Matsui Laboratory on Society, Agriculture and the Environment & Matsui Research Projects

People

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Professor

Focus fields: Environmental policies, environmental history, agricultural policies, Indigenous studies, water law, water ethics, dispute resolution

Mr. Matsui, Kenichi, Ph.D.
Kenichi Matsui

Nationality: Japan
Educational Background:
M.A. in history (Arizona State University, 1996); Ph.D. in history (University of British Columbia, 2003)
Past Teaching Experience:
Simon Fraser University, Canada (2003-2005),
The University College of Fraser Valley, Canada (2006-2007),
The University of British Columbia, Canada (2006-2007),
The University of Tsukuba, Japan (2008-)
CV: http://www.trios.tsukuba.ac.jp/en/researcher/0000001399

Current Students

Doctoral Students in the Doctoral Program in Sustainable Environmental Studies

Ms. Hewawasam, Vindya
Vindya Hewawasam

Nationality: Sri Lanka
Current Position: Ministry of Environment, Sri Lanka
Research Topic:
Minimizing Loss and Damage from Flood Disasters by Strengthening Community Resilience in Sri Lanka
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Master’s Degree in Development Studies (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Special) (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Publications(peer reviewed):
Vindya Hewawasam and Kenichi Matsui (2020). Equitable Resilience in Flood Prone Urban Areas in Sri Lanka: A Case Study in Colombo Divisional Secretariat Division. Global Environmental Change 62 (2020)
102091. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.gloenvcha.2020.102091.
Vindya Hewawasam and Kenichi Matsui (2019). Historical Development of Climate Change Policies and the Climate
Change Secretariat in Sri Lanka. Environmental Science and Policy 101 (2019) 255-261.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.envsci.2019.09.001.
Vindya Hewawasam and Kenichi Matsui (2018). An Analysis of Climate Change Secretariat Initiatives to Achieve
The National Climate Change Policy in Sri Lanka. The International Journal of Climate Change: Impacts and Responses 10 (3):1 12. doi:10.18848/1835-7156/CGP/v10i03/1-12.
Conference Proceedings:
Wijegunasekara B., Ranpatige D., Hewawasam V., Werahera S. M., Azmy S.A.M., Weber R. (2015), PCB Inventory and Management Challenge & Progress in Sri Lanka. 35th International Symposium on Halogenated Persistent Organic Pollutants. São Paulo, Brazil, August 23-28.
Hewawasam V. and Kehelella S.P. (2012) Impact of Climate Change: Socio Economic Impacts of Drought on Farmers in Hambantota District. Young Water Professionals Symposium. Galadari Hotel, Colombo, Sri Lanka, November 22- 23.

Mr. Kyei, Kofi
Kofi Kyei

Nationality: Ghana
Current Position: Agriculture Economist, Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
Research Topic:
Effects of Post-harvest Loss on Farmers Profits in The Ashanti Region of Ghana
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Science in Statistics (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)
Publications (peer-reviewed):
Kofi Kyei and Kenichi Matsui (2021). Determinants of Rice Efficiency in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences, 1(42), 25-30. https://so04.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/kjss/article/view/249428/169434.
Kofi Kyei and Kenichi Matsui (2019). Assessing Fruit Farmers' Perceptions of Post-Harvest Losses in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. International Journal of Environmental & Agriculture Research, 5(10), 11-15. http://doi.org/10.5281/zenodo.3523592.
Kofi Kyei and Kenichi Matsui (2019). Assessing Rice Market Competitiveness in the Greater Accra Region of Ghana. Journal of Food Security, 7 (2): pp. 33-35. doi: 10.12691/jfs-7-2
http://www.sciepub.com/jfs/content/7/2.
Conference Proceedings:
Kofi Kyei and Kenichi Matsui (2021). An Assessment of Vegetable Farmers’ Perceptions about Post-Harvest Loss Sources in the Ashanti Region of Ghana. International Conference on Post-Harvest Losses and Food Waste. 29th and 30th April 2021, Jerusalem, Israel.
Kofi Kyei and Kenichi Matsui (2018). Efficiency Analysis of Rice Farmers in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy and Environment in Conference Proceedings 4-6 January.
Hawaii, USA. pp. 1-8. http://25qt511nswfi49iayd31ch80-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/papers /iicseehawaii2018/IICSEEHawaii2018_38924.pdf

Mr. Zakaria, Abdul-Razak
Abdul-Razak Zakaria

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
Ghana-Burkina Faso Transboundary Watershed Governance in the Volta River Basin
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Technology (University for Development Studies, Ghana)
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Publications (peer-reviewed):
Abdul-Razak Zakaria and Kenichi Matsui (2020). How Reliable are Farmers’ Perceptions
about Climate Change? A Case Study in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology, 5(1).
Abdul-Razak Zakaria and Kenichi Matsui (2020). Smallholder Rice Farmers’ Adaptation Capacity to Climate Change in the Bawku Zone of Ghana.
International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 11(5).
Publications:
Muiruri Karanja and Abdul-Razak Zakaraia (2018) Africa and Climate Change Refugees’ Quandary: Kenya Perspectives. In: Akanle O., Adésìnà J. (eds) The Development of Africa. Social Indicators Research Series, vol 71. Springer, Cham.
https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-66242-8_14.
Conference Proceedings:
Abdul-Razak Zakaria and Kenichi Matsui. (2018). Farmers’ Perceptions about Climate Change in the Upper
East Region of Ghana. Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment. ACSEE2018. IOFOR. Art Center. Kobe, Japan, June 8-10.
Award:
Excellent Oral Presentation Award at the 2019 4th Conference on Environment and Sustainable Development. Yokohama, Japan, November 9-11.

