Dr. Daisuke SANO
He is currently serving as Deputy Programme Managing Director at the Institute for Global Environmental Strategies (IGES) Programme Management Office to plan and coordinate institute-wide strategic research and operations. He has over 20 years of experience in the agricultural/environmental issues since he started his career at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries of Japan. He was engaged in various activities related to agricultural policies in Japan as well as the citrus and sugar industries in the United States and Mexico. He joined IGES in 2005 and was engaged in various projects such as the impacts of future trade liberalization in the agricultural sector in Asia, sustainable agriculture, biofuels, and JICA’s Indonesia Climate Change Program Loan (ICCPL) monitoring and evaluation for the agricultural sector. During 2011-2014 he served as Director of IGES Regional Centre in Bangkok, Thailand and was responsible of the operations of the Asia Pacific Adaptation Network (APAN, UNEP’s regional climate change adaptation knowledge network), Asian Environmental Compliance and Enforcement Network (AECEN), Network for Integrated Planning and Sustainable Development Strategies in Asia-Pacific Region (SDplanNet-AP) and implementation of the knowledge management component of the USAID’s Adapt Asia-Pacific project (regional climate change adaptation project preparation facility). He holds a doctorate degree in Food and Resource Economics from the University of Florida, USA.
Research Topics & Areas of Expertise
Climate change adaptation, sustainable agriculture, environmental and social safeguards, knowledge management, research operations & management
• Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics, University of Florida, USA
• M.Sc. in Applied Biochemistry, University of Tsukuba, Tsukuba, Japan