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Why Disability Inclusive Development Matters: The Promise of Social Inclusion

April 22nd, 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 People 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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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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Knowledge Sharing on Suicide Prevention: Country Experience from Malaysia

February 23, 2015 12:00-13:30 (JST)

Tokyo Development Learning Center, the World Bank together with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health presents knowledge sharing seminar to focus on country case studies, including good practices and lessons learned.
For this session, we will focus on Malaysia’ case, having Dr.Nurashikin Ibrahim, Ministry of Health, Malaysia and Dr.Andrew Mohan Raj, Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Perdana University as speakers.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Suicide Prevention: How to Address One Million Deaths a Year, Toward the World Suicide Report

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Mental Well-being and Disability: Toward Accessible and Inclusive Sustainable Development Goals

A Panel Discussion Commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

December 2, 2014 13:15-14:30

Co-organized by United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, and co-sponsored by the Permanent Mission of Argentina to the UN, Permanent Mission of Bangladesh to the UN, a panel discussion will be held at the United Nations Headquarters, New York.

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Public Forum: Disasters, Mental Well-being and Disability-Promoting Resilience for All

On November 28, 2014, in Tokyo, Japan,  UNU in collaboration with the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center, and the National Information Center for Disaster Mental Health, Japan, will organize a public forum “Disasters, Mental Well-being and Disability: Promoting Resilience for All”. The forum will explore how to integrate mental well-being and disability issues into disaster risk management, drawing on experiences from Japan and other countries. Speakers from several UN agencies, NGOs and academia discussed this challenge in relation to norms and standards, institutional arrangements, governance and practice. In particular, the event will focus on how the process to formulate a global post-2015 framework for disaster risk reduction can incorporate issues of mental well-being and disability.

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Expert Group Meeting on Mental Well-being, Disability and Disaster Risk Reduction

The United Nations University International Institute of Global Health (UNU-IIGH) and the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability(UNU-ISP), and the United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs, in close collaboration with the World Bank Tokyo Development Center (TDLC) and the National Institute of Mental Health, Japan, will organize an expert group meeting on mental well-being, disability and disaster reduction, in Tokyo, Japan, on November 27-28, 2014.

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10th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 10)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

January 2015-May 2015

The Asian Development Bank Institute (ADBI) and the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) are pleased to announce the tenth delivery of the Microfinance Training of Trainers course (MFTOT10) which will run from January to May 2015.

The MFTOT10 is designed to strengthen the institutional capacity of microfinance in the Asia-Pacific region and African region by making high-quality microfinance training accessible to more decision-makers, professionals and practitioners in the field of microfinance as well as increasing the number and country coverage of accredited microfinance trainers in the Asia Pacific region and around the world.

This session is part of a larger program. For more information see Microfinance Training of Trainers Course (MFTOT)

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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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