Special Advisor to Vice President, Specially Appointed Professor
After graduating university, worked as a sociologist for a rural development project in Zambia as a JICA volunteer. During graduate school, took a break for two years and worked as project coordinator for JICA volunteers’ rural development project in Indonesia. Thesis topic was Rural Development Policy in Indonesia and gained an MA in International Development. After graduating school, joined JICA in 1997. Since then, worked as Director of the training program at JICA Tsukuba, then as Deputy Chief Representative of JCA Turkey, and then as Director of TICAD and Planning Division in Africa Department, also as, Chief Representative of JICA Rwanda and others.