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Education, Science & Technology

Even distribution of knowledge and capacity for knowledge creation, particularly for children and youths, is becoming increasingly important for a prosperous world. Higher education and appropriate social applications of science and technology are critical in order to build the wealth of nations. Through its programs in Education and Science & Technology, TDLC seeks to contribute for a brighter future.


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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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Training Course for Teachers

Instructional Design for Theme-based Sharing and Project-based Learning

To complement its Kids & Youth Initiative for better multicultural understanding among young people, TDLC is organizing a videoconference-based training course for teachers.

The Teachers’ Training Course is full of tips on how to organize effective videoconference sessions. It is specifically designed for elementary and junior high school teachers, instructors, and specialists involved in cross-cultural education.

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

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Kids & Youth Initative Programs

“Globalism” is a key word in our world today. As the world becomes a smaller place, our children’s lives are affected by changing need and diversification. The “Kids & Youth Initiative” was borne at such a time, to enhance multicultural awareness among the younger generation, in whose hands lie our future.

Through the use of videoconferencing and the latest Information and Communication Technology (ICT) learning methods, the program aims to broaden the scope of their knowledge and understanding of different cultures. The Kids & Youth Initiative seeks to create opportunity for opinion exchange on topics of common interest across cultures.

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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!

Read on for further details…

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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OMA: How Artist’s Sensitivity Influence on Development Issues

November 27th(Thursday) 18:00-19:30 (JST), 2008

In this last session, we would like to look at the approach to development issues from the perspectives of the arts. We will have two speakers, one of the leading modern artists, Tatsuo Miyajima and young photographer who has great knowledge of the northern part of Uganda, the Gulu.  We will discuss how they can make use of their artistic sensitivity in addressing developing countries’ problems.

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

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OMA: Japan’s Approach to Aids Orphans

November 20th (Thursday) 18:00-19:30 (JST), 2008

This will show one of the approaches from Japan to the HIV/AIDS orphan. We will have two speakers, Teruaki Kaku and Nobuhiko Ichimiya, University students and also staff from NGO PLAS, who are actively supporting the HIV/AIDS orphans. They will talk about how they have started their actions and their approaches to the problems of the HIV/AIDS orphans.
Half of the 90 minute session will be used for Q&A so we are looking forward to enjoying your active participation.

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

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OMA: HIV/Aids Orphan in Uganda and their Approach to Improvement of Living

November 13th (Thursday) 18:00-19:30 (JST), 2008

imageThis will be a talk session to know the realities of the HIV/AIDS orphans in Uganda. We will be linking to Uganda and Tokyo by video conference, having Hiroyasu Sato of ASHINAGA Uganda participating from Uganda and Nabukenia Ritah, an AIDS orphan from Uganda currently studying in Waseda University will participate from the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC). Out of 90 mins session, half of the 90 minute session will be used for Q&A so we will be waiting for your active participation.

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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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

A New Initiative by the World Bank, GDLN and ASEAN

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The East Asia and Pacific Region of the World Bank, the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) Asia Pacific and the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) are pleased to announce a unique program “Catalysts of Change: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia”, offering emerging young leaders in Asia an opportunity to learn from their seniors who laid the foundation for the region’s well renowned economic success. 

To accommodate the busy schedule of these leaders, sessions will be held as confirmed throughout 2008. Young leaders in both the public and private sectors from 13 countries in the Asia Pacific region (Indonesia, Cambodia, Japan, Sri Lanka, Laos, Singapore, Fiji, PNG, Vietnam, Mongolia, Australia, Thailand, Philippines) will be invited to participate, connecting via videoconference to view a development focused interview with these leaders via the GDLN. Following the interview, participants will have an opportunity engage with the speaker in a question and answer session.

A video archive of all sessions will be made available.

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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE:  An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia 3

Session 3: Former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung

September 30, 2008 15:00 - 16:30 (Seoul)

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“I believe in the market economy, but not a breakaway market economy. The government has to play a role in monitoring it”.

Credited with leading his country back to economic health from the brink of bankruptcy 10 years ago, former South Korean President Kim Dae-jung offered his views on the current financial crisis engulfing the United States. With nearly 200 young professionals from 12 Asia Pacific countries tuning in, “the size is different, but the nature is the same” noted Kim, and suggested that the US might find it useful to examine the Korean approach to recovery.

Kim spoke via videoconference from the GDLN affiliate in Seoul, the Korea Development Institute, as the featured speaker for the third session of “Catalysts of Change”. Organized by GDLN Asia Pacific (Global Development Learning Network), ASEAN (Association of South East Asian Nations) and the World Bank, the session was moderated by World Bank Regional Communications Manager Peter Stephens.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

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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.

imageThe children of today are the leaders of tomorrow.

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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Happy Mothers, Happy Children

A New Blended Learning Program to Train Mother and Child Health Care Specialists in Mongolia

Session 1: Wednesday, April 30, 2008
9:30 - 17:30 (Mongolia time)
10:30 - 18:30 (Japan time)


Session 2: Thursday, May 22, 2008
9:30 - 17:30 (Mongolia time)
10:30 - 18:30 (Japan time)


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imageThe TDLC and Kitasato University have teamed up to launch an ambitious blended learning program to train mother and child health care specialists in Mongolia.

