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KAMEI Nobutaka

Institute of Developing Economies,
Japan External Trade Organization
(IDE-JETRO)

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Last updated: April 13, 2017

2005-2009: As a co-researcher of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO), I conducted researches on the models of educational and language policies for the Deaf in developing countries, especially considering the history of the construction of Deaf education and communities in West and Central Africa.

2013-2015: The research project "Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From a point of view of "disabilities and development"" was adopted by the Institute of Developing Economies and I joined it as a co-researcher.

Website of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO):
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Projects

"Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From the perspective of "disability and development"" (2013-2015)
"Poverty Reduction for the Disabled: Livelihood of Disabled People in Developing Countries" (2007-2009)
"New Issues around Development Studies and Social-Welfare Studies" (2005-2007)
Books
Disability and development in Africa: Towards SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) (2016, IDE Research Series No. 622)
Poverty reduction for the disabled in developing countries: How do they live? (2010, Iwanami Shoten, Publishers)
Disability and development: Perspective on social model of disability in the developing countries (2008, IDE Research Series No. 567)
Research reports
Bulletins NEW!
Presentations in conferences
Presentations in seminars
Fieldwork
Fieldwork in Senegal in 2014
Fieldwork in Senegal in 2013
Fieldwork in Côte d'Ivoire in 2008


Projects

April 1, 2013-March 31, 2015
Research project "Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From the perspective of "disability and development""
(Chief researcher: Soya Mori [Institute of Developing Economies])

[2013-2014, No. C-33] [2014-2015, No. C-22]
[Interim report (issued in March 2014, in Japanese)]
[Interim paper written by KAMEI Nobutaka (PDF) (issued in March 2014, in Japanese)]
[Book (final version, published in Ferbruary 2016, in Japanese)]

April 1, 2007-March 31, 2009
Research project "Poverty Reduction for the Disabled: Livelihood of Disabled People in Developing Countries"
(Chief researcher: Soya Mori [Institute of Developing Economies])

[2007-2008, No. 1-13] [2008-2009, No. 1-13]
[Interim report (issued in March 2008, in Japanese)]
[Interim paper written by KAMEI Nobutaka (PDF) (issued in March 2008, in Japanese)]
[Book (final version, published in November 2010, in Japanese)]

April 1, 2005-March 31, 2007
Research project "New Issues around Development Studies and Social-Welfare Studies"
(Chief researcher: Soya Mori [Institute of Developing Economies])

[2005-2006, No. 4-26] [2006-2007, No. 4-29]
[Interim report (issued in March 2006, in Japanese)]
[Interim paper written by KAMEI Nobutaka (PDF) (issued in March 2006, in Japanese)]
[Book (final version, published in Ferbruary 2008, in Japanese)]


Books

Disability and development in Africa

February 18, 2016 [in Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2016. Policies and life of the people with disabilities in Senegal: The regional office of "African Decade of Persons with Disabilities," education, movements and labor. In: Mori, Soya ed. Disability and development in Africa: Towards SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) (IDE Research Series No. 622). Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization. 195-235.

Official webpage of the book (in Japanese)

Poverty reduction for the disabled in developing countries

November 2, 2010 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2010. Livelihood of people with disabilities in Côte d'Ivoire: With a focus on the exceptional recruitment in formal sectors. In: Mori, Soya ed. Poverty reduction for the disabled in developing countries: How do they live?. Tokyo: Iwanami Shoten, Publishers. 187-211.

2011 JASID Special Award, Japan Society for International Development, November 2011.

Official webpage of the book (in Japanese)

Disabilities and development

February 20, 2008 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2008. Basic model of human development of the Deaf: The history of the development of deaf education in Africa. In: Mori, Soya ed. Disability and development: Perspective on social model of disability in the developing countries (IDE Research Series No. 567). Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization. 201-228.