Mr. Chakma Kisinger
Kisinger, Chakma

Nationality: Bangladesh
Current Position: Senior Assistant Secretary, Ministry of Public Administration, Bangladesh Secretariat, Dhaka
Thesis Topic:
A Study on the Climate Victims Rehabilitation in the Bengal Delta: Resilience Aspect Analysis of the Cluster Village Model of Bangladesh.
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Publications:
Parween, S., Siddique, N.A., Kisinger, C., and Das, S.K. (2004). Impact of ship breaking activities on marine fish diversity of the Bay of Bengal. Bangladesh Journal of Fisheries/27/p.40, 2004.
Conference Proceedings:
Kisinger Chakma and Kenichi Matsui (2021). Responding to Climate-Induced Displacement in Bangladesh, 13th International Conference on Climate Change: Impacts & Responses, 8-9 April 2021, Vancouver, Canada. Available at: https://cgscholar.com/cg_event/events/C21/proposal/53206
Kisinger Chakma and Kenichi Matsui (2020). Policies for Engaging Women in Responding to Climate Change Events in the Bengal Delta, Bangladesh. 18th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities. Honolulu, Hawaii, USA. January 9-11, 2020/p27. www.hichumanities.org (ISSN #1541-5899).
Kisigner Chakma and Masuda Misa (2015). Impact of landless people resettlement on mangrove afforestation in Bangladesh: a case study from the Hatiya Island of Noakhali district. Proceedings of the 25th Annual Conference of The Japan Society of Tropical Ecology (JASTE). Kyoto, June 19-21, 2015 /p.85.
Anwar Shibly Md, Kisinger Chakma and Takewaka Satoshi (2015). Morphological changes and migration trend of erosion victims around the Hatiya island of Bangladesh. 5th International Conference on Water and Flood Management (ICWFM 2015). Bangladesh University of Engineering and Technology. Dhaka, 6-8 March 2015. pp 423-432.

Ms. Enkhbold, Bayarmaa (Happy)
Bayarmaa Enkhbold Nationality: Mongolia Current Position: Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Thesis Topic:
Community-based Urban Park Planning and Maintenance System in Ulaanbaatar
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba) Bachelor of Land Surveying (Mongolian University of Science and Technology)
Publications:
Bayarmaa Enkhbold and Kenichi Matsui (2018). A Study on Urban Park Accessibility to Improve Current Urban Parks Planning and Management in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. European Modern Studies Journal, 2 (4): pp. 46-51. http://journal ems.com/index.php/emsj/article/view/37/32.
Conference Proceedings:
Bayarmaa Enkhbold and Kenichi Matsui (2021). A Study on Current Challenges Hindering Urban Park Development. International Conference on Municipal Engineering and Maintenance of Public Parks. March 2021. Singapore.
Bayarmaa Enkhbold and Kenichi Matsui (2020). Community Perceptions and Willingness to Participate in Urban Park Planning and Maintenance System: A Case of Ulaanbaatar City. 18th Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities 2020. Honolulu, HI 96836.
Bayarmaa Enkhbold and O. Dash (2013). Review of Current Land Valuation Practice of Mining Claim in Mongolia, IFOST-2013 International Forum. Mongolian University of Science and Technology.
Bayarmaa Enkhbold, Enkhbaatar, A., and Khurelbaatar, U. (2006). Improving Land Administration Services of the Government for Citizens, Student Research Conference, Mongolian University of Science and Technology.
Mr. Mensah-Akoto, Julius
Mensah-Akoto, Julius

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
Understanding the Impacts of the Work Environment on Waste Management
Efficiency in Ghana
Educational Background:
Master of Science in Management and Human Resource Strategy (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)
Bachelor of Science Human Resource Management (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

Mr. Nuhu Mohammed Gali
Nuhu Mohammed Gali

Nationality: Ghana
Current Position:
Management Information System Officer,
Department of Agriculture, Upper East Region, Ghana
Research Topic:
The Intersectionality of Climate Change Adaptation and Agricultural Policies for Smallholder Farmers in Northern Ghana
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Technology(University for Development Studies, Ghana)
Publications (peer-reviewed):
Gali Nuhu Mohammed and Kenichi Matsui (2019). Climate Change and Farmers’ Coping Strategies in the Upper East Region of Ghana. International Journal of Climate Change: Impact and Responses 11(4): 1-13. doi: 10.18848/1835-7156/CGP/v11i04/1-13.
Conference Proceedings:
Gali Nuhu Mohammed and Kenichi Matsui (2019). Assessing the Vulnerability of Rice Production to Climate Change in the Upper East Region of Ghana. Asian Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment. ACSEE2019. IAFOR.
Toshi Center Hotel. Tokyo, Japan, May 20-22.

Ms. Parvin, Aliya
Parvin, Aliya

Nationality: Bangladesh
Research Topic:
HRM Practices in context of Japan and Bangladesh for Women Empowerment
Educational Background:
Master of Business Administration (Daffodil International University)
Publications (peer-reviewed):
Aliya Parvin (2018). Business Strategy of Women Entrepreneur in Bangladesh. American Journal of Operations Management and Information Systems, 3(1): 22-26.doi: 10.11648/j.ajomis.20180301.13.
Aliya Parvin (2017). Business Strategy and Marketing Management of a Multinational Organization Development. Journal of Business Management and Economics, 5(2):1-7.
Aliya Parvin and Muhammad Mahboob Ali (2016). Examining the practices of organizational management and expectations of employees from human resources departments. African Journal of Business Management, 10(20):499 510.doi: 10.5897/AJBM2016.8009.
Aliya Parvin and Shaifuzzaman Shamim (2016). Human Resource Management Practices of Mutual Trust Bank Limited Bangladesh. International Journal of Business Marketing and Management, 1(3):79-97.
Aliya Parvin (2015). Human Resource Information Systems of Bangladesh Jute Research Institute. International Journal of Information Technology and Business Management, 33(1):33-40.
Conference Proceedings:
Aliya Parvin 2020. Breakthrough Thinking in Bangladesh: Concept and perspectives. Proceedings of Third World Congress of Breakthrough Thinking. 10 Oct. 2020 – 31 Oct. 2020. Pp.29-33. The 3rd World Congress was organized by Japan Planology Society. Co-sponsored by EBT Global Forum, EBT Global School, EBT Global Publishing and EBT Global Headquarters
Aliya Parvin (2011). Women’s involvement in BJRI administration. The International Conference on Gender
Sensitization in the Jute Sector Bangladesh. IJSG Secretariat. Dhaka, Bangladesh, February 24.

