The National Museum of Ethnology (Minpaku) is a research center for ethnology and cultural anthropology.

Seminars, Symposia, and Academic Conferences

Thursday, November 23 ~Friday, November 24, 2006
《International Symposium on Development Aid》Development Cooperation of Norway: University of Bergen, Chr. Michelsen Institute and NGOs

Place: The 4th Seminar Room, National Museum of Ethnology, Osaka, Japan Time: November 23rd and 24th, 2006

* This symposium is open to the public.
 If there are any questions, please contact Prof. Kishigami (phone 06-6878-8255 or e-mail).


The aim of this workshop is to discuss Norwegian cases of development cooperation such as Development Studies in University of Bergen, Sudan project of the University, and Norwegian type of development aid and to compare them with Japanese cases. We hope to learn the roles and possibilities of universities, research institutes, NGOs, governmental international cooperation agencies in various development aid projects. Furthermore, we hope to explore the significance and roles of anthropologists/anthropological perspectives in various international cooperation projects.


Program [Programs and Abstracts]

23rd, November (Thursday)
10:30-10:40 "Opening Address"
Makio Matsuzono (National Museum of Ethnology)
10:40-11:00 "Introduction to the Symposium: Aims and Problems" Nobuhiro Kishigami (National Museum of Ethnology)
Session 1: University Research Institute and International Development Cooperation
Chairperson: Motoi Suzuki (Chiba University)
11:00-11:40 "University of Bergen and International Development Cooperation: Issues in Research and Education"
Edvard. Hviding (University of Bergen)
11:40-12:00 Questions and Replies
Comment: Junji Koizumi (Osaka University)
12:00-13:10 Lunch Break
13:10-13:50 "Chr. Michelsen Institute and the Role of Research in International Development Cooperation"
Alf M. Jerve (Chr. Michelsen Institute)
13:50-14:10 Questions and Replies
Comment: Mayumi Ishikawa (Osaka University)
14:10-14:30 Coffee Break
Session 2: International Development Cooperation of Norway and Japan
Chairperson: Nobuhiro Kishigami (National Museum of Ethnology)
14:30-15:10 "Aid Culture in Japan: Reason for a Weak Relation between ODA and NGO"
Kan Hiroshi Sato (Institute of Developing Economies)
15:10-15:30 Questions and Replies
15:30-16:10 "Challenge of Japanese NGOs"(tentative title)
Toyokazu Nakata (Institute for Participatory Development)
16:10-16:30 Questions and Replies
Comment: Ichiro Mukai (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
16:30-17:00 Questions and Comments on Sessions I and II
24th, November (Friday)
10:00-10:20 事務連絡
Session 3: International Development Projects by Universities
Chairperson: Eisei Kurimoto (Osaka University)
10:20-11:00 "Bergen Anthropology in Sudan, 1960-2006: Research, Competence Building and Changing Politics"
Leif Manger (University of Bergen)
11:00-11:20 Questions and Replies
11:20-12:00 "Promoting a Project in the Sudan: A Study of Human Subsistence Ecosystems to Combat Livelihood Degradation"
Hiroshi Nawata (Tottori University)
12:00-12:20 Questions and Replies
12:20-13:30 Lunch Break
Session 4: Discussions
Chairperson: Motoi Suzuki (Chiba University)
13:30-15:00 Discussions
"General Comments the Symposium" Motoi Suzuki (Chiba University)
"Comment" Yoshiyuki Takahashi (Japan International Cooperation Agency)
"Comment" Toyokazu Nakata (Institute for Participatory Development)
"Comment" Makito Minami (National Museum of Ethnology)
"Comment" Junko Maruyama (Kyoto University)
"Comment" Nobuhiro Kishigami (National Museum of Ethnology)
"Free Discussion" all the participants
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