Alumni Office Hour: Working and living in Africa: career development and a change of worldview with Toshi Mito
Toshi Mito lived and worked in Rwanda for 9 years until 2016. Although currently living in Japan, he continues his interventions in Africa, with focus on renovating solid waste management in cities. Sign up to learn about Toshi’s experience working in developing countries and with international development partners and to join the conversation about sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the real context of life in Africa.
Join us Monday, March 8, 2021
9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. ET | 11:00 p.m. - 12:00 a.m. JT
Zoom - link will be provided
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MAES '03, Local Economic Development
We have a lot to contribute to and a lot to learn in Africa. If you want more rewarding excitement, think about this destination! - Toshi Mito
Toshikazu Mito started his work career as a legal officer at the Japanese Environmental Agency in 1996. In this role, he worked to establish new environmental rules such as the Invasive Alien Species Act. Toshi then moved to Rwanda in 2007 and joined the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) as an environmental officer. In 2009, he left both positions and became a freelance environmental consultant so he could stay in Rwanda, where he felt called to continue his work implementing interventions for various environmental topics such as climate change, asbestos eradication, landfill renovation, and organic apple production. He moved back to Japan in 2016, and is currently assisting solid waste management improvement in African cities together with the Japanese Government, UN, and the World Bank. He also works in local economic development in Japan, introducing renewable energy and artificial intelligence (AI). Toshi is a 2008 recipient of the Faculty of Environment Alumni Achievement Award.
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The Leadership Series was created in 2016 to provide Faculty of Environment students an opportunity to connect with, and learn from, a broad range of faculty alumni through themed discussions and small-group networking. Building on its success, Alumni Office Hours was launched in winter 2021 to facilitate bi-monthly online events hosted by alumni on a variety of career-related topics. The series gives students a chance to connect with alumni in a smaller, more comfortable setting to learn about career paths, broaden their perspectives and hone desirable career skills.