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Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar

"Japan’s History of TOD and Application of Japanese TOD model in Developing Countries"

Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Tokyo 17:30-19:30

TDLC co-hosted its Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar on May 17, 2016 with the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) and Ministry of Finance (MOF) its Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar on May 17, 2016.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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Seminar on Land Use Planning & Spatial Development for Smart Growth in African Cities:

TICAD Seminar Series Event

January 22, 2016 18:30-20:30 (JST)

The World Bank will host a special seminar on Land Use Planning & Spatial Development for Smart Growth on January 22, 2016 from 18:30-20:30 (JST).

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International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure Investment”

January 20-21, 2016

The World Bank in commemoration of the launch of the Phase III of the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) partnership will host the first annual International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure” on January 20-21, 2016.

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Regulatory and Institutional Frameworks for Private-Public Partnership in the Tokyo Station Area

Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

Thursday, October 8th, 2015
Tokyo 15:00-17:00

The WBG Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT) will host a seminar on sharing good practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) on October 8, 2015 from 15:00-17:00 (JST). In this seminar, speakers will introduce how the Tokyo Station area, Japan’s oldest Western-style office district first developed at the turn of the 20th century transformed itself into one of the most economically and socially dynamic, environmentally sustainable, and resilient public places in Japan by focusing on the regulatory and institutional frameworks that were conducive to the success of the redevelopment. A mixed panel from the academia, private sector, government officials and WB staff will discuss how lessons learned from the project can be adapted to developing country contexts.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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Why Disability Inclusive Development Matters: The Promise of Social Inclusion

April 22, 2015

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.

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Toward Sustainable and Inclusive City Development

New City Partnership Program

Wednesday, July 1, 4:30pm-6:00pm

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.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see City Partnership Program

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Mental Health & Psychosocial Well-being after Disasters

Sharing Global Updates & Experiences from Philippines

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
Japan: 15:30-17:00 (Japan Time)
Philippines: 14:30-16:00 (Local time)

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.

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Sharing Good Practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

A Knowledge Sharing Seminar: Cases from the World Bank and Japan

Tuesday, June 30, 2015
11:30 AM-1:30 PM (JST)

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.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 4

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

June 19, 2015
Japan: 11:00-14:30
Korea: 11:00-14:30
Philippines: 10:00-13:30
Thailand: 9:00-12:30
Indonesia: 9:00-12:30

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

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World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

Taking Action towards a Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and its Implementation

Sunday, 15 March 2015
10 AM to 5:00 PM

The World Bank Group will co-organize a public forum “Taking Action towards a Disability-inclusive Disaster Risk Reduction Framework and its Implementation” with the United Nations Secretariat for the Convention and the Rights of Persons with Disabilities of the Division for Social Policy and Development, Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) among other global partners on March 15, 2015
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