Mr. Abdulai, Yakubu
Mr. Ansarden, Arken

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
PhD: Smallholder Farmer’s Income Diversification and its Environmental Sustainability in Ghana Masters: Examining socio-economic constraints of smallholder rice farmers in Ghana: A case study of Garu and Tempane Districts
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba) Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Technology (University for Development Studies, Ghana)

Masters' Students in the Master's Program in Environmental Sciences

Ms. Amaratunga, Peshala
Amaratunga, Peshala

Nationality: Sri Lanka

Current Position: Assistant Director-Ministry of Environment and Wildlife Resources, Sri Lanka
Research Topic:
An Impact Analysis of Environmental Policies on Reforestation and Urban Green Canopy Development in Sri Lanka
Educational Background:
Master of Arts in Sociology (University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka) Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Mr. Isaac, Diaka
Isaac, Diaka

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
The Assessment of Rice Improvement among Smallholder Rice Farmers in Asunafo North Municipality, Ghana.
Educational Background:
BSc. Agriculture Technology (University for Development Studies)

Ms. Cui, Mingzhuo
Cui, Mingzhuo

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Investigating Consumers’ Decision Making in Adopting Distributed Solar PV in Wuxi City, China
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Management (Jiliang University, China)

Ms. Kalam, Kaniz Zakia
Kalam, Kaniz Zakia

Nationality: Bangladesh
Research Topic:
Integration of traditional knowledge in improving Environment Quality of Urban Areas in Bangladesh
Educational Background:
Masters in Botany (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)

Ms. Peng, Ruyi
Ms. Peng, Ruyi

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Sustainability Evaluation of Ecotourism Resources – Case Study of Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Engineering (Heilongjiang University of Science and Technology)

Mr. Tamekloe Michael Kossivi
Tamakloe, Michael Kossivi

Nationality: Ghana
Current Position: Senior Agriculture Development Officer (Engineering)
Research Topic:
An Assessment of Opportunities for Sustainable Small-Scale Irrigation for Rice and Vegetables Production in the South - Tongu District of Ghana
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Agricultural Engineering (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

Ms. Liu, Mengyuan (Coco)
Liu, Mengyuan

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
A Study on Sustainable Development of Ecotourism in Huangshan Scenic Area, China
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Economics (Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China)

Ms. Liu, Xiaohan (Krystal)
Ms. Liu, Xiaohan (Krystal)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Assessing the Sustainable Development Status of Water Resource Use
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Computer Science (Dalian University of Foreign Languages)

Ms. Xi, Chen (Alice)
Xi, Chen Research Topic:
The Sustainable Protection and Utilization of the Jing-Hang Grand Canal at Yangzhou, China
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Arts in English (Sichuan International Studies University)

Mr. Luo Bintao
Luo Bintao

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Campaign-style governance that aims to solve the root problems of the Poverty-environment cycle in the karst rural area of Guizhou province, Southwest China
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Environmental Science (Jilin University)

Mr. Gunathilaka, Manjula
Manjula Gunathilaka

Nationality: Sri Lanka
Current Position:
Assistant Divisional Secretary, Galenbidunuwewa, Sri Lanka
Research Topic:
Sustainable Management of Rehabilitated Sivalakulama Cascade System in Galenbindunuwewa Divisional Secretariat, Sri Lanka
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Mr. Jayasuriya, J.M. Randeera Damith
Jayasuriya J.M. Randeera Damith

Nationality: Sri Lanka
Current Position:
Mechanical Engineer, Department of Buildings, Sri Lanka
Research Topic:
Effect of Knowledge, Awareness, Attitudes and Training of Construction Workforce on Construction Waste Management for Sustainable Development: A Special Study of Construction Projects Manages by Department of Buildings, Sri Lanka.
Educational Background:
Bachelor of the Science of Engineering (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
Postgraduate Diploma in Building Services Engineering (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Mr. Fuad MD Akter Faruk
Fuad MD Akter Faruk

Nationality: Bangladesh
Current Position:
Agriculture Extension Officer, Department of Agriculture Extension, Ministry of Agriculture, Bangladesh
Research Topic:
Development and Extension of Organic Agriculture Entrepreneurship: in the context of Developed Countries and Bangladesh
Educational Background:
Master of Science in Agricultural Extension and Rural Development (Bangabadhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Bangabadhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman Agricultural University)
Publications:
Fuad, M.A.F., Nurhasan, M., Omar K. (2019). Potentials and Prospects of Beekeeping Entrepreneurship in Dinajpur Region: A Participatory Analysis. Agri Res& Tech: Open Access J. 2019; 21(5): 556178. DOI: 10.19080/ARTOAJ.2019.21.556178.
Fuad, M.A.F., Nurhasan, M. and Kayess, M.O. (2019) Impact of Integrated Pest Management (IPM) Practices on Tomato Cultivation in Gazipur District of Bangladesh. Advances in Entomology 7, 33-46.
https://doi.org/10.4236/ae.2019.72004.
Nurhasan, Fuad M A F, Kayess O. (2019). Seasonal migration for livelihoods: An empirical study on people’s survival strategies in Dinajpur region of Bangladesh. J. Bus. Econ. Manag. 7(5): 213-220.
Fuad, M.A.F., Flora, U. M. A. (2019). Farm mechanization in Bangladesh: A Review. International Journal of Research in Business Studies and Management 6(9), 2019, pp.15-29.

Ms. Kimesha Irangika Silva
Ms. Kimesha Irangika Silva

Nationality: Sri Lanka
Current Position:
Assistant Director (Planning) -Ministry of Plantation, Sri Lanka
Research Topic:
Coconut yield forecasting using seasonal climate information from a multi-model approach
Educational Background:
Master of Science in Crop Science (Postgraduate Institute of Agriculture, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)
Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Technology and Management (University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka)

Mr. Adom Seth
Adom Seth

Nationality: Ghana
Current Position:
Executive Director, Global Integrated Development Agency (NGO), Ghana
Research Topic:
Climate Change and Carbon Emissions Technology: A case of Gold Mining Industry Greenhouse Gas emissions in Ghana
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Arts Integrated Development Studies (University for Development Studies, Ghana)

Ms.Yeanga Brent, Josephine
Adom Seth

Nationality: Libera
Current Position:
Clinician, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Research Topic:
The Effects of Medical Ethical Practices on the Rights of Healthcare Receivers in Liberian Hospital: A Case Study of the C.H. Rennie Hospital and It’s Associated Clinics
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Professional Nursing (Cuttington University)

Mr. Yechu, Shao
Adom Seth

Nationality: China
Current Position:
Clinician, Ministry of Health and Social Welfare
Research Topic:
Research Topic: research on the perception and action of cancer villages in China from the perspective of environmental justice
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Japanese (Zhejiang Gongshang University)

Research Students

Ms. Wenhui, Shu
Adom Seth

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
An Analysis on the Low-carbon Maize Agriculture Industry in Heilongjiang Province, China
Educational Background:
Bachelor of German (Heilongjiang University)

Ms.Yumeng, Yan
Adom Seth

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
The Effect of Nature Documentaries on Chinese Environmental Consciousness
Educational Background:
Bachelor of History (Shanxi University, China)
Master of Fine Arts (Shenyang Normal University, China)
Publications:
Yan Yumeng. 2017.<Seediq Bale>: The Conflict Between 'Civilization’ and ‘Barbarism’, Yihai (11), 93-95. DOI: CNKI: SUN: YHZZ.0.2017-11-034.
Xu Hao & Yan Yumeng. 2018. On the Historical spontaneity of the Art of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Liaohe
River Basin: Take Songhua Inkstone as an Example. Contemporary Worker(D)(Z2). Contemporary Workers.
124-125. DOI: CNKI: SUN: DDGD.0.2018-Z2-063.

