Complications of Humanitarian Help Distribution with Yosuke Okita

Season #1 Episode #7

Complications of Humanitarian Help Distribution with Yosuke Okita

Crisis. Conflict. Emergency Management Podcast

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This podcast is brought to you by Capacity Building International (CBI) and sponsored by The International Emergency Management Society (TIEMS).

Today we are joined by Dr. Yosuke Okita to discuss what kind of complications can arise during distribution of humanitarian help, including in rich nations. Dr. Okita has significant experience working in international disaster and emergency management, including some emergency missions as a member of JDR (Japan Disaster Relief team) and UNDAC (UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination team); He was deployed to Algeria Earthquake (2003), Indonesia Tsunami (2004), Pakistan Earthquake (2005), Great East Japan Earthquake (2011), Christchurch Earthquake (2011), Typhoon Haiyan (2013) and Nepal Earthquake (2015). After working with the JICA's offices in Japan, Indonesia and St. Lucia, from 2014 to 2017, he worked for OCHA in Geneva as the Asian regional focal point for INSARAG (International Search and Rescue Advisory Group) and UNDAC. Since 2017, he has worked for the ASEAN Secretariat (Japan-ASEAN Integration Fund Management Team) and JICA's Indonesia Office as Project Formulation Advisor for ASEAN Partnership. Currently, he is working in Hanoi, Viet Nam as JICA's Expert in charge of Biodiversity and Admin Coordination in the Sustainable Natural Resource Management Project Phase 2 (SNRM2). He received LL.B. from Kyoto University, M.A. in International Relations/Master of Diplomacy from The Australian National University, and PhD in Media and Governance from Keio University in Japan. He published many academic articles in international urban search and rescue (USAR) in English and Japanese.

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