Programs

Series of TDD:The Metropolitan Governance (Metro Labs) & Quality Infrastructure Technical Deep Dive

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center January 30 to February 3, 2017

The World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) organized the Metropolitan Governance (Metro Labs) & Quality Infrastructure Technical Deep Dive (TDD) from January 30th to February 3rd, constituting the eighth peer learning event of the Metro Lab Community of Practice (CoP) and the sixth TDD delivered since April 2016.


Series of Technical Deep Dive (TDD): Smart Cities TDD

Laying the Infrastructure for Competitiveness, Innovation and Engagement

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center November 14 - 18, 2016

The World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), in collaboration with the Government of Japan and World Bank Smart City Knowledge Silo Breakers (KSB) will organize a five-day Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Smart Cites from November 14 – 18, 2016.


Series of Technical Deep Dive (TDD): TDD on Compact but Livable Cities

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center October 30 – November 4, 2016

The World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC), with a collaboration of the Government of Japan will organize a six-day Technical Deep Dive (TDD) on Compact but Livable Cities in Tokyo and Toyama, Japan from October 30 to November 4, 2016.


World Bank Smart Cities Conference

Laying the Infrastructure for Competitiveness, Innovation and Engagement

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center October 21, 2016

World Bank’s Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) will be hosting a day-long International Conference on Smart Cities in Yokohama.


Knowledge Seminar on Results-Based Financing and Output-Based Aid

Bringing Development to Communities to Improve Lives and Achieve Measurable Results: Examples from Indonesia, Bangladesh, Kenya

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center October 19, 2016 16:00-17:30 (JST)

TDLC is pleased to host a Knowledge Seminar on Results-Based Financing and Output-Based Aid: Bringing Development to Communities to Improve Lives and Achieve Measurable Results: Examples from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya. Clients from Indonesia, Bangladesh and Kenya will be connected via VC.


Four Japanese cities selected for City Partnership Program

Kitakyushu, Kobe, Toyama, and Yokohama chosen as first participants

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center Monday, July 4, 2016

Four Japanese cities selected for City Partnership Program


Third TOD Knowledge Sharing Seminar

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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


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

TICAD Seminar Series Event

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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).


International Conference on Sustainable Development through “Quality Infrastructure Investment”

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Knowledge Sharing Seminars on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center Summer 2015 - Present

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.

The World Bank Group in collaboration with the Japanese Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism (MLIT), will be hosting a series of videoconference seminars and other knowledge sharing activities on Transit-Oriented Development at the Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC).

The seminar series is intended for World Bank Group 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.


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

Knowledge Sharing Seminar on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


City Partnership Program

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center Spring 2016

Japan is home to a number of cities that offer world-class and often unique “best-practice” experiences on various development challenge and solution areas. As a significant and important new element of the TDLC Program, a new City Partnerships Program is being introduced. This program will involve engagement with selected cities in Japan for purposes of joint research and knowledge and experience sharing, with a downstream view towards identifying opportunities to link Japanese expertise with specific project-level engagements in developing countries.


Toward Sustainable and Inclusive City Development

New City Partnership Program

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Mental Health & Psychosocial Well-being after Disasters

Sharing Global Updates & Experiences from Philippines

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Sharing Good Practices on Transit-Oriented Development (TOD)

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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 4

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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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Foot and Mouth Disease and Disaster Risk Management

Lessons from Miyazaki

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center February 20, 2015

In recent years, the world has seen many animal infectious disease epidemics such as avian flu, H1N1, and BSE. Animal disease epidemics threaten not only animal lives, but also the environment, agriculture, the economy, food security, and human health and life. In April, 2010, Miyazaki prefecture experienced an outbreak of foot and mouth disease, but it was successfully contained in about 4 months. TDLC created a video introducing the lessons learned from responding to the epidemic in collaboration with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health, Japan’s National Center for Neurology and Psychiatry and Rakuno Gakuen University with contributions by the World Organisation for Animal Health and the Miyazaki Prefectural Government.


Knowledge Sharing on Suicide Prevention: Country Experience from Malaysia

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


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

A Panel Discussion Commemorating the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center November 28, 2014

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.


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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center November 27-28, 2014

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.


10th Microfinance Training of Trainers (MFTOT 10)

A Blended Distance Learning Course

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Disability and Development “Learning from Country Experiences” Series

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This series features policy makers and key actors in the field of disability from various countries who will share their perspectives, best practices, and lessons learned in their respective countries. The series aims to contribute to sharing and exchange of real experiences and practical, action-oriented knowledge among key stakeholders in the area of disability and development.