Graduates

2021 Class
Ms. Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa
Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa

Nationality: Ghana
Current Position: Ministry of Food and Agriculture, Ghana
Research Topic:
Impacts of Weights and Measures on Food Security in Ghana
Educational Background:
Doctor in Sustainable Environmental Studies (University of Tsukuba, Japan) Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Publications (peer reviewed):
Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa and Kenichi Matsui (2019). Farmers Profits: Can the Standard Weights and Measures Help? International Journal of Environment & Agriculture Research, 5(12).
Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa and Kenichi Matsui (2018). Consumers’ Food Value Attributes on Ghana’s Local Market: Case Study of Berekum Municipality. International Journal of Environment, Agriculture and Biotechnology 9 (11): 336 340. doi:10.22161/ijeab/3.3.18.
Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa and Kenichi Matsui (2018). Price Perception on weights and measures at the local markets of Ghana. Kasetsart Journal of Social Sciences 39 (1): 1-6. DOI:10.1016/j.kjss.2018.01.011.
Conference Proceedings:
Antwi Adwoa Oforiwa and Matsui Kenichi (2019). Examining the Link Between Farmers’ Profits and Food Security: Does a Standardized Weight or Measure Contribute? 2019 WEI International Academic Conference. Boston.
Antwi Adwoa Oforiwa, Matsui Kenichi and Ondiba Hesborn (2019). The Role of Weights and Measures in Improving the Livelihood of Women Farmers in Ghana. 2nd International Conference on Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship Growth and Role of Social Science, Singapore.
Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa and Matsui Kenichi (2017). “Marketer’s price perception on weights and measures at Ghana’s local market.” 10th Annual Poverty and Social Protection Conference, 9th–11th March, Thailand.

Mr. Ansarden, Arken
Mr. Ansarden, Arken

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Study on Sustainable Water Management for Agriculture in the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, China
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan) Bachelor’s Degree of Electrical Engineering (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology, China)
Bachelor’s Degree of Finance (Fudan University, China)

Ms. Jingyi, Zhu (Zhuzhu)
Zhu, Jingyi

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
A Study on Promoting Health Tourism in Jilin Province, China
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor’s degree in Japanese (Northeast Electric Power University)

Ms. Yu, Shengjia
Yu, Shengjia

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
A Study on Residents’ Perceptions about Culture and Regional Development in Tongli Town, China
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Arts (Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications)

Ms. Nozue, Yuko
Ms. Nozue, Yuko

Nationality: Japan
Research Topic:
Food loss Reduction
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Health Science (University of Occupational and Environmental Health)

Ms. Yang, Liu (Yannis)
Ms. Yang, Liu (Yannis)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Examining the Interconnections between Traditional Dances and Environmental Awareness in China
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Arts in Danceology (China West Normal University)

Ms. Li, Xinshu (Laura)
Ms. Li, Xinshu (Laura)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
The Practical Significance of the Development and Protection of Tea Horse Road Tourism Resources
Educational Background:
Master’s Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Japanese (Liaoning University, China)

Ms. Wang, Ran
Wang, Ran

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Tourists’ Perception about Sustainable Rural Tourism at Yuanjia Village in Shaanxi Province, China'
Educational Background:
Bachelor of Business English (Tianjin Foreign Studies University, China)

2020 Class
Mr. Kiprop, Eliud (Kip)
Eliud Kiprop

Nationality: Kenya
Research Topic:
Addressing the Challenges of 100% Electricity Supply with Renewable Energy Sources in Kenya’s National Grid
Educational Background:
Doctor in Sustainable Environmental Studies (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master of Engineering (Ashikaga Institute of Technology, Japan)
Publications (peer reviewed):
Kiprop, E., Matsui, K., & Maundu, N. (2020). The Future Contribution of Demand Side Management to Solving Kenya’s Energy Insecurity Problems. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development, 11(3).
E. Kiprop, K. Matsui and N. Maundu (2019). The Role of Household Consumers in Adopting Renewable Energy Technologies in Kenya. Environments, Vol. 6, No. 8, 2019.
K. Eliud, N.M. Musembi, D. Kindole, A. Mukama, S.K. Kosgei, Y. Nemoto and Y. Nakajo (2017). Study of Performance Characteristics of Small Submersible Pump Run as Hydro Turbine Generator. Sustainable Energy, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp. 1-5, 2017. http://pubs.sciepub.com/rse/5/1/1.
N. M. Maundu, K. S. Kiptoo, E. Kiprop, D. Kindole, and Y. Nakajo (2017). Air flow Distribution Study and Performance Analysis of a Natural Convection Solar Dryer. American Journal of Energy Research, Vol. 5 No. 1, pp.12-22, 2017.http://pubs.sciepub.com/ajer/5/1/2.
Conference Proceedings:
E. Kiprop, K. Matsui, J. M. Karanja, H. Andole and N. Maundu, (2018). Demand Side Management Opportunities in Meeting Energy Demand in Kenya. In Proc. of Grand Renewable 2018 Conference and Exhibition. Yokohama, Japan, June 17-22.
E. Kiprop, K. Matsui and N. Maundu (2018). Can Kenya Supply Energy With 100% Renewable Sources? In Proceedings of 5th International Conference on Environment and Renewable Energy. Vienna, Austria, May 18-19. http://environment.scientific- journal.com/articles/7/7.pdf.

