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Osaka University and JETRO Institute of Developing Economies seminar:Disabilities and Development

2015-5-21 (Thu) 13:30 - 16:45

  In 2000, the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) were established with 8 international development goals including the decreasing of the poor in the world by half. With the deadline of the end of 2015 approaching, they have produced many good results. Economic growth in China and India have served as important driving forces in significantly decreasing poverty in East Asia and the poverty rate of South Asia is dropping steadily. On the other hand, some groups are excluded from the benefits of economic growth and there are growing concerns that those in disadvantageous position may be left behind.

  According to a UN estimate, 10~15% (about 7~10 million) of the world population have disabilities. Some 80 percent of them live in developing countries. Women, children, and residents living in slum areas are included in MDG goals: however, some people including the disabled are not even recognized as persons in need.

  Efforts in addressing challenges that face the disabled have a long way to go to catch up with those in the fields of gender, education, health, and environment. It's important that those with special needs be involved in the development process as interested parties.

  JETRO (Japan External Trade Organization) Institute of Developing Economies have rich research performance regarding disabilities and development. Osaka University and JETRO Institute of Developing Economies will make a joint presentation in order to share their research results with society from an academic perspective and lead it to the development of research in the future.

Program

(Sign language interpretation services will be available.)

13:00 -- Registration starts

13:30 -- Greetings from KAWAMORI Masato, Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Osaka University
M.C.: NOMURA Shigeki, Manager, Research Support Department, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

Part 1: Lectures (Each lecture will be followed by a 5-minute Q&A session.)

13:35~13:50 -- Introduction: "Disabilities as a Development Agenda," MORI Soya, Chief Researcher, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

13:50~14:25  -- "Livelihood of Disabled People in the Philippines -- What Makes them Poor," MORI Soya, Chief Researcher, Development Studies Center, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO, YAMAGATA Tatsufumi, Chief, International Exchange & Training Room, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

14:25~15:00  -- "Disabled People in China -- Employment Legislation and Working Conditions," KOBAYASHI Masayuki, Chief Researcher, International Exchange & Training Room, Institute of Developing Economies, JETRO

15:00~15:35 -- "Disabilities and Working -- based on Japanese and Thai Experiences", KAWAMORI Masato

15:35~15:45 Break

Part 2: Panel discussion/Q and A session

15:45~16:45
Moderator: YAMAGATA Tatsufumi
Panelists:
MORI Soya
KOBAYASHI Masayuki
KAWAMORI Masato
KAWAGUCHI Jun
, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Humanities and Sciences, Osaka University

16:45 -- Closing remarks, NOMURA Shigeki

16:50 -- Closing

Date: 2015-5-21 (Thu) 13:30 - 16:45
Organizer: JETRO Institute of Developing Economies; Global Human Studies, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
Sponsored: Global Collaboration Center
Venue: Lecture Room #51, Graduate School of Human Sciences
Registration: Registration by email is required.
URL: http://www.glocol.osaka-u.ac.jp/research/150521.html
Contact: KAWAGUCHI Jun, Assistant Professor, Graduate School of Human Sciences, Osaka University
kawaguchi@hus.osaka-u.ac.jp

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