February 13, 2015
Kato gave a retrospective overview of Japan’s ODA from the postwar era to the present day as well as the consistency of Japan’s ODA: a model that links aid and private investment and focus on physical infrastructure, human resources and institutions. He also explained that Japan has been supporting developing countries in partnership with diversified development partners such as universities and NGOs.
Following Kato’s presentation, Kazuhiko Takemoto, Director of the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, commented on Japan’s initiatives on donor coordination. The questions from the floor covered a wide range of issues including: JICA’s future approach based on the new Development Cooperation Charter, the definition of ODA and data of ODA figures, cooperation with NGOs, and measures against land exploitation and climate change.
|Day||February 10, 2015(Tue)|
|Place||United Nations University|