Chief Program Officer, JCIE/Japan

Having joined JCIE in 1997, Tomoko Suzuki works on issues related to human security, global health, gender, and East Asia regional community building. She currently manages JCIE’s Health and Human Security Program, which aims to promote greater understanding and support for issues in global health and human security, and explores ways in which Japan can prioritize global health higher on its diplomatic agenda to enhance its contributions through promoting partnership among ministries and between public and private sectors. In 1999–2000, she was seconded to the office for the Prime Minister’s Commission on Japan’s Goals in the 21st Century.

Ms. Suzuki is co-author of Health, Resilience, and Human Security: Moving Toward Health for All (2016) and Human Security in the United Nations and Building Resilience: Human Security Approaches to AIDS in Africa and Asia (2008). She also has contributed to a number of other publications on health and human security as well as translated a portion of the well-known book, The Insiders’ Guide to Grantmaking (Joel J. Orsoz, 2000), into Japanese.Ms. Suzuki received an MA in human security from the University of Tokyo in 2008 and her undergraduate degree in 1997 from Keio University’s Department of Political Science.