Mr. Ondiba, Hesborn Andole, Ph.D.
Hesborn Andole Ondiba

Nationality: Kenya
Research Topic:
The Role of Rural Women as Vectors of Entrepreneurship and Environment Management for Sustainable Development of Rural Areas
Educational Background:
Doctor in Sustainable Environmental Studies (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Publications:
Ondiba, Hesborn Andole and Matsui Kenichi (2019). Social Attributes and Factors Influencing Entrepreneurial Behaviors among Rural Women in Kakamega County, Kenya. Journal of Global Entrepreneurship Research, 9(1), 1 10. https://doi.org/10.1186/s40497-018-0123-5.
Ondiba, Hesborn Andole, Zhongfang Lei, Zhenya Zhang, James Raude and Christopher Kanali. Optimization of Biogas Production in Dry Anaerobic Digestion of Swine Manure by the Use of Alkalinity Index to Monitor a Prototype Cylindrical Digester. (2017). Sustainable Energy. Vol. 5, No. 1, pp 32-37. http://pubs.sciepub.com/rse/5/1/5.
Ondiba, Hesborn Andole, Weiwei Huang, Wei Cai, Ziwen Zhao, Tian Yuan, Zhongfang Lei, & Zhenya Zhang (2016). Effect of Alkalinity on Dry anaerobic Digestion of Swine Manure in a Prototype Cylindrical Digester. Japanese Journal of Water Treatment Biology. 36-2016.
Conference Proceedings:
Ondiba Hesborn Andole, Matsui Kenichi & Adwoa Oforiwa Antwi (2019) The Role of Women Enterprises for the Conservation of Kakamega Forest, Kenya: International Conference on Economic Policy, Entrepreneurship Growth And Role of Social Sciences. Singapore. June 4-5. https://research-cluster.com/wpcontent/uploads/2019/06/updated-proceeding.pdf
Ondiba, Hesborn Andole and Matsui Kenichi (2018). Driving factors of Entrepreneurial Behaviors among Rural women in Kakamega County Kenya: International Conference for Social Sciences and Humanities held at the University of London Union. Malet Street, London WC1E 7HY, UK. http://www.universitypublications.net/proceedings/1103/html/U8K186.xml
Ondiba, Hesborn Andole and Matsui Kenichi (2018). Problems and Prospects of Rural Women Entrepreneurs in Kakamega County, Kenya. World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology; International Journal of Economics and Management Engineering 12(10) 1. http://waset.org/pdf/books/?id=97245&pageNumber=129.
Ondiba, Hesborn Andole, Matsui Kenichi and Karanja Joseph Muiruri, Women’s Success Attributes in Small and Micro Enterprises in Kenya. (2017). 3rd International Conference on Regional Challenges to Multidisciplinary Innovation. (October 05-06, 2017 Nairobi, Kenya.) (3), 10-15. http://globalilluminators.org/conferences/rcmi-2017-kenya/rcmi-full-paper-proceeding.

Mr. Abdulai, Yakubu
Abdulai, Yakubu

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
An Analysis of Socio-Economic Constraints on Farmers’ Production: A Case Study of Smallholder Rice Farmers in the Upper East Region of Ghana
Educational Background:
See current doctoral student list above

Mr. Adegle, Stephen Yao
Adegle, Stephen Yao

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
Rice Value Chain Upgrading: Enhancing the Linkage between Smallholder Farmers and Market in Kumbungu District, Ghana
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
B.S.C Agriculture Science (University of Cape coast)

Ms. Gulzada, Kuttubek Kyzy
Gulzada, Kuttubek kyzy

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Research Topic:
Reframing Raw Milk Value Chain Quality Control Policy in the Kyrgyz Republic
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Doctor of veterinary medicine and Master’s in veterinary science (Kyrgyz Turkish University of Manas, Kyrgyzstan, Bishkek)

Ms. Han, QingQing (Aurora)
Han, QingQing (Aurora)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Understanding China Regional Elementary School Environmental Education Polices: A Case study in Hebei Province
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor's Degree of Arts in Japanese (Dalian Nationalities University)

Mr. Lei, Chuqi
Lei, Chuqi

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
The Development of the Green Economy in the Three Gorges Reservoir Area
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Business Administration (Monash University, Australia)

Mr. Md., Tanjim
Mr. Md., Tanjim

Nationality: Bangladesh
Research Topic:
A Study on the Mainstreaming of Bangladesh Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan in the Health and Gender Sectors of Bangladesh
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
DVM, Master of Science (MS) (Bangladesh Agricultural University)

Ms. Muchiguere, Estrela
Muchiguere, Estrela

Nationality: Mozambican
Research Topic:
The Impacts of Megaprojects on Macua Land Rights in Nampula, Mozambique.
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Education Management and Administration (Univesidade Pedagogica de Nampula-Mozambique)

Mr. Sekimov, Adilet
Sekimov, Adilet

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Research Topic:
Improving Loss and Damage Assessment for Disaster Risk Management in the Kyrgyz Republic
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Protect in Emergency situations, major-Engineer (Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University)

Ms. Ulziibaatar, Munguntuul
Ulziibaatar, Munguntuul

Nationality: Mongolia
Research Topic:
Using Herders’ Traditional Knowledge to Conserve Rangeland in Murum Soum, Mongolia
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor’s Degree in Earth Sciences (The National University of Mongolia, Mongolia)

Ms. Li, Yanan (Leah)
Li, Yanan (Leah)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Assessment of Community-based Ecotourism in Yaotang Village, China
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Japanese Department in Dalian Ocean University

Ms. E, Sainan (Christine)
E, Sainan (Christine)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Environmental Ethics and Water Development: A Case of the Three Gorges Dam Project in China
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor’s Degree in Japanese (Dalian University of Foreign Languages)

Ms. Song, Yinxuan (Raven)
Song, Yinxuan

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Waste Management in Ecotourism Destinations: A Case Study in the Changbai Mountain Scenic Area, China.
Province, China
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Economics (University of Shanghai for Science and Technology,China)

Ms. Wang, Sijia (Brinka)
Wang, Sijia (Brinka)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
An Analysis of the Factors that Affect the Water Policy and Sustainable Utilization of Water Resources in Sichuan Province: A Case study on Chengdu City, China
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Simultaneous Interpretation (Tianjin Foreign Studies University,China)

Ms. Xu, Yuke (Kiki)
Xu, Yuke

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
A Study on the History of Water Culture in Hubei Province, China
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Arts (Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, China)

Ms. Cui, Qingyang (Claudia)
Cui, Qingyang (Claudia)

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Water developments in Ningxia Hui, China
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor of Management (Shandong Jianzhu University, China)

