Feb 26, 2024
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

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Date: March 3, 2024
Time: 3:00 pm–4:30 pm JST
Location: Zoom online
Deadline for registration: February 29, 23:59 (JST)

JATTAC Webinar: Crisis in Gaza – What can we do now?


Gaza Crisis: As the crisis continues, with reports of ongoing attacks affecting civilians and hospitals, what can we do? JAT TAC invites you to a webinar to reflect on this humanitarian crisis.

Mr. Satoru Ida, former president of Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) / Doctors Without Borders Japan, has extensive field experience leading aid projects in conflict zones around the world. He will present on the current humanitarian situation and MSF challenges in Gaza along with his own MSF Gaza experience in 2009.

The webinar will be in Japanese with slides in English.

We are conducting a pre-event survey (optional) to promote consideration of these issues before the seminar, and will also be accepting questions in advance. Some of these answers and questions will be discussed in the webinar.

(Deadline: 11:59 p.m., Thursday February 29)

Speaker profile:

Satoru Ida
Former President, Head of Mission
Médecins sans Frontières (MSF)/Doctors Without Borders Japan

After completing his studies in chemistry at University of California, Berkeley, Satoru worked as a pharmaceutical researcher. As a member of JICA’s Japan Overseas Cooperation Volunteers, he implemented an anti-malaria program in the Republic of Niger in West Africa from 2002 to 2004, and was awarded a letter of appreciation from Niger's National Anti-Malaria Program under the Ministry of Public Health and Anti-Endemic Disease Programs.

Since joining MSF in 2005, Satoru has delivered medical humanitarian aid in areas affected by conflicts, natural disasters, and infectious diseases in Gaza, Iraq, Nigeria, and Japan, amongst other places. As Country Representative in conflict-affected Afghanistan, he was responsible for the security of nearly 3,000 staff in six major projects. From 2008 to 2010, Satoru served as President of MSF Japan, and a board member of MSF France and MSF International.

About Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF)

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) translates to Doctors without Borders. MSF provides medical assistance to people affected by conflict, epidemics, disasters, or exclusion from healthcare. Its teams are made up of tens of thousands of health professionals, logistic and administrative staff - bound together by the MSF charter. MSF's actions are guided by medical ethics and the principles of impartiality, independence and neutrality. It is a non-profit, self-governed, member-based organisation.

MSF was founded in 1971 in Paris by a group of journalists and doctors. Today, it is a worldwide movement of nearly 68,000 people.


Click the plus sign below to register for this event.
Registration closes Thursday, February 29, 23:59 (JST)
Tickets are free for JAT members, ¥1000 for non-members -> Free of charge*
*Registration is free of charge, courtesy of the lecturer (updated February 17, 2024)
Non-members who have already registered will receive a refund.
If you are not a JAT member, please include your email address when registering.


This event will be hosted on Zoom.
The Zoom joining link will be emailed to all registrants 24 hours before the event starts.
If you have not received a link by 15:00 on March 2, please check your spam mail before contacting JAT. If you have any questions, email us at [email protected].


What language will the event be presented in?

This event will be presented in Japanese with slides in English.

Will the event be recorded?

No. This event will not be recorded.

Will the event be available in the JAT member archives?

No. The content is only available for those attending and will not be shared after the event.

Is the event online, in-person or hybrid?

This is an online event, hosted on Zoom. Make sure to download Zoom before joining the webinar.

Is the event only for JAT members?

Anyone can join the event. The event is free of charge for everyone.

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How do I register for this event?

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Deadline for registration is February 29, 23:59 (JST).

See you there!