Working with the Mongolian Nursing Association, local practitioners will participate in lectures via GDLN videoconference, fieldwork, and create a new textbook based on course material to meet local needs. A Mongolian version of the mother and child handbooks that are popularly used in Japan will also be created for public use.

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Kids Go Multicultural via GDLN (TT)

Kids Initiative
Training for Teachers Course

Friday, April 18 2008 16:00 - 19:00 (Tokyo)


Module 4
Instructional Design for Project Learning and Theme-based Sharing


imageBased on our experience organizing KIDS INITIATIVE, a multicultural education program for children incorporating videoconference, the TDLC developed a Teachers Training Course complete with tool kit to help instructors guide children plan and deliver a successful KIDS session. An advisory group of experts participated in the process by providing input, both in Japan and the Asia Pacific region.

The Teachers Training Course, consisting of 5 three-hour modules, began on December 15, 2007 and is conducted by Dr.Christopher Tan, an international expert on education utilizing IT.

KIDS INITIATIVE Teachers Training Course Flyer.doc

 

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Training Course for Teachers

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Kids Initiative

Education for Mutlicultural Understanding Through ICT
Communicate with Kids in Different Countries by Videoconference!

With the advancement of globalization, it is becoming increasingly important for children to deepen their awareness of different cultures and global issues.
TDLC is proud to offer its “Kids & Youth Initiative” to help to promote multicultural exchange among the younger generation.

Supported by the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN), the distance learning network of the World Bank, the program nurtures cross-cultural exchange between children in different countries and regions, through videoconferencing and ICT.

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

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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE:  An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia 2

Session 2: Former Philippines President Fidel Ramos

February 1, 2008

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Former President of the Republic of the Philippines Fidel V. Ramos engaged in a discussion with young leaders from 12 countries in the Asia Pacific region for the second session of “Catalysts of Change: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia”. Speaking via videoconference from the GDLN affiliate in Manila, the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Mr. Ramos fielded questions for over 2 hours with humor, sharing anecdotes and wisdom on issues ranging from empowering young people, resolving insurgencies to the future direction of ASEAN. 

imageOf the legendary leaders of Asia, Ramos commented, “They have the gratitude of the people because the record shows they were able to reduce poverty, and they are still doing their best to help. This is the attitude that I have taken as well”. “We may be ex-Prime Minister, ex-President ….but we may be more attractive because now we are ex-rated” he joked.

The interview was conducted by World Bank East Asia and Pacific Communications Manager, Peter Stephens, and the session was webcast (view archive here) live.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

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CATALYSTS OF CHANGE:  An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia 1

Session 1: ASEAN Secretary General Ong Keng Yong and World Bank Vice President for East Asia and Pacific James Adams

December 20/21, 2007

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Catalysts of Change – An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia” opened on December 20/21, 2007 with an overview of the region’s record given by ASEAN Secretary General Ong Keng Yong and World Bank East Asia Pacific Regional Vice President Jim Adams. The session was moderated by Peter Stephens, World Bank East Asia Pacific Communication Manager.

imageOrganized by the World Bank East Asia Pacific region, ASEAN Secretariat and GDLN Asia Pacific, “Catalysts” is a unique effort to capture the knowledge that senior leaders in the region possess in ways that can inform and guide the leaders of tomorrow. Through videoconference sessions running through 2008, in-depth discussions will be held with leaders that played a central role in this period.

Over 300 young professionals from 12 countries across the Asia Pacific, connecting 19 sites through the GDLN participated and engaged in a Q&A session to analyze and apply lessons learned to their own work today. 

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CATALYSTS OF CHANGE: An Open Dialogue with the Legendary Leaders of Asia OVERVIEW

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GDLN Asia Pacific & TDLC Organize Distance Learning Center Training Program

New Staff Members Gather at ANU for Knowledge Sharing on DLC Operations

December 5 - 8, 2006

Reflecting the dynamic character of the region, Asia Pacific GDLN Distance Learning Centers (DLCs) have continued to expand since 2000, adding new Centers, staff and activities. To maximize the effectiveness of this growing network, a training program was held by GDLN AP and the TDLC from December 5 – 8, 2006 at the Australian National University in Canberra.

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Working in Front of the Camera: How to Moderate & Present in Formal Videoconference (For Beginners)

WBI Multimedia Center Interactive Television Producer Drew Stewart Gives VC Seminar

December 12th, 2006

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.

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Hitotsubashi University Asian Public Policy Program Reunion

Alumni Strengthen Network via GDLN

Since 2006

Hitotsubashi University’s Asian Public Policy Program (APPP) has been using the GDLN to forge ties among alumni across Asia. In a virtual reunion, current master degree students, PhD candidates and faculty at the TDLC are joined by alumni in Beijing, Manila, Jakarta, Hanoi and other locations to discuss recent policy issues in Asia.

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E-Learning and Globalization — Current Issues and Future Possibilities

Hosei University Research Institute Co-Hosts International Symposium with TDLC

March 18th, 2006

An international symposium titled "E-Learning and Globalization--Current Issues and Future Possibilities" was held on March 18, 2006, co-sponsored by Hosei University Research Institute, the Japan e-Learning Association and the TDLC. About 70 participants from academia and the private sector with backgrounds in education and technology joined discussions at the TDLC, connecting to Hosei's Research Institute in California.


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