Dr Fumiko Noguchi

Fumiko is investigating the factors that can effectively empower or disempower the local community in the process of community development in Asia.

Based on the framework of Education for Sustainable Development (ESD), Fumiko is investigating the factors that can effectively empower or disempower the local community in the process of community development in Asia, particularly marginalised peoples. Completed PhD. The thesis title is: “Within and Beyond: A Praxis Framework for Education for Sustainable Development (ESD) in a community development context”.

Research interests and skills

  • ESD, education for sustainability, environmental education
  • Sustainability issues of Asian communities- Indigenous Ainu people’s rights in Japan
  • Local and indigenous knowledge- Critical theory and decolonial theory
  • Community resilience in post-triple disaster (earthquake, tsunami andFukushima disaster) by 3.11 Great East Japan Earthquake

Industry Experience

  • Networking on ESD for community development NGOs in Asia
  • Coordination and facilitation for multi-stakeholder participation and discussions for local communities
  • Public and policy advocacies on ESD- Community education and participation programs
  • Community radio
  • Birth choice and home birth
  • UNESCO consultant