About IGES-JISE

Message

Recent sharp increase in environmental problems such as destruction and disappearance of natural forests all over the world is a critical sigh toward our future. We humans have done infinite damage on nature.

IGES-Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology (IGES-JISE ) focuses on ecological approaches as efficient means to resolve various environmental problems, and aims to conserve, restore and create sound ecosystems that protect our life, cultures, and gene resources as well as other wild life.

 

Akira Miyawaki (Honorary Director)
Kunio Suzuki (Director)

Outline

Name of the InstituteInstitute for Global Environmental Strategies
Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology
(Acronym: IGES-JISE)
Establishment of IGES-JISE1 April 2007
Establishment of JISE25 October 1993
Location2-14-27 Shin-Yokohama, Kohoku-ku, Yokohama 222-0033, Japan
TEL. 045-548-6270 FAX. 045-472-8810
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Objectives
  • Practical ecology research center for conservation and recovery
  • International cooperation and international network construction
  • Human resource development, collecting and sharing of environmental information
  • Contributing to the conservation and recovery of the global environment
Honorary DirectorAkira Miyawaki
DirectorKunio Suzuki

History

August 1993Inauguration of the Japanese center for International Studies in Ecology
April 2007Japanese Center for International Studies in Ecology was merged with IGES
April 2012IGES made the transition to a public-interest incorporated foundation

Experts

Akira Miyawaki

Honorary Director

Kunio Suzuki

Director
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Shin-ichi Meguro

Chief Researcher
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Tomoki Yagasaki

Senior Researcher
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Hisanori Hayashi

Senior Researcher

Research Projects

The IGES-JISE's projects are based on the following six themes. Our missions in these projects are to promote practical activities to conserve, restore and create sustainable environments in collaboration with stakeholders.

Field surveys and research for restoring tropical rain forests in Brazil and Malaysia

Field surveys and research on phytosociological inventory of Asia-Pacific

Field surveys and research for evaluating structure and dynamics of regional ecosystems

Field surveys and research for conservation of rural environments; Satoyama

Field surveys and research for ecological functions of restored forests

Rehabilitation of Degraded Lands in Asia and Africa

This course program aims to encourage hands-on activities promoted by participants in JICA training programs by giving them technical support and advices so that their activities based on their draft action plans can be fruitful and sustainable and should be adaptive through self-reliance. What follows is a more detailed information regarding the training course.
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