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Special Commission on Japan's Strategy on Development Assistance for Health

2019–Present

JCIE launched the Special Commission on Japan’s Strategy on Development Assistance for Health (DAH) in November 2019. With just 10 more years until the Sustainable Development Goals’ (SDG) target year of 2030, there is a pressing need for Japan to increase the development impact of its global health assistance and make global health funding more strategic.

Under the chairmanship of Rep. Yasuhisa Shiozaki (former Minister of Health, Labour and Welfare), the commission aims to reassess how to utilize Japan’s ODA in a more strategic manner to advance global health, adapt to structural shifts in the development field, and increase the efficacy and impact of its funding in order to help achieve Goal 3 of the SDGs, “Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages.”

The commission consists of 23 senior representatives from key government agencies, civil society organizations, and the policy community. In addition, a Working Group has been created to support the commission’s work by gathering and analyzing evidence for its consideration. The commission will issue its recommendations in Summer 2020.

This commission is a consultative body of JCIE’s Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security. The initial meeting of this commission was held on November 19, 2019.

Read the prospectus here.




Commission Members

Shigeru Ariizumi Deputy Director-General, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance
Noriko Fujita Director, Department of Global Network and Partnership, Bureau of International Health Cooperation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)
Noriko Furuya Member, House of Representatives of Japan
Katsumi Hirano Executive Senior Research Fellow, Institute of Developing Economies (IDE), Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO)
Masaki Inaba Representative, Japan CSO Network on Global Health; Policy Advisor, Japan Civil Society Network on SDGs (SDGs Japan)
Sumie Ishii Chairperson, Japanese Organization for International Cooperation in Family Planning (JOICFP)
Kiyoshi Kodera Chair of the Board, Water Aid Japan; Senior Research Associate, Overseas Development Institute (ODI); former Vice President, JICA
Shunsuke Mabuchi Senior Advisor, Global Delivery, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Karen Makishima Member, House of Representatives of Japan
Daikichi Momma Executive Advisor, Nippon Life Insurance Company; former Director-General, International Bureau, Ministry of Finance
Hiroshi Naka Professor, Institute for Future Initiatives, the University of Tokyo
Hiroki Nakatani Board member and Director, Human Resource Strategy Center for Global Health, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM); Project Professor, Global Research Institute at Keio University (KGRI); Board Chair and Representative Director, Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT Fund)
Kyoko Okamura Nutrition Specialist, Health, Population and Nutrition, The World Bank Group
Akio Okawara President and CEO, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE); Director, Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security
Yasuhisa Shiozaki Member, House of Representatives [Commission Chair]
Hideo Suzuki Director-General/Assistant Minister, International Cooperation Bureau, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Yasuhiro Suzuki Medical Commissioner, Ministry of Health, Labour, and Welfare
Yukio Takasu Special Advisor on Human Security to the UN Secretary-General; former United Nations Under-Secretary General for Management; former Japanese Ambassador to the United Nations
Keizo Takemi Member, House of Councillors; Senior Fellow, JCIE; Chair, Executive Committee on Global Health and Human Security
Ikuo Takizawa Deputy Director General, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Takao Toda Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
Tamaki Tsukada Director-General for Global Issues, Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Mitsuhiro Ushio Director, Hitachinaka Public Health Center, Ibaraki Prefectural Government; former Health Policy Advisor to the Vietnamese Ministry of Health (JICA Expert)

Working Group Members

Satoko Itoh Managing Director, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Kenichi Komada Assistant Director, Division of Global Health Policy and Research, Department of Health Planning and Management, Bureau of International Health Cooperation, National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)
Shiori Nagatani Program Associate, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Shuhei Nomura Project Associate Professor, Department of Health Policy and Management, School of Medicine, Keio University; Assistant Professor, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo; and Research Fellow, Institute for Global Health Policy Research (iGHP), National Center for Global Health and Medicine (NCGM)
Haruka Sakamoto Special Research Fellow, Department of Global Health Policy, Graduate School of Medicine, the University of Tokyo
Motoko Seko Fellow, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Tomoko Suzuki Chief Program Officer, Japan Center for International Exchange (JCIE)
Ikuo Takizawa Deputy Director General, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) [Working Group Director; also serving as commissioner]
Makoto Tobe Senior Advisor on Health, Human Development Department, Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)