Noriaki Murase obtained his Ph.D degree from Tokyo Institute of Technology. Before joining IGES in August 2019, he was engaged in Official Development Assistance (ODA) for more than 20 years at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). Especially, he was involved in formulating and managing technical cooperation projects on pollution control, solid waste management and climate change strategy in developing countries. He also experienced in environmental and social safeguards for ODA projects. He is currently engaged in research work on strengthening water environment governance for the purpose of improving the water environment in the Asian region, as well as work on climate change adaptation and environmental impact assessment.
Research Topics & Areas of Expertise
Water environmental management, environmental and social safeguards, solid waste management, environmental awareness and behavior change