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PR Event of the Mid-Career Course JFY2020, Global Peacebuilders Program

Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center (HPC) will hold an online seminar on Friday, 18 September 2020. This seminar aims to showcase and promote the Mid-Career Course under the Global Peacebuilders Program and share ideas on “Communications Skills in Times of COVID-19”. (You can find the Course Overview and Application Guidelines through the links provided)


In addition to the overview of the Mid-Career Course, which is to disseminate and improve skills necessary to build a medium to long-term career with international organizations, this event considers the changes in today’s society brought about by the spread of COVID-19. The invited speakers will talk about useful communication skills, especially at the United Nations, followed by Q&A session.


Speakers include Mr. Kenro Oshidari, who has been a facilitator of the course and was involved in humanitarian and emergency relief with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ms. Michiru Tamanai, also a facilitator to the course and HPC Senior Advisor for Career Support and Development, Ms. Lisa Reefke, Mid-Career Course JFY2018 participant and currently a Senior Political Affairs Officer with the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), and Dr. Hideaki Shinoda, Director of HPC.


The recorded video of the online seminar will be posted on HPC website after the event.


This event is open for everyone and not limited to those who are planning to apply, so please do join us if you are interested. We are waiting for your registration!


Seminar Overview


【Date and Time】

Friday, 18 September 19:30~21:00 (Japan Time)





【Event Style】

Online(Zoom Webinar)

※If the Zoom application is not installed on your device, you will be automatically directed to the download screen when joining. Please install it in advance for smooth access.



Please sign up from the link below:




・Dr. Hideaki Shinoda【Moderator and Speaker】(Director, HPC/Program Director, Global Peacebuilders Program/Professor, Tokyo University of Foreign Studies)

・Mr. Kenro Oshidari(Managing Director, Association for Aid and Relief [AAR] Japan/Former Regional Director, WFP Regional Bureau for Asia)

・Ms. Michiru Tamanai(HPC Senior Advisor, Career Support & Development/ Former Chief of Human Resources, UNICEF India)

・Ms. Lisa Reefke(Senior Political Affairs Officer, Political Affairs Services, UNAMA/Mid-Career Course JFY2018 Participant)

*Speakers may change accordingly.




・Purpose of the Event and Overview of the Mid-Career Course

Dr. Hideaki Shinoda

・Course Content and its Strength

Mr. Kenro Oshidari

・UN Work Environment Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Ms. Lisa Reefke

Ms. Michiru Tamanai