2019 Class
Mr. Karanja, Joseph Muiruri, Ph.D.
Karanja, Joseph Muiruri

Nationality: Kenya
Thesis Topic:
Synergy for Environmental Governance at Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya
Educational Background:
Doctor in Environmental Studies (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master of Science in Sustainability (United Nations University, Japan)
Publications:
Joseph Muiruri Karanja and Kenichi Matsui (2018). Synergy issues for rhinoceros conservation and protection in Kenya. International Journal of Environmental Science and Development. 9 (11), 336-340.
Joseph Muiruri Karanja and Osamu Saito (2018). Cost–benefit analysis of mangrove ecosystems in flood risk reduction: a case study of the Tana Delta, Kenya. Sustainability Science journal. 13 (2), 503-516.
https://doi.org/10.1007/s11625-017-0427-3.
Joseph Muiruri Karanja, Kenichi Matsui and Osamu Saito (2018). Problems of public participation in Ramsar CEPA programme at the Tana Delta, Kenya. Wetlands Ecology and Management Journal.  26 (4), 525-535. DOI.10.1007/s11273-017-9589-0.
Joseph Muiruri Karanja and Abdul-Razak Zakaraia. (2018) Africa and Climate Change Refugees’ Quandary: Kenya Perspectives. In: Akanle O., Adésìnà J. (eds) The Development of Africa. Social Indicators Research Series, vol 71. Springer, Cham. https://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/978-3-319-66242-8_14.
Conference Proceedings
Joseph Muiruri Karanja, Kenichi Matsui, Hesborn Andole, Eliud Kiprop and Bernard Oppong-Kusi (2018). Fragmentation in the In-situ Conservation of Lake Nakuru National Park, Kenya. Dakam International Conference on Ecology, Ecosystems and Climate Change. 23-24, February. Istanbul, Turkey.
Joseph Muiruri Karanja, Kenichi Matsui, Hesborn Andole and Eliud Kiprop (2018). Kenya-Tanzania Conservation Synergy for Migratory Lesser Flamingoes. The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy and the Environment. 4-6, January. Hawaii, USA.              
http://25qt511nswfi49iayd31ch80-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/papers/iicseehawaii2018/IICSEEHawaii2018_39019.pdf.

Mr. Oppong-Kusi, Benard Kwame, Ph.D.
Benard Kwame Oppong-Kusi

Nationality: Ghana
Thesis Topic:
Examining the Role of Traditional Governance in Environmental Management in Ghana
Educational Background:
Doctor in Environmental Studies (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master of Arts in Socioeconomics (Nagoya University, Japan)
Publications:
Oppong-Kusi, B. and K. Matsui. (2018). The Assessment of Women’s Land Rights in the Dormaa Traditional Area, Ghana”,International Journal of Management and Applied Science, ISSN: 2394-7926 Volume-4, Issue-5, (May-2018) pp 19-22
http://www.iraj.in/journal/journal_file/journal_pdf/14-469-153301845019-22.pdf
Conference Proceedings:
Oppong-Kusi, B. and K. Matsui. (2018). Examining Conflicts over Land Acquisition and Ownership in the Dormaa Traditional Area, Ghana The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment Hawaii, USA 2018 http://25qt511nswfi49iayd31ch80-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/papers/iicseehawaii2018/IICSEEHawaii2018_38916.pdf
Oppong-Kusi, B. and K. Matsui. (2018). The Thematic Analysis of Land Disputes in Ghana: The Case of the Dormaa Traditional Area. In Proceedings of International Academic Conferences, no. 7209503. International Institute of Social and Economic Sciences, 2018. https://ideas.repec.org/p/sek/iacpro/7209503.html
Award:
Excellent Paper Award at IIER 381st International Conference on Natural Science and Environment (ICNSE) in Ottawa, Canada, March 27-28.

Ms. Chen, Yifan (Kiara)
Yifan Chen (Kiara)

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
Sustainability of Offshore Jinzhouwan Airport
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Arts in Bilingual English and Japanese (Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China)

Ms. Cheng, Yaqi (Sabrina)
Cheng, Yaqi (Sabrina)

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
The Utilization of Non-timber Forest Products among Indigenous Peoples in Hainan, China
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor's Degree in Japanese and International Finance (Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China)

Ms. Li, Huaxue (Gwyneira)
Huaxue Li (Gwyneira)

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
An Analysis of Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Policy Implementation in Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city, China
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor's Degree in Japanese and Culture (Dalian University, China)

Ms. Miao, Qianqian (Lucy)
Qianqian Miao (Lucy)

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
The Ecological Compensation Mechanism for Ibis National Nature Reserve, China
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Arts (Dalian University of Foreign Language, China)

Mr. Otchere, Eben Adjei
Eben Adjei Otchere

Nationality: Ghana
Thesis Topic:
The Impact of Small-scale Mining on the Ghanaian Cacao Industry: A Case Study of Tafo Cacao Growing District
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

Mr. Ntim-Gyakari, Nana Kwasi
Nana Kwasi Ntim-Gyakari

Nationality: Ghana
Thesis Topic:
Waste Disposal and Media Role in Educating People at Dompoase, Kumasi, Ghana
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Arts in Publishing Studies (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology)

Ms. Zhang, Shengping (Kitty)
Shengping Zhang (Kitty)

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
Sustainable Management of Large Water Development Project: A Comparative Analysis between the Pick-Sloan Missouri Basin Program in the U.S. and the Three Gorges Dam Project in China
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Arts in Japanese (Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China)

Ms. Enkhtuya, Shileg (Annie)
Enkhtuya Shileg (Annie)

Nationality: Mongolia
Research Topic:
Understanding Perceptions of Tourists about Waste Management in Protected Areas of Mongolia: A Case Study of Khuvsgul Lake National Park
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan) Master’s degree in Business Administration (University of Finance and Economics, Mongolia)

Ms. Kasymbekova, Lira
Lira Kasymbekova

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Research Topic:
The Role of Public Administration in Sustainable Development of Rural Regions
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master's Degree in Management (Academy of Management under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Conference Proceedings:
Kasymbekova, L., and K. Matsui. 2018. The Challenges to Sustainable Development in Rural Regions of the Kyrgyz Republic. Proceedings from the 8th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology. Houston, Texas, USA June 25-29 in. p. 433. http://www.aasci.org/conference/env/2018/EST2018-Publications.pdf

Mr. Kutah, Joseph King Junior
Kutah, Joseph King Junior

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
The Impact of Environmental Degradation through Surface Mining on Sustainable Agriculture in Ghana: A Case Study of the Western Region of Ghana
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)
Publications:
Kutah, J. K. J., and Matsui, K. (2018). The Impact of Environmental Degradation by Surface Mining on Sustainable Agriculture in Ghana. International Journal Food Nutrition IJFN-106. https://www.arvinpublishers.com/assets/articlepdf/The%20Impact%20of%20Environmental%20Degradation%20by%20
Surface%20Mining%20on%20Sustainable%20Agriculture%20in%20Ghana.pdf
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Mr. Nuhu, Mohammed Gali
Mohammed Gali Nuhu

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
Climate Change in the Rice Ecosystem: Assessing the Effects of Climate Change on Rice Yields and Farmer Resilience Strategies
Educational Background:
See current doctoral student list above

Mr. Phoumma, Thilaphone
Thilaphone Phoumma

Nationality: Lao PDR
Research Topic:
An Analysis of the National Component for the Mekong Integrated Water Resources Management Project (M-IWRMP) in Lao PDR
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor's Degree in Environmental Sciences (National University of Laos, Lao PDR) Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration (The Lao-American College, Lao PDR)

