The 22nd Seminar of the Global Peacebuilding Association (GPA) will be held at JICA Headquarters on November 12, 2016. Interested GPA members are invited to register with GPA Secretary-General Professor Katsumi Ishizuka: firstname.lastname@example.org by November 1st. Please click here for the full program.
Venue: JICA Headquarters, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
15:00 Reports by GPA members
[Moderator: Katsumi Ishizuka, Secretary-General of GPA]
15:00-15:30 “Challenges faced by the Peace Process in South Sudan”
Professor Daisaku Higashi, Sophia University
15:30-16:00 “Rwanda’s Path to Rehabilitation and Reconstruction after Genocide: Achievement of Governance Reform and Facing Future Challenges”
Professor Eiji Oyamada, Doshisha University
16:00 Short recess
16:10 Keynote Speech and Discussion
[Moderator: Sukehiro Hasegawa, President of GPA]
“Challenges faced by the United Nations”
Former Japanese Ambassador Motohide Yoshikawa
to the United Nations
Profile of Mr. Motohide Yoshikawa
Former Ambassador Motohide YOSHIKAWA served as Permanent Representatives of Japan to the United Nations from September 2013 to June 2016. Before his assignment in New York, Ambassador Yoshikawa was Permanent Representative to the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris, where he served as Chair of the Executive Committee for two and a half years. Previously, he was named Japan’s first Special Representative for Afghanistan and Pakistan, a position he held from 2009 to 2010. He was also Ambassador to Spain from 2006 to 2009. He held various positions at Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, serving as Director-General of the Middle Eastern and African Affairs Bureau from 2004 to 2006, and Deputy Director-General of the Economic Cooperation Bureau from 2002.