminar is intended for WBG staff and policy makers and practitioners of national and local governments, particularly of urban development, transport, environment, and transit departments and housing authorities, private developers, and academics.
In recent years, the world has seen many animal infectious disease epidemics such as avian flu, H1N1, and BSE. Animal disease epidemics threaten not only animal lives, but also the environment, agriculture, the economy, food security, and human health and life. In April, 2010, Miyazaki prefecture experienced an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, but it was successfully contained in about 4 months. TDLC created a video introducing the lessons learned from responding to the epidemic in collaboration with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, Japan’s National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry and Rakuno Gakuen University with contributions by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Miyazaki Prefectural Government.
The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) are pleased to announce the tenth delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT10) which will run from January to May 2015.
The MFTOT10 is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region and African region by making high-quality microfinance training accessible to more decision-makers, professionals and practitioners in the field of microfinance as well as increasing the number and country coverage of accredited microfinance trainers in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)
This series features policy makers and key actors in the field of disability from various countries who will share their perspectives, best practices, and lessons learned in their respective countries. The series aims to contribute to sharing and exchange of real experiences and practical, action-oriented knowledge among key stakeholders in the area of disability and development.
The Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has concluded its multi-country study. A book launch seminar will be held at TDLC on November 11, 2014 and findings from the study will be shared with policy makers and other key stakeholders in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.
Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, The World Bank, WB Tokyo Development Learning Center, KDI School of Public Policy and Management will jointly host a seminar series, The New Engine of Global Economy. Seminar 1: The Internet Economy will be held on October 15, 2014 from 15:00-17:00 (JST) and Seminar 2: Internet Finance: Reform and Development will be held on November 14, 2014 from 15:00 -17:30 (JST).
In close partnership with WHO, together with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host a video conference session on psychological first aid (PFA) for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis
Dr. Soya Mori, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) lectures on disability and economic development based on his experience in Japan and in the world.
This on-demand video is in American Sign Language, and contains captions in English and Japanese. Video recorded in April 2014.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disability and Development “Learning from Country Experiences” Series