Class 9 (2010-2012)
Misaki Kimura, Japan
Duke University – Master in International Development Policy
Misaki began her professional career as a peace-builder in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH), where she worked for the Japanese Government’s Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects Program (GGHSP). As a Program Coordinator for GGHSP, she was engaged in planning, managing and monitoring projects for support of local community development which were implemented by NGOs or local authorities. After finishing the assignment in BH, Misaki proceeded to work for GGHSP in Croatia to gain further field experience. In Croatia, she has realized such humanitarian projects as demining activities and workshop program for young people with different ethnic background. Misaki’s area of focus is donor cooperation in peace-building assistance. Upon completion of the Rotary Peace Fellow Program, Misaki hopes to work as a peace-building professional and to facilitate coordination and cooperation among donors for effective and efficient implementation of peacebuilding in conflict or post-conflict areas.