International Workshop on On-the-Job Research Capacity Building

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Event
Location
  • DATE / TIME:
    2015•10•27    10:00 - 12:00
    Location:
    Tokyo

    On 27 October 2015, the UNU Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) will host an International Workshop on On-the-Job Research Capacity Building Programme for Food Security and Environmental Conservation in Developing Countries (OJCB).

    OJCB is a UNU-IAS initiative which supports capacity building through on-the-job training for young researchers, proposed and implemented by leading scientists in developing countries.

    The initiative aims to increase agricultural productivity through innovation, strengthen research capacity and build networks for cooperation between researchers, and ultimately contribute towards ensuring food security and environmental conservation in developing countries. It is funded by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan, and coordinated by UNU-IAS.

    Programme

    10:00–10:10 Opening Remarks

    • Osamu Saito (Deputy Academic Director / Academic Programme Officer, UNU-IAS)
    • Takehiro Okubo (Director, International Research, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture of Japan, Forestry and Fisheries)

    10:10–11:00 Presentations

    • Introduction of OJCB: Akira Nagata (OJCB Coordinator, UNU-IAS)
    • Case Study I: Manabu Ishitani (Senior Scientist, International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT))
    • Case Study II: K.G. Saxena (Professor, Jawaharlal Nehru University)

    11:10–12:00 Panel Discussion

    MC: Osamu Ito (former OJCB Adviser, UNU-IAS)

    Panellists:

    • Manabu Ishitani

    • K.G. Saxena
    • Osamu Koyama (Vice President, Japan International Research Center for Agricultural Sciences)
    • Takehiro Okubo (Director, International Research, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Research Council Secretariat, Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries)
    • Akira Nagata (OJCB Coordinator, UNU-IAS)

    Registration

    This event is free and open to the public, but advanced registration is required (by 17:00 on Monday, 26 October 2015). Please click on the REGISTER button above to access the online registration page.

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    United Nations University, Committee Room 2-3, 5F
    5-53-70 Jingumae, Shibuya-ku
    Tokyo 150-8925