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Poverty Programs

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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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Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series

Hosted quarterly

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The JSDF Dialogue Series was initiated by the World Bank Group Trust Funds and Partnerships (DFPTF), formerly 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.

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Orphan Meets Artist: “Kenyan Orphans Meet Japanese Artist”

Artist Yoshinari Nishio Talk Session: Kenya Workshop Report

Jan. 13, 2010 (Wed) 17:00-18:30 

In January, an art workshop will be held for orphans in Nairobi, Kenya. 

Japanese artist Yoshinari Nishio, whose projects and workshops are inspired by clothing, fashion, and the cultures they represent, will visit a Kenyan orphanage to collaborate with the local children.

Nishio will connect with Tokyo from Nairobi on January 13th, for a videoconference to report on the event.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Orphan Meets Artist

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Public Seminar “The Social Economy in Africa”

November 25, 2009
3:00 to 6:00pm (Japan Standard Time)


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On November 25, 2009, the International Labour Organization (ILO) and Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will hold a joint public seminar on the social economy in Africa. Addis Abeba will be linked with TDLC by video connection for expert presentations, panel discussions, and a Q&A session.

Participation is free of charge; please register in advance to attend.

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“Orphan Meets Artist” Cambodia/Tokyo Workshop Coming Up in November ‘09—Join Us!

"Hanbun Hanbun/Pakondal" Cambodian HIV/AIDS Orphans Meet Japanese Artists

Videoconference Workshop Connecting Japan and Cambodia
1. Nov 8 (Sun) 10:30-13:30 
2. Nov 15 (Sun) 10:30-13:30
Seminar and Workshop (Tokyo Venue Only)
3. Nov 22 (Sun) 13:30‐16:30 

What can be done for orphans in developing countries through art? Based on this thought, a program was launched in June 2008: “Orphan Meets Artist”. AIDS orphans in Uganda “met” Japanese modern artist Tatsuo Miyajima at an art workshop, and the program was wrapped up with a symposium in Tokyo this summer.

A second workshop event is soon beginning, in November 2009. AIDS orphans in Cambodia will be connected with artists in Japan and Cambodia at two videoconference workshops.

The event is made possible through the cooperation of the Institute of Contemporary Arts and International Cultural Exchange, or Tokyo Wonder Site, and TASK, a Cambodian NGO working for better quality of life for the poor. The workshop has been created from scratch by workshop instructors, animation artist Chikara Matsumoto and artist Daisuke Nagaoka.

At the third session, taking place in Tokyo only, the artwork created by the Cambodian orphans will be used to make flip books, which will later be sent to the children as presents.

Please take part if you’re interested!

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This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Orphan Meets Artist

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Symposium “Uganda AIDS Orphans Meets Artist”

July 11, 2009 13:30-17:00

As part of the ” Orphan Meets Artist/ Artist Meets Orphan” program, we are coming to a final stage of activity 1 “Uganda’s AIDS Orphan Meets Artist Tatsuo Miyajima”.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Orphan Meets Artist

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Orphan Meets Artist

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Under the concept of “Fun Learning,” TDLC’s “Orphan Meets Artist” began in 2008, set to use videoconferencing and ICT to create artistic opportunity for orphans in developing countries.
This program provides a chance for children to experience the joy of expression, and to share through artistic experimentation and creative development. It aims to draw out and enrich their spirit.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Kids & Youth Initative Programs

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Orphan Meets Artist, Artist Meets Orphan

Putting Creativity to Work for Poverty Reduction

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 18:00 - 20:00 (Japan time)

Inaugural Event

To kick-start a new program created by the TDLC which encourages artists to collaborate with orphans in Africa via the GDLN, an inaugural event will be held to provide insight on the role of art in development.Tatsuo Miyajima, internationally acclaimed contemporary artist, will talk about how art can be used to help resolve global issues. Ambassador Wasswa Biriggwa of the Embassy of Republic of Uganda, will open the event and give a presentation on the situation in Uganda.

Admission free. Interpretation will be provided. To register, please specify “June 25th VC event” and send your name, organization and contact details.

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TICAD IV Youth Dialogue

Vibrant Africa - The Next Generation Speaks Out

Monday, May 26, 2008



An archived version of the webcast is available for view.

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The World Bank Tokyo Office, Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and UNICEF will initiate a Youth Dialogue via videoconference on the occasion of TICAD IV (Tokyo International Conference on African Development) to encourage the younger generation from Asian and African countries to add their voice to this important process.

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Learning Series “Scaling Up Poverty Reduction”

GDLN and JICA-Net Hold Joint Seminar with WBI

January 10th, 2007

This session, focusing on “Overview of Lessons from Scaling Up Successful Efforts to Reduce Poverty” was facilitated by the World Bank Institute and delivered to JICA offices in Uzbekistan and Kyrgyz. Based on a cooperation agreement between GDLN and JICA-Net, the TDLC is working with its counterpart to facilitate content exchange.

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