JSDF:Safe Migration for Bangladeshi Workers

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Universal Health Coverage for Inclusive and Sustainable Development

Book Launch Seminar

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


The New Engine of Global Economy: the Internet Economy

AFDC Distance Learning Seminar Series

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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).


PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 3

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Session 5: HLMDD-International Disability NGO

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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Session 4: HLMDD-JICA

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

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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.


JSDF: New Livelihoods for Artisans and Craftspeople in Rural India

JSDF Dialogue Series "Jiyo!" Project: Creating New Livelihood for Artisans and Crafts People in Rural India

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center Wednesday, May 28, 2014 17:30-19:00pm (JST)

Japanese flag World Bank logo JSDF

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.


Session 3: HLMDD-World Report on Disability

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

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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.


Session 2: HLMDD-The United Nations

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

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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.


Disability and Economic Development: Lessons from Japan

Video Lecture

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Disability and Accessibility:  Lessons from Japan

Video Lecture

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center April 2014

Dr. Soya Mori, Senior Researcher at the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) lectures on disability and accessibility 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.


PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 2

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center April 11, 2013 14:00-17:30 (JST)/13:00-16:30 (ULAT)
Connecting sites: Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka

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 PFA for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.
This session will be open for participants in Japan, Mongolia, Philippines, Sri Lanka.


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

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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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 1: HLMDD-The World Bank

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

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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.


Introduction to Islamic Finance 2014

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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


PFA Orientation: Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis 1

Multi-country Orientation Videoconferences

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center December 13, 2013 14:00-17:30 (JST)
Connecting countries:
China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam

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 PFA for health and Disaster Risk Management (DRM) stakeholders in Asia and the Pacific.
This session will be open for participants in China, Japan, Nepal, Thailand, and Vietnam.


“Mental Well-being, Disability, and Development”

Celebrating International Day of Persons with Disabilities

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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.


Training of Trainers (ToT) on Psychological First Aid (PFA)

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center December 9-12, 2013
Location: Arcadia Ichigaya

Co-hosted with the National Information Center of Disaster Mental Health (Japan) and the United Nations University, TDLC will host a 4-day training of trainers (ToT) on PFA at Arcadia Ichigaya. The training is intended for municipal government officials from disaster-prone areas in Japan, disaster/hu manitarian response experts, members of the Disaster Medical Assistance Team (DMAT), Japan, and constituencies from the education sector.


Suicide Prevention: How to Address One Million Deaths a Year, Toward the World Suicide Report

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To respond to the neglected but important global priority, WHO will launch the first-ever World Suicide Report. As part of the process, international experts get together in Tokyo to discuss variety of aspects of suicide. Taking this opportunity, the World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center together with the United Nations University International Institute for Global Health in collaboration with the University of Tokyo presents the distance seminar to highlight key statistics, and an evidence-based solution which have been found in the development process of the report.


High-level Meeting on Disability and Development (HLMDD) Series

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center December 3, 2013

In the HLMDD Series, key focal points on disability from the World Bank, United Nations, JICA and an international NGO discussed highlights of the outcome document of HLMDD and the way forward beyond 2015 from respective perspective.


Psychological First Aid (PFA): Mutual Support for Resiliency after Crisis

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This new training program will promote participants’ understandings on basics of PFA, do’s and don’ts, and self-care technique, through web/VC-based lectures and discussions. The program will provide basic knowledge on how to offer PFA, as well as basics on mental health and psychosocial support after crises which will be an emerging priority in disaster risk management policy making/implementation. The program will be facilitated jointly by the World Bank/TDLC, UNU-IIGH, and the National Institute of Mental Health in Japan, in close partnership with WHO.


Public Forum:A Society that Cares about Mental and Psychosocial Well-being in Emergency Settings

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center December 12, 2013

Based on its experience from many disasters including the Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake and the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan has rich and unique experience and expertise on mental and psychosocial support in crisis settings. The Japanese efforts are consistent with the international community’s consensus to integrate mental well-being into disaster response and disaster risk management. The World Bank Tokyo Development Learning Center (TDLC) PFA program aims at sharing the Japanese experience together with introducing key global policy/practical tools such as “WHO’s PFA Field Guide” and the “Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) Guidelines on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support in Emergency Settings” that are widely used international gold standards in the area. The Public Forum to be held in the UN House Tokyo, Japan, is open to the general public in Japan to provide an opportunity to learn basics of mental health and psychosocial support in emergency settings, and to share their experience and have dialogues with international and national experts in mental health and psychosocial support in crisis situations.  


JSDF: Legal Aid in Jordan

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

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center Wednesday, October 30, 5:30pm-8:30pm (JST)

Japanese Flag World Bank JSDF 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.


Final Session: “Learning from Megadisasters”

How can we learn from megadisasters?

story from Tokyo Development Learning Center 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?