Board and Committees

*As of June 1st, 2019

Board of Advisors

Oversees personnel, planning, administration and operation of the institute

ASAOKA Mie President, Kiko Network
IKEYA Kazunobu Professor, National Museum of Ethnology
KADA Yukiko Former Governer of Shiga Prefecture / Former President, Biwako Seikei Sport College
KANZAWA Hiroshi Professor Emeritus, Nagoya University
KOIKE Toshio Director, Global Centre of Excellence for Water Hazard and Risk Management
KONO Yasuyuki Vice President, Kyoto University Professor, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, Kyoto University
NIIKAWA Tatsuro Professor, Graduate School, Doshisha Univesity
NOE Keiichi Professor Emeritus, Tohoku University
OTSUKI Kyoichi Professor, Faculty of Agriculture, Kyushu University
MALLEE, Hein Deputy Director-General, RIHN
TANIGUCHI Makoto Deputy Director-General, RIHN
NAKASHIZUKA Tohru Program Director, RIHN
SAIJO Tatsuyoshi Program Director, RIHN
SUGIHARA Kaoru Program Director, RIHN
TAYASU Ichiro Professor, RIHN
ISHII Reiichiro Associate Professor, RIHN
KUMAZAWA Terukazu Associate Professor, RIHN

External Research-Evaluation Committee

External review of research project proposals

KAWABATA Zen'ichiro Professor Emeritus, RIHN
KONDO Akihiko Professor, Center for Environmental Remote Sensing / Department of Environmental Remote Sensing, Division of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Graduate School of Science and Engineering, Chiba University
SUMI Akimasa Project Professor, The University of Tokyo Institute for Future Initiatives / Professor Emeritus, the University of Tokyo / Former President, National Institute for Environmental Studies
TANAKA Masaru Director, Moune Institute for Forest-Sato-Sea Studies / Professor Emeritus, Kyoto University
TODA Takao Vice President for Human Security and Global Health, Japan International Cooperation Agency
UCHIBORI Motomitsu Emeritus Professor, The Open University of Japan/ Emeritus Professor, Hitotsubashi University
YUMOTO Takakazu Director, Primate Research Institute, Kyoto University
BAI, Xuemei Professor, Urban Environment and Human Ecology, Fenner School of Environment and Society, Australian National University, Australia
LU, Yonglong Research Professor and Co-Director, Research Center for Eco-Environmental Sciences, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China
ROMERO LANKAO, Patricia Senior Research Scientist, Transportation and Hydrogen Systems Center, National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL), U.S.A. / Institute Research Fellow, Mansueto Institute for Urban Innovation, University of Chicago, U.S.A.
SHRIVASTAVA, Paul Chief Sustainability Officer / Director, Sustainability Institute / Professor, Management and Organization, Smeal College of Business, The Pennsylvania State University, U.S.A.
WONG, R. Bin Distinguished Professor of History, Department of History, University of California, Los Angeles, U.S.A.
ZHANG, Shiqiu Professor, College of Environmental Sciences and Engineering, Peking University, China
CHABAY, Ilan Head of Strategic Science Initiatives and Programs; Scientific Project Leader of the Knowledge, Learning, and Societal Change Alliance (KLASICA) and Global Sustainability Strategy Forum (GSSF) Projects Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies e.V. (IASS) Potsdam Germany and Adjunct Professor, School of Sustainability, Arizona State University Barrett & O’Connor Center, Washington DC USA
NAGENDRA, Harini Professor of Sustainability / Member of Curriculum and Pedagogy Committee / Member of Research Council, Azim Premji University, India

Council for Research Strategy

Oversees research strategy, personnel, project, and evaluation system

YASUNARI Tetsuzo Director-General
MALLEE, Hein Deputy Director-General
TANIGUCHI Makoto Deputy Director-General
NAKASHIZUKA Tohru Specially Appointed Professor
SAIJO Tatsuyoshi Specially Appointed Professor
SUGIHARA Kaoru Specially Appointed Professor
TAYASU Ichiro Professor
ISHII Reiichiro Associate Professor
KUMAZAWA Terukazu Associate Professor
KATSUHIRA Hiroshi Administrative Director