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Independent experts nominated by country party

Masanori Kobayashi

First name
Last name
Nominating Country
Date of Nomination
Other Disciplines
Political Science
UN languages spoken


Job function
Senior Policy Researcher
Yokohama National University
Telephone number
Work experience
1. As a member of the Japanese National Research Committee on Combating Desertification and Mitigating Drought Impacts (2004 - ), conducting a country case study of Mongolia;_x000D_
2. As a member of the UN Convention to Combat Desertification Secretariat (1997 – 2004), supported the activities of UNCCD implementation in Asia and thematic focus on agroforestry, capacity building and local development initiatives;_x000D_
3. As a member of the UN Division for Sustainable Development, undertook a work on the financing of Agenda 21 implementation and prepared a working paper on case studies on Ethiopia, Zimbabwe and Jordan;_x000D_
4. As a member of the Permanent Mission of Japan to the United Nations in New York, undertook and prepared reports on the UN operational activities for development in Viet Nam and Philippines (1994) and Nicaragua and Columbia (1995).
Highest Academic achievement and qualification
MA (Public Administration, International Christian University, Japan 1991);_x000D_
LL.M. (International Economic Laws, University of Georgia School of Law, USA 1994).
Number of Publications
Publication titles
1. Emerging scientific and technical issues of combating desertification and mitigating drought impacts in Asia and the Pacific, National Institute for Environmental Studies of Japan, February 2004;_x000D_
2. Agroforestry as a measure for promoting sustainable land management and alternative livelihood, Asia Pacific Regional Workshop on Agroforestry, UNCCD, December 2003;_x000D_
3. Monitoring and assessment of terrestrial and climatic conditions, the role and potential of the UNCCD Asia Regional Thematic Programme Networks, Ad hoc Panel on Early Warning Systems, UNCCD/Global Environmental Forum of Japan, June 2001;_x000D_
4. Financing Agenda 21 implementation – case studies on Ethiopia and Zimbabwe, Working Paper for the Expert Group Meeting of the UN Commission on Sustainable Development, November 1996;_x000D_
5. Toward achieving more sustainable Asia, future perspectives and challenges, Asia Environmental Journal, January 1997.
Other activities
1. Japanese National Research Committee on Combating Desertification and Mitigating Drought Impacts (2004 - );_x000D_
2. Japanese Association of International Law;_x000D_
3. American Association of International Law (1991-1994);_x000D_
4. New York Bar Association Environmental Law Group (1996-1997).
1. Rotary International Ambassadorial Scholar (1991-1992).
Organisation name
Agricultural Research Institute
Organisation street address
79-7 Tokiwadai_x000D_
Hodoga-ku, 240-0115
Organisation city
Yokohama, Kanagawa
Organisation country