Seminars & Events

Special Guest Seminar

SDGs and the role of research institutes: A dialogue with Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies at the University of Sussex, UK

Institute of Developing Economies (IDE-JETRO) holds the special seminar titled ‘SDGs and the role of research institutes: A dialogue with Professor Melissa Leach, Director of the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK’ jointly organized with JICA Research Institute (JICA-RI) as follows.

The main aim of this seminar is to address the agendas and challenges towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and to discuss the roles of research institutes in the context of post 2015 Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

In particular Professor Melissa Leach will give a talk on the topic; what is happening in the development world in the context of SDGs and what IDS aims to achieve in its strategy 2015-2020 represented by the three core pillars of activity; Reducing Inequality, Accelerating Sustainability, and Building more inclusive and secure societies. Professor Leach will also address the expected role of the research institutes in Japan in this context. The speakers from IDE-JETRO and JICA-RI will respond to the talk of Professor Leach and briefly introduce their visions and plans towards SDGs followed by the discussion with participants.

Date&time:

November 19, 2015 (Thursday) 15:00-16:30 (Registration opens at 14:30)

Venue:

International Conference Hall, 2nd floor, JICA Ichigaya Building
(10-5 Ichigaya Honmuracho, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 162-8433 Japan)
JR Chuo/Sobu-line: 10-minute walk from Ichigaya Station.
Toei Shinjuku Line: 10-minute walk from Ichigaya Station Exit A1.
Tokyo Metro Yurakucho/Nanboku Line: 8-minute walk from Ichigaya Station Exit 6.

Program:

(tentative)

15:00~15:05 Opening Remarks / Lecturer Introduction:
Hiroshi Sato

Chief Senior Researcher, Research Planning Department, IDE-JETRO
15:05~15:45 Lecture:
IDS’s vision for SDGs and its research plan + some expectations to Japanese research institutes
Melissa Leach

Director, the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, UK
15:45~15:55 Comment:
Visions and Research plans of JICA Research Institute for the SDGs
Ichiro Tambo

Director of JICA Research Institute
15:55~16:05 Comment:
Visions and Research plans of IDE-JETRO for the SDGs
Hiroshi Sato

Chief Senior Researcher, Research Planning Department, IDE-JETRO
16:05~16:25 Free Discussion
16:25~16:30 Closing Remarks:
Naohiro Kitano

Deputy Director of JICA Research Institute
Languages:

English Only

Organizer:

IDE-JETRO, JICA Research Institute

Participation fee:

Free

Contact:
External Relations Division, Research Promotion Department, IDE-JETRO
E-mail:seminar E-mail