Ms. Natsuko Kaneyama-Imai has joined UNU-IAS as a Programme Assistant for the Global Leadership Training Programme and the Journal of Sustainability Science. Before joining UNU-IAS, Ms. Imai worked for UNDP in Afghanistan (2011–2013) as Head of Cross Practice Unit and as Programme Manager for Youth and Peacebuilding in Sierra Leone (2008–2011). She also has experience working with NGOs in Indonesia and Uganda for humanitarian relief and development. She came back to Japan last year after her first child was born, and joined UNU in September. She has a PhD in International Public Policy from Osaka University and an MA in International Relations from Makerere University in Uganda. Having returned to Japan, she enjoys eating sushi which she always missed in the field, and the Osaka comedies around which she grew up.
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