JICA Ogata Research Institute



Research OfficerFull-time

Educational Background

M.A. in International Education, Institute of Education, University of Sussex, England, September 2003
B.A. in Education, International Christian University, Tokyo, Japan, March 1998

Career Background

Sep. 2016 – Present Research Officer, JICA Research Institute (current JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development)
May 2015 – July 2016 Education Specialist, Human Development Department, JICA
Jun. 2013 – Dec. 2014 Coordinator for Education and Fragility, Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) at UNHCR Geneva
Oct. 2010 – Apr. 2013 Education Programme Specialist, UNESCO Phnom Penh Office Cambodia
Apr. 2009 – Oct. 2010 Education Policy Advisor, Global Issues Cooperation Division, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) of Japan
Jan. 2009-Apr. 2009 Education Specialist, UNESCO Timor-Leste
Nov. 2007–Dec. 2008 UNV Programme Officer in Education, UNICEF Timor-Leste
Jan. 2006–Sep. 2007 Project Leader, Community Empowerment Grant Aid Division, Project Management Department, Japan International Cooperation System (JICS)
Dec. 2003–Jan. 2006 Non-Project Grant Aid Division, Project Management Department, JICS
Nov. 2001– Jun. 2002 Programme Officer, Grant Aid Management Department, JICS
Apr. 1998–Oct. 2001 Programme Officer, Technical Cooperation Management Department, JICS

Major Publications

●“Conflict and Education: International Policy and Discourse (in Japanese)” Japan Comparative Education Society, No. 55, 2017
Arakawa N. and Kayashima N. 2016. Japan's SDG-Linked Education Policy and Strategy- Both for Japan and Development Cooperation. NORRAG News, 54, 80-81.
●“JICA’s new education cooperation strategy will provide more opportunities for learning”, Global Partnership for Education, 11 February 2016
●“Rebuilding resilience in a changing world: Conflict and crisis sensitive approaches to planning and programming for education systems”, UKFIET 2013, a paper for roundtable


●Japan Comparative Education Society
●Comparative and International Education Society (CIES)
●UK Forum for International Education and Training (UKFIET)


●Member, International Christian University Literacy Seminar
●Academic Award , “Teachers’ Perceptions and Practices in the Literacy Hour at primary schools in England: The Organization and Teaching Methods”, Awarded distinction in research project, University of Sussex

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