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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.
Natural resource management is a key to sustainable development, and it is of interest for all nations. It requires proper understanding of policies and practices for solving problems and issues associated with managing the natural resources to achieve both environmentally and socially sustainable development. The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) and Tokyo Development Learning Center, The World Bank (TDLC), with support from the The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) are pleased to announce the blended distance learning course, “Policies and Practices for Natural Resource Management” on 14 March – 31 May 2013.
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.
The 2nd session of the GDLN Series on a ‘Green Economy in a Blue World’ will focus on the challenges and opportunities faced by coastal cities to reverse cumulative impacts on ocean health. The opportunities derived from a healthy ecosystem include job creation related to value chain development of goods and services (tourism, fisheries, renewable energy, green port and marine transport, minerals and natural products). The session will look at how to stimulate green economic growth, and to restore natural ecosystems which have been polluted by rapid urbanization, and in particular the policies and practices which have proven effective to help coastal cities restore.
Webcasting (Live Streaming via Internet) will be available.
Video archive from Green Economy in a Blue World Session 1 is now available.
Topic: Opportunities and rationale as well as practical approaches from case studies
Participating Countries: Vietnam, Indonesia and approximately 10 other Asia-Pacific countries
Oceans and coasts support irreplaceable natural, social, and financial capital. With the ‘Global Partnership for Oceans’ representing an unprecedented commitment to ocean and coastal ecosystem health, there is a unique opportunity for the East Asian and Pacific region to collaborate in identifying practical solutions for some of the most challenging issues currently encountered by implementers in the field.
To promote dialogue and to share knowledge and experiences on coastal and marine ecosystem-based economic development, GRID-Arendal and The World Bank are organizing a series of three interactive video conference sessions in collaboration with Global Development Learning Network (GDLN).
The sessions will highlight opportunities and discuss practical experiences of how ocean ecosystem-based economic development can be sustained and contribute to building strong and climate resilient communities.
Come along to two seminars on “Green Growth” at Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) connecting other Distance Learning Centers. Green Growth is a globally relevant approach to sustainable economic growth. Expert speakers from Japan, China and Korea will update and share knowledge about each country’s Green Growth policy formation and its implementation process to date. They will also take part in a regional dialogue to further disseminate the concept of Green Growth and to analysis and discuss relevant issues within Asia and beyond.
The Green Growth seminars will be co-hosted by 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 videoconferencing system.
Responding to an increasing global demand towards Green & Energy Saving Economy, the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC) in China, in collaboration with the Vietnam Development Information Center (VDIC), the Institute of Financial Training in Vietnam, The World Bank and Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in Japan are pleased to announce a distance seminar, “Restructuring the Economy toward a Green Energy Saving Economy” on May 17, 2011.