Prof Masafumi Nagao

Prof Masafumi  Nagao
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International Development Center of Japan
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Masafumi Nagao is Professor Emeritus at Hiroshima University in Japan. He is currently the Research Advisor , at the International Development Center of Japan, a Japanese development think tank with a 50-year history, and also serves as Chair of the Grew Bancroft Foundation. He has a broad academic background with a practical focus, ranging from programme evaluation, educational development to sustainable development. Previously Prof Nagao worked for the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as a Research Economist, Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Japan) as Programme Director, and served as faculty at Hiroshima University, International Christian University and the University of Tokyo. He has extensive experience in leading development cooperation projects for the Japanese Government and international organizations, including Asian Development Bank and African Development Bank. Since 2000 he has been involved in the promotion of inter-university collaboration between Africa and Asia, starting with the establishment of a research network for basic education development and followed by knowledge exchange network in support of sustainable development, especially in African countries.