Time: March 30, 2011 from 2pm to 3:30pm
Location: JICA U.S.A. Office (Washington D.C.)
Street: 1776 I Street, N.W., Suite No. 895,
City/Town: Washington, D.C.
Website or Map: http://www.jica.go.jp/usa/eng…
Event Type: seminar
Organized By: Koji Jitsukawa
Latest Activity: Mar 25, 2011
What is South-South Cooperation?
The United Nations Development Program and JICA, which actively promote South-South Cooperation (SSC), view SCC as "a means of promoting effective development by learning and sharing best practices and technology among developing countries.“ Now the World Bank has also started to support this approach to development.
An emphasis on human resource training with a lack of follow-up has plagued traditional assistance for Capacity Development (CD). JICA has commissioned a study to explore whether South-South Cooperation is a better approach to support local capacity-building. The study does a comparative analysis of JICA and the World Bank’s support for SSC initiatives and offers field-based evidence on the impacts of South-South Cooperation in Lao PDR and Zambia.
In this seminar, Dr. Kenji Yamada will present the findings of his research study and offer insights as to whether SSC can become the new cornerstone for capacity development programs based on the best practices and lessons learned from the experiences of JICA and the World Bank in Lao PDR and Zambia. Ms. Kuri Orui, JICA expert in Bhutan, will also highlight her efforts to promote SSC in power sector development between Bhutan and the Philippines.
Doctor Kenji Yamada, Ph.D is Director, Research Division, at Value Planning International, Inc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree and a Master of Science degree in International Political Science from Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan, and a Ph.D. in International Relations Theory from Ohio State University.Doctor Yamada possesses more than two decades of research experience on a vast array of development topics, including development policy, organizational theory, and capacity development. He has produced numerous studies for the Government of Japan (JICA) and the World Bank, as well as several other institutions.
Dr. Kenji Yamada, Ph.D., Director, Research Division, Value Planning International, Inc.
With presentations by:
Ms. Kuri Orui, JICA expert engaged in power sector development in Bhutan.
Date & Time: Wednesday, March 30, 2011 2:00 PM －3:30 PM
Registration: RSVP required by Monday, March 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org