Takao TODA (Ph. D.)
Special Advisor to the President for Global Health and Human Security
Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
As the Special Advisor to the President for Global Health and Human Security, Dr. Toda promotes strategic planning and implementation of JICA's operations.
Dr. Toda received Ph.D at the Graduate School of International Development in Nagoya University in 2009, master’s degree at the Graduate School of Frontier Sciences in the University of Tokyo in 2001, and LL.B at the Faculty of Law in Kyoto University in 1984.
For more than three decades, he has been playing various key roles of strategizing and implementing Japan's ODA, such as Group Director on Peace Building, Group Director on Human Security, Senior Fellow of JICA Research Center, Chief Representative of Bangladesh Office, Director General of Human Development Department and Vice President for Human Security and Global Health.
He has a wide range of knowledge and experience especially on the operationalization process of Human Security, which has been the core concept of Japan's diplomatic policy of international cooperation.