GFF Seminar Series | The Global Financing Facility in the COVID-19 Crisis

JCIE launched the GFF Seminar series in 2020 as part of its efforts to deepen understanding of how the Japanese government, NGOs, and others can coordinate more effectively with the GFF in order to strengthen maternal and child health and expand universal health coverage in the world’s most vulnerable countries.

Roundtable on the Impact of COVID-19 for Foreign Residents in Japan

This online webinar took, conducted as part of JCIE’s program on Immigration in Japan, brought together around 110 researchers and representatives from local governments, NPOs, the media, foundations who are involved in promoting multicultural coexistence in Japan. The objective was to discuss the findings of a JCIE survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic […]

Winners of 1st Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation Announced

The winners of the inaugural Healthy Aging Prize for Asian Innovation were presented in a Livestream event hosted by JCIE and ERIA.

JCIE Webinar | Global Health Diplomacy, Seen from the Perspective of Dr. Satoshi Ezoe

JCIE invited Dr. Satoshi Ezoe, the newly appointed Head of the Global Health Policy Division at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), to an engaging discussion on the landscape of the United Nations global health diplomacy.

COVID-19 Solidarity Response Fund | The Significance of Private Donations in the Global COVID-19 Response

JCIE held a virtual meeting to deepen the understanding of COVID-19’s global impact and the important role the WHO plays in the global response. The discussion featured Naoko Yamamoto, assistant director-general of UHC and health systems at the World Health Organization (WHO), and Masataka Uo, CEO of the Japan Fundraising Association, with JCIE’s Satoko Itoh as a moderator.

Second Round of Grants for the COVID-19 Joint Philanthropic Initiative with JWLI

JCIE is workingwith the Japanese Women’s Leadership Initiative and the Fish Family Foundation to facilitate small grants to 7 organizations in Japan to help them respond to the needs arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.

30th FGFJ Diet Task Force Meeting | Global Fund ED Peter Sands Discusses COVID-19 Impact on Three Major Diseases

The FGFJ Diet Task Force held an online roundtable with Peter Sands, who briefed 14 Diet members on the expansion of COVID-19 in lower- and middle-income countries (LMIC), the impact that is having on the fights against HIV/AIDS, TB, and malaria, and the Global Fund’s role in assisting these countries.

Democracy for the Future | Meeting of Civil Society Leaders on COVID-19 and Challenges to Democratic Values

JCIE brought together a group of civil society leaders for an online discussion on the implications of the COVID-19 pandemic for civil society and the challenges it might pose to democratic values in Asia.

1st Networking Conference of the Diverse Roots, Inclusive Society Initiative

JCIE held its first networking Conference as a part of the Supporting Youths of Diverse Roots and an Inclusive Society Program. About 30 participants from the eight organizations implementing the selected projects attended to deepen their understanding of the activities of each participating organization and the significance and network of the Diverse Roots, Inclusive Society program.

Responding to the Needs of Older People During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Sharing Lessons Learned

This webinar shared lessons from the United States on how the epidemic has impacted older persons, particularly those in long-term care facilities and offered a platform to share observations on the US experience—including both challenges and best practices—and compared that with the experience to date in Japan and Malaysia to draw out lessons that can inform policy for the COVID-19 pandemic and for future outbreaks as well.