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East Asia and the Pacific Programs

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Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar

"Japan’s History of TOD and Application of Japanese TOD model in Developing Countries"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Tokyo 17:30-19:30

TDLC co-hosted its Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar on May 17, 2016 with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) its Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar on May 17, 2016.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure Investment”

January 20-21, 2016

The World Bank in commemoration of the launch of the Phase III of the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) partnership will host the first annual International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure” on January 20-21, 2016.

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Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Summer 2015 - Present

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.

The World Bank Group in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), will be hosting a series of videoconference seminars and other knowledge sharing activities on Transit-Oriented Development at the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC).

The seminar series is intended for World Bank Group 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.

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Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Private-Public Partnership in the Tokyo Station Area

Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Tokyo 15:00-17:00

The WBG Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will host a seminar on sharing good practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) on October 8, 2015 from 15:00-17:00 (JST). In this seminar, speakers will introduce how the Tokyo Station area, Japan’s oldest Western-style office district first developed at the turn of the 20th century transformed itself into one of the most economically and socially dynamic, environmentally sustainable, and resilient public places in Japan by focusing on the regulatory and institutional frameworks that were conducive to the success of the redevelopment. A mixed panel from the academia, private sector, government officials and WB staff will discuss how lessons learned from the project can be adapted to developing country contexts.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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City Partnership Program

Spring 2016

Japan is home to a number of cities that offer world-class and often unique “best-practice” experiences on various development challenge and solution areas. As a significant and important new element of the TDLC Program, a new City Partnerships Program is being introduced. This program will involve engagement with selected cities in Japan for purposes of joint research and knowledge and experience sharing, with a downstream view towards identifying opportunities to link Japanese expertise with specific project-level engagements in developing countries.

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Toward Sustainable and Inclusive City Development

New City Partnership Program

Wednesday, July 1, 4:30pm-6:00pm

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.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see City Partnership Program

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Mental Health & Psychosocial Well-being after Disasters

Sharing Global Updates & Experiences from Philippines

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Japan: 15:30-17:00 (Japan Time)
Philippines: 14:30-16:00 (Local time)

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.

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Sharing Good Practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

A Knowledge Sharing Seminar: Cases from the World Bank and Japan

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
11:30 AM-1:30 PM (JST)

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.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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Foot and Mouth Disease and Disaster Risk Management

Lessons from Miyazaki

February 20, 2015

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.

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10th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 10)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

January 2015-May 2015

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)

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