Mr. Tashiev, Ruslan
Ruslan Tashiev

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Research Topic:
Waste Management Education and its Impact on Environmental Awareness at Schools in the Kyrgyz Republic
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master's in Public Administration (Academy of the Governmental Management under the President of the Kyrgyz Republic)
Conference Proceedings:
Ruslan Tashiev and Kenichi Matsui (2019). Waste Management Education and its Impact on the Environment of the Kyrgyz Republic. The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment. Hawaii, USA. 2019
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content/uploads/papers/iicseehawaii2019/IICSEEHawaii2019_44247.pdf
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Ms. Wang, Tingting
Tingting Wang

Nationality: China
Research Topic:
Market-based Environmental Policy Instruments at Tianjin Eco-town
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of International Finance (Tianjin Foreign Studies University)

Mr. Yamoah, Charles
Charles Yamoah

Nationality: Ghana
Research Topic:
Evaluation of Alternative Water Source for Sustainable Agriculture (Rice Production)
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Ghana)

2018 Class
Mr. Akomeah, Prince
Prince Akomeah

Nationality: Ghana
Thesis Topic:
Impact of Illegal Gold Mining on Smallholder Rice Farming in the Ashanti Region: The Case of the Anum Valley Irrigation Project and Rain-Fed Lowland Rice Production Fields
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Technology (University for Development Studies, Ghana)

Mr. Chowdhury, Sujay
Sujay Chowdhury

Nationality: Bangladesh
Thesis Topic:
Climate Change Adaptation Policy Actions in the Coastal Areas of Bangladesh
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master of Science in Forestry (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)
Bachelor of Science in Forestry (University of Chittagong, Bangladesh)

Ms. Hewawasam, Vindya
Vindya Hewawasam

Nationality: Sri Lanka
Thesis Topic:
An Analysis of Climate Change Secretariat Initiatives to Achieve the National Climate Change Policy in Sri Lanka
Educational Background:
See the current doctoral student list above.

Ms. Khurelbaatar, Javkhlan (Javhaa)
Javkhlan Khurelbaatar (Javhaa)

Nationality: Mongolia
Thesis Topic:
A Study to Build Comprehensive Environmental Measures to Improve Ulaanbaatar City's Environmental Problems
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Bachelor's Degree in Economics and Business Administration (Kochi University, Japan)

Mr. Kyei, Kofi
Kofi Kyei

Nationality: Ghana
Thesis Topic:
Efficiency Analysis of Rice Farmers in the Upper East Region of Ghana.
Educational Background:
See current doctoral student list above

Ms. Makhmudova, Gulzhan
Gulzhan Makhmudova

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Thesis Topic:
The Remediation Policy after Mining Works in the Kyrgyz Republic
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master’s Degree of International and European Law (International University of Kyrgyzstan)
Bachelor's Degree of Ecology and Natural Resource Management (International University of Kyrgyzstan)
Publication:
Makhmudova, Gulzhan and Kenichi Matsui (2019) "The Remediation Policy after Mining Works in the Kyrgyz Republic." Resources Policy, Volume 61, June, pp. 304-310, Elsevier.
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.resourpol.2019.02.004.
Awards:
Best Award at Young Researchers Forum, 4th Edition of International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology, 2018. Vienna, Austria, March 29-31.

Ms. Munasinghe, Nimali Lakmini
Nimali Lakmini Munasinghe

Nationality: Sri Lanka
Thesis Topic:
The Assessment of Disaster Safety at Matara District General Hospital in Sri Lanka
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery, University of Ruhuna, Sri Lanka)
Publications (peer reviewed):
Munasinghe, N. L., and Matsui, K. (2019). Examining disaster preparedness at Matara District General Hospital in Sri Lanka. International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction, 101154.
Conference Proceedings:
Munasinghe, N.L. and K. Matsui (2018). “The Assessment of Disaster Safety at Matara District General Hospital in Sri Lanka”. The IAFOR International Conference on Sustainability, Energy and Environment in Conference Proceedings 4-6 January. Hawaii, USA. pp. 1 - 15.
http://25qt511nswfi49iayd31ch80-wpengine.netdna-ssl.com/wp-content/uploads/papers/iicseehawaii2018/IICSEEHawaii2018_38993.pdf.

Mr. Stamkulov, Marat
Stamkulov

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Thesis Topic:
Adaptation of Agriculture to Climate Change in the Kyrgyz Republic
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master's Degree in National Law (National University of the Kyrgyz Republic)

Ms. Wijesinghe, Mihiri Kokila
Mihiri Kokila Wijesinghe

Nationality: Sri Lanka
Thesis Topic:
Realizing the National Disaster Management Policy of Sri Lanka: The Role of Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs)
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master's in Public Administration (University of Colombo, Sri Lanka)
Conference Proceedings:
K. W. A. M. Kokila and Matsui Kenichi (2018). Realizing the National Disaster Management Policy of Sri Lanka through Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). ICDEM 2018: 20th International Conference on Disaster and Eergency Management. Rome, Italy. March 5-6.

Ms. Ysabekova, Baktygul
Baktygul Ysabekova

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Thesis Topic:
The System of Environmental-Economic Accounting as a Tool for Economic Evaluation for Sustainable Development
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor of Arts in Economics (Academy of the Governmental Management under the President of theKyrgyz Republic)

Mr. Zakaria, Abdul-Razak
Abdul-Razak Zakaria

Nationality: Ghana
Thesis Topic:
Climate Change and Smallholder Rice Farmers: An Analysis of Adaptation Strategies for Food and Income Security in the Upper East Region of Ghana.

Educational Background:
See current doctoral student list above

Ms. Zhou, Qiwei (Vicky)
Qiwei Zhou (Vicky)

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
Forest Biodiversity Conservation of the Dai and Jinuo Peoples in Xishuangbanna, Yunnan Province, China
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor's Degree of Business and Administration (Okayama Shoka University, Japan)

Ms. He, Melody
Melody He

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
Exploring a New Approach to Solve China’s Urbanization: A Case Study on Tianjin Eco-city.
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor’s in Applied Psychology (Heilongjiang University, China)

Ms. Zhou, Na (Nana)
Na Zhou (Nana)

Nationality: China
Thesis Topic:
Examining China’s Policy for Groundwater Recharge in Jinan
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor's Degree in Finance (Shandong University of Finance and Economics, China)

2017 Class
Ms. Yasin, Banu, Ph.D.
Yasin Banu

Nationality: Nepal
Thesis Topic:
The Raute community and the challenges to maintain their indigenous ecological knowledge and practice
Educational Background:
Doctoral Degree in Environmental Studies (University of Tsukuba)
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)
Publications:
Banu, Y. and K. Matsui (2016). The Role of Indigenous Women in Maintaining their Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Practice: A Case Study in Raute Community, Nepal. Canadian International Journal of Social Sciences and Education. Volume 8 (June): pp.183-198. (CIJSSE) ISSN: 2356-847X.
https://media.wix.com/ugd/b2629b_50bce6305b59410aae2381ab46b3e877.pdf.

