Misako Fukushima, ChildFund Japan

Dr. Misako Fukushima joined ChildFund Japan in 2009 and has been serving as its Vice President since 2014. She was sent to the parallel event of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women by United Women in Faith, and delivered a keynote speech on Leaders Working in a Grassroots Community in 2016. On that occasion, Secretary General Ms. Meg Gardinier and she paid a courtesy call to the UN Ambassador to Japan, who was instrumental in the adoption of SDGs Target 16.2. Currently, she has been teaching social sciences at several universities in Japan, and is also an active board member of a Christian ecumenical organization, assisting in the management of a residence for international college students.

Misako earned a B.A. in Sociology at Tokyo Women’s Christian University (Tokyo, Japan), pursued a M.A. in Sociology at the American University (Washington, DC, US) where she interned at the US office of the Japan International Cooperation Agency, which was established to promoting international cooperation and helping developing countries. She was awarded a Doctor of Policy Sciences at Hosei University (Tokyo, Japan). Her specialty revolves around Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in Global Society.