February 12, 2014
In February 2014, Ashgate Publishing based in UK published an English book entitled Post-Conflict Development in East Asia, a collection of 12 papers on studies of post-conflict development. This volume attempts to analyze various post-conflict development experiences in East Asia from a human-centered perspective. Edited by Professor Brendan M. Howe of Ewha Womans University in South Korea, the book is a compilation of works by researchers who attended an international workshop that the Institute for Development and Human Security of Ewha Womans University in Seoul hosted in May 2012.
From JICA-RI, Senior Research Advisor Keiichi Tsunekawa (Vice President of the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies) and the former JICA-RI Research Fellow Ryutaro Murotani (Representative, JICA Rwanda Office) contributed a chapter on the efforts of the government of Japan and JICA for the achievement of human security. The chapter, under the title of “Working for Human Security: JICA’s Experience,” examines the process in which JICA has incorporated the human security concept as one of the basic principles of the Japanese ODA policy. It further analyzes JICA’s field operations for human-security promotion and the challenges it faced in the four conflict-affected states—Myanmar, the Philippines, Afghanistan, and Sudan.