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Public Seminar "CSIS-JICA RI Joint Research Project on Transformative Innovation for Sustainable Development and Poverty Reduction: Innovation Ecosystems and Smart Cities"

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Day

June 8, 2016, 13:00 - 16:15(Reception starts at 12:30)

Place

International Conference Hall, 2nd floor, JICA Ichigaya Building
10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo[Map Link]

イベント内容

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)and JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI) launched a two-year joint research project on transformative innovation in the summer of 2015. In the first year of the project, CSIS and JICA-RI identified two locations, the Philippines and Indonesia, for case studies and have explored the potential of transformative innovation for international development. The research considers how the specific approaches of building innovation ecosystems and smart cities can be operationalized to yield sustainable development and poverty reduction. The intention of these case studies is to explore the specific example of the innovation ecosystem in the Philippines, with special consideration of the contribution of Fab Lab Bohol, and the opportunity of transforming Jakarta, Indonesia into a smart city.

The year-one report

Regarding the findings of the working groups and country case studies, CSIS is taking the lead in publishing a report, which looks at the how of operationalizing transformative innovation by focusing on the two concrete opportunities for developing contexts: innovation ecosystems and smart cities.

To launch the year-one report, public events in Washington D.C. and Tokyo in June 2016 will be convened. The primary goal of the launches is to circulate the report’s policy recommendations, obtain feedback, and spur further dialogue for building innovation ecosystems and smart cities in developing contexts.

Tentative Programme

13:00-13:10  Opening Address:Shinichi Kitaoka, President, JICA
13:10-13:30 Key Note Speech :Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., President,Platinum Society Network, The 28th President, The University of Tokyo

●Session 1 : Smart Cities
13:30-14:45 Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Naohiro Kitano, Director, JICA-RI
Panel members:
Daniel F. Runde, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS
Setiaji, ST, MSi, Head of Jakarta Smart City Management Unit, Indonesia
Hiroshi Komiyama, Chairman of the Institute, Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc., President, Platinum Society Network, The 28th President, The University of Tokyo
Hisakazu Okamura, Professor, Faculty of Urban Innovation, Asia University
Toshiharu Ikaga, Professor, Keio University
- Presentation of the report
- Round of comments to the report
- Questions and answers from the floor

14:45-15:00 Break

●Session 2 : Innovation Ecosystems
15:00-16:15 Panel Discussion
Facilitator: Naohiro Kitano, Director, JICA-RI
Panel members:
Daniel F. Runde, Director, Project on Prosperity and Development, CSIS
Hiroya Tanaka, Professor, Keio University SFC
Toshiya Jitsuzumi, Professor, Kyusyu University
Tomoaki Watanabe, Executive Research Fellow , Center for Global Communications, International University of Japan (GLOCOM)
Yutaka Tokushima, FabLab Asia Foundation Board Member
Tomoyuki Naito, Senior Advisor for ICT and Development, JICA
- Presentation of the report
- Round of comments to the report
- Questions and answers from the floor

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In this seminar, we will take photographs that may be used on JICA's or/and JICA-RI’s website.
Thank you for your understanding.

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Organizer

Center for Strategic and International Studies(CSIS) and JICA Research Institute

Language

English/Japanese (Translation provided)語(同時通訳あり)

Fee

Free

Capacity

150 people

Inquiry

JICA Research Institute (S.Uematsu, A. Honda)

TEL:03-3269-2357 E-mail:ditas-rsunit@jica.go.jp 

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