Naoko Takasu*

Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University


Received Sylff fellowship in 2022
Academic supervisor: Prof. Tatsufumi Yamagata
Academic achievements, social engagement initiatives:
Received PhD (Asia Pacific Studies) from APU, Japan, and Master in Development Management from Asian Institute of Management, Philippines. Conducting Podcast interview series on the social and solidarity economy for Solidaridad Japan (in Japanese)

Current affiliation: Kanda Institute of Foreign Languages (KIFL)

Naoko Takasu has over 20 years of experience in the development sector with multilateral and bilateral institutions as well as private sector. Upon completion of PhD program at APU in Mar 2023, Naoko started working as a part-time lecturer at KIFL, Bunkyo University, Yokohama National University, etc., teaching development studies, international cooperation, and economic development. Prior to joining APU in Apr 2020, she worked in United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Pakistan, Iraq, Tokyo, Bangkok, Tajikistan, and Istanbul. She also worked at the Japan Bank for International Cooperation, International Finance Corporation, and Japan International Development Organization, Ltd.

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