Exploring the Global Refrom Scripts of Development Partners: Comparative Retrospective Analyses

Kobe University’s Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies will co-host a hybrid symposium “Exploring the Global Reform Scripts of Development Partners: Comparative Retrospective Analyses” in collaboration with KIX EMAP Hub, Teachers College, olumbia University, and the UNESCO chair at the Geneva Graduate Institute.

◇Date and time:May 9, 2024 (Thu) 10:00~12:00 (JST, UTC: +9:00)

◇Onsite Venue:
Main Conference Room, 1st Floor, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies (GSICS, Building V), Rokkodai 1st Campus, Kobe University

◇Online Registration
Please register from the link below;

◇Language: English (Simultaneous translation into Arabic, Russian, and Khmer will be provided.)

Welcome and Introduction:
Dr. Keiichi Ogawa, Professor/ Department Chair, Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
Dr. Arushi Terway, NORRAG and KIX EMAP, Canberra, Australia

Keynote Presentations:
“The World Education Reform Database: Overview and first findings”
Dr. Rie Kijima, Assistant Professor, Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Patricia Bromley, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Education, Stanford University

“The global reform packages in education: Variations and changes over time”
Dr. Gita Steiner-Khamsi, Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University, and UNESCO Chair in Comparative Education Policy, Geneva Graduate Institute

Open Discussion (Facilitator: Dr. Arushi Terway)

Panel Discussion (Facilitator: Dr. Keiichi Ogawa)
Dr. Shinobu Yume Yamaguchi, Director, Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability, United Nations University
Dr. Kazuo Kuroda, Professor, Graduate School of Asia-Pacific Studies, Waseda University, and Vice-President CIES (Comparative and International Education Society)
Dr. Sam Sideth Dy, Deputy Director-General for Education, Cambodia Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports
Dr. Hamoud Al-Seyani, Advisor to Education Minister, Yemeni Ministry of Education
Dr. Harry Patrinos, Senior Adviser, World Bank

Open Discussion (Facilitator: Dr. Keiichi Ogawa)

◇Further Details:


Dr. Keiichi Ogawa
Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies, Kobe University
Email: ogawa35[at] (replace with @)

Online Symposium “Exploration of Practical Wisdom and Resilience Overcoming Downside Risk – Collecting grassroots voices in Africa under COVID-19.”Feb. 9(General Public)

SDGs Collaborative Research Unit, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo, will host an online symposium as a part of a research project on the impact of COVID-19 in seven African countries. We would be very appreciative if you could participate.

2nd Symposium on “Exploration of Practical Wisdom and Resilience Overcoming Downside Risk – Collecting grassroots voices in Africa under COVID-19.”


  • Date: (Fri.)18:30-20:30 (JST)
  • Venue: Online seminar (Zoom Webinar)
  • Language: English (Simultaneous translation will be provided)
  • Host:SDGs Collaborative Research Unit, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
  • Co-host: Japan Society for Afrasian Studies (JSAS)


    • Overview:Kazuyo HANAI, Project Assistant Professor, the University of Tokyo
    • Presentation 1:Christian S. OTCHIA, Associate Professor, Nagoya
      University “Beliefs and Shots: Understanding the Dynamics of Faith,
      Religion, and Misinformation in COVID-19 Vaccination Uptake in Ethiopia.”
    • Presentation 2:Wakiko OHIRA, Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University “Examining Grassroots Perceptions of Government Interventions during the Covid-19 Pandemic in Uganda”
    • Presentation 3:Tomohiro HOSOI, PhD Student, the University of Tokyo “Middle-Class Experience of COVID-19 in South Africa”
    • Comments:Masaki INABA, Program Director for Global Health, Africa Japan Forum
    • Questions and Answers


English Information and Registration about our symposium:
vent/12316/ (EN)


SDGs Collaborative Research Unit,
Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo

  • sdgs [at] (replace [at] with @)

Uploading: 32th Annual Conference (by Dec. 19)

All videos of the JASID 32nd Annual Conference are available from Dec. 6 to Dec. 19 for participants. The video of the plenary symposium is open to the public at from Dec. 6 to Dec. 19.

[BO-1] YOKOHAMA Branch

Yokohama Chapter of the Japanese Society for International Development was established in January 2013. It aims to develop networks of the scholars and organizations such as universities and research institutes, national and local government, international organizations, non-governmental organizations and non-profit organizations in the study of development and international cooperation based in the Yokohama area. The Yokohama Chapter will conduct academic research on development and cooperation and organize seminars and symposium periodically.


 Yokohama Branch Official Website

[RG19-2] 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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