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Responding to increasing global concerns on global warming and climate change we are pleased to announce the third delivery of the blended distance learning course, Science and Policy of Climate Change from September 13 to December 16, 2013.
The World Bank is one of the sponsors of the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) to be hosted in the city of Yokohama, Japan in June 2013. With the conference kick-off on the near horizon, the World Bank Tokyo Office, Liberia Office, Commerce and Tourism Section of Himi City, and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center will host a video conference seminar on sustainable fishery and natural resource management on March 27, 2013, connecting Himi City, Tokyo, and Monrovia.
Session 3 in the series will focus on offshore marine resources, primarily seabed mineral deposits and fisheries. As technology improves, opportunities for resource harvesting and rents to countries increase, along with social and environmental risks associated with extraction and benefit distribution. Fishing and mineral extraction both present potential sources of sustainable growth for coastal economies. However, managing these offshore resources also poses tremendous governance, environmental, technical and social–economic challenges.
Using examples of innovative initiatives, in particular from the Pacific Islands countries, delivered by experienced professionals in an interactive setting, this session will seek to address these issues.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Green Economy in a Blue World
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.
Responding to increasing global concerns on global warming and climate change, the Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), and the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), and Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC) are pleased to announce the second delivery of the Blended Distance Learning Course, “Science and Policy of Climate Change” on 11 April - 11 July 2012. The course targets graduate students, development practitioners, policy makers, business persons, and mid-level professionals in the Asia Pacific region.
Registration has been closed.
The World Bank East Asia and Pacific Region, the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), Foundation for Riverfront Improvement and Restoration and Tokyo Development Learning Center, are hosting the Global 4 Dimensions Water Cycle Management Seminar- connecting with China, Indonesia, Madagascar, Vietnam, Philippines, Laos and Japan via videoconferencing system.
Global 4 Dimensions Water Cycle Management is a system that simulate past, present and future water cycle systems and visualizes the result with easy-to-understand graphics. It provides county based information on water that helps policy makers when drawing up and executing strategic action plans. This system is the world’s latest cutting-edge water cycle and water resource management technology and was originated in Japan. Even countries with insufficient funds and access to basic water cycle data information can visualize their nationwide water circulation system by using satellite systems at low cost. It is expected to be the powerful tool in policy making of water cycle and water resource management.
Mr.Drew Stewart, World Bank Institute Multimedia Center Interactive Television Producer, conducted a Videoconferencing Seminar titled“Working in Front of the Camera: How to Moderate and Present in Formal Videoconference” on November 16, 2006. Connecting to JICA offices in Tokyo and Osaka from the TDLC studio, Mr.Stewart gave advice to moderators and presenters on conducting a more effective session, finishing with a mock videoconference.