Takao Toda

Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency

Takao Toda is vice president for human security and global health at the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), where he promotes strategic planning and implementation of operations. For more than three decades, he has been playing various key roles of strategizing and implementing Japan’s official development assistance (ODA), such as group director on peace building, group director on human security, senior fellow of the JICA research center, chief representative of the Bangladesh office, and director general of the human development department. Toda has a wide range of knowledge and experience, especially on the operationalization process of human security, which has been the core concept of Japan’s diplomatic policy of international cooperation.

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