JICA Ogata Research Institute


OMI, Kanako

Research OfficerFull-time

Educational Background

MSc (Poverty Reduction: Policy and Practice), School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London, December 2019
BA (Liberal Arts), International Christian University, March 2011

Career Background

Research Officer, Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, October 2020 – present
Project Manager, Habataku. inc, October 2019 – March 2020
Project Administrator, Education for Africa’s Sustainable Development Program, United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS), August 2016 – January 2019
Marubeni Corporation, April 2011 – April 2016

Major Publications

Shogo Kudo, Kanako Omi, Kevin Florentin, Doreen Allasiw, “Key Experiences for the Transdisciplinary Approach: Fieldwork-based Training in Sustainability Science Education”, International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, Vol 21, 2021 (forthcoming)

Shogo Kudo, Doreen Allasiw, Kanako Matsuyama (Omi), Melissa Hansen, “Translocal Learning Approach: Facilitating Knowledge Exchanges Across Communities with Different Localities”, Journal of African Research Education, 10, 53-66, 2019

Shogo Kudo, Doreen Allasiw, Kanako Matsuyama (Omi), Melissa Hansen, “Trans-local Learning Approach to Design Social Learning for Sustainability” In Proceedings of the 25th International Sustainable Development Research Society Conference, Nanjing, China: International Sustainable Development Research Society, 711–722, 2019

Shogo Kudo, Farai Kapfudzaruwa, Kanako Matsuyama (Omi), “Next Generation Researchers in Education for Sustainable Development in Africa Program”, in Tackling Sustainable Development in Africa and Asia, Denver, Spears Media Press, 1-5, 2018

Aki Yonehara, Osamu Saito, Kaoru Hayashi, Masafumi Nagao, Ryu Yanagisawa, Kanako Matsuyama (Omi), “The Role of Evaluation in Achieving the SDGs”, Sustainability Science, 12, 969-973, 2017


The Japan Society for International Development
The Japan Society for African Educational Research

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