Ken INOUE (井上 健)

Current affiliation

 ・Academic Council on the United Nations System

 ・Amnesty International Japan

 ・Association of Former International Civil Servants, Japan

 ・Experts Group on Peacebuilding and Democracy

 ・Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan

 ・Partnership for Democratic Governance

 ・Japan Association for the UN Studies

 ・Japan Society for International Development

 ・Toyo University

 ・UN Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR), Peace Advisory Board

Activities in the Association

 ・2013 Joined the Association

 ・Auditor, Global Peacebuilding Association of Japan (2016-2020)




Professional history

 ・2015-2020: Senior Advisor on Democratic Governance, Japan International Cooperation Agency (Japan)
 ・2013-2015: Independent Consultant (Japan & Morocco)
 ・2007-2012: Director & Chief Governance Advisor, Democratic Governance Support Unit, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste (Timor-Leste)
 ・2001-2006: Director, Industry Department, Asian Productivity Organization (Japan)
 ・1999-2001: Municipal Administrator, Skendraj/Srbica Municipality, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (Kosovo)
 ・1994-1999: Programme and Trust Fund Manager, UN Volunteers (Switzerland & Germany)
 ・1994: Regional Humanitarian Affairs Officer, Bay Region, UN Operation in Somalia II (Somalia)
 ・1991-93: Deputy Provincial Director, Kandal Province and Phnom Penh Province, UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia (Cambodia)
 ・1988-1991: Programme Officer, Office of the SRSG for Coordination of Kampuchea Humanitarian Assistance Programme (Thailand)
 ・1995-98: Junior Professional Officer, UNDP (Trinidad & Tobago)
 ・1994-95: Research Assistant, Engineering Consulting Firms Association, Japan (Japan)
 ・1994: Consultant, Education Division, Bureau for Asian and the Pacific Region, World Bank (Washington DC)
 ・1977-82: Board member and Representative of the 13th Group, Amnesty International Japan (Japan)

Academic training

 ・M.Phil. Development Studies from Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, Sussex, U.K. (1984)
 ・B.A. Political Science from Faculty of Political Science & Economics, University of Waseda, Tokyo, Japan (1982)


 ・Trend of Democratic Governance Support by Major Donor Countries and International Organizations and Recommendations to JICA, March 2020 (in Japanese)


 ・The Waseda Journal of Peace Studies Vol. 10, “Working for the UN Peacekeeping Operations” 2017 (in Japanese)


 ・Asian Journal of Environment and Disaster Management “The UN Support to Timor-Leste for Enhancement of a Culture of Democratic Governance” Feb 2014


 ・State of Volunteer 1999/YVA “Civil Society of the 21st Century Envisaged by the International Year of Volunteers 2001”, Apr 1999


 ・SWP 729/ World Bank “The Education and Training of Industrial Manpower in Japan” Jun 1985