Research Fellow
Research field / main research area
Environmental Education, Environmental Sociology, Education for Sustainable Development, Climate change adaptation, Community participation and collaboration, Local knowledge, Social inclusion
Related research projects
Research field / main research area
Environmental Education, Environmental Sociology, Education for Sustainable Development, Climate change adaptation, Community participation and collaboration, Local knowledge, Social inclusion
Related research projects

Educational Background

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University (RMIT), Australia, May 2018
Specially Appointed Researcher, Graduate School of Frontier Science, The University of Tokyo, Japan, May 2013-April 2014(As an exchange student from RMIT University)
Master of Environmental Education, Griffith University, Australia, April 2000
Bachelor of Arts, School of International and Cultural Studies, Tsuda University, 1992

Career Background

Research Fellow (Global Environment), JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, April 2023 – present
Research Fellow, United Nations University, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, April 2019 – July 2022
UNESCO Consultant, July 2015 – December 2018
International Programme Coordinator, Japan Council on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD-J), April 2004 – May 2015
Embassy of India, Tokyo, Consulate Section, July 19965– June 1996
Citibank N.A., Corporate Finance Division, April 1992 – June 1995; July 1996 – June 1997

Major Publications


Noguchi, F. (2022) Rethinking of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in a Local Community Context, Springer, London, UK.


Singer, J., Gannon, T., Noguchi, F., and Mochizuki, Y. (eds) (2016). Educating for Sustainability in Japan: Fostering resilient communities after the triple disaster, Routledge, London.
Noguchi, F., Guevara, J. R. and Yorozu, R. (2015). Communities in Action: Lifelong
Learning for Sustainable Development
, UNESCO Institute for Lifelong Learning, Hamburg, Germany.

Journal and Book chapter

Noguchi, F. (2022) Local community-based Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) during the COVID-19 Pandemic in the Asia and Pacific Region. [IN] Mika Shimizu (eds). A Resilience Approach to Acceleration of Sustainable Development Goals, Springer, London, UK.
Vaughter, P., Noguchi, F., and Li, S. (2022). "Minding the GAP: An overview of five years of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) projects under the Global Action Programme (GAP) within Regional Centres of Expertise (RCEs) on ESD." Frontiers in Sustainability, (3), 1-21. Asia-Pacific. Asia-Pacific Human Rights Information Center. Vol.9, 223-248.
Noguchi, F. (2019). ESD for adults – The concept of Education for Sustainable Development in Adult Learning and Education. [IN] DVV International (Eds). International Perspectives in Adult Education: Rethinking Adult Learning and Education – Asia Perspective. DVV International, Bonn, Germany.
Noguchi, F. (2018). Critical Reflections on the UNDESD: From the Perspectives of Informal Education in a Community Development Context. Journal of Education for Sustainable Development, Vol.11(2), 141-151.
Guevara, J., Harris, J., and Noguchi, F. (2017). Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) Begins with Teachers: Learning from a Teacher Education Project in Southeast Asia. Eingana Vol.40(2). 31-36.
Noguchi, F. (2014). ESDのラディカルアプローチ:モペッ・サンクチュアリネットワークの取り組み(Radical approach in ESD – Works of Mopet Sanctuary Network in Okhotsk Mombetsu, Hokkaido, Japan). [IN] Japan Society for Environmental Education (Eds) 日本の環境教育 (Environmental Education in Japan), Toyokan Publishing, Tokyo. 149-155.
Noguchi, F. (2014). 身体化された地域知とアイヌ民族の権利回復:社会的被排除者の〈生〉の個別性からESDを捉えなおす (Embodied local knowledge and right recovery of Ainu people: Re-thinking ESD from the individuality of a socially marginalized) [IN] The Japan Society for the Study of Adult and Community Education (JSSACE) (eds.). アイヌ民族、先住民族の教育の現在 (The trend of Ainu and indigenous people education), Toyokan Publishing, Tokyo. 94-108.



Japan Society for Environmental Education
Japanese Association for Environmental Sociology


Certified Social Educator (March, 2023)

Springer, Education for Sustainability Series Editor, November 2021 -
International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN), Education and Communication Committee for East Asia Region, 2010 -

Stamford University, Bright Award, Selection Consultant for Asia and Pacific Region, April 2019-October 2019
University of Tokyo, Comparative Educational Research Project on World Marine Education Project Member (Australia), May 2018 – December 2018
Australian Government Research Training Programme Scholarship (for PhD study), July 2014 – May 2018
Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan, NGO Expert Researcher, May 2010 – March 2011
Thai Environmental Agency, Department of Environmental Education Intern, October 1997 – December 1997

Sessional Lecturer, Tokyo University of Education, April 2023 – present
Sessional Lecturer, Rikkyo University, Faculty of Sociology, April 2022-March 2023
Sessional Lecturer, Musashino University, Faculty of Engineering and School of Distance Education, April 2019 – March 2023
Sessional Lecturer, RMIT University Global, School of Urban and Social Studies, July 2018 – January 2019
Sessional Lecturer, Ferris University, Faculty of Global and Intercultural Studies, September 2011 – March 2012