Makoto Tajima (ISEP, Japan)


Makoto Tajima has over 25 years of experience in international development work and research working overseas for NGOs and Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) as expert/advisor, which fostered his practical knowledge and experiences in international development assistance in developing countries. He currently acts as director / senior research fellow of the Institute for Sustainable Energy Policies (ISEP), advisor on disaster risk reduction and response of Japan NGO Center for International Cooperation (JANIC), director of CWS Japan and director of Women’s Eye. He recognizes a great potential of agrivoltaics seeing it as “modern agroforestry” from his professional and academic background of BS in natural resources management from the University of Michigan and MSc in agronomy and soil science specialized in agroforestry from the University of Hawaii and East-West Center, Honolulu.