• Thematic Track 3
  • 26 November 2021
  • JST 18:00 - 19:00 (GMT+09:00)

Proud to be a “Change Agent” – Implications from award-winners of FY2020 IGES President’s Award

  • English (Simultaneous interpretation)

Impact generation lies at the core of IGES activities, aiming to facilitate the transition towards realising sustainable societies in close collaboration with diverse stakeholders. IGES President’s Awards are an initiative established in FY2018, with the purpose of promoting and sharing outstanding impactful cases and research activities.

In this session, two recent award-winning cases will be introduced. The award for the most outstanding impact case was awarded to “Enhancing the capacities of ASEAN governments to develop and implement climate change adaptation policies and projects”, and the award for the best publication was awarded to “IGES policy report “Waste Management during the COVID-19 Pandemic: From Response to Recovery.

The presentations will be followed by a discussion on what is required in terms of research and activities in the future, for IGES to fulfil its role as a change agent.

Speakers

Executive Director, IGES

TAKAHASHI Yasuo

TAKAHASHI Yasuo

Executive Director, IGES

Mr. TAKAHASHI Yasuo completed the Graduate School of Engineering, the University of Tokyo and joined the Environment Agency of Japan (present Ministry of the Environment) in 1983. He served key positions in the Ministry including Director of Climate Policy Division, Director General of Headquarters for Environmental Restoration of Fukushima, Director General of Environmental Management Bureau, and Vice-Minister for Global Environmental Affairs. After retired from the Ministry in 2019, he served as Senior Advisor for the Ministry, and joined IGES as Special Policy Advisor and became Executive Director from November 2020.

Director, The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (IGES/CCET), Japan.

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Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage

Premakumara Jagath Dickella Gamaralalage

Director, The IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (IGES/CCET), Japan.

Dr. Premakumara is a development planner, has over 25 years’ experience in working with academic, government, nongovernmental organisations, bilateral and international development agencies. Currently, he works as a Director of the IGES Centre Collaborating with UNEP on Environmental Technologies (CCET) at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES), Japan and assists developing countries and cities in improving waste management systems in a more sustainable and circular manner. His work focuses on developing integrated/holistic waste management strategies at national and local levels, application of participatory learning and action tools and methods to promote 3Rs (reduce, reuse and recycling) and circular economy/ resource efficiency societies, integration of informal sector and gender participation in waste management, and linkages between waste and climate change as well as sustainable development goals (SDGs).

Programme Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, IGES / Vice President, Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

HOTTA Yasuhiko

HOTTA Yasuhiko

Programme Director, Sustainable Consumption and Production Area, IGES / Vice President, Asia Pacific Roundtable for Sustainable Consumption and Production

Hotta holds Dphil in International Relations from University of Sussex in 2004. Before joining IGES in September 2005, he was a project assistant of UNU/ Zero Emissions Research Initiative at United Nations University/Institute for Advanced Studies, Contracted Researcher (Industrial Policy Area), Mitsubishi Research Institute, Inc. He has been involved in both policy initiatives and research projects in relation to sustainable resource circulation such as G8’s 3R Initiative and Working Group for 3R Policies for Southeast and East Asia at Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA). From 2016 to 2021, Hotta served as one of four theme leaders of Japan's Environment Research and Technology Development Fund S-16 Project on Policy Design and Evaluation to Ensure Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns in Asian Region (PECoP-Asia) heading Policy Design component of the 5 year multi-year project involving University of Tokyo, IGES, NIES and Keio University. He is also a part-time lecturer for Tokyo Institute of Technology. From 2021, Hotta is appointed as the Vice President of Asia Paicific Roundtable on Sustainable Consumption and Production (APRSCP).

Principal Policy Researcher, Adaptation and Water Area, IGES

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Sivapuram Venkata Rama Krishna Prabhakar

Sivapuram Venkata Rama Krishna Prabhakar

Principal Policy Researcher, Adaptation and Water Area, IGES

Dr. Prabhakar works on vulnerability assessments, transboundary impacts of climate change, mainstreaming Climate Change Adaptation (CCA) and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) into development plans and policies, risk insurance, adaptation metrics, adaptive policies and institutions, loss and damage, and capacity needs assessments using mixed methods approaches mostly in the natural resources sector. He led projects in South and South-East Asian countries. After PhD in Field Crop Management, he went on to work with a number of national and international research and development organizations for the past 19 years supported by a strong publication record. He has been a Contributing Author to the Fifth and Sixth Assessment Reports of the IPCC Working Group II, Coordinating Lead Author for the UNEP GEO-6 report, and Lead Author for the HIMAP Report.

Programme Manager, Regional Centre in Bangkok, IGES

Pimvadee Keaokiriya

Pimvadee Keaokiriya

Programme Manager, Regional Centre in Bangkok, IGES

Pimvadee (Bern) is currently Lead, ASEAN DRRCCA Project supported by the Government of Japan through Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund. In this capacity, she oversees the development and implementation of the project focusing on disaster risk reduction and climate change adaptation, capacity development and training programs for government practitioners – working closely with ASEAN, national/local government and partners.

She has extensive professional experience in conducting and managing capacity building projects/programs in Asia, focusing on DRR, CCA and gender/human rights with support coming from bilateral and multilateral donors. Prior to joining IGES, Bern was based in Jakarta, coordinating and managing the disaster management and humanitarian assistance port at The ASEAN Secretariat; Regional CEDAW Southeast Asia Programme (2010-2016) and ASEAN Regional Human Rights Mechanism Project at UN Women Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Assistant Director / Head of Division Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division ASEAN Secretariat

Riyanti Djalante

Riyanti Djalante

Assistant Director / Head of Division Disaster Management and Humanitarian Assistance Division ASEAN Secretariat

She joined the ASEAN Secretariat in October 2020. One of the most important activities she has been engaged on is the adoption of the AADMER Work Programme 2021-2025 in November 2020.

Dr Djalante brought 10-year professional experience related to disaster management, climate change adaptation and sustainable development. She was an Academic Programme Officer at United Nations University in Germany and Japan between 2015-2020 which coordinated the Research and Policy Development stream on Global Change and Resilience. She is also involved in global reporting related to the IPCC Assessment Report 6, Special Report on Impacts of 1.5 Degree Celsius and the UN Environment Global Environmental Outlook (GEO) 6.

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