JICA Ogata Research Institute


IMAI, Natsuko

Research OfficerFull-time

Educational Background

Ph.D. (International Public Policy), Osaka University, Japan
MA (International Relations and Diplomatic Studies), Makerere University, Uganda
BA (Law), Soka University, Japan

Career Background

Research Officer, Politics and Governance Cluster, JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, Japan, October 2021 - present
Part-time Lecturer, School of Human Science, Osaka University, May 2019-present
Programme Associate, United Nations University Institute of Advanced Study for Sustainability, Japan, September 2014-September 2021
Head of Cross Practice Unit, UNDP Afghanistan, October 2011-October 2013
Programme Manager for Youth and Peacebuilding, UNDP Sierra Leone, October 2008-September 2011
Project Director, AMDA Indonesia-Aceh Office, January 2005-March 2007

Major Publications

Djalante, Riyanti, Bisri, Mizan, Fernandez, Glenn, Imai, Natsuko, Saito, Osamu and Okazaki, Kenji. “Building Resilience Platforms for Disaster Risk Reduction”, UNU-IAS Policy Brief, 2021


The Japan Association for Human Security Studies

Related Research Project

The New Dynamics of Peace and Development in the Indo-Pacific: How Countries in the Region Proactively Interact with China

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