Author - Koji Sakane


Koji Sakane

Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ)

Koji Sakane

Peacebuilding, Development

Mr. Koji SAKANE is Director at Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (GPAJ) since 2020. He is Aid Coordination Advisor to Timor-Leste’s Ministry of Finance since September 2023. He works over 30 years in the fields of development and peacebuilding at Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA). His previous posts at JICA include Chief Representative (Country Director) of Sudan Office (2021-2023), Senior Director of Peacebuilding Office (2017-2021), Deputy Chief Secretary at President Office (2014-2017), Director for Planning and ASEAN Coordination (2011-1014) and Director for Cambodia (2010-2011). He worked at Indonesia (2006-2010) and Cambodia (1994-1996), and served at Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations (2001-2003). Obtained Master degree on Conflict Resolution at Bradford University, and Bachelor degree on Political Science at Waseda University. Member of Japan Society of International Development.

Recent articles: “Seven Months after the Military Clash: Severe Humanitarian Crisis and Proliferation of Armed Forces in Sudan” (“Foresight”, Shincho-sha, November 2023), “What will the military clash in Sudan bring about? – Intervention by the international community is required” (International Information Network Analysis (IINA), Sasakawa Peace Foundation, August 2023), “Paradox of Fertility, Tolerance and Diversity: Can Sudan Move Out of Confusion?“ (“Africa”, Africa Association, Spring 2023), “How will climate change affect conflict dynamism in Africa?” (IINA, February 2023), “Global conflict risks surged by COVID-19 pandemic and Japan’s roles” (“World Peace Research”, Institute for Peace Policies, Winter 2022), “Sudan’s Democratic Process under threat” (“Gaiko” Toshi-shuppan, 2021 November/December),

Seminars: “Authoritarian Regime and International Order: Current Challenges in Sudan and its Democratic Transition Process following the Military Clash in April 2023” (Tokyo Peacebuilding Forum, GPAJ, November 2023), “”Climate Refugee”-Its Features and Responses” (Expert Meeting on Climate Refugee, March 2023), “Democratic Crisis in Sudan” (GPAJ, February 2022), “Climate Change and Human Security in Asia” (2nd International Conference on Environmental Peacebuilding, February 2022).