On September 1920, President Kitaoka attended the 6th JICAWorld Bank Group High Level Dialogue.
A highlevel dialogue has been held every year since 2014 as a forum for exchanging opinions between JICA and the World Bank (World Bank) Group. This year, it will be held at the World Bank Headquarters (Washington, DC) to exchange opinions on important issues in international development such as human capital and highquality infrastructure investment, and to expand the business effects of both institutions, including mobilization of private funds. We discussed the further strengthening of cooperation.
The discussion was attended by 35 members including JICA's President Kitaoka and directors, and approximately 70 members from the World Bank Group, including executives of Malpas World Bank President, International Finance Corporation (IFC) and Multilateral Investment Guarantee Organization (MIGA). You have to participate.
In this highlevel dialogue, the G20 Osaka Summit adopted the G20 Principles for Highquality Infrastructure Investment and a new Quality Infrastructure Investment session was established. In doing so, we confirmed that it is important for both organizations to work together to improve economic efficiency considering life cycle costs, integrate environmental and social considerations into infrastructure investment, and strengthen infrastructure governance. We agreed to cooperate in promoting this in the international community. The Human Capital session also discussed crosscutting approaches to health, nutrition and education and joint initiatives through community participation to accelerate investment in human capital. In particular, we agreed to place more emphasis on early years investment such as early childhood and empowerment of girls and women.
Furthermore, in the regional sessions, initiatives according to the characteristics and issues of each region and country were discussed, and specific cooperation policies were agreed. In particular, in Africa, following the TICAD7 held in August 2019 in Yokohama, private sector development, digital, innovation, human capital, sports and development efforts were discussed.
2.Interview with top international organizations
Interview with Green USAID Secretary
On September 20, at the Brookings Institution, we exchanged opinions with experts in the United States on the role of international cooperation in a free and open IndoPacific initiative.
On September 23, President Kitaoka met with Green Secretary of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for the first time, and exchanged opinions on the possibility of cooperation in the IndoPacific region as a bilateral aid organization in Japan and the United States. .
3.SUN Movement Lead Group Meeting
SUN Movement Lead Group Meeting
On September 24, Kitaoka attended the SUN (Scaling Up Nutrition) Movement Lead Group Meeting held at the UNICEF headquarters in New York.
The SUN Movement is a campaign initiated by the United Nations in 2010 to tackle nutrition improvement in developing countries. International organizations, private companies, civil society, etc. are widely involved. In May 2019, Dr. Kitaoka was the SUN Lead Group, the SUN lead decisionmaking body, composed of leaders of global nutrition improvement initiatives, including heads of international organizations, ministers from various countries, and representatives of private organizations. I became a member of.
At this meeting, it was decided that the activities of the SUN Movement would continue until 2025, and each member expressed their intention to improve nutrition. Mr. Kitaoka pointed out that nutrition is the key to human security and based on his experience in overcoming malnutrition in Japan, JICA Announced the idea of contributing to nutrition improvement.
Source: Japan International Cooperation Agency