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Name INOUE Naomi
Affiliation Visiting Researcher, African Studies Center - TUFS
Research Field Sociology, African area studies
Key Words Business and Development, Corporate Social Responsibility, Responsible Business Conduct, Business and Human Rights, Digital Economy
Research Interest Before participating in the ASC, worked for IDE-JETRO as a researcher in the field of Business and human rights, Responsible supply chain management, Business and development, Innovation for development. Prior to IDE-JETRO, performed research and coordination for a number of development projects in Africa with local governments, the private sector and the development cooperation projects, such as those for World Food Programme (WFP) in Mozambique, Embassy of Japan in Ethiopia, and Acumen Fund in Kenya. Started her career as a business planner at leading Japanese multinational companies in ICT sector and developed her skills in business development and marketing. Certified SA8000:2014 Basic Auditor, Social Accountability International (2018). Completed Business, Conflict & Human Rights Course, the University of Basel, Switzerland (2017)
Academic Career United Nations Mandated University for Peace, 2011
Degree Master of Responsible Management & Sustainable Economic Development, Asia Leaders Programme, Costa Rica and Philippines
Professional Career 2016-2019 Joined Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO)
 2016–2018 Researcher, and Institution Studies Group, Inter-disciplinary Studies Center
 2018–2019 Researcher, Economic Integration Studies Group, Development Studies Center
Academic Associations The Japan Society for International Development
Major Works


【Scholastic honors】

  • Sumisei Woman Researcher Encouragement Prizes (2017)