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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 4: HLMDD-World Report on Disability

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

From 2014

The World Bank Group stated at the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) held on September 23, 2013, that the development consequences of disability cannot be ignored, and unless persons with disability are included into the post-2015 development agenda, the agenda will fail to be truly inclusive. The HLMDD is a historic event and its outcome should be understood and implemented by as many stakeholders as possible. This session will highlight the basic facts on disability and the outcome of HLMDD to guide efforts towards the creation of a fully inclusive society through 2015 and beyond.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disability and Development Series

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Session 3:HLMDD-The United Nations

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

From 2014

The World Bank Group stated at the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) held on September 23, 2013, that the development consequences of disability cannot be ignored, and unless persons with disability are included into the post-2015 development agenda, the agenda will fail to be truly inclusive. The HLMDD is a historic event and its outcome should be understood and implemented by as many stakeholders as possible. This session will highlight the basic facts on disability and the outcome of HLMDD to guide efforts towards the creation of a fully inclusive society through 2015 and beyond.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disability and Development Series

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The Pattern of Global Trade: Opportunities and Challenges for the Emerging Economics

Seminar 2: Free Trade Zone: International experience and local development

June 10, 2014
13:00 -15:30 (JST)

As the world economy becomes more globalized, the developing countries, which account for over 40 percent of the global trade, play an increasingly important role in global economy and trade. Since the financial crisis, the global economic and trade pattern has been readjusted, and new rules of global trade, which pursue higher liberalization in business operation, investment and services, and emphasize more on fair competition and protection of rights and interests, have been established. The new pattern may to a large extent reshape the external environment of the emerging economies and reconstruct the global economic value chain, and thus may again repel the emerging economies, including China, to the edge of the international trade system. Emerging economies are therefore confronted with severe challenges to establish more reasonable economic and trade policies for the purpose of playing an even more active role in the global economy and boosting sustainable local economic development.

This program is jointly organized by the Asia-Pacific Finance and Development Center (AFDC), Korean Development Institute (KDI) School of Public Policy and Management, The World Bank, and the WB Tokyo Development Learning Center.
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Session 2: HLMDD-The World Bank

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

From 2014

The World Bank Group stated at the UN High-Level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) held on September 23, 2013, that the development consequences of disability cannot be ignored, and unless persons with disability are included into the post-2015 development agenda, the agenda will fail to be truly inclusive. The HLMDD is a historic event and its outcome should be understood and implemented by as many stakeholders as possible. This session will highlight the basic facts on disability and the outcome of HLMDD to guide efforts towards the creation of a fully inclusive society through 2015 and beyond.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disability and Development Series

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Introduction to Islamic Finance 2014

Session Dates Changed
March 12, 2014 until March 27, 2014
13:00-16:00 (East Africa Time)
19:30-22:00 (Japan Standard Time)
Please note we are not accepting participants from Japan.

Islamic finance has been growing rapidly in recent years and attracting greater attention in the wake of the recent financial crisis. The World Bank and the Islamic Development Bank have set out a framework for collaboration between the two parties and lend support to global, regional and country efforts in the development and expansion of Islamic finance globally.

In 2012, with the initiative of the Association of African Distance Learning Center (AADLC) , in partnership with the Global Development Learning Network (GDLN) and the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), a comprehensive course “Introduction to Islamic Finance” was designed and organized to share fundamentals of Islamic finance with a special focus on policy makers and officials of the financial sector in Africa.
 
This program will be the second delivery following the success of the first program delivered in 2012

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Session 1: “Mental Well-being, Disability, and Development”

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 3, 2013
11:30am-1:00pm (EST)

On December 3, in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities, which aims to raise awareness and mobilize support for critical issues related to the inclusion of persons with disabilities in society and development, WBTDLC, UN/DESA, and UNU-IIGH will conduct a panel discussion on mental well-being, disability and development at the UN Headquarters in NY. Topics such as mental or intellectual disabilities, and mental well-being as a priority in development with special attention to the life cycle perspective and its emphasis on people-centered approaches to development will be discussed.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Disability and Development Series

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JSDF: Legal Aid in Jordan

Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Application Process and "Enhancing Community-Driven Legal Aid Services" in Jordan

Wednesday, October 30, 5:30pm-8:30pm (JST)

image image 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 Japan Social Development Fund (JSDF) Dialogue Series

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Final Session: “Learning from Megadisasters”

How can we learn from megadisasters?

Friday, October 18, 2013 (2pm-5pm)

The World Bank and Japan started the Project “Learning from Megadisasters” 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?

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Learning from Megadisasters

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Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) Financing and Inclusive Growth

AFDC Distance Learning Seminar Series

Seminar 1: September 11, 12:00-14:00 (JST), 2013
Seminar 2: November 7, 10:30AM-12:30 (JST), 2013*
*Please note that the starting time has changed.

Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are key drivers of economic growth, job creation and inclusive growth. However, access to finance, especially for MSMEs, remains largely limited in most emerging markets. Financing has been a long-time problem for MSMEs, which restrains them from sustainable development in the long run. This course aims to summarize and share experiences on “MSME Financing and Inclusive Growth” by governments and financial institutions in China, Japan, Korea in order to address the issue of providing sufficient financing support and financing access, and innovating financing pattern to promote sustainable development for MSMEs.

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