Experts' profiles - Yukio Yoshii
Yukio Yoshii
Since April 2008 he has been working in the International Environmental Technology Centre (IETC) Osaka as Senior Liaison Officer for the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), UNEP.

His responsibilities are to establish regular and close relationships with Japanese Government, local authorities, supporting organizations, related agencies, academic institutions and media and to let them know UNEP/IETCs important role and activities responding to global environment issues. Also responsible for public relations such as to organize the events of awareness raising, disseminate information of UNEP/DTIE/IETC and ensure delivery information.

He had been working in Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan more than 30 years as the Arab regional experts. I worked in the Embassy of Japan mostly in Arab countries including Libya, Jordan, Iraq, Egypt and Syria as a diplomat in charge of politic, economic-cooperation, culture and information matters. In the headquarters of the Foreign Ministry, I had been in charge of the energy problems in Economic Bureau, refugee and Security Counsel in UN Bureau and the evaluation of ODA in Economic Cooperation Bureau. In the field of the environment, he has worked at the Japan Association for the 2005 World Exposition as Protocol Director to receive VIPs from all over the world. The 2005 Aichi Expo called Environment Expo that utilized waste and sunlight for energy and electric vehicles for transportation on site was a highly environmentally conscious exposition.

He studied social politics and international relations at a university and received a diploma from the Faculty of Liberal Arts and studied Arabic language at Cairo University as a part of language formation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. In the economic cooperation area, he was trained as an evaluator of ODA.
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