Banu, Y. and K. Matsui (2017). The Raute Community and the Challenges to Maintain their Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Practice. Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities in Conference Proceedings (January): pp.554-562. ISSN#: 1541-5899.
http://hichumanities.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/AH2016.pdf.

Banu, Y. and K. Matsui (2017). Policy Implementation among Indigenous People: A Case Study of the Raute Community in Nepal. Canadian International Journal of Social Science and Education Volume 9 (January): pp.283-298. (CIJSSE) ISSN: 2356-847X.
https://media.wix.com/ugd/b2629b_50bce6305b59410aae2381ab46b3e877.pdf.

Mr. Nguyen, Hong Son, Ph.D.
Son Hong Nguyen

Nationality: Vietnam
Thesis Topic:
Involving Multiple Stakeholders to Cope with Water Pollution in Industrial Areas in Vietnam after the DOI MOI Process.
Educational Background:
Doctoral Degree in Environmental Studies (University of Tsukuba, Japan) Master’s degree in Public Policy (Meiji University, Japan)
Master’s degree in Journalism and Communication (Hanoi National University, Vietnam)
Publications:
Nguyen, H.S. and K. Matsui (2016). Developing Multiple Stakeholders Engagement for the Cleaner Production Process in Vietnam: A Case on The Thai Nguyen Export Paper Joint Stock Company. The Hawaii International Conference on Arts & Humanities. January.
Nguyen, H.S. and K. Matsui (2016). The Mass Media and its Role to deal with Environmental Issues: A VEDAN Company Case in Vietnam. International Symposium on Globalization and Media in Asia. Hiroshima, Japan, April.
Nguyen, H.S. and K. Matsui (2015). “The Role of Multiple Stakeholders Towards Cleaner Production in Developing Countries: A Case Study in Vietnam.” The 6th International Congress of Energy and Environment Engineering and Management (CIIEM15). Paris, France, July 22-24.

Ms. Li, Haiwen (Sofie)
Haiwen Li (Sofie)

Nationality: China
Current Position: Fujitsu, Co. Ltd.
Thesis Topic: Tourism Development and the Rights of the Amis People in Taiwan
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor’s degree in Japanese and International Trade (Dalian University of Foreign Languages, China)

Ms. Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa
Antwi, Adwoa Oforiwa

Nationality: Ghana
Thesis Topic:
Weights and Measures at Local Markets in Berekum Municipality, Ghana
Educational Background:
See current doctoral students list above

Mr. Daud, AZM Farhan
Daud A Z M Farhan

Nationality: Bangladesh
Thesis Topic:Impacts of road and small bridge construction on the indigenous peoples of hill Tracts
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master's Degree in Business Administration (IBA, University of Dhaka)

Ms. Karpaeva, Aisha
Aisha Karpaeva

Nationality: Kyrgyz Republic
Thesis Topic: The Mining Sector Capacity Improvement in the Kyrgyz Republic through Building Effective Cooperation among Governments, Mining Companies and Local Communities
Educational Background:
Master of Jurisprudence (Kyrgyz State Juridical Academy, the Kyrgyz Republic)
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)

Ms. Shagdarsuren, Chantsalnurmaa (Nurmaa)
Chantsalnurmaa Shagdarsuren (Nurmaa)

Nationality: Mongolia
Thesis Topic:
A Study on Possibilities of Green Development to Solve Environmental Pollutions in Ulaanbaatar City: A Case Study on Eco-district
Educational Background:
Master's Degree in Business Administration (Management Academy, Mongolia)
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)

2016 Class
Ms. Enkhbat, Oyuntselmetg (Tselgee)
Oyuntselmeg Enkhbat (Tselge)

Nationality: Mongolia
Current Position: National University of Mongolia
Thesis Topic:
Enhancing Eco-standardization Policy: A Case Study for Public Bathhouse in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master of Science in Ecology and Conservation Biology (National University of Mongolia)

Ms. Enkhbold, Bayarmaa (Happy)
Bayarmaa Enkhbold

Nationality: Mongolia
Current Position: Mongolian University of Science and Technology
Thesis Topic:
Study on urban park accessibility and development in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia
Educational Background:
See current doctoral students list above

Mr. Uddin, Mohammed Amin
Uddin Mohammed Amin

Nationality: Bangladesh
Current Position: Bangladesh Ministry of Home Affairs
Thesis Topic:
Providing human security to rural people through sustainable development: human trafficking as a concern of human security in Bangladesh
Educational Background:
Master of Business Administration in Finance and Banking (University of Dhaka, Bangladesh)
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba)

Ms. Zhang, Li (Rei)
Li Zhang (Rei)

Nationality: China
Current Position: Hoshino Resorts, Incorporated.
Thesis Topic:
Exploring Community-based Ecotourism in Hainan, China: A Case Study on the Li Community in Baoting County
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Bachelor's Degree in Tourism Management (Hainan University, China)

2013 Class
Ms. Khanam, Syeda Masuma
Khanam, Syeda Masuma

Nationality: Bangladesh
Current Position:
Deputy Secretary, ERD, Ministry of Finance, Bangladesh Secretariat
Thesis Topic:
The Empowerment of Rural Women in Bangladesh for Environmental Conservation: Integrating Traditional Knowledge and Environmental Education
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master’s in Social Science (MSS) in Anthropology, University of Dhaka, Bangladesh

Ms. Yadmaa, Tseveenkhand (Tsevene)
Yadmaa, Tseveenkhand (Tsevene)

Nationality: Mongolia
Thesis Topic:
The environmental Management through Tourism in Khan-Khentii State Special Protected Area, Mongolia
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master's Degree in Geodesy (Novosibirsk Institute of Engineering Geodesy and Cartography, Russia)

2012 Class
Mr. Gonchig, Gantulga (Tulga)
Gonchig, Gantulga (Tulga)

Nationality: Mongolia
Current Position:
FAO in Mongolia
Thesis Topic:
The Establishment of Sustainable Livestock Farming Service in Galshir, Mongolia: Challenges and Possibilities of Integrated Governance
Educational Background:
Master’s in Environmental Sciences (University of Tsukuba, Japan)
Master of Science in Plant Protection (Mongolia State University of Agriculture)

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