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東京大学公共政策大学院 | GraSPP / Graduate School of Public Policy | The university of Tokyo

Decision making and effective leadership—policy practitioners’ experience sharing 2022年06月08日(水)

Guest Speaker Seminar

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In conjunction with Learning Public Policy Decision Making by Case Method (Course No. 5130325/5179005)

Series on policy practitioners’ sharing of decision making experiences

Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 18:45-20:30 (JST) | Online | In English

Decision making and effective leadership

Ms. Yoko Honda, Regional Operational Information Management Officer, World Food Programme (WFP)

Moderators: Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa and Mr. Ryu Fukui, assisted by Striratna ‘Tita’ Nityahayu

Guest speaker seminar series for UTokyo students and faculty members

Day 1—Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | 18:45-20:30 (JST) | Online | In English

Ms. Yoko Honda, Regional Operational Information Management Officer, World Food Programme (WFP)

Day 2—Wednesday, June 15, 2022 | 18:45-20:30 (JST) | Hyflex with concurrently online and in-person in Seminar Room E | In English

Ms. Megumi Muto, Vice President (development finance, mobilization, partnership), Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)

Day 3—Wednesday, June 22, 2022 | 18:45-20:30 (JST) | Hyflex with concurrently online and in-person in Seminar Room E | In English

Mr. Takehiko Nakao, Chairman of the Institute at Mizuho Research Technologies Ltd.; former President of Asian Development Bank (ADB)

Register here by noon on Wednesdays (June 8, 15, and 22). Please provide your ECCS cloud email address (…@g.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp) in the registration form.

About the guest speakers

Ms. Yoko Honda

Graduated from the University of Manchester with MA in Rural Development and Economics, Yoko Honda joined the Development Bank of Japan as a Research Assistant in 2001. After two years, she joined WFP Mozambique as a JPO, where she was in charge of rural agricultural projects as a Programme Policy Officer. In 2007, she was deployed to WFP Afghanistan as a Resource Mobilization and Pipeline Officer. She oversaw the food pipeline through various corridors for one of the largest WFP emergency operations at the time. In 2010, she was assigned to the WFP Japan office as a Government Partnership Officer, where she liaised with the Government of Japan and public sector partners. In 2015, she joined WFP HQ in Rome as a Human Resource Officer in the Global Talent Acquisition Unit and has led the Young Professionals Programmes, including JPOs from over 15 countries. Yoko has been the Head of Operational Information Management Unit based in Cairo since 2017. The unit coordinates operational data and information from 16 countries in the region, including some high-level corporate emergencies such as Syria, Libya, and Yemen.

Ms. Megumi Muto

Before being appointed Vice President in February 2021, Ms. Megumi Muto held leadership roles at Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, Global Environment Department, and the France office. From 2010 to 2015, she was responsible for the Philippines and the Pacific. Ms. Muto has written extensively in the area of impact evaluation. She has also co-led a WB-ADB-JICA book on the impact of climate change on Asian coastal mega cities. She received her Master’s in Public Affairs from Woodrow Wilson School, Princeton University, and her Ph.D. from the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS).

Mr. Takehiko Nakao

Mr. Takehiko Nakao is currently the Chairman of the Institute at Mizuho Research & Technologies, Ltd. Concurrently, he teaches as Visiting Professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies (GRIPS) and Graduate School of Public Policy, the University of Tokyo. From April 2013 to January 2020, Mr. Nakao served as President of the Asian Development Bank (ADB), based in Manila, with a membership of 68 countries, including 46 regional developing countriesMr. Nakao was the Vice Minister of Finance for International Affairs between 2011 and 2013. He was in charge of foreign exchange markets, G20 and G7 processes, ASEAN+3 financial cooperation, and bilateral financial relations with the US, Asian countries, and European countries. Mr. Nakao has gained extensive experience in international finance and development since he joined the Ministry of Finance in 1978. He was assigned as Minister at the Embassy of Japan in Washington DC between 2005 and 2007 and worked as an advisor at IMF’s Policy Development and Review Department between 1994 and 1997. He has published books and numerous papers on financial and economic issues in Japanese and English. He took the initiative and was a “lead editor”  for the ADB’s recent publication of  “Asia’s Journey to Prosperity,” a comprehensive account of Asia’s development history over these several decades. He was a Visiting Professor at the University of Tokyo in 2010 and 2011. Mr. Nakao holds a BA degree in Economics from the University of Tokyo (1978) and a Master of Business Administration from the University of California-Berkeley (1982).

Inquiry  Prof. Toshiro Nishizawa | tnishizawa<>pp.u-tokyo.ac.jp   Please replace <> with @.