Ken INOUE (井上 健)

Current affiliation

 ・Senior Advisor on Democratic Governance, JICA (2015-)

 ・Member, Amnesty International Japan (1977-)

 ・Member, Japan Society for International Development (1990-)

 ・Member, Japan Association for the UN Studies (2001-)

 ・Member, Academic Council on the United Nations System (2017-)

Activities in the Association

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




Professional history

 ・2015-Present: 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)


 ・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