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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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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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JSDF:Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers

December 15, 2014 4:00 PM~5:30PM (JST)

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The World Bank Group’s Trust Funds and Partnerships (DFPTF) in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the World Bank Tokyo Office will hold the 8th Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) dialogue seminar on December 15, 2014. This session will highlight the achievements of one of the JSDF projects in Bangladesh, “Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers” by bringing together key stakeholders involved in the project.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series

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JSDF: New Livelihoods for Artisans and Craftspeople in Rural India

JSDF Dialogue Series "Jiyo!" Project: Creating New Livelihood for Artisans and Crafts People in Rural India

Wednesday, May 28, 2014 17:30-19:00pm (JST)

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The World Bank’s Global Partnerships and Trust Fund Operations Department in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center and the World Bank Tokyo Office, will hold the seventh Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series on May 28, 2014, 17:30-19pm.

This session will highlight the challenges and achievements of one of the JSDF’s projects in India, namely, “Making Globalization Work for the Rural Poor in India” by bringing together key stakeholders involved in the project. This project enhanced the livelihood opportunities and share of rural artisans in the market for cultural industries and related sectors in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, and Bihar, which are among the poorest in India but are traditionally known for their rich cultural heritage.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series

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Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

 

This new training program will promote participants’ understandings on basics of PFA, do’s and don’ts, and self-care technique, through web/VC-based lectures and discussions. The program will provide basic knowledge on how to offer PFA, as well as basics on mental health and psychosocial support after crises which will be an emerging priority in disaster risk management policy making/implementation. The program will be facilitated jointly by the World Bank/TDLC, UNU-IIGH, and the National Institute of Mental Health in Japan, in close partnership with WHO.

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