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How can Asia's Think Tanks Promote Regional Economic Cooperation and Integration? JICA-RI Deputy Director Talks about JICA-RI's Experience

May 28, 2014

       Naohiro Kitano
Asia Development Bank Institute and The Think Tanks and Civil Societies Program University of Pennsylvania co-hosted the Second Asia Think Tank Summit in Tokyo from 20 to 22 May 2014.


The summit aimed to discuss the role of think tanks in developing constructive policy proposals and strategies for promoting regional economic cooperation and integration, assembling 32 leading think tanks in Asia and the Pacific region. JICA-RI deputy director Naohiro Kitano participated to share its experience.


In the session titled “the Role of Think Tanks to Support Asia’s Sustained, Inclusive, and Harmonious Development” with a focus on human and financial resources mobilization, Kitano presented “Mobilizing Human Resources through Collaboration and Partnership: JICA-RI’s experience.” He explained that JICA-RI has been conducting researches with a variety of operational and academic organizations and professionals, using an approach of the nexus of researchers and practitioners. He introduced a few good examples: the research collaboration with ADB and the World Bank on “Climate Change Impact and Adaptation in Asian Coastal Cities;” and the joint project with ASEAN-ISIS (ASEAN Institute of Strategic and International Studies), China, and Korea on “Human Security in Practice: East Asian Experiences.”


Kitano concluded that JICA-RI intends to share research outcomes among policy makers in Asia region, through participation in platforms of Asia Development Forum (ADF),IMF-JICA High-Level Conference , and the like.


<Link to the summit>

*ADBI website



DayMay 20, 2014(Tue) - May 22, 2014(Thu)
PlaceTokyo, Japan

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