International Peace Cooperation Program Advisors (past)

Profile of Former Program Advisors

ISHII Yukiko(1st Term)

(img)Inspection of elementary school construction project

Inspection of elementary school construction project
(Bong provinces, Liberia 2007)

  1. Profile
    It has been almost eight years since I stepped in the field of international peace cooperation. My working experience focuses humanitarian assistance and peace-building, mainly in the Balkans, the Middle East and Africa. I worked for a variety of organizations including the United Nations, PKO missions, an international NGO , a governmental organization, and an academic institution.
  2. Activity as Program Advisor
    My major achievement was a baseline survey on gender mainstreaming in PKO missions. For next field assignment, I also tried to brush up some practical skills by taking training courses for emergency needs assessment and project cycle management.

  3. Career pass after Tokyo
    First, I was appointed Political Affairs Officer of UNMIK , Kosovo. My task covered information analysis and assistance for political process of the Status Talk. Then I moved to Liberia, taking up a post as Deputy Country Director for Christian Children's Fund - international NGO . Among other management responsibilities, the biggest challenge was the formulation of strategic directions.
    Now I work as Assistant Director at Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center. This Center is implementing a pilot project, which supports young professionals in the field of peacebuilding through course work, on-the-job-training, and career development assistance. I am delighted to see their progress. new window
    (Hiroshima Peacebuilders Center)

  4. Message for young professionals
    In the field of international peace cooperation, various actors operate with their own mandates. To learn their unique perspectives and increase your flexibility, I suggest that you work for several different organizations.