PhD scholarship to work on SDGs and the Leaving No One Behind (LNOB) framework at the Ramon Llull University in Barcelona

The “Enric Julià Danés Doctoral Grant” sponsors a three‐year scholarship to pursue a PhD at the IQS School of Management (Universitat Ramon Llull) in Barcelona, Spain under the “Business and Territorial Competitiveness, Innovation and Sustainability” doctoral programme.

It includes an employment con tract (annual stipend of € approx. – full time), starting in September 2022 to work on the project focused on the operationalisation of the ‘leaving no one behind’ framework for the sustainable development goals (SDGs).

It covers all tuition fees for the Doctoral Programme, during the three years, as well as some costs and stipends for relocation. It provides a unique opportunity to work with the IQS Sustainability, Economics and Ethics (SEE) research group.

The thesis will be supervised by Dr. Flavio Comim and also receive institutional support from the Independent Evaluation Office of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in the form of exchange of data and sharing of access to its Artificial Intelligence for Development Analytics tool AIDA containing thousands of UN evaluation reports.

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Resilience of Development and SDGs

The former research division named JASID-SDGs has finished its activity in success to examine “Transformation of the world: the 2030 agenda for sustainable development”, including sustainable development and “sustainable development targets (SDGs)” based on multi-disciplinary academic perspectives, as a leading academic society for international development and cooperation.

The newly formed research group will inherit the result and network of JASID-SDGs and additionally, it will consider the concept of resilience as the significance topic of world development in the coming future. Resilience holds the meaning of stability or security of the society and will complement sustainability. Sometimes, the concept shows the possibility to take over the concept sustainability as discussed in the academia.

We will name our new research group as “Resilience of Development and SDGs” and try hard to adapt our discussion on SDGs and on world development to the everchanging situation worldwide. The expected outputs/outcomes of our activities are as follows.

  1. To promote multi-disciplinary study on resilient development of economy, society an environment and human security by both academic and practical perspectives.
  2. To contribute to policy making, implementation and evaluation of SDGs and human security in resilient collaboration with multi-stakeholders such as central and local government, business, and civil society.
  3. To study and support the sustainable and resilient development efforts worldwide, not only in developing countries but also in developed countries so as to create the world where “no one left behind”.
  4. To promote Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) to various actors in the society so as to diffuse broad understanding on sustainable and resilient development or human security.
  5. To promote empowerment and human resource development of students and youth as key actors of sustainable and resilient development in the next generation.
  6. To create an academic and practical platform for the sustainable and resilient world development.

Internal Internationalization Study

The purpose of this study group is to define “internal internationalization” in terms of employment, education, health-care and community. We aim to achieve this via field work, public lectures and symposium, in a collaborative effort throughout the industry-academia-government network. This network consists of private companies, research institutions, schools, the public sector, and civil societies.  In addition, we intend to disseminate our research and insights to the general public, not only to JASID members.

“Internal internationalization” has often come up in discussions about multicultural coexistence, international exchange and cooperation, and International Covenants on Human Rights in the fields of sociology, anthropology and political science.  Based on prior research, we focused on changes in the labor environment that came as a result of rapid changes in Japan’s demographic composition due to the ultra-aging issue.  In particular, we can contribute to a multicultural society flourish by evaluating the status of foreign workers from different angles. We would form our evaluation based on acts such as the September 1, 2017 “Partial Revision of the Immigration Control and Refugee Recognition Act” and the November 1, 2017 “Act on Proper Technical Intern Training and Protection of Technical Intern Trainees.”

To that end, this study group will carry out research and analyze “internal internationalization” by sharing data throughout the industry-academia-government network in regular study group sessions.  Additionally, research results will be disseminated by publications, lectures and symposiums.

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Development and Nutrition Improvement

Contributing factors of malnutrition is diverse, including food insecurity (increased food demand due to global population growth, decrease in agricultural productivity, and rising crop demand for crop speculation), insufficient and inappropriate food intake, lack of nutritional knowledge and information, infectious diseases by poor sanitation, limited access to health services, and constraints to raise household income for the poor.
The importance of addressing malnutrition multisectorally have been previously recognized, however, several obstacles have hindered the interventions to be put into practice. Hence, malnutrition issues have been undertaken mainly in the health sector focusing on the satisfaction of basic human needs, and the actual long-term consequences of malnutrition had often been under-recognized. The global community has currently increased attention to nutrition-sensitive agriculture and public-private-partnership, yet faces many implementation challenges.
The research group aims to organize, analyze and evaluate the features of nutrition improvement practices and to explore new technologies from various fields that could devote to multisectoral approaches. The overall objective is to discover efficient and effective ways to carry out projects and to suggest our roles in the international development field.

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JASID Prize Selection

JASID Prizes and Poster Presentation Awards

The prize selection committee is in charge of evaluation and selection on the JASID Prizes and the Poster Presentation Awards. JASID Prizes are categorized into Grand Prize, Encouragement Prize, Journal Paper Prize and Committee Special Award.

Grand Prize is awarded to the distinguished book or monograph; Journal Paper Prize is awarded to an excellent paper published in an academic journal on the field of international development including the Journal of International Development Studies published by JASID.

Encouragement Prize mainly commends the achievement by a young scholar. Committee Special Prize commends contribution to practice, policy making and enlightenment on the field of international development. The call for the nomination of the Prizes usually starts in May every year.

The Poster Presentation Awards commend excellent presentations in the poster sessions of JASID Spring and Annual Conferences.

  • MIENO, Fumiharu (Chair)
  • KAYASHIMA, Nobuko
  • UKEDA, Hiroyuki
  • OYAMADA, Eiji*
  • GOTO, Kenta
  • NISHIMURA, Mikiko

* Not participated in the selection of 2021 Prizes