Official webpage of the book (in Japanese)


Research reports

March 31, 2014 [in Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2014. Report of the preliminary research on the people with disabilities in Senegal in 2013: The regional office of "African Decade of Persons with Disabilities," education and movements. In: Mori, Soya ed. Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From the perspective of "disability and development". Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization. 100-117.

[Interim report (issued in March 2014, in Japanese)]
[Interim paper written by KAMEI Nobutaka (PDF) (issued in March 2014, in Japanese)]
[Keywords] Senegal; disabilities; Dakar; African Decade of Persons with Disabilities (SADPD); Fédération Ouest-Africaine des Association de Personnes Handicapées (FOAPH)

March 6, 2008 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2008. A new method for the study of livelihood of people with disabilities in developing countries: Ecological anthropological approach for the "social model of disabilities." In: Mori, Soya ed. Research report: Poverty reduction for the disabled: Livelihood of disabled people in developing countries. Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization. 31-47.

[Interim report (issued in March 2008, in Japanese)]
[Interim paper written by KAMEI Nobutaka (PDF) (issued in March 2008, in Japanese)]
[Keywords] ecological anthropology; social model of disabilities; research method; participant observation; quantitative approach

March 2006 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. School education project by the Deaf for the Deaf: Case of the history of the construction of Deaf education in West and Central Africa. In: Mori, Soya ed. Research report: New issues around development studies and social-welfare studies. Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization. 119-138.

[Interim report (issued in March 2006, in Japanese)]
[Interim paper written by KAMEI Nobutaka (PDF) (issued in March 2006, in Japanese)]
[Keywords] West and Central Africa; sign language; education for the deaf by the deaf; language group; community model


Bulletins

October 15, 2016 [In Japanese] NEW!
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2016. Toward the development that includes diversity of African societies: The scenes of people with disabilities in West Africa. In: World Trend (Featured articles: Rethinking African development in the occasion of TICAD VI) (Institute of Developing Economies) 253 (November 2016): 16-19.

September 1, 2009 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2009. The exceptional recruitment in formal sectors: Livelihood of people with disabilities in Côte d'Ivoire. In: World Trend (Institute of Developing Economies) 168 (September 2009): 28-31.

December 1, 2006 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. Liberty of sign language in the development process: A paradox of language liberty of the Deaf and the economic affluence. In: World Trend (Institute of Developing Economies) 135 (December 2006): 16-19.


Presentations in conferences

June 4, 2016 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2016. Purposes of the forum; Professional training and subsistence activities of the people with disabilities in Senegal: Two models of the transmission of skills. In: The 53rd Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for African Studies, Forum ""Disability and development" in Africa" (organizer: Nobutaka Kamei) (June 4, 2016, Campus of the College of Bioresource Sciences, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan).

May 24-25, 2014 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2014. Preliminary report of the fieldwork on people with disabilities in Senegal: Utilization and sharing of resources among minorities (poster presentation). In: The 51st Annual Meeting of the Japan Association for African Studies (May 24-25, 2014, Kyoto University, Sakyo, Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan).

June 6, 2009 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2009. Use and effects of fieldwork in the livelihood research: A case of the research of people with disabilities in Côte d'Ivoire. In: The 10th Spring Conference of Japan Society for International Development. Session "Multiple aspects of sustainable development" (June 6, 2009, Nihon University, Fujisawa, Kanagawa, Japan).

November 2006 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. Comparative study on deaf education in Africa: Poverty in freedom or riches in slavery? In: The 17th Annual Meeting of Japan Society for International Development. Session "Disabilities and development" (November, 2006, The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo, Tokyo, Japan).


Presentations in seminars

May 20, 2016 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2016. "Disability and development" in West Africa: With a focus on the case of Senegal. In: Special seminar series of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (IDE-JETRO) "Rethinking African development in the occasion of TICAD VI, Course 2: Rethinking "disability and development" in Africa" (May 20, 2016, Headquarter of JETRO, Minato, Tokyo, Japan).

