Public event at the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT): Lecture by Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes, and Job Seminar on Careers at International Organizations

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) Liaison Office in Japan and the Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT) will hold a public event on 22 January 2020 on the occasion of the official visit of Mr Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director-General for Programmes, to Japan.

FAO is one of the leading agencies to monitor the achievement of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with the mandate of achieving global food security and zero hunger. During this event, FAO’s global initiatives to eradicate hunger and malnutrition and promote nutrition and sustainable agriculture will be introduced and discussed. A joint agroforestry project implemented in Ghana by FAO in collaboration with TUAT will also be introduced to illustrate the effective partnership between the two parties.

TUAT has focus research areas such as food, environment, energies and life science, and, as the first Japanese university that signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoU) with FAO, has been sending graduate students to work as interns at FAO during the past years. Based on the experience gained, a Job Seminar will also be organized as part of the programme to introduce FAO’s internship and volunteer opportunities as well as recruitment at FAO and other international organizations.


Date and time : Wednesday, 22 January 2020, at 18:00 - 19:45 (doors open at 17:30)
Venue : Auditorium of Faculty of Agriculture, Fuchu Campus, TUAT
Organizers : FAO Liaison Office in Japan / Tokyo University of Agriculture and Technology (TUAT)
Support : Institute of Agriculture, TUAT
Cooperation : Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA)
Language : English/Japanese (simultaneous interpretation)

  Part I: Lecture 
18:00–18:10  Opening remarks
 Hiroyuki Ohno, President, TUAT
 Hiroki Takabayashi, Director, Economic Security Division, Economic Affairs Bureau, MOFA
 Tatsuya Go, Director, International Organizations Division, International Affairs Department, MAFF

18:10–18:30 Keynote lecture by Mr Daniel Gustafson, FAO Deputy Director-General Programmes
“Ending hunger: Achieving food security, improved nutrition and sustainable agriculture in the world”
18:30–18:45 Questions and answers
18:45–18:55  Presentation: “Introduction of an FAO/TUAT agroforestry project in Ghana” by Masaaki Yamada, Professor, TUAT
  Part II: Job seminar 
 18:55–19:25 Presentations
 “Career at FAO and Internship and Volunteer opportunities” by Charles Boliko, Director, FAO Liaison Office in Japan
 “Talks by students who experienced internship at FAO”: Ayako Miyazaki and Mohammad Mardanikorani, Ph.D. candidates, Department of Food and Energy Systems Science, Graduate School of Bio-Applications and Systems Engineering, TUAT
 “How to get employed at international organizations” by Michiko Nakano, Recruitment Center for International Organizations, MOFA
19:25-19:40 Questions and answers
19:40 Closing remarks by Kazuhiro Chiba, Dean, Institute of Agriculture, TUAT

MC: Tomoko Hongo, Associate Professor, Organization for the Advancement of Education and Global Learning, TUAT

Participation : Free (maximum: 280 people)
Registration : Please register from the following link by 21 January 2020 (at 12:00)*:
(Postponed from January 17)  Registration has been closed.
* A confirmation email will be sent by TUAT after the noon of 17 January.
Contact :
FAO Liaison Office in Japan Tel: 045-222-1101 Email: FAO-Japan-Info(at)
Innovation Advancement Organization, TUAT Tel: 042-367-5637 Email: innov(at)

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