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Mikio Ishiwatari

Dr. Mikio Ishiwatari is Senior Advisor in disaster management and water resources management of the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). He provides advice and guidance on JICA’s policies and operations, and conducts project formulation, administration, and review, in climate change adaptation, disaster management, and water resources management. He worked at the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport, Japan for nearly 20 years as Director for Hamada River and Road Office, Senior Deputy Director for River Technology and Information, and a specialist in water resources and disaster management. Also, he was seconded to the Asian Development Bank as an urban development specialist, researcher at Disaster Preparedness Centre, Cranfield University, Japanese Embassy in Nepal, and Overseas Economic Cooperation Fund (currently JICA). He joined JICA six years ago. He received a PhD in International Studies from the Tokyo University in 2010, and his M.S. in Urban Engineering from the Tokyo University in 1988.

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