Sasakawa Peace Foundation Announces Reorganization
TOKYO, April 1, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — The Sasakawa Peace Foundation (Chair: Atsushi SunamiMinato-ku, Tokyo) is pleased to announce the following reorganization.
- The Asia program unit and the Islam program unit were merged into the Asia and Middle East Program Unit.
- the Asia Middle East and the Peacebuilding Program were established under the Asia and Middle East Program Unit.
- The Pacific Island Nations Program was transferred from the Security Studies Program to the Ocean Policy Research Institute.
Since fiscal 2017, the Sasakawa Peace Foundation (SPF) has set “understanding and strengthening relations with Islamic countries” as one of its five priority goals, and so far, the goal of the foundation Middle East and Islam Program has worked towards this goal focusing primarily on the countries of the Middle East. In order to strengthen our efforts towards Islamic countries in Asiathe Middle East and the Islam program has been integrated into the new Asia and the Middle East, with the aim of bringing together the foundation’s expertise and perspectives on Islam in both Asia and the Middle East.
The SPF also created the Peacebuilding Program to leverage the foundation’s experience in peacebuilding initiatives accumulated over the past 10 years through efforts primarily in Southern Thailand.
In addition, the Pacific Island Nations Program, which has worked to contribute to the stability and prosperity of the Pacific region and its island nations since 1989, was transferred from the Security Studies Program to the Ocean Policy Research Institute to further support efforts to strengthen relationships between Japan and Pacific island countries on the basis of mutual understanding.