TDLC covers a range of other topics such as economic issues, regional integration in Asia, and agriculture. Once critical mass is accumulated in particular subject areas, other thematic groups will be established accordingly.
To respond to the neglected but important global priority, WHO will launch the first-ever World Suicide Report. As part of the process, international experts get together in Tokyo to discuss variety of aspects of suicide. Taking this opportunity, the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center together with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the University of Tokyo presents the distance seminar to highlight key statistics, and an evidence-based solution which have been found in the development process of the report.
More than one billion people, about 15% of the world’s populations, live with some form of disability. Sustainable development cannot be achieved without realizing disability-inclusive development, recognizing persons with disabilities as both agents/contributors and beneficiaries of development. Persons with disabilities face stigma, discrimination, inequality and barriers in accessing services and information. The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (WBTDLC), as a key knowledge hub of the East Asia and Pacific region of the World Bank, together with the WB Social Protection & Labor unit (HDNSP), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), UN, and the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU/IIGH), a think-tank within the UN, launched a new knowledge program “Disability and Development Seminar Series.” The program aims to provide timely updates, capacity building and a platform for communication and collaboration on key issues in disability and development.
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.
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 sixth Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series on October 30, 2013.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see JSDF Self-Reliance Project: Women in Mining and Petroleum Areas in PNG
The World Bank and Japan started the Project “Learning from Mega Disasters” in October 2011. The project aims to share Japan’s knowledge on disaster risk management (DRM) and post disaster reconstruction with countries vulnerable to disasters. The project is collecting and analyzing information, data, and evaluations performed by academic and research institutions, nongovernmental organizations, government agencies, and the private sector. In this seminar, participants will discuss; 1) How is each organization sharing lessons from the GEJE with the World? 2) How can the country utilize these lessons to strengthen DRM? 3) How should Japan share the lessons from the GEJE with the world?