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Open Seminar: How can we help overcome humanitarian crisis? - New perspectives linking humanitarian and development action

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December 12, 2016, 18:30 - 20:30


Meeting room 400, 4th Floor, JICA Ichigaya Building
10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo[Map Link]

(Photo:JICA/Mika Tanimoto)
(Photo:JICA/Mika Tanimoto)

Several current complex humanitarian emergencies are pushing the international community to come up with improved responses to crises. Mega disasters, forced displacement and pandemics each have their own features that require specific strategies and tools to come up with solutions that not only attack the symptoms, but also help in the recovery and the prevention of future emergencies. The international system is, however, devised in terms of the supply of aid, that is humanitarian and development action, and not in terms of the demand, and thus transformation is required in order to be up to the task. This problem was one of the main issues discussed during the World Humanitarian Summit last May in Istanbul, where working differently to end need was stressed, and there was also a recognition that there is still much to be done.

JICA Research Institute will host an open seminar to discuss the main issues at stake when we aim to link humanitarian and development action. The seminar will be part of the ongoing research project “Comparative Study of Humanitarian Crisis Management from the Perspective of Bilateral Cooperation Agencies.” Keynote speakers will be Julia Steets, director of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi) in Berlin, and Atsushi Hanatani, director of the Office for Peacebuilding and Reconstruction, JICA. Their speeches will be followed by comments from professors Yukie Osa (Rikkyo University), Toshiya Hoshino (Osaka University), and Hiroshi Higashiura (Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing).


18:30 Opening remarks by Director of JICA-RI
18:40 Presentation by Dr. Steets
19:00 Presentation by Mr. Hanatani
19:20 Discussion with Panelist
20:00 Discussion with Audience
20:20 Closing remarks by Deputy Director of JICA-RI
20:30 Close



Dr. Julia Steets (Director and Board member of the Global Public Policy Institute (GPPi), Berlin)
Mr. Atsushi Hanatani (Director of Office for Peacebuilding and Reconstruction, JICA)


Professor Yukie Osa (Rikkyo University)
Professor Toshiya Hoshino (Osaka University)
Professor Hiroshi Higashiura (Japanese Red Cross College of Nursing)


JICA Research Institute






75 people


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*This seminar may be video recorded and may be broadcasted on JICA-RI’s website. If you choose to participate in a discussion, you are presumed to consent to the use of your comments in these recordings.

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