Executive Director, JICA Ogata Research Institute
Yoichi Mine is Executive Director, JICA (Japan International Cooperation Agency) Ogata Sadako Research Institute for Peace and Development, Tokyo, Japan, and Professor, Graduate School of Global Studies, Doshisha University, Kyoto, Japan. He is also Extraordinary Professor, Department of Political Science, Stellenbosch University, South Africa.After studying Southern African history and development economics at Kyoto University, Yoichi Mine expanded his research area into Afro- Asian relations and human development and security. His current research interests include the theoretical foundation of human security, comparative development, and demographic transition in the Global South. He has published books and articles on these topics in Japanese and translated into Japanese a dozen of English and French books including Esther Duflo’s Lutter contre la pauvreté. His English publications include: Yoichi Mine, Connecting Africa and Asia: Afrasia As a Benign Community (Routledge), Yoichi Mine, Frances Stewart, Sakiko Fukuda-Parr and Thandika Mkandawire eds, Preventing Violent Conflict in Africa: Inequalities, Perceptions and Institutions (Palgrave), Scarlett Cornelissen and Yoichi Mine eds, Migration and Agency: Afro-Asian Encounters (Palgrave), Sam Moyo and Yoichi Mine eds, What Colonialism Ignored: ‘African Potentials’ for Resolving Conflicts in Southern Africa (Langaa RPCIG), Carolina Hernandez, Eun Mee Kim, Ren Xiao and Yoichi Mine eds, Human Security and Cross-Border Cooperation in East Asia (Palgrave), and Yoichi Mine, Oscar A. Gómez and Ako Muto eds, Human Security Norms in East Asia (Palgrave).
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