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JSDF:Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers

December 15, 2014 4:00 PM~5:30PM (JST)

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The World Bank Group’s Trust Funds and Partnerships (DFPTF) in cooperation with the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) and the World Bank Tokyo Office will hold the 8th Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) dialogue seminar on December 15, 2014. This session will highlight the achievements of one of the JSDF projects in Bangladesh, “Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers” by bringing together key stakeholders involved in the project.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series

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Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Book Launch Seminar

November 11, 2014
11:30–14:00 (JST)

The Japan–World Bank Partnership Program on Universal Health Coverage (UHC) has concluded its multi-country study. A book launch seminar will be held at TDLC on November 11, 2014 and findings from the study will be shared with policy makers and other key stakeholders in Indonesia, Myanmar, Thailand, the Philippines, and Vietnam.

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The New Engine of Global Economy: the Internet Economy

AFDC Distance Learning Seminar Series

Seminar 1: October 15, 2014 15:00-17:00 (Tokyo Time)
Seminar 2: November 14, 2014 15:00-17:30 (Tokyo Time)
*TDLC will not be hosting participants at our Center for Seminar 2. A live webcast will be available on the day of the event.

Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center, The World Bank, WB Tokyo Development Learning Center, KDI School of Public Policy and Management will jointly host a seminar series, The New Engine of Global Economy. Seminar 1:  The Internet Economy will be held on October 15, 2014 from 15:00-17:00 (JST) and Seminar 2: Internet Finance: Reform and Development will be held on November 14, 2014 from 15:00 -17:30 (JST).

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PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 3

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

September 17, 2014 15:00-18:30(JST)
Participating countries:Indonesia, Japan, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Thailand

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 a video conference session on psychological first aid (PFA) for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

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Session 5: HLMDD-International Disability NGO

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

Venus Ilagan, Secretary General of Rehabilitation International, an international non-governmental organization for the advancement of rights and inclusion of persons with disabilities, speaks about how the recommendations and decisions made at the HLMDD can and should be utilized as a policy tool in various levels in different countries. She stresses that disability is a part of human diversity, and persons with disabilities are able to contribute to society if lack of access, discrimination, and poverty are properly addressed.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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Session 4: HLMDD-JICA

Discussion on the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development

Dr. Kenji Kuno, Senior Advisor (Social Welfare), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) speaks about the significance of the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development to Japan, and introduces perspectives from JICA on the issue of disability in development.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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JSDF: New Livelihoods for Artisans and Craftspeople in Rural India

World Bank Public Seminar - JSDF Dialogue Series "Jiyo! Project: Creating New Livelihood for Artisans and Crafts people in Rural

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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Session 3: HLMDD-World Report on Disability

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

Aleksandra Posarac, program leader at the World Bank Manila Office worked as an advisor on disability issues for five years until 2013 at the World Bank headquarters in Washington D.C. She is also one of the authors of the World Report on Disability, published by the World Bank and the World Health Organization in 2011. From this experience, she talks about the significance of the HLMDD and what the World Bank and other development partners can do to implement or help the various governments implement the recommendations and decisions made in the HLMDD. Reiterating that disability should not be the reason for exclusion or discrimination in an inclusive development process, she also describes the role that the World Report on Disability has played in informing the HLMDD.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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Session 2: HLMDD-The United Nations

Discussion on the UN High-level Meeting on Disability and Development

2014

Ms. Akiko Ito, Chief, Secretariat for the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA), United Nations explains about the background and the outcome document of the first ever, UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development. The UN has a long standing commitment to the equality and full participation of persons with disabilities in society and development. She urges that to achieve a disability-inclusive post-2015 development agenda, it is critical that the outcome document of the HLMDD be translated in to real changes at national and local levels. She calls action for all to make development inclusive, accessible, sustainable and equitable for everybody.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

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Disability and Economic Development: Lessons from Japan

Video Lecture

April 2014

Dr. Soya Mori, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) lectures on disability and economic development based on his experience in Japan and in the world.
This on-demand video is in American Sign Language, and contains captions in English and Japanese. Video recorded in April 2014.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disability and Development “Learning from Country Experiences” Series

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