December 26, 2014 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2014. Report of the fieldwork in Senegal in 2014. In: Research project of the Institute of Developing Economies "Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From the perspective of "disability and development"" (December 26, 2014, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

May 2, 2014 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2014. Comments for the intermediate report Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From the perspective of "disability and development" (Soya Mori ed. 2014. Chiba: Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization). In: Research project of the Institute of Developing Economies "Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From the perspective of "disability and development"" (May 2, 2014, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

October 4, 2013 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2013. Report of the fieldwork in Senegal in August 2013. In: Research project of the Institute of Developing Economies "Disability and people with disabilities in African countries: From the perspective of "disability and development"" (October 4, 2013, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

November 29, 2008 [In English]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2008. The livelihood of people with disabilities in West Africa: Case of Côte d'Ivoire. In: The International Workshop "Poverty reduction for the disabled: Livelihood of the disabled in developing countries" (November 29, 2008, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

November 15, 2008 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2008. People with disabilities, work and policies in Côte d'Ivoire: Report of the research in Abidjan, 2008. In: Poverty Reduction for the Disabled: Livelihood of Disabled People in Developing Countries (November 15, 2008, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

January 12, 2008 [In Japanese Sign Language]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2008. Research methods for the study of livelihood of people with disabilities in developing countries: Ecological anthropological approach for the "social model of disabilities." In: Poverty Reduction for the Disabled: Livelihood of Disabled People in Developing Countries (January 12, 2008, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

October 8, 2007 [In Japanese; Japanese Sign Language]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2007. Role of the qualitative research for the study of livelihood of people with disabilities in developing countries: Contributions and defects. In: Poverty Reduction for the Disabled: Livelihood of Disabled People in Developing Countries (October 8, 2007, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

[Keywords] People with disabilities in developing countries; livelihood; research methods; qualitative research; participant observation; case study

October 14, 2006 [In Japanese Sign Language]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. Comparative study of Deaf education in Africa: Ghana, Cameroon and Nigeria. In: New Issues around Development Studies and Social-Welfare Studies (October 14, 2006, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

July 29, 2006 [In Japanese]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. The Deaf, education and human development: Case of West and Central Africa. In: Course No.6 "Disabilities and development: Emerging issues of Development," Summer seminar of the Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization (July 29, 2006, Tokyo Office of Japan External Trade Organization, Minato, Tokyo, Japan).

June 26, 2006 [In Japanese Sign Language]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2006. Actualities of the researches on sign languages in Africa: Report of Languages and Education in Africa Conference (LEA2006). In: New Issues around Development Studies and Social-Welfare Studies (June 26, 2006, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

December 19, 2005 [In Japanese Sign Language]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2005. Minority's rights in the context of cultural diversity: Case of the diversity of views on the Deaf and sign languages. In: New Issues around Development Studies and Social-Welfare Studies (December 19, 2005, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).

October 31, 2005 [In Japanese Sign Language]
Kamei, Nobutaka. 2005. Sign languages and capabilities: Construction of Deaf education in West Africa. In: New Issues around Development Studies and Social-Welfare Studies (October 31, 2005, Institute of Developing Economies, Japan External Trade Organization, Mihama, Chiba, Chiba, Japan).


Fieldwork

October-November 2014
Research of cultural anthropology and development studies in the Republic of Senegal
Dakar and its suburbs (Pikine, Guédiawaye and Thiaroye)
Life and activities of people with disabilities in West Africa; Deaf community and sign languages in Senegal

August 2013
Research of cultural anthropology and development studies in the Republic of Senegal
Dakar and its suburbs (Pikine and Thiaroye), Linguère and Touba
Life and activities of people with disabilities in West Africa; Deaf community and sign languages in Senegal

October 2008
Research of cultural anthropology and development studies in the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
Abidjan
Livelihood and work of people with disabilities



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