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Private Sector, Finance, and PPP

This thematic group includes microfinance training, management courses for small and medium size enterprises, corporate social responsibility (CSR) courses, and seminars on Public-Private Partnership (PPP).

Through these courses, TDLC seeks to strengthen the competitiveness of private companies and individuals, while realizing sustainable business growth in developing countries.


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Public Seminar “The Social Economy in Africa”

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


Curt Carnemark/World Bank

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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UNWTO Educational Seminar on Tourism Development in Mekong-Triangle Countries Started

August 18, 2009


Pedicab driver talks with foreigners on a Hanoi street August 12 2009. Photo courtesy of APTEC

The Mekong Delta boasts a rich history, culture, and precious natural environment. To help develop sustainable tourism in the region, a two-day video conference seminar was held August 18-19, 2009, connecting Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, and TDLC.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Announcement: UNWTO Educational Seminar on Tourism Development in Mekong-Triangle Countries

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Announcement: UNWTO Educational Seminar on Tourism Development in Mekong-Triangle Countries

18-19 August 2009

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the Asia-Pacific Tourism Exchange Center (APTEC) and the TDLC will co-organize the Seminar on Tourism Development in Mekong-Triangle Country on the theme of “Sustainable Tourism Development in Mekong River Basin Countries and Eliminating Poverty through the Tourism Promotion” for representatives from both public and private tourism-related sectors in these countries. 

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Regulation and Deregulation of the Financial System

June 16, 2009 (Tue) 10:00 – 13:00 (JST)

Asia-Pacific economies and their different financial regulatory systems have been impacted in different ways by the ongoing global financial crisis.

This seminar aims to share knowledge and experience from the Asia-Pacific, with its diverse policies and practices in financial regulation and deregulation providing sound bases for comparison and analyses.

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SME Financing in the Asia-Pacific Region: Crisis and Countermeasures

June 8-10, 2009 10:00-17:30 (JST)
(open house throughout sessions)

This workshop/video conference event aims to help the audience to:

  1. understand new trends and key challenges of SME financing in the Asia-Pacific region
  2. define the role of government in SME financing
  3. understand the institutional innovation of financial institutions, innovations in financial products and services to promote SME financing
  4. understand trade financing and equity financing for SMEs
  5. explore possible solutions in promoting SME financing
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SME Course 2

-Improving Manufacturing Productivity -

29th May - 2nd July, 2009

“Improving Manufacturing Productivity” is part of a capacity-building seminar series developed by Tokyo Development Learning Center for domestic businesses, especially Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs).

Organized jointly with GDLN Distance Learning Centers, the seminars are aimed to support SMEs in today’s competitive global environment, to thrive and serve their communities as the engine of economic growth.

Content will be provided by the Central Japan Industries Association (ChuSanRen).

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see SME Course 1:

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Corporate Social Responsibility for Sustainable Business and Development Asia Series

Presented by the World Bank Institute, the Asian Institute of Management and the Tokyo Development Learning Center

March 17-19, 2009

Over 70 people in six locations throughout Asia took part in a new course “CSR for Sustainable Business and Development”. The course analyzed the relevance and benefits of the CSR activities and explored the connection between corporate strategy and development issues in Asia.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CSR for Sustainable Business and Development

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Inclusive and Sustainable Development Partnerships: Business and Public Sector

A seminar presented by The World Bank Group, JICA, and supported by Global Compact

February 23, 2009, 11:00am-1:00pm

New Direction on CSR and Public Private Partnerships amidst Global Crises

The Japanese private sector has been at the forefront in establishing quality environmental management systems and CSR reporting. This seminar provided an opportunity to promote dialogue to enhance ethical and sustainable business practices in developing countries by connecting audiences in 7 countries.

imageSpeakers at the seminar, including Mr. Sanjay Pradhan, Vice President, WBI and Mr. Toshinori Doi, Director, Development Institutes Division, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance of Japan, provided context and overview of essential issues to build “inclusive and sustainable business practice” to enhance business competitiveness of private corporations and at the same time, contributed to the realization of sustainable growth of developing countries.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see CSR for Sustainable Business and Development

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SME Course 1:

Introduction to Marketing

January 16 - February 13, 2009

Tokyo Development Learning Center offered a course “Introduction to Marketing” as a capacity building seminar series for domestic businesses, especially SMEs.  The course aimed to help SMEs grow in today’s competitive, global environment, enabling them to thrive and serve their communities as the engine of economic growth, provided by the Central Japan Industries Association (ChuSanRen). The course, consisting of 5 modules conducted over a 5-week period, covered marketing concept and strategy, as well as case studies of good practice from international and regional firms in Asian countries.

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CSR for Sustainable Business and Development

A World Bank Group-TDLC Seminar Series

March 2009

The challenges facing the world today – such as global warming, food crisis, and the rising price of natural resources – are changing the way companies do business. Increasingly, companies need to integrate their CSR (corporate social responsibility) activities into their core business strategy to remain competitive in a global economy. 

The TDLC and World Bank Institute jointly delivered, Seminar Series “CSR for Sustainable Business and Development” in September 2008. Focusing on case studies and intensive discussions, 5 sessions were conducted in total covering issues including BOP(bottom of the pyramid) market,  supply chain management and climate change.

The seminar is designed for executives and CSR division officials from the private sector, development agency officials, researchers and students, NPO representatives, etc. This is a fee-based program.

The session for Japan in Japanese started on September 17. For more information and registration, please visit Program Site.

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Are oil prices heading towards $150 or $50?

Oil Price Volatility, Economic Impacts and Risk Management in Asia

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

A GDLN Blended Learning Program

What are the implications of high and volatile oil prices on the global economy? What are the policy options?

These issues will be discussed in a timely new GDLN blended learning program “Oil Price Volatility, Economic Impacts and Risk Management in Asia” offered by the TDLC and the World Bank Institute (WBI) in cooperation with the Institute of Energy Economics, Japan (IEEJ). The session is based on the Global Finance Forum held in Washington DC in March 2008 organized by WBI and George Washington University.

Government officials, executives, analysts and practitioners in energy-related sectors are invited to the first videoconference session on June 4, 2008 connecting Tokyo, Bangkok, Beijing, Jakarta and Washington. This is a fee-based program.

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Addressing the Special Challenges of Fragile and Conflict-affected Situations

A World Bank Public Seminar

Thursday, March 13, 2008 16:00 - 17:30

Keynote speaker: Ms. Sarah Cliffe, Director for Strategy and Operations, East Asia and Pacific Region, The World Bank.

Professor Juichi Inada of Senshu University and other Japanese specialists in this field will also share their perspectives. 

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Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

July - October 2009

Introducing first VC Session for 6th courseThe Microfinance Training of Trainers Course is a unique blended learning program which incorporates CD-ROMs, web-based discussion and videoconference. Since 2005, 335 “graduates” from 36 countries have been accredited as certified microfinance distance learning course trainers.

Localization efforts are underway in many countries, and course materials have been translated into Chinese, Khmer, Lao, Thai, Vietnamese, Mongolian and Indonesian to increase accessibility.

Download the MFTOT6 brochure.pdf.

MFTOT incorporates Moodle as its learning management system. For more information, see http://mftot.jointokyo.org/.

 


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