JICA Ogata Research Institute
Dr Noguchi is a research fellow at JICA Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development. Born in Tokyo, she received an undergraduate degree in International Relations from Tsuda University, Japan. After her first career at the international bank, she moved to Australia for her Masters degree in Environmental Education (EE) at Griffith University. Since then, she has engaged with practices, policy advocacies, research and teaching on EE and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) for local communities in Asia and the Pacific for over 25 years through her works for UNESCO, UNU, NGOs, universities and private sectors. Throughout, she retains her focus on social inclusion and marginalisation in the community development process. Through the work with indigenous peoples, small-scale farmers and fishing folks, women and local community-based NGOs, she has investigated the role of education in overcoming the epistemological power imbalance within the multistakeholder participation for sustainable community development. Recent publications include Rethinking Education for Sustainable Development in a Local Community Context (Monograph, Springer, 2022). She completed her PhD at RMIT University in Australia, 2018, which investigated the gap amongst practice, policy and research during the UN Decade of ESD (2005-2014), based on her practice for the indigenous Ainu community in Japan.
Session Organizer: JICA Ogata Research Institute.
Session Description: Background In the international policy arena, there is a growing recognition of the vital roles of indigenous and local knowledge in devising solutions to sustainability issues, such as biodiversity loss and climate change threats to ecosystems. Read more