January, 2011

Social Outreach Seminar: Ms. KOUNO Satoko


Time/date: Wednesday, January 12, 2011. 14:15-15:50
Venue: RCAPS Conference Room B bldg.2F
Speakers: Ms. KOUNO Satoko
*Background of Lecturer
Graduated from University of London, School of Economics and Political Science, Department of Social Policy
1995 Share = Services for the Health in Asia and African Regions, Cambodia Local Representative
2001 JICA, Cambodia Project Investigator
2007 World Bank, Team Leader of Preliminary Surveys for Projects
2009 Social Investment Fund for Cambodia, Representative
Language: Japanese
Seating capacity: 50 people (A summary in English will be available as a handout.)
Application / Inquiries: Research Office Mr. Oshiro
Title Towards a New International Cooperation Scheme:
Empowerment through Social Investments and Sustainable Development
Abstract This seminar features a lecture from Ms. KOUNO Satoko, the founder of ARUN, on the need for social financing, its future potential, and a new scheme for international development cooperation.
ARUN is a company that invests in social entrepreneurs who are working to reduce poverty in developing countries. Unlike traditional donor organizations, ARUN provides financial support for entrepreneurs to create businesses that will fight poverty and bring about social change.
As the effectiveness of overseas development assistance (ODA) and NGOs is increasingly questioned, ARUN’s pioneering method of social investment is gaining attention as a viable alternative. Their goal is to empower people and promote sustainable development in developing countries through “social investments” rather than simply giving out donations.
This seminar will be a great opportunity to learn about the new kind of international cooperation that is being created by companies like ARUN. Students interested in international development, social financing or social business are encouraged to register.
Report: [Event report available here.]

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