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.
One billion people, or 15% of the world’s population, experience some form of disability. Including persons with disabilities and expanding equitable opportunities is at the core of World Bank Group’s work on social inclusion and building inclusive communities. During a recent event at the World Bank, Victor Pineda, President of World Enabled, presented a framework that supports the implementation of the United Nations Convention of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. In this short video, he highlights key aspects of the framework, and specifies evaluative criteria that can be used by development practitioners who want to design and implement projects that are inclusive of people with disabilities.
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.
During and after disasters, people experience mental and psychosocial distress, and this plays a key role in determining their quality of life, resilience and the success of their preparedness, recovery and ability to reconstruct.
Though, mental well-being and disability have long been neglected or forgotten in disaster risk reduction policies and programs, the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction adopted at the UN World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction 2015 included mental health and psychosocial well-being as a key priority.
This distance knowledge sharing program will provide an opportunity to learn about global updates as well as experiences in the Philippines, through web/VC-based lectures and discussions.
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.
In close partnership with WHO, together with United Nations University International Institute for Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare, Japan, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will host the fourth delivery of the psychological first aid (PFA) orientation for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific on June 19, 2015.
This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis